CNN is a cable television network that is widely credited for introducing the
concept of 24-hour news coverage, which gained the spotlight in 1991
during the Gulf War. It was founded on 1 June 1980 in Atlanta, USA, by
Georgia businessman Ted Turner, together with Reese Schonfeld, a former
manager for UPI Television News. It is a division of Turner Broadcasting
System, now owned by Time Warner. Its coverage spans a large part of the
globe, with its branded networks and services reaching more than 1,500m.
people in over 212 countries, often in their local languages. Its satellite
signal is said be within reach of 98% of the world’s population.