The list of top 10 news channels of the year 2016 in India. The ranking is based on the viewership and TRP ratings of Hindi language. The list is comprising of best and top news channels of 2016:
1. India TV
The owner of the channel is Rajat Sharma. The channel is founded by Rajat Sharma and his wife RituDhawan. One of the oldest name in the field of Journalism and also the class mate of Arun Jaitley. The channel does the reporting in a sensationalized way for which it is famous. The channel is launched on 20th May 2004 and it reports in the Hindi language. Its headquarter is situated in the Film City of Noida. The channel is networked by Independent Network Services Pvt. Ltd and its link of the web page is http://indiatvnews.com/.
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The channel has the highest rating so taking the second position in the top channels of the country. The channel is owned by India Today Group.The channel is launched on 31st December 1999. It also does the reporting in the language Hindi. The slogan of the channel is SabseTez meaning The Fastest in the English language. The absolute share of the channel is up to 0.51 per cent. It has its headquarters in New Delhi, a capital of India. The sister channel is Headlines Today. The link of the web page is http://newtvworld.com/ .
3. ABP News
It was previously known as Star News but now it is owned by ABP group. Its owner is Anandabazar Pvt. Ltd from 15th March 2003 and Fox International Channels and Star Corporation through Star TV from 15th March 2003 to 16th April 2012. It is launched on 1st June 2012. It also does the reporting in language Hindi. The absolute share of the channel is 0.44 per cent. It has its headquarter in Mumbai, a capital of Maharashtra, India.Its sister channels are ABP Majha, ABP Ananda, and Sananda TV. The group is widely famous for print journalism and had brought this experience in this channel.The link to the web page of the channel is http://www.newsbullet.in/ and http://abpnews.newsbullet.in/ .
4. NDTV India
It is known to be the least sensationalized news channel of India. It is launched in 2003 and one can watch it for serious discussions and report. It reports in Hindi language. It is owned by IBC corporation, 50% of share and NDTV, part of other 50%. The absolute share of the channel is 0.22 per cent. It has its headquarter situated in New Delhi. The link to the web page of the channel is http://www.ndtv.com/ .
5. India News
The operator and owner of the channel is Managing Director of ITV Network, Kartikey Sharma.It has been launched in 2008. Deepak Chaurasia, the most popular and reasonable journalist had joined the channel as a retention of Editor-in-chief. The motto of the channel is Desh Ki Dhadkan. It is 24-hour news channel reporting in the language of Hindi. The ITV network also owns the channel in English language and four regional languages. The broadcasting is done by Information TV Private Limited.
6. DD News
It still comes in the traditional style of news. In villages, it has the most user base. It is launched on 3rd November 2003. The channel is owned by Prasar Bharati. The channel does the reporting in Hindi. The absolute share of the channel is 0.38 per cent. It has its headquarters in New Delhi, a capital of India. Its sister’s channels are DDIndia, DD National, DDBharati, DD Sports and DDMetro. The link of the web page is http://inews.gov.in/ .
7. News Nation
The owner of the channel is News Nation Network Pvt Ltd. It is a 24-hour broadcasting channel in Hindi language. It is free to air. The test signals are started in October 2012 and have been on air from 14th February 2013. The focus of the news channels is to deliver a pure content of news to the mass of India. It is not a very old channel but made an effort to attain a position in the top news channel in India.
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8. Zee News
It is one of the oldest news channels in the news category. The owner of the channel is Subhash Chandra of Essel Group. It is launched in 1999. The reporting of the news is done in Hindi language. The absolute share of the channel is 0.29 per cent. The headquarter of the channel is situated in Essel studio of FC-19, Sector-16 A, Noida. The sister’s channels are Zee Marathi, Zee Studio, Zee Bangla, Zee Business, Zee Telugu, 24 ghanta, Zee Kannada and Zee Punjabi. The link of the web page is http://www.zeenews.com/ .
9. IBN 7
It has been owned by the IBN group and Network 18. It is launched in 2006. The slogan of the channel is KhabarHarKeemat Par means News at all costs in English. The reporting of the news is done in the Hindi language. The TRP of the channel has decreased a bit but it has a huge viewer base. The absolute share of the channel is 0.26 per cent. The network of the channel is done by Broadcast Television and Online. The headquarters of the channel is located in Mumbai. It has its sister’s news channels like IBN-Lokmat and CNN-IBN. The link of the web page is http://www.ibnkhabar.com/ .
10. News 24
The owner of this Hindi news channel is B.A.G. Films and Media Limited. The channel has been launched in 2003. It is free to air channel in India. The news is reported in the Hindi language. It is promoted by Ms. Anurradha Prasad. The absolute share of the channel is 0.17 per cent. The channel has a network of online and Broadcast Television. The headquarters of the channel are situated in New Delhi, a capital of India. The channel is available on 321 on Videocon DTH and 461 on Tata sky. The link of the web page is http://www.news24online.com/