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CNBC to start broadcasting live from Bahrain

Manama, June 7, 2010

CNBC, the leading global broadcaster of live business and financial news and information, will start broadcasting live from Bahrain on June 14.

The new editorial hub will coordinate and produce business and financial newsgathering from the Middle East, with a studio and production facility linked to CNBC’s global network.

Coverage will start on June 14 at 7am (Bahrain time) when CNBC’s pan-regional programme Capital Connection, will be tri-anchored live from Bahrain, London and Singapore, Monday to Thursday. On Fridays, the show will be co-anchored from London and Singapore.

The new Capital Connection will help global viewers understand the impact of market movements across European, Asian and Middle Eastern borders - on their portfolios, investment strategies and business decisions, said a statement.

CNBC also announced that Yousef Gamal El-Din has joined the network as a co-presenter on Capital Connection and as CNBC’s Middle East correspondent. Gamal El-Din joins from Nile TV in Egypt where he hosted several news, business and culture programmes since 2007. He was born in Riyadh and holds dual Egyptian and Swiss nationalities.

“The start of live programming from the Middle East is a significant milestone for the channel. With editorial facilities in Bahrain and Dubai, with our local-language affiliate channel CNBC Arabiya, we will be able to effectively cover news from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, Egypt, Jordan and other major centres in the region,” said Barbara Stelzner, vice president for News and Programming, Emea at CNBC.

“Yousef Gamal El-Din brings a wealth of knowledge and insight on the Middle East which will further strengthen our editorial from the region.”

CNBC’s popular half-hour monthly programme Gateway to the Middle East will also now be produced from Bahrain.-TradeArabia News Service




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