Who owns CNBC?
For some reason I like watching channels such as CNN and CNBC. They seem so up to date and present the world news on anything (CNN) and business (CNBC) in a very attractive way and they are also in english while big majority of other satelite broadcasted channels (on Astra at least) are in german.
However, I am wondering if Microsoft actually owns the whole of CNBC network which advertises itself as the "leader in business news" and has something I could call a monopoly on business news media. The thought is interesting to me because I am not sure if the business info I am watching is BSed by MS's interests in some way.
There is an "MSNBC" site at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/ that displays the CNBC logo and the name seems very related to CNBC. Also, the cnbc.com redirects to MSN money site, the investments section. CNBC Asia has a separate website at cnbcasia.com and CNBC Europe has a standalone site at cnbceurope.com. What I am watching is CNBC Europe.
Another thing that made me ask this question is that in the program they call for voting via MSN.
So, what's the deal? Does the above mean that MS owns whole of CNBC or that it just owns certain parts of it? If MS doesn't own CNBC than from where is this relation between them and who then owns CNBC?
Maybe it is a silly question and maybe I should know this by now, but here enlighten me. :-)
Btw, do you watch CNBC? How do you like it?