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CNBC Launches New Web Site and Teletext Service

CNBC Europe
Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 10:29 AM ET

More data, more market and business news

CNBC Europe, the leading pan-European, real-time business and financial news channel, has launched a new website and Teletext service today, incorporating a range of new and exciting content services.

The site, www.cnbceurope.com and CNBC Europe's Teletext now has brand new content including:

  • New section for price data for all major European markets
  • Key currency data
  • Latest economic data including GDP and employment statistics provided by Thomson Financial
  • New company profiles section, provided by Thomson One Analytics, giving one-page summaries of the companies appearing on the channel each day.
  • Bespoke 60-90 second market update video clips recorded specially for the web service by CNBC Europe reporters
  • Live audiostream of CNBC Europe's daily business coverage

There will also be, a section dedicated to live business news, provided by Dow Jones & Company for the first time. This will include:

  • English-language news feeds covering Europe, the USA and the Asia Pacific region
  • Hourly news highlights, with the top business stories of the day
  • Local language, local-market business news in German, French, Italian and Spanish

The services also include CNBC Europe's TV programme schedule and a daily 'Guest Alert' providing users with up to date information on guests appearing on the channel each day.

Mick Buckley, EVP & Commercial Director, CNBC Europe says: "We're in the business of providing real-time business and financial information to our viewers. Our new website and Teletext services complement our core programming perfectly, giving users easy access to information as it happens.

"In addition, these services provide a greater degree of flexibility for our commercial partners, allowing them to extend their on air activity across multiple platforms."

The hosting and management of the services is in partnership with IBN Ltd, a joint venture between Data Design and Bluestar Communications.

Alongside enhanced online advertising opportunities for CNBC Europe's clients, the services now include a classified Business Directory with special country and industry reports, which is managed by IBN. A Sports News service is shortly to be added by IBN.

About CNBC Europe

CNBC is the leading global 24-hour broadcaster of live and actionable financial and business information. Globally, CNBC reaches approximately 200 million homes world-wide, with channels in the US, Europe and Asia.

CNBC Europe is the only pan-European real-time financial and business channel dedicated to the European CEOs and senior corporate executives, the European financial services industry & the European investor. Today the channel is available in over 85 million homes, 1,400 banks and financial institutions and 340,000 4&5 star hotel rooms throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Produced and broadcast from its studios in London, CNBC Europe is a service of Dow Jones and NBC. NBC is the broadcasting unit of General Electric Company (GE). Dow Jones and Company publishes The Wall Street Journal and its international and online editions, Dow Jones Newswires and Dow Jones Indexes, providing business and financial news around the world. NBC also offers CNBC Europe interactive links to MSNBC, the NBC joint venture with Microsoft, providing 24 hour information via television and the internet.

CNBC Europe is able to draw on the extensive resources of Dow Jones and NBC news contacts in 25 European cities, as well as its own correspondents and market reporters in Frankfurt, Paris, Milan and Brussels.

CNBC Europe:
Charlotte Blenkinsop
Tel: +44 (0) 207 653 9448

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