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The Edge Comes to CNBC

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

New Series Highlights the Innovations of Tomorrow to Invest in Today

LONDON AND SINGAPORE, 24 September 2013 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the start of a new series The Edge, a 30-minute programme that looks at the long-term investment opportunities created by today's technological innovations.

The show will explore the limitless potential of innovation - from how new products and ideas will shape our lives to the long-term investment opportunity that will bring investors high-yield returns.

The Edge will use CNBC's global network, tapping into its anchors and reporters from around the world, including Ross Westgate, Martin Song, Karen Tso and Carolin Roth.

The first episode explores the driverless car, looking at the vehicles and the tech behind them, but also examining the innumerable and far-reaching implications of the invention.

Features include Ross Westgate travelling to Munich to 'drive' a highly automated prototype car on the autobahn; interviews with Chunka Mui, an author who discusses the lucrative investment opportunities in driverless cars. The show also travels to Singapore to look at a self-driving shuttle bus and Tokyo to consider the future in driverless truck convoys.

The Edge premieres on 25th September and will air monthly across CNBC's networks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific and in the United States (see regional show times below). The programme will be produced and edited from CNBC's London regional HQ and will be complemented by special reports on CNBC.com.

John Casey, Senior Vice President of News and Programming for CNBC International said, "When people think about investing and the markets the focus is often on the short or medium-term. However The Edge is about the 'next big thing' and is designed for those looking to get in early for a long-term investment. From science to technology the world is changing and The Edge is designed to keep you ahead of the pack."

Visit theedge.cnbc.com for video clips, stories and more information.

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