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CNN-News18 is India's leading English News Channel and is one of the most respected and trusted sources for news and information in the country today. Led by Rahul Joshi, CEO - News & Group Editor-in-Chief, Network18 and Radhakrishnan Nair, the channel’s Managing Editor, the team at CNN-News18 boasts of dynamic and credible anchors and journalists like Bhupendra Chaubey, Zakka Jacob, Sanket Upadhyay, Shreya Dhoundial, Rajeev Masand, Marya Shakil, Pallavi Ghosh, Arunoday Mukharji, Anuradha SenGupta, to name a few. Association with CNN, an international news brand, brings credibility and depth to the coverage and provides unmatched access to international content. The channel uses cutting edge broadcast technology and world class production qualities to bring to its viewers news that is unmatched in quality.

CNN-News18 was re-branded in April 2016 and adopted the philosophy, On Your Side, with an aim to ensure that the viewer moves from the side-lines into the middle of the main discourse which will influence their today and give shape to their future. Dedicated to becoming an engine of responsible journalism by treating news as sacred and giving the viewer a voice, the channel reaches out to millions of viewers every month.

CNN-News18 has a power packed line-up of primetime programming that includes ‘The Big Debate’, ‘Epicentre @ 7’, ‘India 360’, ‘Face-Off At 9’ and ‘Viewpoint’. With shows like ‘Now Showing’, ‘Off Centre’, ‘Virtuosity’ and ‘The Week That Wasn’t’, weekends on CNN-News18 offer a line-up of programming that aims to enrich, inform and entertain the viewers. The single-minded aim at CNN-News18 is programming which offers something for everyone. The channel has also created seminal IPs such as Indian of the Year that have become landmark events in themselves.

Over the last 11 years, the channel has won various awards and accolades at the prestigious Asian Television Awards, Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, Indian Television Academy Awards, News Television Awards and Indian Telly Awards, making CNN-News18 India’s most awarded English News Channel.


Network18 re-launched its national Hindi General News channel on 9th November 2016. News18 India (erstwhile IBN7) is driven by a commitment to question the status quo. Substantive journalism typified by constructive criticism is the defining credo of the channel. In line with its positioning ‘Danke Ki Chot Par’, the channel adopts a no holds barred approach on key issues focussed on pursuing stories that have a positive impact on society. News18 India is also committed to constantly pushing the envelope in terms of the format and content that it brings to its viewers. This was amply evident right from the time of the channel’s launch; several shows were launched and / or refreshed in the lead up to the unveiling of the channel’s new identity – a vibrant, fresh and clean look. News18 India will continue to build on this momentum going forward. Over the years, the Network’s work in the National Hindi News space has won several accolades including the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, ABBY Awards, ENBA, NT Awards and the Laadli Media Awards For Gender Sensitivity. News18 India will continue to pursue award winning journalism and offer viewers a compelling and unmatched viewing experience.


News18 is a 24hr television news channel designed to give global audiences a window into India. The channel is present in the US, Canada, UK, Singapore, and the Middle East. News18 is a destination for definitive news for the Indian diaspora, a community of high achievers seeking Indian news & for ethnic conglomerates with business interests in India.

News18 provides news & views from India including in depth analysis, business news and local weather reports. Through a power packed delivery format including bulletins, feature shows, interviews and a rich graphic interface, News18 is a one-stop destination for all the latest from the subcontinent. News18 is a unique news channel offering a dynamic and customized blend of business and general news programming at times that suit the local audience ensuring greater relevance for the viewers in the region.

News18 is produced by the same award winning editorial team that runs TV18’s leading business and general news services in India that include CNN-NEWS18, IBN-Lokmat, CNBC-TV18, CNBC TV18 Prime HD, IBN7, CNBC-Awaaz & CNBC Bajar. News18 also brings programmes especially developed for the Indian diaspora living abroad. These include business shows such as India Business Day, Last Trade, India Markets Live and a special feature programme “Shades of India” which brings interesting stories from the Indian heartland.

News18 is an engine of news journalism that treats news as sacred and gives its viewers a voice. The channel through its distinctive philosophy of ‘9i’s of journalism’ ensures that the content is Insightful, Investigative, Informed, Independent, Impactful, Interactive, Inclusive, Immediate and Innovative.

News18 is CNN NEWS18 in India. CNN-NEWS18 is India's most awarded and leading English News Channel. The channel is also the most respected and trusted sources for news and information in the country today.