Emphasizing the five ‘wh’ words – When, Who, What, Where and Why, news channels, in modern genre have emerged as most potent tool of communication and information sharing. We are presenting a list of ten famous news channels of the world, better known for informing you about the movement of the world.
10. NDTV India:
Possessed by New Delhi Television Ltd., NDTV India is an illustrious Hindi news channel of India, co-founded in 2003, by eminent Indian journalist, Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy. Prior to launching, NDTV gained wide popularity by its show “The World This Week” on Doordarshan and later providing the news content for Star News. Ever since its inception, NDTV India has marched on exponentially on the expectations of Indian news spectators.
9. Geo News:
This prominent Pakistan based Urdu news channel was launched in November 2005 and is operated by the Jang Group, an understrapper of celebrated Pakistani media empire, the Independent Media Corporation. Despite of revolving around stack of contoversies, Geo News is adored by global Urdu language viewers.
8. Al Arabiya:
Running under the network of Middle East Broadcasting Network, Al Arabaiya is based in Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates and is widely adored by the audiences of Middle East. However, this news channel has been criticized for demonstrating pro-Saudi agenda, but till the date it has fascinated its viewers by methodological reporting pattern.
Founded in France on January 1, 1993, Euronews is a prominent multilingual news channel, currently running in approximately 155 countries worldwide. Founded by ten different European public broadcaster and owned by SOCEMIE, Euronews covers international news that are somehow related with European perspective.
6. Al Jazeera:
Founded on November 1, 1996, Al Jazeera came to prominence after airing the live occurrences of war in Afghanistan, bugged out after 9/11 attacks. Owned by the Qatar Media Corporation and headquartered in Doha, this news channel is approachable in various world regions, in multiple languages.
Dervied from the names of “Microsoft” and “NBC,” this news channel is broadcasted in United States, Canada, South Africa, Germany and Middle East. It was founded on July 15, 1996, as a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC unit of General Electric (now NBCUniversal), but later Microsoft’s stake was reduced to zero.
4. Sky News:
Founded on February 5, 1989, this news channel is owned by British Sky Broadcasting as well as by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, with a minority of stake. Comprising a sophisticated crew of over 50 on-screen staff and approximately 600 behind-the-scenes staff, this news channel has been widely appreciated for its sensational coverages of 9/11 attacks, 2005 London Bombings and Soham Murders of 2003.
Founded on June 1, 1980, by Ted Turner, an eminent Australian-American media mogul, Cable News Network (CNN) is better known for being the world’s first channel to provide 24-hour television news coverage. By all accounts of recent analysis, this news channel is aired in 212 countries and approaches in over 100 million U.S. households. CNN’s impeccable reportings on Challenger disaster, Baby Jessica rescue, The Gulf War, 9/11 and the 2008 Presedential election of United States was enough to intensify its credibility in the mainstream.
2. Fox News:
Ever since its debut on October 7, 1996, Fox news has been widely criticized for assisting conservative political positions, but it’s a matter of fact that this news channel has satiated the expectations of its viewers, dominating the cable news network of America. Founded by Rupert Murdoch, Fox News is widely adored by the viewers of 25-54 agegroup.
1. BBC World News:
And here comes the largest news broadcaster of the world and the most common household name. BBC News runs under the network of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and was launched on March 11, 1991, as BBC World Service Television. This news channel is transmitted by the Red Bee Media Limited, a notable media managememt company of the United Kingdom.