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CNBC Mobile - Sole News Genre To Nab Nomination at MIPCOM Awards

Singapore, 3 October, 2006 – CNBC Asia Pacific, part of the CNBC global network, the world leader in business news, is the sole recipient of a nomination for the 2006 MIPCOM Mobile TV Screenings and Awards, for news genre.

170 candidates from 34 countries submitted 290 projects, ranging from dramas to documentaries, from news programs to comedies.  CNBC Asia Pacific’s mobile news feature was nominated for ‘Best Repurposed Content from Existing Film or TV Property’.  CNBC Mobile was one of 5 projects nominated in this category.

“This nomination is a testament to the quality of business news programs that CNBC, as a global network, produces,” said Jeremy Pink, President and Managing Director, CNBC Asia Pacific.  ”Whether distributed on air, on mobile platforms, on line and on other new media platforms, we ensure that all our content is consistently of the highest standard.”

“This year, we at CNBC in Asia Pacific made growing and developing our mobile business one of the four top priorities for the network,” Pink continues.  “The dramatic rise in mobile services in this region provides us the optimum opportunity to extend our reach to our audience.”

CNBC Asia Pacific developed CNBC Mobile to enable CNBC’s elite target audiences to have immediate access to timely business and financial news whilst on the move. 

CNBC Asia Pacific offers 2 types of mobile products:

a.      Live Mobile TV: 24 x 5 Live Video Streaming where CNBC streams real time business news, 24 hours a day, during the business week.

b.      Video-on-Demand Clips: exclusive 1-minute clips that provide a quick synthesis of daily market movements, management insights, tech updates and personal finance

“This nomination is a demonstration of our commitment to producing quality business and financial news content for mobile platforms, and to further growing our mobile business,” Pink concludes.

About CNBC Asia Pacific

CNBC Asia Pacific is uniquely positioned to speak to viewers from across the region. Headquartered in Singapore, the network provides eight hours of live Asia-produced programming, 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 Pakistan, Nikkei-CNBC (Japan) are available in more than 21 countries across the Asia Pacific region. CNBC also has a strategic alliance with China Business Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Shanghai Media Group and a partnership with Etomato, one of the top business channels providing 24 hour business news and financial information through cable platforms in South Korea.  The channels are distributed via satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcast networks, as well as broadband. CNBC content is also distributed on the 3G platform through selective markets. For more information, please visit us at

CNBC is 100% owned and managed by NBC Universal, which is the broadcasting unit of GE, the ‘World’s Most Admired’ company in FORTUNE magazine's annual poll of executives (March 2006).Contacts:
Reena Kumarasingham
CNBC Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Tel: +65 6326 1123