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Top 10 Most Popular News Channels

Top 10 Most Popular News Channels

Gone are the days when you had to wait for the morning newspaper, to know what is going all around the world. Now TV and dish cable has made life more active. You can make yourself updated with latest news for 24 hours with news channels. These news broadcasting channels have today become the primary nerve of international communication and media. You’ve got a lot to see and watch on them. Is the US president planning to go on a holiday, has Tom Cruise got a new hot girl friend, what is there about world cup cricket and much more. Let’s talk about some top rated all time news channels, maybe we can share some new things with one another:


BBC News:

This TV news giant is famous as BBC News Channel. Though it is a 24 hour news server in the United Kingdom, it has got the top most rating among all international news channels around the globe. It began as BBC News on 9th November 1997. It successfully took over Sky News, a popular news channel running in the UK since 1989. BBC News is the ultimate gift of digital TV technology that gives standard news about world politics, entertainment, sports, medical developments, culture, lifestyle and much more. This channel has got distinction for being able to diversify its news content, with 2 minutes looped news bulletins.


Fox News Channel:

This news broadcasting channel is also referred as FNC or Fox News. This channel is run by Fox Entertainment Group, which is itself a part of News Corporation. Fox News has left its impact on more than 100 million houses of the USA. It is also being viewed in international countries. Fox News is run at New York City Studios. This news broadcaster is providing news bulletins at countries of Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Pakistan, South Africa, Scandinavia and 40 international destinations.


CNN News:

This channel is actually called Cable News Network. It is a U.S. cable news channel, running since 1980. It was founded by Ted Turner. CNN has got the privilege of being the first news channel to broadcast 24 hour news. It broadcasts news bulletins from its center at CNN headquarters located in Atlanta. It also has broadcasting centers at Time Warner Center in New York City. Time Warner is the parent owner of CNN News. You would feel amazed to know that more than 800,000 U.S. citizens credit CNN as their favorite news channel.



It is also called Independent Television News. It is a renowned news provider with headquarters located in the United Kingdom. ITN news is one among integral elements like ITN Productions, ITN Consulting and ITN Source. It also frames news content for Channel 4, Yahoo, You Tube and MSN.



This news channel is a pan European news service provider. It was launched on 1st January 1993 in Lyon. It broadcasts news bulletins in multi international languages. It chiefly tells about current affairs of European peninsula to entire world. This news channel is broadcasted in 151 countries. It is a popular news service provider in 170 million households of Europe.


SABC News International:

This news channel is South Africa’s leading news broadcasting service. It telecasts news concerning South Africa and international destinations in English language.


E News:

This channel is another leading English news channel of South Africa. It broadcasts news in English. It covers current affairs of the country and abroad.



Its full form is Voice of America. It is another popular news channel of USA after CNN and FOX news. This channel works under the sole authority of Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). VOA also broadcasts news on radio besides being a news provider on TV. Currently it is providing news service on internet also in 44 language versions. International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB). VOA has successfully made collaborations with many cable network services and TV stations.


CBC News Network:

This news channel is the most popular in Canada, It broadcasts news in English language. More than 9 million homes in Canada consider CBC as a reliable source to know about current affairs within the country as well as in abroad. CNN TV network was already available in Canada during 1980s. During the year 1987, CRTC (Canadian Radio Television & Telecommunications Commission) granted CNN a license to start an individual news channel. Thus CBC News Network came into existence. This channel broadcasts news bulletins from studios located in Toronto, Halifax, Winnipeg and Calgary. It derives funds for managing its expenses by telecasting commercial advertisements besides news bulletins.


Al Jazeera:

This is an Arabic word which means “The Island”. As the name suggests, this is an international news channel located at Doha in Qatar. It was initially launched to broadcast Arabic news. However with the pace of time Al Jazeera news channel expanded into many parts and also gave its contribution of news on internet. This news channel is owned by Qatar Media Corporation. It is accessible in many countries through digital cable technology.
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