The global cable network plans to significantly increase its number of international correspondents, open a regional news hub in the United Arab Emirates, invest in a London-based digital production unit and make major investments in its International Newsource and in-house wire operations.
New operations are also planned for Afghanistan, Belgium, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland and Vietnam. The network is also assigning additional correspondents in Beijing, Jakarta and Pakistan.
"This is all about owning more content; these new resources will have a huge impact across all of CNN's networks and platforms," said Tony Maddox, exec VP-managing director of CNN International, in a news release. "Owning the content we broadcast, publish and make available to affiliates and other platforms is the backbone of this business."