CNC World, the English channel of CNC, or China’s official Xinhua News Network Corporation, a 24 hour global English-language news channel, was launched on July 1, 2010.
On December 16, 2010, CNC World agreed to a deal with Eutelsat for coverage on Eurobird 1, Eutelsat W7, and Hot Bird 8 starting on January 1, 2011. CNC World was launched on the Sky satellite television platform (channel 516) in the United Kingdom and Ireland on July 21, 2011, from Eurobird 1.
According to Xinhua, CNC World now covers all world regions except South America, and is received in the U.K., U.S., Canada, Mongolia, New Zealand, and Latvia via satellite, cable, terrestrial digital television, and IPTV.
Source: Xinhua, July 22, 2011