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Cable News Network (CNN) started off in 1980, and today it is one of the world’s top English-language TV networks.  It is renowned for its 24-hour news reports in all parts of the world.

Meaning and history

CNN history

CNN, or Cable News Network, was founded by Ted Turner in 1980 and is owned by Turner Broadcasting System, a subsidiary of Time Warner Corporation. CNN began broadcasting on June 1, 1980, becoming the first 24-hour news channel in the United States. In 1985 it went outside the USA when CNN International was born.

Today there are 25 satellite and cable channels, radio stations, websites, and other services working under the CNN brand all over the globe. The news is available to 2 billion people in 212 countries.CNN is currently one of the largest news networks, broadcasting in seven languages.

What is CNN?
CNN, an abbreviation for  Cable News Network, is one of the most popular and reputable American tv channels, which was established in 1980, and is considered the first channel, which broadcasted news in the 24/7 regime. Today the audience of CNN exceeds 2 billion people across the globe.

1980 – 1984

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The CNN logo has been around since the network’s inception, because it hit the mark from the very beginning. It represents the channel in an iconic way, and it has become part of the modern world culture. It gives the network a strong and lasting identity. It continues to prove its effectiveness and consistency by making the channel more popular around the globe.

1984 – 2014

CNN Logo 1984
In 1984 the contours of the iconic CNN logo remained untouched, but its color palette was switched to scarlet red and white. In the new color scheme, the logotype of the tv-channel started looking more powerful and memorable.

2014 – Today

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Another switch of the color palette of the CNN visual identity was made in 2014. It was still a red and white combination, but the shade of red became darker, closer to burgundy, and this new touch added professionalism and stability to the logo. It also started looking more passionate and energetic.

Money logo

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The CNN Money logo is actually an extended version of the regular CNN logo given in another color palette. In addition to the name of the TV networks, there is the word “Money” next to it given in a clear san serif type. The first letter is capitalized. The lines are narrower than those used for the word “CNN.”

Trump and the symbol

cnn symbolPresident Donald Trump’s feud with the TV networks attracted great media coverage. In July 2017, he tweeted a video, in which he body-slammed someone with the CNN symbol on his head. CNN immediately responded to the video with an official statement, in which the president’s move was called “below the dignity of his office.”


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The CNN logo is an uninterrupted red double strip that bends and curves to form the acronym. The simplistic image expresses the channel’s unfaltering striving for perfection and innovation.

Font and Color

colors cnn logoThe iconic uppercase lettering from the CNN official logo is set in a custom designer font with heavy smooth lines, connected to each other, making up a bold and stable inscription. The closest fonts to the one, used in this insignia, are, probably, Quinceanera NF, or Decked Out NF, but with some significant modifications of the characters’ contours.

As for the color palette of CNN’s visual identity, it is based on a bright and powerful combination of red and white, which stands for strength, energy, determination, and professionalism, and represents the tv channel as a reliable and reputable one, evoking a sense of excellence and expertise.


The red color symbolizes passion, elegance, persistence, and fame. It complements all sorts of intros and backgrounds and emphasizes the company’s adherence to its basic principles, which have carried it through time and space.


CNN Font

The signature CNN logo font was designed by Anthony Guy Bost.

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