News18, India’s largest news network was unveiled at the first edition of Network18 Group’s marquee thought-leadership property – News18 Rising India Summit, in the presence of national and international luminaries from the fields of governance, arts, business and academia.
The occasion was graced by the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. Dignitaries present included Piyush Goyal, Nitin Gadkari, Farukh Abdullah, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Jai Ram Thakur, Manohar Lal Khattar, Suresh Prabhu among bureaucrats and ministers. Notable personalities such as Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate Economist, Gautam Adani, Founder, Adani Group, Naveen Jindal, Chairman Jindal Steel and Power, Rajnish Kumar, CMD, State Bank of India, Anil Agarwal, Founder and Chairman, Vedanta, Shikha Sharma, MD & CEO, Axis Bank, Kangana Ranaut, Filmstar and Prasoon Joshi were also present.
Talking about News18 Network, Avinash Kaul, President – Network18 said, “Today, television has evolved as the most important source of news consumption in our country. The testimony lies in News18 Network which is not only the largest television news network but is also the largest digital news brand present in multiple languages. In fact News18 Network has more monthly viewers (41 crore) than the entire claimed readership of newsprint readers in a month.”
By expanding Television news’ regional footprint along with a strong digital portfolio, News18 Network has emerged as a common voice for news audiences across India. With over 67 crore viewers a year, News18 Network is India’s largest TV news network. News18 covers 26 states and is present in 15 languages in the country. It comprises channels such as CNN-News18, News18 India, News18 Gujarati, News18 Lokmat, News18 Punjab / Haryana / Himachal, News18 Kerala, News18 Tamil, News18 Urdu, News18 Bangla, News18 Rajasthan, News18 UP/Uttarakhand, News18 Bihar / Jharkhand, News18 MP/ Chattisgarh, News18 Kannada, News18 Odia and News18 Assam/ North-East. News18 Network is also present across the globe in countries such as USA, UK, Australia, UAE and others.
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