A new 24 hours News Network in Albania will be launched this year through an exclusive partnership with CNN

A new 24 hours News Network in Albania will be launched this year through an exclusive partnership with CNN


February 5th, 2018.


Gener 2, one of Albania’s leading companies, is proud to announce the launch of its first news channel, A2, in an exclusive partnership with CNN, the world’s news leader. The new channel will be headquartered from a major production hub in Tirana, supported by news operations located in other cities in Albania and the region.


The development of A2 is a result of a partnership between two major brands, Gener 2 and CNN. Both leaders in their sectors, Gener 2 and CNN will bring together local and global expertise, standards and capabilities for the launch of the new channel.


The channel, expected to be launched by the end of the year will reach the residents of Albania as well as millions of Albanians living outside the country.

“By launching this CNN affiliated news channel headquartered in Tirana, we want to raise the bar in the local news production, change media reality in Albania and offer fast, in depth, accurate and credible news source. In developing this exciting new venture we partnered with media experts with great experience and background, leading global technological, creative and communication companies and we believe that final product will be beyond anything present on Albanian and regional media market”, said Bashkim Ulaj, Gener 2 CEO.


As an exclusive CNN affiliate, the new channel will complement its original programming by incorporating selected CNN programing and news translated into Albanian language.


“A2 has the potential to bring a new and unique style of journalism to Albania as it becomes the country’s exclusive CNN partner and joins our network of over 1,100 worldwide affiliates. We look forward to working with Gener 2 over the coming months in training, consulting and content ideas to develop a media platform that can become a news leader in Albania,” said Greg Beitchman, Vice President, Content Sales and Partnerships, CNN International Commercial.


About Gener2:

Gener 2 is one of the largest privately owned construction and civil engineering companies in Albania.


Gener 2 business activities include multiple industries: civil construction, infrastructure and road construction, engineering and project management, energy and telecommunications, property management and retail.


Over the last 20 years Gener 2 has remarkably impacted the Albanian and regional market, developing a dynamic and standard business approach, bringing forward and implementing strategic projects hence contributing significantly in the country’s sustainable economic growth.


About CNN International Commercial:

CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) is the division of Turner International responsible for the business operations of CNN’s properties outside of the United States. All the commercial activities for brands such as CNN International, CNN en Español, CNN Arabic, CNN Style, CNNMoney and Great Big Story are aligned within the division. This encompasses the advertising sales, sponsorship partnerships, commercial content development, content sales, brand licensing, distribution and out-of-home operations, business development and marketing for the world’s leading international news provider. CNNIC is a recognized industry leader in international advertising sales and its use of award-winning commercial content, produced through its Create unit and driven by its advanced data usage and digital capabilities, has resulted in strong and enduring partnerships with many of the world’s most recognized brands. Its Content Sales and Licensing unit has relationships with more than 1000 affiliates ranging from licensing the CNN brand through to content supply contracts as well as offering consultancy services. CNNIC has offices across the world, with key hubs in London, Hong Kong and Miami. For more information visit http://commercial.cnn.com


Contact Gener2:

Elona Gusmari,McCann Tirana



Contact CNN:

Dan Faulks, CNN International Commercial,