Wednesday, August 3, 2016


US media gossip says that CNN is planning a further retreat from its central Atlanta operations, which opened for business in 1987.

We already known that owner Turner Broadcasting plans to sell its 50% stake in the Omni Hotel that is linked to the CNN Center. Much of CNN's 'talent' is now based in New York; more and more of CNN International has moved to London.

The Center is the gateway for many fans to Philips Arena, home to the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers; next door the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium is under construction for the Falcons, and will host the SuperBowl in 2019. The city wants the whole area to be known as an "entertainment" district, and maybe CNN can sell to to more profitable tenants, who might provide more fun than 24-hour news largely hosted elsewhere...

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