Media always helps us to be connected to the rest of the world. All the happenings in various sectors around the world are covered by the media. After the advent of television, media has become more effective and the News channels took birth. As News is of the utmost importance in our day-to-day life, a news channel that streams all the news from around the world proved to be a great success. From the current affairs of different cities to the fashion week the various happenings around the world will be provided by news channels. It has become one of the main parts of our entertainment.
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Here are the top 10 News channels of the world that are popular and widely watched:
10. NDTV India:
Founded in 2003, by a notable Indian Journalist Prannoy Roy and his wife Radhika Roy NDTV is one the best Hindi news channels of India. It is owned by The New Delhi Television Ltd. NDTV gained wide popularity by its show “The World This Week” which used to be aired on Doordarshan and later by providing news content for Star News. Ever since its launch it has gained wide fame in the country.
9. Geo News:
Launched in 2004 Geo News is a private Pakistani TV news channel. ‘Independent Media Corporation’ which also owns Jung Group of newspapers owns this network.Geo news is one of the most prominent Urdu news channel Pakistan has to offer. The Geo network has launched several other channels like GEO Entertainment, GEO News, GEO Kahani, GEO Super (Sports) and GEO Tez (Comedy). Despite of revolving around stack of controversies, Geo News is adored by global Urdu language viewers.
8. Al Arabiya:
Started in 2003 this news is based in Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates and is widely adored by the audiences of Middle East. It I owned by the broadcasting company The Modern Standard Arabic. Al Arabiya literally means “The Arabic One” or “The Arab One”. 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.
7. Euro news:
Euro news is a multilingual news media founded on January 1, 1993. Its headquarters is located in Lyon, France Euro news currently runs in approximately 155 countries worldwide. Founded by ten different European public broadcaster and owned by SOCEMIE, Euro news covers international news that are somehow related with, Naguib Sawiris an Egyptian businessman, is Chairman of its Supervisory board. The Sawiris family owns 53% of the media (through Media Globe Networks)
6. Al Jazeera:
Al Jazeera meaning “The Peninsula” also known as JSC is a Doha-based state-funded broadcaster owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network, which is partly funded by the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar. Founded in November 1, 1996 prominence after airing the live occurrences of war in Afghanistan, bugged out after 9/11 attacks. It was Initially launched as an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel, Al Jazeera has since expanded into a network with several outlets, including the Internet and specialty TV channels in multiple languages. This news channel is approachable in various world regions, in multiple languages.
Derived from the names of “Microsoft” and “NBC,” this news channel is a basic cable and satellite television network which provides news coverage and political commentary for NBC news. 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. Although they shared the same name, msnbc.com and MSNBC maintained separate corporate structures and news operations, with msnbc.com headquartered on the West Coast on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington, and MSNBC in the NBC headquarters in New York
4. Sky News:
Owned by British Sky Broadcasting as well as by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, with a minority of stake, this news channel is a 24-hour international, multi-media news operation based in Britain. It was founded on 5 February 1989 , provides non-stop rolling news on television, online, and on a range of mobile devices – as well as delivering a service of national and international radio news to commercial radio stations in the UK. Consisting of a crew of over 50 on-screen staff and approximately 600 behind-the-scenes staff, this news channel has been widely appreciated for its sensational coverage’s of 9/11 attacks, 2005 London Bombings and Soham Murders of 2003.
The Cable news network or CNN is an American basic cable or satellite based channel. Founded on June 1, 1980, by Ted Turner, an eminent Australian-American media mogul, CNN is better known for being the world’s first channel to provide 24-hour television news coverage. This news channel is aired in 212 countries and approaches in over 100 million U.S. households. CNN’s impeccable reporting’s on Challenger disaster, Baby Jessica rescue, The Gulf War, 9/11 and the 2008 Presidential election of United States was enough to intensify its credibility in the mainstream
2. Fox News:
FNC or Fox news channel was founded by Rupert Murdoch and is a news channel is widely adored by viewers of 25-54 age group. It is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. Even though Fox news has been widely criticized for assisting political positions, this news channel has exceeded the expectations of its viewers, dominating the cable news network of America
1. BBC World News:
This channel was founded by John Reith on 1 January 1922.BBC or the British Broadcasting Corporation is one of the oldest and largest broadcasting network to date. It is known worldwide for its various TV, radio, and online services various languages. The news runs under the network BBC World Service Television This news channel is transmitted by the Red Bee Media Limited, a notable media management company of the United Kingdom.
This was the list of the Top 10 News Channels in the world and thus we know that, to the increase of globalization the impact of media in our lives is immense. It is important to know about current affairs and stay up-to-date in various topics. Hence news channels play a vital role in our lives.