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CNBC Europe Appoints New Head of Creative Solutions

CNBC Europe, the leading pan-European business and financial TV channel, has appointed Roslyn Shaw to the newly created position of Head of Creative Solutions.

Shaw will lead the network’s branded content activities, managing the production of all sponsored programming and commercial content for the network. Her overall objective will be to maintain CNBC Europe’s leadership position in this expanding genre of programming.

CNBC Europe is one the of the leading pan-European branded content solutions providers. In 2005, CNBC Europe produced a number of highly acclaimed branded content programmes for a range of clients including Shell, BP, Cisco Systems and HP. Each delivered a cutting-edge solution that engaged the network’s exclusive audience of senior business leaders, finance professionals and active private investors.

Shaw has more than 13 years experience as an international programme maker and joins from FBC Ltd. where she was an executive producer and business development director. At FBC, Shaw successfully developed and managed the company’s leading branded content relationships, including a number of programmes for CNBC Europe. These included e-Life on behalf of Cisco Systems, Advantage Technology for Sun Microsystems and the Power of Flight for EADS. Shaw has also produced CNBC Europe’s World Business programme.

On her appointment Shaw commented, “Companies are increasingly waking up to the advantages of branded content and the opportunity it provides to engage customers in a mutually rewarding way. So much so, that demand for bespoke, content-led solutions is growing exponentially.

“For this reason it’s an exciting time to be specialising in this area and CNBC Europe provides the ideal environment for branded content. The channel's elite, active and responsive audience looks to the network for in-depth information to guide their decision-making.”

Liz Jones, Vice President and European Sales Director at CNBC Europe said, “We want to build on our success to date in providing effective branded content solutions for an expanding international client base. Roslyn’s extensive experience in this field will ensure that we continue to offer our clients innovative and effective solutions to meet their communications needs.”

Shaw, a native New Zealander, was the youngest ever producer of the country’s highest-rated and most controversial nightly current affairs programme, Holmes. She also produced two live prime ministerial debates for the 1999 New Zealand national elections. She has also reported and presented business news for the BBC World Service and produced news for Television New Zealand and APTN in the U.K.

For further information

CNBC Europe
Charlotte Blenkinsop/Hugo Foulds
+44 (0)20 7653 9448 / 9398

About CNBC Europe

CNBC Europe is the only pan-European real-time financial and business channel dedicated to European CEOs and senior corporate executives, the European financial services industry and the European investor. Today the channel is available in over 100 million homes, 1,400 banks and financial institutions and four and five star hotel rooms throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. CNBC Europe is wholly owned subsidiary of NBC Universal. NBC Universal is the broadcasting unit of General Electric Company (GE).

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