SINGAPORE, September 14, 2010— CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced that John Casey has been appointed Vice President of International News and Programming and Peter Juno has been appointed Senior Vice President of International Operations, effective October 4th 2010 & November 29th 2010 respectively. Casey and Juno will oversee CNBC’s news, programming and operations across the Asia Pacific region and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with additional responsibility for supporting all CNBC local language affiliates.
“Whether it is the daily production of World Wide Exchange, which is anchored out of the United States, UK and Singapore, and Capital Connection, which is anchored out of London, Bahrain and Singapore, CNBC’s coverage has consistently recognized the global impact of business news,” said Satpal Brainch, President of CNBC in Asia Pacific. “For almost two decades, John and Peter have consistently delivered the most relevant and engaging financial news and analysis for our international viewers. This organizational change enables CNBC to continue moving forward as the global leader in business news and information.”
“As the speed of information travels faster everyday and the economies of the world become more interchangeable, CNBC has been at the forefront of telling the global, regional and local stories that matter most to investors,” said Mick Buckley, President of CNBC in EMEA. “Having John and Peter lead our international coverage will strengthen our ability to provide viewers fact, accurate, actionable and unbiased information across all CNBC platforms.”
John Casey has 16 years of experience at CNBC in various roles in both London & Singapore. In his most recent role, Casey has led the News & Programming team in Asia over the last three years. He was responsible for leading CNBC Asia through a new programming revamp & the seamless integration of two new partnerships (SBS-CNBC in Korea, & CCTV2 in China). Prior to this, Casey was with CNBC in EMEA where he served as Deputy Head of News. Casey will be based in London.
Juno has led CNBC operations in Asia Pacific for 17 years. He was appointed Senior Vice President of Operations for CNBC in Asia Pacific in 2004. Most recently, Juno led the business through the design & build-out of its new primary studio in Singapore (at the SGX). Juno will be based out of Singapore.
About CNBC Asia Pacific
CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 390 million households worldwide. In Asia Pacific, CNBC is distributed to over 70 million households and is uniquely positioned to speak to viewers from across the region. Headquartered in Singapore, the network provides nine hours of live Asia-produced programming every weekday, which is complemented with coverage of live market action from Europe and the US. CNBC Asia Pacific's channels, which include CNBC Asia, CNBC-TV18 (India), CNBC Awaaz (India), CNBC Pakistan, Nikkei-CNBC (Japan) and SBS-CNBC (South Korea) are available in more than 21 countries across the Asia Pacific region. CNBC also has a strategic alliance with Shanghai Media Group, which wholly owns a subsidiary, China Business Network and a collaboration with China Central Television (CCTV). In China CNBC reaches 400 million homes via CCTV’s Business Channel programme, Global Connection Show. The channels are distributed via satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcast networks, as well as through digital platforms.
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