Atlanta, Georgia The CNN News Group announced today that CNNfn will be transformed to "CNN Money" later this year. Focusing on mainstream consumers, CNN Money will provide relevant breaking financial news and enhanced coverage of personal finance.
CNN Money will draw on a range of AOL Time Warner resources including Time Warner Cable, AOL and Time Inc. to reach millions of consumers every day.
Phil Kent, President and Chief Operating Officer of the CNN News Group, said: "CNN Money is a high priority for the new AOL Time Warner and will draw on an unprecedented range of assets including carriage on the Time Warner Cable system, world class journalistic resources and integration with the world's largest interactive community."
Kent continued: "CNN Money, under the leadership of Ken Jautz, will advance our mission of providing necessary financial information to the widest possible range of viewers. CNN Money will take full advantage of the newsgathering, television and Web integration strategy recently announced at CNN, enabling it to offer valuable, timely and useful information for consumers representing the full spectrum of investors."
With the evolution of CNNfn to CNN Money, the channel's programming following the close of the Market will be revitalized to focus on personal finance and small business. It will include both a television channel and Web site that are designed to work together to enable consumers to easily understand and address all aspects of their financial lives.
Building on the strong foundations of CNNfn, CNN Money will also receive additional carriage on Time Warner Cable as well as content and promotional support from Time Inc. brands, including Fortune and Money magazines. CNN Money will also receive traffic and promotional support from the AOL Personal Finance Channel, the number one financial destination in cyberspace according to Media Metrix.
CNN, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., an AOL Time Warner Company, is one of the world's most respected and trusted sources for news and information. Its reach extends to 14 cable and satellite television networks; three private place-based networks; two radio networks; 15 Web sites, including CNN.com, the first major news and information Web site; CNN Mobile, which provides news and information to mobile devices; and CNN Newsource, the world's most extensively syndicated news service.
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