The Indian News Channels and in totality, the industry is a source of providing factual information to it’s wide seekers creates far-reaching impacts. Not only news channel benefits it’s stakeholders but the public at large too. The channels provides consistent coverage on varied segments ranging from Pan India to International, on palettes of agendas relating to economy, technology, politics, business, sports, lifestyle, scientific advancements, entertainment.
Channels give due coverage to buzzing news trending in current scenarios are becoming the part and parcel of our lives.
Why Media is important ?
- It creates incredible impacts and multiplier effect on workings of certain group of organisations/community, either they usher information out in public or information gets to into their knowledge creating ripples vice versa.
- It helps to disseminate message across to a wider audience or the targeted groups.
- With internet emerging as a component of the media, it enables social outreach very rapidly.
- It helps in providing free publicity and exposure.
- It captures the opinion of people from all walks of life from a farmer to a ministerial cabinet.
- It helps to get acclamation widely, worth notable and recognizable among general public.
- Media coverage can build a profile or brand in the community.
- It can sway opinions beyond imagination.
- It can help to bring waves in societal or national reforms.
There are more than 25 news channels operating in India, but there are few which stands out the league, with an out of the box approach. Here we are presenting the “list of top 10 news channels in India” for you to be updated the right way.
10) News X
This news channel was Launched on 27 March 2008. the channel is now under the “ITV Network”, a private limited company, owned by Kartikeya Sharma, Chairman and MD. It has headquarters based in Noida, U.P and stands in the 10th position in the list of top 10 news channels of India.
The Editor-in-Chief of the channel is Rahul Shivshankar, is a recipient of national and international awards.
A broad spectrum of news are covered on all stories nationwide and worldwide by News X channel. The channel is gaining popularity these days, with it’s at par information and in-depth coverage.
NewsX’s philosophy is to present news with a non-biased approach majoring an emphasis on facts, not opinions.
“News at 9” and the “Round Table” is a very renowned show hosted by this channel.
9) ET Now
The channel is ranks 8th position in the list of top 10 best news channels of India. ET Now has headquarters in Mumbai owned and operated by the “Times Group”, has a strategic partnership with Reuters, which is a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters. ET Now was produced in collaboration of” Economic Times”, very popular english daily in India.
The channel is currently headed by it’s executive editor Sandeep Gurumurthi.
ET Now is 24-hour India’s premier English Business News channel giving the most accurate financial technical analysis, best stock recommendations and big corporate movements with the one of sharpest business analysts & news anchor including some of the biggest voices from the Markets, Economy and India.
Avantika Singh, Shaili Chopra are few very renowned speakers of this channel.
Some must watch shows on ET Now are Business Express, Commodities First, Brand Equilty., Investor’s Guide, Property Guide The Market Makers.
8) DD News
Doordarshan News usually refer as DD News, is India’s only 24-hour terrestrial TV news channel operating as public service broadcaster and is owned under the Prasar Bharati. This Indian TV news channel launched on 3 November 2003 with it’s headquarters of this channel is located at New Delhi.
The tagline of the channel is “Only News, Complete News” hold good with the kind of work they produce for it’s viewers.
Very primitive and accurate and pure in terms of authenticity of news delivery , zero fabrication and sensationalism. The channel churned out lots of quality content, achieving economies of scale. is what you get in this news channel.
DD News a free news channel, telecasts live news bulletins daily in Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Urdu and other vernacular languages.
Eminent speakers on this channel are Aditya Shrivastav,Neelam Sharma, Nalini Singh, Sakal Bhatt.
There are nearly 46 Doordarshan studio producing tv programs making the largest broadcasting organizations in India, in terms of the infrastructure of studios and transmitters, scheduled on the charts to cater the nationwide viewers.
The bouquet of sister channels includes DD national, DD India, DD sports, DD Bharati and DD Metro.
7) India Today
Previously famous as “Headlines Today”. The channel serves 24-hour english news language channel network which is based in Noida, U.P. India Today channel owned by “TV Today network” which is a part of “Living Media”.
Shiv Aroor is a Deputy Editor at India Today Television and is a primetime anchor too.
The channel is well-versed harbinger of current affairs,news. It is among the top-notch news provider in the country and gives major weightage to debates, chat shows, discussions on current happenings and covering buzzing news current affairs in India. It is ranked among the best english news channels in India, stands seventh in our list of top 10 best news channels in India.
Few popular programs hosted by India today are The Big Ticket, Grand Stand, Wheel Spin etc.
Notable personalities had collaborated with the channel like Rajdeep Sardesai, Karan Thapar, Rahul Kanwal and other due to which the image of the channel got elevated.
6) Times Now
Launched in January, 2006 owned and operated by “Times Global Broadcasting Company Limited”, a joint-venture of The Times Group and Reuters (which was later exited its stake by Reuters and sold to BCCL).
Times Now, is one of the most watched english news channel that is devoted in providing round the clock relevant news to it’s viewers in a vivid and insightful manner. The media house has it’s headquarters based in Mumbai.
Times Now boasts of over 33 million urban and affluent Indian viewers every month and an ever-increasing following in 27 countries across 4 continents.
The channel’s live debate shows are upfront and fiery namely, “Newshour Debate” and “Frankly Speaking with Arnab” is hosted by anchor and editor in chief , Arnab Goswami. The channel has gained tremendous prime popularity and ascending the ladders of TRP Stats.
Other few reporters of this channel are Aafreen Kidwai, Maroof Raza.
The sister channels of this channels includes Zoom,ET Now, Movies Now, Romedy Now.
5) CNBC Awaaz
The channel is a major reckoner concerning areas of finance and investing in India. CNBC Awaz is is a joint venture between CNBC and Television Eighteen India Limited (TV18), having headquarter at New Delhi.
CNBC Awaaz is a Hindi business news TV channel in India. The channel is ranked at number 5 in the list of top 10 best news channels of India.
The channel is an undisputed leader in the business niche and has a keen programming schedule keeping its TRP the highest in it. Policymakers and business owners have grown trust on the channel for reliable news on India’s business climate, also providing platform for practical tips on personal finances, investing, technology, consumer goods and capital markets.
Shereen Bhan is the Managing Editor of CNBC Awaaz channel. Few remarkable speakers of the channel are Abhishek Telang, Sanjay Pugalia, Tamanna Inamdar.
Widely credible shows of this channels are Tax Guru, Pehla Sauda, Akhiri Sauda, Overdrive, Your money, Tech Guru.
Sister channels of CNBC Awaaz are CNBC-TV18, History TV18, CNN-News18.
4) Zee News
ZEE News channel’s headquarter is situated in Mumbai, was founded way back in 1999 and is owned by “ZEE Media Corporation Company” and is also a subsidiary of “Essel Group”. The Chairman of the media house is Mr. Subash Chandra ,whereas the CEO is Sudhir Chaudhary.
It was the first 24-hours current affairs hindi news channel to be aired in India and later the channel started in vernacular languages.
The idea of ghost journalism was first started by ZEE news channel by it’s editor Vinod Kaapadi.
The sister channels of zee news are Zee Punjabi, Zee Telugu and Zee Kannada, Zee Purvaiya, Zee Kalinga, Zee Marudhara, Zee 24 Gantalu, India 24*7, Zee Gantalu, Zee Prime, Zee Bangla, Zee Business,Zee Marathi, Zee Sangam.
In terms of credibility of its widespread sources the channel is outstanding with more than 1500 news staff in count.
Some notable programmes are – Badi Khabar and Mudda Aapka.
3) ABP News
Erstwhile known as Star News is yet another Indian news channel very renowned and is owned by ABP group. It was first launched as STAR News on 18 February 1998. The previous owners of this channel were in joint ventures namely News Corporation owned STAR TV/Fox International Channels till 2012. Now the channel is the property of ABP Group, with it’s headquarter situated in Mumbai.
Milind Khandekar is the Managing Editor at ABP News. Few renowned anchors of ABP news are Dibang, Kishore Ajwani, Neha Pant. ABP News stands at number three in the list of top 10 news channels of India.
The sister channels of ABP news ABP Ananda, Sananda TVand ABP Majha.
The channel had a first mover advantage in bilingual (English – Hindi) news service in India. The channel brings in limelight quite interesting topics for discussions which is benefits the general public.
Key programs of this channel are “ABP special” and “Khabar din bhar”.
2) Aaj Tak
The slogan of Aaj Tak channel is “Sabse Tez” which means in english ‘The Fastest’, which indeed hold good in it’s case. Aaj Tak channel was launched in December 2000 by the founder is Surendra Pratap Singh. Sweta Singh is Deputy Editor and also one of the notable news anchor of Aaj Tak.
Deepak Chaurasia, Punya Prasun Bajpai, Anjana kashyap, Abhisar Sharma, are famous anchors of this news channels.
The channel keeps a minute and intricate track on happening around the global and is one of India’s largest private news channels. Few famous bulletins are namely “Nonstop 100”, “Vardaat”.
Aaj Tak channel makes use of broadcast television and online network for live streaming. The channel has won several accolades and awards for serving quality news consistently and leading presence in the Indian media house. It also is a pay channel to the international market since 2006.
1) NDTV India
The channel is listed in the NSE and BSE, NDTV India aces the list of top 10 best news channels in India. The acronym is elaborates as “New Delhi Television”, was said to have been started in 2003 by eminent journalist Prannoy Roy, the current Chairman and Director of NDTV India Group and his wife Radhika Roy.
Mr.Vikram A Chandra is Executive Vice Chairman of the NDTV company.
NDTV India, a 24×7 Hindi news channel whose Headquarter is situated in New Delhi. There are over 23 locations where this news channels have offices at served by over 1000 employees offering huge credibility. The news channel is famous for presenting less of opinionated news and more of talks on facts and figures.
Few Key Personnel & Anchors of the channel are Ravish Kumar, Abhigyan Prakash, Nidhi Kulpati, Naghma Saher, Nidhi Razdan.
NDTV India hold lots of discussions forums and panels enabling to resolve public problems. The channel has trusted sources marked with integrity in communication. It also holds various campaigns based in interest of the nation like Greenathon, Save Our Tiger Campaign, Fit India Movement, Save India’s Coasts and many more.
Must watch shows on this channels are “Prime Time” and “Newspoint @ 10”.