Monday, September 1, 2014

CNN International changes its on-air look and graphics to now fit how the CNN domestic TV channel in America looks to viewers.

CNN International (DStv 401) on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform changed the international 24-hour TV news channel's on-air look and graphics today to now reflect the look of CNN (domestic) in the United States of white, black and red.

Besides Turner Broadcasting's CNN International, Sky News (DStv 402) and eNCA (DStv 403) also made big changes today, with Sky News adding the brand-new Sky News Tonight as a new primetime evening newscast between 20:00 and 22:00, and eNCA also changing its on air-graphics, logo and look.

On CNN International the image of the Earth is now gone from CNN's logo which is just the white CNN letters in a red block.

It now makes it more seamless for South African viewers - and those watching in the rest of the world - when CNN suddenly drops its international coverage and switches to coverage from the United States - which usually happens when there is a live shooting in progress, public unrest or some sort or an American domestic terror attack.

The changes on CNN International had been expected - the past month and a half saw numerous unannounced on-air changes as the schedule changed, programmes changed, and as CNN International cut a lot of the previous anchoring done from the rest of the world and Hong Kong and centralised much of it to New York.