TV Networks tackle declining Ad sales
13 July 2017 | 5:34 am
TV networks including ESPN are bracing for a drop in advertising revenue for football games in the coming season, which could drag down sales growth for sports broadcasts overall, advertising and television executives say.
1 Mar 2020
Milan Fashion Week has kicked off, under the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak. Dozens of brands have warned their supply chains are at risk - and sales are slipping. Also in the show: France takes steps to close down its oldest nuclear power plant, and Airbus announces 2,300 job cuts in its defence and space unit.
24 Feb 2020
The US leader sang the praises of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally attended by more than 100,000 in India. Trump's visit comes as the two countries enjoy strengthened defense ties, but spar over trade tensions.
31 Mar 2020
Traders at Nigeria’s forex market say they are anticipating a bi-weekly retail forex auction today. Femi Ogundimu, Fixed Income Trader at Access Bank joins CNBC Africa for a preview of today’s trading session at the money market here in Nigeria.
19 May 2020
New car registrations in the European Union fell by 76 percent in April, the largest fall on record, as lockdown measures hit production and sales. Figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association show the slump was particularly pronounced in Spain and Italy, where registrations fell by over 97 percent. Also today, the UK saw a jump in unemployment claims in April, despite 7.5 million workers being covered by the British government's pandemic income support scheme.
17 Aug 2020
Staff at Belarus' state broadcaster have walked off the job in support of mass protests against President Alexander Lukashenko. The opposition called a general strike to ratchet up pressure on the strongman to step down.
20 Aug 2020
South Africa lifted the ban on cigarette and alcohol sales almost five months after it had come into effect when the country went into a strict nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus.
12 Nov 2020
The online retail event known as Singles' Day has seen record-breaking sales, worth over €47 billion, on sites owned by China's Alibaba. The spending spree comes as Alibaba and other Chinese tech firms face new regulations from Beijing, designed to prevent unfair competition in the sector. Also, we look at the legal challenge being mounted by TikTok in the United States against executive orders forcing a restructuring of its ownership. A deal agreed with Oracle and Walmart is still awaiting approval from the US government.
15 Nov 2020
Sony bets on pandemic gaming boom to boost new Playstation sales. Sony's newest game console, the Playstation 5, goes on sale today in countries including the US, Canada, Australia and Japan. The Japanese company is hoping for record sales, as gaming revenues have climbed during the coronavirus pandemic.
12 Nov 2020
Eager gamers pick-up their PlayStation 5 orders from stores in Sydney but due to Covid-19 all consoles were sold through pre-orders and most delivered directly to people's homes. As a result the usual queues and campouts associated with the last generation of consoles were missing.
3 Dec 2020
TOPModel uses a cast of 14 dolls to market its stationery and makeup products to girls. A German initiative to challenge harmful messages in ads has just awarded the brand a prize for "absurd gender marketing."
24 Dec 2020
The civil suit brought forward by the DOJ accuses Walmart of knowingly filling thousands of invalid prescriptions. The retailer says it is in a no-win situation and wants the suit thrown out.
10 Feb 2021
The brewer Heineken is cutting 8,000 jobs around the world, around 10 percent of its current workforce. The Dutch company reported losses of €204 million for 2020, as Covid-19 restrictions shut down much of the hospitality sector over the past year. Also today, we look at President Joe Biden's efforts to win support from business leaders for his $1.9 trillion economic rescue plan. He hosted several top CEOs for a meeting in the White House on Tuesday, along with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
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Sudan says troops from neighboring Ethiopia executed seven Sudanese soldiers and one of its civilians, putting the bodies on public show. Relations between the two neighbors have soured over a border dispute.
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Ahead of the annual NATO Summit in Madrid this week, the alliance's chief announced plans to increase the number of its high-readiness forces and bolster its eastern flank.
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Authorities in South Africa are seeking clues after 21 teenagers died in a packed bar. Also, the G7 is to mobilise $600 billion of investment in global infrastructure projects in the next five years, including in Africa, in a bid to counter China's initiatives. Finally, we speak to DJ and curator Mo Laudi about the "Globalisto" exhibition by African artists in the French city of Saint-Etienne.
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A German court has sentenced a 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to five years in prison. The pensioner is the oldest person so far to be charged with being complicit with the war crimes of the Holocaust.