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  CNBC new show 'CNBC Tonight' to debut 16 February  
Indiantelevision.com Team
(1 February 2005 5:00 pm)
  MUMBAI: CNBC is launching a new prime time show titled CNBC Tonight which will launch on 16 February. The show will deliver an unrivalled wrap-up of the business day in Asia and a look ahead to the next day's headlines in an unbeatable format, claims the channel. The two-hour programme will combine the best mix of Asian and global news headlines, corporate news and personal finance. Other than this it will also feature upscale lifestyle features on travel, health, food and leisure.  

Produced every weekday live from CNBC Asia Pacific's studios across the region, CNBC Tonight will be co-hosted by May Lee and Teymoor Nabili.

While, CNBC Tonight will retain the best of CNBC's evening programming, it will also introduce several new segments. The daily segments will have 'Top News at the Top of the Hour' which will feature the top headlines from the world of business and financial markets and the stories that have an impact on Asia. Another segment called 'e' will focus on the emerging trends and the big names behind technology headlines by Keith Liu, who will also review the best new gadgets.

Asian Wall Street Journal will tap into the region-wide pool of journalists and editors from print affiliate The Asian Wall Street Journal for analysis of the day's top business and political stories and will also offer a preview of the headlines in the next day's paper. Paper Chase will look into at what's dominating media coverage in various Asian countries and Global Stock Patrol will be a live roundup of global markets by CNBC's correspondents in the US, Europe and Asia. China Focus will have Cheng Lei of China Business Network providing daily insight into the market-moving deals and events in China, and what they mean for the economy, investors and consumers.

The weekly and occasional segments include - Get Away (a travel guide), To Your Health (on health and fitness), Portfolio Tracker (puts 12 fund managers in the hot seat), What's The Word (uncovers the mysteries in the world of business) and Business 101 (expert answers to viewers' business questions).

CNBC Asia Pacific news programming senior vice president Cynthia Owens said, "Viewers told us they wanted one show every evening to give them all of the Asian business news of the day and a look ahead. We've taken the best of CNBC to create a new evening show. CNBC Tonight features a team that will wrap up the business day, give viewers unrivalled coverage of the region and the world."

CNBC Asia Pacific president and CEO Alexander Brown said, "We are committed to continuously meeting the needs of our viewers and ensuring that our content stays head and shoulders above the competition. CNBC Tonight will bring together some of CNBC's strongest anchors, producers and guests and the channel's most popular segments in one evening programme."


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