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Founded 1989
Headquarters Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Key People President Mark Hoffman; Satpal Brainch, President and Managing Director, CNBC International
Products Global business news for cable television

CNBC is a business news cable brand that is a division of NBCUniversal. It claims a global reach of 340 million households. Its signature programs and reporters have become part of market watchers' daily landscape over the past two decades.[1]


CNBC was launched in April of 1989 and now reaches 340 million homes around the world, including 95 million in the U.S. and Canada with a median net worth of $1.2 million. It has branched out from its original New Jersey headquarters to operating bureaus at six separate U.S locations plus London and Singapore.

CNBC had estimated sales of $43.8 million [2] in 2007 and was dsescribed recently as one of NBC Universal's "highly profitable" channels. [3] Growth at CNBC and other NBC cable channels were the main drivers of NBC Universal's 7 percent profit rise from 2006 to 2007, the IHT report noted, while GE and NBC executives continue to scotch rumors that NBCU and the cable channels are on the block.

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CNBC further expanded its penetration in May 2008 by agreeing to provide on-line financial news video content to web portal AOL's Money and Finance channel. The deal will give AOL advertisers access to CNBC, and AOL in a single hit.[5] CNBC had previously entered another web-based content deal with AOL rival MSN Money that fell apart in 2006.