CNBC Announces New Middle East Programme

Access: Middle East launches 4 July and to air globally

London and Dubai, 27 June 2012 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced that it is launching a new series covering business and finance in the Middle East, significantly increasing its news coverage of the region.

Each fortnight, starting on 4 July, CNBC’s Yousef Gamal El-Din will presenta new half-hour series,Access: Middle Eastwhich will air in primetime programming. Gamal El-Din will travel around the region taking an in-depth look at the key business centres, interviewing top business leaders and policy makers. The programme will examine the economy and highlight those industries leading the growth.

Access: Middle East will air across CNBC’s regional networks in EMEA, Asia-Pacific and on CNBC World in the United States, with a combined reach of more than 190 million homes. The series will be produced from CNBC’s bureau in Dubai.

John Casey, Vice President, News & Programming, CNBC International said: “The Middle East remains a critical region for business and finance and the start of Access: Middle East allows us to build on our business day coverage of the region, with a dedicated half-hour programme that will give investors more insight in to the region and where best to place their money.”

The series kicks off with a focus on Dubai. In just over a decade Dubai has transformed from a regional trading hub to an international city. Access: Middle East will discuss how Dubai has achieved its success; the impact of the Arab Spring and its subsequent return to growth.

Access: Middle East
- transmission times:

CNBC in the UAE (OrbitSN) UAE times
Premier Wednesday, 4 July, 20.00
Subsequent airings:
Thursday, (Friday morning) 01.00
Saturday, 10.00 & 15.30
Sunday, 15.30 & 19.30

CNBC in EMEA CET times
Premier Thursday, 5 July, 23.00
Subsequent airings:
Saturday, 08.00 & 13.30
Sunday, 13.30 & 17.30

CNBC World EST times
Premier, 6 July, 21.30
Subsequent airings:
Saturday, 19.00
Sunday, 07.00

CNBC in Asia-Pacific SIN/HK times
Premier Saturday, 7 July, 17:30
Subsequent airings:
Sunday, 08.30 & 20:30

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