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CNBC launched on April 17, 989 is a United States based Business news TV owned by NBCUniversal News Group, which is a subsidiary of NBCUniversal which in turn is a broadcaster in the ownership of Comcast. The basic cable, satellite and internet station covers the U.S. stock exchanges, International financial markets and trading activities in and outside America. Initially established in 1989 as the Consumer News and Business Channel following a joint venture between Cablevision and NBC, it later purchased Financial News Network in 1991. The move came handy as the workforce and distribution of the station was positively affected. Cablevision later sold out its stake to NBC, giving up the sole ownership to NBC.

The audience share measured in February 2015 shows availability in 93,623,000 domestic households in US. CNBC International was ranked 19th most valuable US news brand wroth USD 4 billion in 2007. Apart from international broadcasts, localized feed is also available in different parts of America. Local versions of CNBC (CNBC TV18, CNBC Asia, Class CNBC, Nikkei CNBC, CNBC Africa) of whom NBCUniversal is owner of a minority shareholder may be accessed in the respective countries.

In 1980 CNBC made a humble start with Satellite Program Network (SPN) which was later renamed as Tempo Television broadcasting old movies, instructional, and entertainment programs. The intent to purchase Tempo was later changed as NBC ultimately went on to lease transponder of the station in June 1988. Tom Rogers made arrangement to relaunch the Consumer News and Business Channel on April 17, 1989. NBC and Cablevision joined hands to make the 50-50 joint venture a success. Despite having NBC at its back, the competitor “Financial News Network” was giving CNBC the tough time as the reach of the later to 17 million households was not even the half of former’s potential reach.

On May 21, 1991 CBNC acquired FNN which was facing serious financial crisis for $154.3 million. Under the Roger the channel flourished contributing to the European and Asian arms of the brand and association with Dow Jones. The partnership with Dow Jones provided the opportunity to share content with The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.

Following the strategic alliance the international versions became 50-50 venture between Dow Jones offshoots and CNBC associates. The headquarters were changed and studios were revamped getting digital video production following the change of millennium in 2003. In 2005 NBC reacquired the full control of CNBC Europe and CNBC Asia which were previously a 50-50 investment with Dow Jones. Business news, market indices, Talk shows, stock updates and commodity prices, documentaries, infomercials, investigative reports, rolling tickers with share values from NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ, financial summaries, weather news and forecasts are available for the audiences on the web portal

It has for you on the official site a separate U.S. and INTL Editions. It broadcasts Non-Business programing not all the time but on a couple of occasions borrowed from NBC included Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Deal or No Deal, 1 Vs. 100, The Apprentice, Sports events that couldn’t be covered by the NBC such as slots of the Summer and Winter Olympics, PTG Tour, NHL, NBC and others. Audiences can get the station on the go using CNBC PRO (Previously CNBCPlus) Service launched following a collaboration with CarryQuote in 2010.


ShowsAnchors/Presenters and Reporters



Squawk BoxMichelle Caruso-CabreraJoshua Brown
Mad MoneyJim CramerArt Cashin
Larry Kudlow
Squawk on the StreetKelly EvansStephanie Link
Closing BellDavid FaberJon Najarian
Billion Dollar BuyerBill GriffethPete Najarian
Jay Leno’s GarageSue HereraKevin O’Leary
The PartnerJoe KernenKenny Polcari
Shark TankPhil LeBeauJoseph Terranova
Halftime ReportMelissa LeeStephen Weiss
Squawk alleySteve LiesmanJane Wells
Power LunchTyler MathisenBen White
Fast MoneyBob PisaniStacey Widlitz
Worldwide ExchangeBecky Quick 
Futures NowCarl Quintanilla 
Options ActionAditi Roy 
Trading NationRick Santelli 
The DeedMichael Santoli 
The ProfitAndrew Ross Sorkin 
American GreedBrian Sullivan 
Secret Lives of the Super RichKayla Tausche 
Blue Collar MillionairesScott Wapner 
The Filthy Rich Guide  
Make me a Millionaire Inventor  
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