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CNN International is to expand its programming from its Abu Dhabi production centre by an hour a day, to provide more in-depth interviews with key figures in the Middle East.

CNN Connect the World 23 September 2019The now two-hour show, Connect the World anchored live from Abu Dhabi by Becky Anderson, will air from 3pm–5pm BST. The US news and current affairs broadcaster is also to launch two more evening shows from its London bureau from 23 September.

“We are delighted to be launching these new shows – which will form a key part of our industry-leading European evening and Asia morning programming line up – and renewing our commitment to the Middle East with the expansion of Connect the World,” said Mike McCarthy, SVP of programming and general manager, CNN International.

International coverage is at the core of what makes CNN unique, and we are committed to delivering first-class reporting to audiences around the world.”

The Brief with Bianca Nobilo will broadcast live from CNN London weeknights at 10pm BST. It promises to provide viewers with an incisive look at the most significant live events and stories of the last 24 hours.

It will be followed at 11pm BST with Your World Today with Isa Soares and Cyril Vanier, breaking down the day’s most important and talked-about world news.

The additional London-based shows follow the successful launch of weekday afternoon show CNN Newsroom with Max Foster, said the Atlanta-based. broadcaster.