Singapore, 24 September 2009 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, in Asia Pacific is expanding its mobile offerings with the revamp of its mobile website as part of a global initiative.
The site now includes live U.S. stock quotes, major Asian indices and global business headlines with direct links to the U.S. and Europe mobile web sites. “Executive Insights” and “Investor Briefings” have also been included in the free site, to provide users with expert views from top newsmakers around the world. CNBC mobile users can enjoy a full web experience to make the right investment decisions.
“The revamp of our mobile website reinforces the real time experience and nature of CNBC’s product,” said Satpal Brainch, President and Managing Director, CNBC Asia Pacific. ”This is part of CNBC’s continuing efforts to find the best solutions for our viewers, and why we continue to be the first choice for business news in Asia and worldwide.”
CNBC has also developed a new shortcut BlackBerry icon with Research in Motion as well as a touchscreen widget distributed on Nokia’s Ovi Store. With strong 2G and 3G offerings, CNBC is able to tailor complete mobile solutions for partners including mobile operators and mobile handset manufacturers.
“We are excited about the new global mobile site as it allows us to reach our audience anytime, anywhere, and offers a variety of opportunities for us to work with mobile operators and handset manufacturers worldwide,” Brainch concludes. “We look forward to growing our range of products and developing new partnerships around the region.”
Axiata, the emerging leader in Asian mobile telecommunications, is the telecommunications sponsor for this site that officially launches today.
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 athttp://asia.cnbc.com