• CNN International 1994 New Production Facility

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    CNN International, 1994

    CNN International World News with Bettina Lüscher

    In the headlines:
    Hello and welcome. Thank you for joining us for the first newscast from our new CNN International studios. Coming up on World News:

    * Palestinian self-rule moves toward reality. PLO and Israeli negotiators report progress on autonomy talks.
    * Catholics in Sarajevo celebrate Easter in peace. A day of renewed faith in the Bosnian capital.
    * And a special on Russian ultra-nationalist leader Validimir Zhirinovsky, a man known for his anti-semitic statements apparently has Jewish roots.

    We'll have more on those stories in a moment, but first: As you can see from what is behind me, after years of planning and months of construction, CNN International has a new production facility. CNN's Riz Khan takes a look around.

    CNN International signed on the air on Sunday from its new production centre in Atlanta.

    "And dissolve from mic cue." Sonia Ruseler: "Hello and welcome..."

    The facility features state of the art equipment, including digital tape editing, playback and recording.

    CNN Moscow.

    And a first-of-its-kind digital video switcher.

    "Roll 7"

    A new look and strengthened international newsgathering capabilities. CNN International has recently expanded its global satellite distribution network. It's seen in more than 75 million households in 209 countries and territories around the world.

    Sonia Ruseler: "...and coming up next: If you're in Latin America, Noticiero CNN Internacional, everywhere else, more World News right after this." Panorama Mundial

    And, it's transmitted via three separate feeds to different parts of the world. Its international feeds room enables it to receive video from around the globe covering news as it happens...

    CNN South Africa - Sony

    SAfrica-emergency-unrest 0096 | Sat Apr 2 07:22
    province, where the South African Defense Force has so far deployed 1,200 troops, to 10, according to police.
    Five people, two of them policemen, were reported killed earlier in the townships of KwaMashu and Umlazi, near this Indian Ocean port city.
    Spokesmen reported the deaths of four other people, three of them policemen, in incidents that appeared unrelated to political developments in
    KwaZulu-Natal, where pro-ANC Zulus who want to participate in the April 26-28 election are fighting anti-poll militants of the IFP.

    ...and allowing CNN International to customise and broadcast programs to different regions of the world. And, this is just the beginning.

    Riz Khan, CNN International.

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