CNBC “Trading Matters” – Nabs Nomination at ASTRA Awards

Singapore, 26 March 2009CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, earned a nomination in the “Most Outstanding News Program” for its daily “Trading Matters” show, from the 7th Annual ASTRA Awards

The ASTRA Awards recognize the talent and achievements of subscription television programs in Australia. A record number of entries were submitted this year from a wide cross section of channels showcasing everything from current affairs, music, documentaries and drama. CNBC “Trading Matters” was one of 5 programs nominated in this category.

“This nomination is a testament to the quality of business news programs that CNBC, as a global network, produces,” said John Casey, Director of News and Programming, CNBC Asia Pacific. “We are constantly ensuring that all the content that is produced both regionally and globally is of the highest standard.”

“With one of the best business and financial news production teams in Australia, we are committed to continually provide fast, accurate, unbiased and actionable business news information to our viewers,” he added.

Hosted by Oriel Morrison, “Trading Matters” is a daily half-hour digest of the days most important business headlines, a comprehensive wrap of the trading day and concise, actionable and tangible advice on maximizing investments. The program offers unrivalled access to Australia’s top investors and money managers revealing the inside track on opportunities for both the institutional and retail investors.

“The Astra Awards celebrate and recognize excellence in production, creation and delivery of television programs,” said Jeremy Pink, President and Managing Director, CNBC Asia Pacific. “It is a testimonial for our talent and production to be nominated by the industry.”

Winners of the ASTRA Awards will be announced in Sydney on Monday, April 20, 2009.

About CNBC Asia Pacific:

CNBC Asia Pacific is uniquely positioned to speak to viewers from across the region. Headquartered in Singapore, the network provides nine and a half 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 Shanghai Media Group, which wholly owns a subsidiary, China Business Network, and a partnership with Digital Chosun, part of the Chosun group of companies, the biggest media conglomerate 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

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