CNN Philippines

CNN Philippines is a new player in the Philippine TV market. It began broadcasting on March 16, 2015. It is an all news-and-current affairs channel broadcasting on VHF. Though it airs on free-to-air television, the programs are mostly in English.

CNN Philippines is owned and operated by Nine Media Corporation, which is 100-percent owned by JRLT-JHI Corporation, a financial holding company. Listed among its stockholders are Ferdinan C. Chua and Antonio L. Cabangon-Chua, the owner of the ALC Group of Companies, a conglomerate engaged in various business activities, such as insurance protection, media, pre-need assurance, automotive, banking and finance, security, education, hotels, and real estate.

The channel had 0.45 audience share based on Nielsen National Urban TV Audience Measurement from Jan. to June 2016.

CNN Philippines is connected with US-based media company Turner Broadcasting Company, a division of Time Warner. It uses the branding of CNN and airs CNN’s international news coverage and current programs on free TV and produces reports on the Philippines for CNN.

The network airs in what used to be RPN 9. RPN or Radio Philippines Network is one of the Philippine government’s three TV stations. It was privatized in 2011 but the Philippine government retained 20-percent ownership of the channel.

Key facts

Audience Share

0.45

Ownership Type

private

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

Free-to-air (VHF)

Data Publicly Available

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Media Companies / Groups

Nine Media Corporation

Ownership

Ownership Structure

CNN Philippines is owned and operated by Nine Media Corporation,which is 100-percent owned by JRLT-JHI Corporation, a financial holding company. Listed among its stockholders are Ferdinan C. Chua and Antonio L. Cabangon-Chua, the owner of Aliw Broadcasting Corporation.

Group / Individual Owner

Ferdinan C. Chua

Ferdinan C. Chua has 20-percent share in JRLT-JHI Corporation, the parent company that has 100-percent interest in Nine Media Corporation, owner of CNN Philippines.

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Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

2015

Founder

Antonio Cabangon-Chua

Affiliated Interests Founder

Antonio Cabangon-Chua was the head of the multibillion-peso ALC Group of Companies, which include banks, insurance, cars, and several broadcasting and print media ventures.

Ceo

Armie Jarin-Bennett

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Armie Jarin-Bennett, newly appointed president of CNN Philippines, is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who moved up the CNN US and Hong Kong ladder for 18 years from production assistant to producer and executive director.

Editor-In-Chief

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Other Important People

Antonio L. Cabangon Chua

Affiliated Interests other important people

Chairman of the Board and Stockholder

Contact

CNN PhilippinesNine Media Corporation Upper Ground Floor, Worldwide Corporate Center Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, Philippines, 1552Telephone Number: +632-548-4688 cnnphilippines.com

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Market Share

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Further Information

Meta Data

Conversion rate on Dec. 31, 2015: P 46.85.
Data based on Audience share from Nielsen’s National Urban TV Audience Measurement (Jan-June 2016).

Sources

Financial Statement of JRLT-JHI Corporation (available upon request at SEC) (2016), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

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