According to an article published on Xinhua on December 9, 2010, the English-language channel of China Xinhua News Network Corporation (CNC), will cover all of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa beginning January 1, 2011. CNC World, the English channel of Xinhua News Agency’s TV arm, will broadcast through the Eurobird, Hotbird, and W7 satellites of Eutelsat Communications. On December 10, Xinhua reported that the English-language channel of CNC will reach 4 million African families through MIH’s cable network, the Africa-based MIH Group.
Launched in 2009, CNC has already initiated satellite channel services for the Asia-Pacific region and North America, cable channel services in Hong Kong and Macao, and mobile phone and on-line TV services.
Source: Xinhua, December 9 & 10, 2010