These days there are a lot of news channels available to view. Some people think it is good to have a range of options but others argue that it affects the quality of news. So we have written about some top viewed and well known news channels in the world.
BBC WORLD NEWS, BBC World News is controlled and aired by BBC. BBC World News Service Television launched on 11th March 1991, after that the channel’s name was changed to BBC WORLD on 16th January 1995. On 21st April 2008 again BBC WORLD changed into BBC WORLD NEWS.
BBC is a public syndicate of the UK government’s department for digital, culture, media, sport. It has an abundant audience of this channel.
Slogan: “Live the Story”
Headquarter: London, UK
BBC Radio Frequencies: BBC has 4 frequencies 92-95 FM & 198KHz long wave
Owner: BBC Global News Ltd.
Awards: Best International News Channel (Association for International Broadcasting Awards) in November 2006.
Peabody Award in 2007 for White House Village
FOX NEWS, Fox News Channel launched on 7thOctober 1996, they had that time 17 millions cable subscribers.
Slogan: “Standing Up For What’s Right” (2020)
Fox News Channel ranked no.8 in viewership among all cable channels in 2006 and in 2007 ranked no.7.
“According to the Los Angeles Times on August 19, 2020 Fox News Channel had six of last week’s 11 highest-rated prime-time programs to finish first in the network ratings race for the third time since June 2020.”
It is also known as FNC.
Headquarter: New York City, US
Founder: Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes
Owner: Fox News Media
CEO: Suzanne Scott (17 May 2018 -)
CNN, Cable News Network abbreviated CNN. The Cable News Network was launched on June 1st ,1980. David Walker and Lois Hart anchored the channel’s first newscast.
Slogan: “Go There”
CNN began broadcasting in the high definition 1080i resolution format in September 2007.
Headquarter: US, Atlanta, Georgia
Owner: CNN Worldwide (Warner Media News & Sports)
Awards: Four Freedom Award for the “Freedom of Speech” in 1998
Prince Rainier III Special Prize for the documentary in 2017 “Midway: A Plastic Island about sea Pollution.
CNN won a network record six news & documentary Emma Awards in 2018.
CNN’s Ed Lavandera was awarded a Peabody for “The Hidden Workforce: Undocumented in America in 2020.
SKY NEWS, Sky News started broadcasting on 5 February,1989. Sky News is British free to air television news channel and organization.
Slogan: “First for breaking news”
Broadcast Area: United Kingdom Ireland
Owner: Sky Group
Awards: Sky news won BAFTA awards for coverage of the 11 September 2001 attacks.
Sky News received a BAFTA Award in the news category on 13 May 2018 for “The Rohingya Crisis”
MSNBC, MSNBC is an American basic cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events. The network also carries a nightly ‘opinion’ programming block during prime-time hours.
Slogan: “This is who we are”
MSNBC founded in 1996 under a partnership between Microsoft and General Electric’s NBC unit. Nielsen ratings showed that MSNBC ranked 2nd among basic cable networks averaging 1.8 million viewers in 2019.
Headquarter: New York City, US
Owner: NBC Universal News Group
AL JAZEERA, Al Jazeera launched on 1st November 1996. Al Jazeera Media Network is a global news organization with 80 bureaus around the world. This news channel also known as AJA.
Slogan: “The opinion and The other opinion”
Owner: Al Jazeera Media Network (Qatari Government)
Headquarter: Doha, Qatar
Language: Arabic, English
Awards: Awarded by “Index on Censorship” in March 2003.
Walkley Awards for “Scoop of the Year” in 2019.
EURO NEWS, It’s first broadcast was on 1st January 1993 from Ecully, Lyon. Euro News founded by a group of ten public broadcasters. The channel is available in 430 million households in 166 countries worldwide. High-definition (HD) broadcasting was started on 2nd November 2016 via satellite.
Slogan: “All Views”
Headquarter: Lyon, France
Owner: Euro news SA Media Globe Networks (88%), 20 EBU members (12%)
CEO: Michael Peters (Dec 2011–)
AL ARABIYA, This news channel launched on 3rd March 2003 and it is based in Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates. On 24th April 2020, Al Arabiya introduced a new graphics and audio package and studios as well as a new modified logo in the network’s first major rebrand since it’s launch in 2003.
Slogan: “To Know More”
Headquarter: Dubai, UAE
Owner: Middle East Broadcasting Center (Saudi Arabian Government (60%); Waleed bin Ibrahim Al Ibrahim (40%)
GEO NEWS, This is a Pakistani pay TV channel and begun in May 2002. On 7th June 2014 Geo news was banned by “Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority” (PEMRA).
Slogan: “ Har pal haseen hai, har pal Geo.”
Headquarter: Karachi, Pakistan
Owner: Jang Media Group
NDTV INDIA, This channel owned by New Delhi Television Limited. NDTV India is a Indian news channel.
Slogan: “Khabar wahi jo sach dhikhaye”
Headquarter: New Delhi
Ravish Kumar is a Senior Executive Editor of NDTV India. He also received the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2019.
“The central dilemma in journalism is
that you don’t know what you don’t know”.
- Bob Woodward (Journalist)