CNBC Africa to launch this year.

CNBC is partnering with Africa Business News to launch a channel for sub-Saharan Africa this year. At launch, CNBC Africa will carry six hours of dedicated African programming per day along with the network’s signature stock ticker.

It will be available 24 hours a day on a free-to-air basis; outside the 6 hour African programming block, programmes from CNBC’s American, European and Asian channels will be carried, including the flagship Worldwide Exchange programme tri-anchored from London, New York and Singapore. “CNBC Africa is an important development for CNBC and this region,” said CNBC president Mark Hoffman.

“We are the world leader in business news and financial information and our programming is trusted by business leaders and the financial community around the world. We are delighted that we will be able to bring global real-time news and analysis to the region, which is growing in significance as a centre of business and commerce.” “The launch of CNBC Africa will be a milestone in the African broadcasting landscape,” said Zafar Siddiqi, chairman of Africa Business News. “The launch of CNBC Africa will be a milestone in the African broadcasting landscape. By focusing on real-time regional business and financial news, combined with that from other regions around the world, our aim is to provide our viewers with independent news and analysis that will enable them to make informed decisions when doing business in Africa.”

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