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CNBC Signs Sabine Christiansen for a Second Series

CNBC Europe today announced that it had signed Sabine Christiansen to host a second series of Global Players with Sabine Christiansen.

The 12 part series of 60 minute programmes will consist of hard-hitting dialogue with top international political and business leaders. Each of the programmes will be produced on location at key international events from around the world.

The first programme will be filmed this week at MIPTV in Cannes and considers how new media are webbing the world. Guests on the programme include Philip Rosedale, Founder of Linden Lab and Second Life; Silvio Scaglia, Founder of Babelgum and Niklas Zennström, co-Founder of Joost. The programme will first air on CNBC Europe on Sunday, 22 April at 19.00 CET.

Global Players with Sabine Christiansen will again be broadcast around the world on CNBC. Allianz SE, a global leader in Insurance, Asset Management and Banking is a strong supporter of the programme and, following it’s successful support of the first series, Allianz SE has extended its advertising commitment around the Global Players show by also airing its new global brand campaign. The support of the programme highlights Allianz’ commitment towards topics such as corporate responsibility, global warming, demographic change and microfinance.

Sabine Christiansen commented, “It's a great success to be in the second year of a worldwide cooperation between TV21 and CNBC. And there is more to come: ‘Global Players’ will be broadcasted from hotspots such as the Middle East and China and we will talk about topics that are on the minds of world business leaders."

Mick Buckley, President and CEO at CNBC Europe added, “The first series of Global Players proved particularly popular with our viewers in Europe and around the world. The programme provides the perfect platform for global debate with senior executives on issues that are shaping the world.”

Along with prominent German political and celebrity guests, Sabine Christiansen has interviewed the world’s most notable politicians and business leaders including George Bush, Tony Blair, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Douglas Hurd, Condeleezza Rice and Henry Kissinger.

Global Players with Sabine Christiansen is produced and directed by TV21 and CNBC Europe.

For more information, please contact:

CNBC Europe
Hugo Foulds
+44 20 7653 9398
hugo.foulds@cnbceurope.com

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 thousands of 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 the General Electric Company (GE).

About TV 21

TV 21 is Germany’s third largest company producing TV news programming. Main client is ARD, the biggest European broadcaster besides the BBC. TV 21 is owned by Sabine Christiansen and Dr. Michael Heiks. It produces high quality talk shows, information and documentaries on political and economic issues.

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