The current General Manager of TVI, Nuno Santos, will be responsible for CNN Portugal, the channel to replace TVI24 Which is scheduled to be launched at the end of this year. The news was presented by the specialized newspaper Media and Advertising Public confirmed. However, the departure of Nuno Santos from the post of general manager of TVI has not yet been decided. Which I climbed to in July of last year.
I contacted PÚBLICO, and Nuno Santos was not available for comment. On the other hand, TVI refused to talk about the names. The management consultant only responded that “in due course, Media Capital will have the opportunity to offer The entire CNN Portugal operation”, including channel direction, team composition and future programmes.
Nuno Santos joined TVI in January last year العام, coming from Channel 11 of the Portuguese Football Federation, to take over the duties of Program Director. In mid-July, he became General Manager – a day before it was announced that Cristina Ferreira would leave SIC And back to Queluz Station, as a director of entertainment and fiction (as well as director and contributor). The journalist, who belongs to the founding core of SIC, was launched in 2001, as director of SIC Notícias – then classified as Portuguese CNN, as it was the first national news channel broadcast 24 hours a day. –, then worked at RTP where he was also Information Manager and Program and Content Manager.
At the end of May this year, Mario Ferreira announced live on 8 . newspaper that TVI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Turner Europa Group for a licensing agreement and creation of CNN Portugal. “The channel will be programmed and operated by Media Capital under license from CNN, which will also provide training, advisory and access to content through the CNN portfolio,” Media Capital told the SEC. The launch of the channel depends on the license of the Media Regulatory Authority for Rebranding TVI24, a process in which Queluz station is already working with the regulator of modes. This will be CNN’s second Portuguese-language channel, after the launch of CNN Brasil on March 15 last year.
To make the channel viable, the station will have to build a new information studio, where TVI24’s broadcast currently uses the same space as TVI’s evening news and lunchtime. It will be this investment that will determine the date when CNN Portugal will go live. Mario Ferreira said that TVI will also employ journalists at that time, and this will be done by invitations to competitors and through nominations.
Currently, TVI24 has an audience share of 1.4%, and occupies a niche in the world of national news channels, nearly half a point ahead of RTP3, but one point behind SIC Notícias and four less than CMTV.