LONDON, 17 July 2014 – CNBC's first ever live weekend entertainment programme will broadcast from the heart of London, Madrid and Amsterdam offering an exciting, alternative insight into these much loved European cities.
Kate Thornton and Rick Edwards will guest present CNBC's City Limits: Live with live links to Melvin O'Doom in London, Levi Van Kempen in Amsterdam and Javier 'Maldo' Maldonado in Madrid. And This Morning's former hub presenter, Samanthi Jayawardena, will take on the many interactive elements of the show.
City Limits: Live will unearth hidden treasures from each destination with a focus on the coolest bars and restaurants, off the beaten track clubs and music venues, undiscovered art and food scenes and amazing things to do for free in the cities.
During the programme a group of intrepid guest reporters will face a series of daring sporting, foodie and cultural challenges designed to bring an element of fun and competition to the live event. At the end of each challenge the reporter whose selfie is retweeted the most wins, so follow all the action on @cnbcworld #openyourcity. Travel gurus will also be on hand throughout the show with tips and advice on how to get the best from our favourite cities.
The live three-hour show will transmit across Europe from 5-8pm on Saturday, 19th July 2014. The show's producer is Karl Newton (This Morning, Daybreak). The executive producers are Kelly Davis, Simon Robbie and Martin Conroy.
City Limits: Live is powered by Heineken.
CNBC is available on all major pay-tv platforms. In the UK on Sky (channel 505), Virgin (613) and Freesat (210).
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City Limits: Live is powered by Heineken® and its latest global campaign Cities of the World, which inspires discovery in cities and pushes people to go beyond their limits. It features @wherenext, an innovative digital 'compass' that uses real-time location-based social activity to guide urbanites to new adventures off the beaten track and open their cities.
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During evenings and weekends on its European network, CNBC shows the best in sport, current affairs and entertainment, including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.