Top 10 news channels in the world are those that have emerged as one of the best tools for communication and information sharing in today’s high-tech world. The days when you had to wait for morning newspapers to update you about current affairs or details of any significant event, are a thing of past now. With the emergence of world-class international news channels, staying updated has got much easier.
The latest and breaking news from these top news channels helps us in staying acquainted with events across the globe. There is hardly any important event that gets missed by these news channels . The plethora of information provided by them includes topics related to politics, business, sports, entertainment, movies & music, education, current events,……and the list goes on!
The viewership of news channels varies from one to another. Read below our list of Top 10 News Channels in the World which have gained immense popularity and appreciation from news lovers worldwide :
- BBC World News
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is one of the largest and most popular news channels in the world. Launched in 1991, it has become the most watched news channel by covering variety of news items including bulletins, documentaries, interviews, lifestyle and entertainment programs, etc.
Cable News Network (CNN) is best known for being the 1st news channel to broadcast 24*7 news and also 1st all-news TV channel in the US. It was started in 1980 by Ted Turner and is now under the ownership of Time Warner. based on a recent report, it is aired in 212 countries and reaches out to over 100 million households in US.
- Fox News Channel
Headquartered in New York City, Fox News Channel is run by the Fox Entertainment Group and is broadcast in around 50 countries worldwide. This is one of the most favorite news channels with amazing news presentation by some of the hottest news anchors in the world. It was founded by Australian-American media tycoon Rupert Murdoch.
- Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera (Literal meaning – The Peninsula, referring mainly to Arabian Peninsula) is owned by Qatar Media Corporation and is headquartered in Doha. Started in 1996, it was initially broadcast in only Arabic language, but is now approachable across the globe in multiple languages. It gained universal attention while following the outbreak of war in Afghanistan and was the only channel to do live coverage of the war.
- Sky News
Based in Britain, Sky news was founded in 1989 and is owned by British Sky Broadcasting and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Apart from its availability on Roku and Apple TV, it also provides content for Yahoo! News. It has gained fame for providing non-stop rolling news on TV as well as online, and also on a series of mobile devices radio stations in the UK.
- Euro News
A popular name amongst international news channels , Euronews is headquartered in France and broadcasts news in multiple languages. Found in 1993, the channel targets at covering global news from a pan-European point of view. Being a rolling-news channel, it broadcasts headlines in 30 minute intervals, and the remaining schedule is covered by short magazine segments that focus on a wide range of topics.
Independent Television News (ITN) is a British news provider based in London, with offices also in Brussels, Johannesburg, Beijing, Jerusalem, Paris, New York, Washington DC and Sydney. It also produces online content for YouTube, Yahoo!, Telegraph Media Group, and MSN.
- Al Arabiya
A Saudi-owned pan-Arab news channel, Al Arabia was launched in 2003. Meaning of this name is “The Arabic One”. It is a free-to-air channel and broadcast information related to varied fields like news , current affairs, sports, financial markets, sports, documentaries, talk shows, etc. It is believed that the channel was created as a competitor to Al Jazeera.
Another major channel launched in 1996, MSNBC is one of the world’s best news channels owing to its deep insight into the coverage of current events. It is a joint venture of Microsoft and General Electric’s NBC unit. It is shown in the United States, , South Africa ,Canada, Kenya and parts of Northern Africa and Latin America.
- Geo News
This renowned Pakistani Urdu news channel, owned and run by Jang Group, was launched in 2005. Despite several controversies, the channel has millions of urdu language viewers worldwide. Its sister channels include: GEO Entertainment, GEO Kahani, GEO Tez, GEO Super and AAG TV.