CNN and Pakistan's Associate Group collaborate for Urdu news channel

Louise Duffy | 08-10-2012

Pakistanís Associate Group (AG) and CNN International have signed a broadcast affiliate agreement to start an Urdu news channel, Dais.

The channel will be based in Lahore and will have bureaus in Islamabad and Karachi.

The agreement will give Dais access to a range of CNN video and news-gathering resources. It will also grant CNN reciprocal access to Dais's news coverage of Pakistan to complement its reporting from Islamabad.

This is AGís second media venture, its first being Newsweek Pakistan, which is published under licence from The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company, LLC since 2010.