|Broadcast area||African continent|
|Slogan||First in business worldwide|
|Headquarters||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Picture format||4:3 576i SDTV|
|Owner||Africa Business News|
|Launched||1 June 2007|
CNBC Africa is an African pay television network launched on 1 June 2007. Founded by Rakesh Wahi and Zafar Siddiqi,the network is produced under license from CNBC International and is owned by Africa Business News. It is headquartered in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The channel features programmes and updates from CNBC Europe, the Middle East, India, Pakistan, the US and other CNBC affiliates around the world.
Bureaus for CNBC Africa are located in:
The channel produces 7 hours of local programming per business day. Local content is generated in the studios in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The Arabic Business Programmes Show for:
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