News stands for Notable Events, Weather, and Sport, or some even call it North, East, West, and South. It does not matter if you are an avid news watcher or reader or not, directly or indirectly we either watch these news channels and are influenced by them. In the times of any national or international event news channels are the go-to place for many people as they become the only source of information on that specific topic.

As English is not the first language of India, the news was generally presented in Hindi. Hench their birth of English news channels marks a very important milestone for Indian News. Since then the number of English news channels has been increasing. Therefore, Here we are going to list out the 14 Best English News Channels in India.

Times Now

Owned byThe Times Group
Launched23rd January 2006
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sister ChannelsTimes Now NavbharatZoomET NowMovies NowRomedy NowMN+MNXMirror Now
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Broadcast areaWorldwide

The Times Group owns and manages Times Now, a popular English news channel in India that was established in partnership with Reuters on January 23, 2006. The channel gained recognition under the leadership of its previous Editor-in-Chief, Arnab Goswami, who departed in 2016 to launch his own news channel.

The most popular and well-respected English news channel in India up till 2016 was Times Now. Times Now is distributed by The Times Group through MNDIL, a joint venture between The Times Group and Yogesh Radhakrishnan, a well-known figure in the cable and satellite industry. The Times Group is the parent company of channels like Movies Now, ET Now, and Zoom. Prime Connect is the trade name used by Media Network and Distribution (India) Ltd (MNDIL).


Owned byEssel Group 
Launched15 August 2016
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
Sister channels
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Broadcast AreaWorldwide

Leading international English-language news outlet WION (World is One News) has its main office in New Delhi. The Essel Group owns the channel and it is a member of the Zee Media network of networks.

In August 2015, Rohit Gandhi was appointed as the founder and the first editor-in-chief of WION by Zee Media to establish the channel. The website of WION was launched in many countries as a free-to-air satellite service on June 15, 2016. Later, on August 15, 2016, the channel began airing on television.

Sudhir Chaudhary took over as the editor-in-chief of WION after Gandhi until he resigned from the position in 2021. WION has been consistently providing quality news coverage on a variety of topics since its inception, and its reputation as a reliable news source continues to grow.

Republic TV

Owned byArnab Goswami, ARG Outlier Media, Asianet News
Launched6 May 2017
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Sister ChannelsRepublic Bharat, Republic Bangla
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Broadcast AreaWorldwide

Arnab Goswami and Rajeev Chandrasekhar started the English-language news channel Republic TV in May 2017. Later, in May 2019, Chandrasekhar gave up his ownership of the channel, leaving Goswami as the channel’s major shareholder. Jupiter Capital Private Limited, Chandrasekhar’s business, provided the majority of the channel’s funding.

However, Republic TV has been the subject of controversy due to allegations of biased reporting in favor of the ruling BJP party and suppressing dissent. The channel has been accused of spreading fake news and making Islamophobic statements on multiple occasions. Additionally, Republic TV has been found guilty of breaching the rules of both the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and the News Broadcasting Standards Authority.

Furthermore, Republic TV is currently under investigation by the Mumbai Police for allegedly manipulating viewership ratings to negotiate higher revenues from advertisers. Despite these controversies, the channel remains popular and continues to provide news coverage to its viewers.

NDTV 24×7

Owned ByNDTV
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
Sister ChannelsNDTV IndiaNDTV Profit
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Broadcast AreaIndia and Worldwide

NDTV 24×7  is an Indian English News Channel which runs for 24 hrs. This channel was launched in 2003 when the contract NDTV ended with Star. Previously NDTV was commissioned to provide supply news content to Star News, but as soon as the contract ended, Star was ready to renew it, but NDTV refused as they were not given full editorial control. Hence it resulted in the birth of NDTV 24×7 the one of a kind 24hrs English news channel.

The headquarters of NDTV 24×7 is at News Delhi.


Owned ByNetwork 18, NBCUniversal
Launched7 December 1999
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Sister channelsSky NewsCNBC AwaazHistory TV18CNN-News18
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Broadcast AreaAsia

CNBC TV18 is a well-known Indian subscription-based television channel that specializes in business and financial news. It is co-owned by TV18 and NBCUniversal. The channel was introduced on October 26, 2011, and it is the first Indian business channel to have a high-definition (HD) broadcast.

CNBC TV18 provides 24/7 coverage of business news and updates on the stock market. The channel is known for its high-quality coverage of financial news and analysis, making it a trusted source for investors and businesses alike.

The channel is presented by Jude Sannith, a well-respected Indian journalist with extensive experience in financial reporting. With its commitment to delivering accurate and up-to-date information, CNBC TV18 is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the world of business and finance.

India Today

Owned ByLiving Media
Launched7 April 2003
HeadquartersNoida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sister ChannelsAaj Tak
Aaj Tak HD
Business Today Television
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Broadcast AreaIndia

India Today is a television network that offers round-the-clock programming in English with a focus on current affairs, news, and business in India. The network is headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, and is a subsidiary of Living Media under TV Today Network Ltd.

India Today, a channel of the TV Today Network, made its debut in 2003. The network, which consists of four news stations, was founded India Today in an effort to expand its coverage in the English news channel category. In order to provide a greater variety of news stories, India Today was launched as a sister station to the Hindi Aaj Tak news channel. Alok Verma was chosen as the executive producer in order to ensure the channel’s successful launch.


CNN-News18 English News Channel
Owned ByNetwork 18, Warner Bros. Discovery
Launched18 December 2005
HeadquartersNew Delhi, (Noida-NCR)
Sister ChannelsNews18 LokmatNews18 IndiaNews18 BanglaNews18 Tamil NaduNews18 GujaratiNews18 Kerala News18 Kannada
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Broadcast AreaIndia, UAE

An English-language news station with its headquarters in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India is CNN-News18 (formerly known as CNN-IBN). Raghav Bahl launched it, and today Warner Bros. Discovery  and Network18 Group share ownership. The Indian Broadcasting Network primarily focuses on local news, but it utilizes CNN for global coverage. Reliance Industries announced the purchase of Network18 in May 2014, which was regarded as the biggest transaction in the Indian media sector. Reliance Industries has already invested in Network18 since January 2012, giving them indirect influence over the TV18 network.


Owned ByQuintillion Media (74%)
Bloomberg L.P. (26%)
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sister Channels
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Broadcast AreaIndia

BQ Prime, previously known as BloombergQuint, is a well-known Indian news organization that primarily focuses on business and financial news related to the Indian economy, international finance, corporate law and governance, and other related areas.

It was founded as a joint venture between Bloomberg News and Quintillion Media. Initially, it started as a web portal and gained considerable popularity, garnering one million monthly users within just six months of its launch. After Raghav Bahl’s controversial exit from Network18, he and his wife Ritu Kapur established Quintillion Media within six months and later partnered with Bloomberg L.P. to launch a digital product called BloombergQuint and a TV channel. The deal ensured that Bahl owned 74% stake while Bloomberg owned the remaining 26% for ten years.

Mirror Now

Owned ByThe Times Group
Launched1 November 2015
Sister ChannelsTimes NowET NowMovies NowRomedy Now
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Broadcast AreaGlobal

Mirror Now is an English-language news channel that operates 24 hours a day and is owned by The Times Group. The channel was first launched in 2015 under the name MagicBricks Now, in partnership with the Indian real estate website MagicBricks, with a focus on providing news and information about the real estate sector.

However, on March 23, 2017, the channel was revamped and renamed Mirror Now, with a renewed focus on civic issues. Vinay Tewari serves as the Managing Editor of Mirror Now and oversees the channel’s coverage of news related to public affairs and social causes.

NDTV Profit

Owned ByNDTV
Launched4 June 2017
HeadquartersNew Delhi and Mumbai
Sister ChannelsNDTV 24x7NDTV India
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Broadcast AreaIndia

NDTV Profit is an Indian television channel that focuses on business and financial news. The channel was launched by NDTV in January 2005 and has a team of journalists who cover the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE), as well as the latest business deals. NDTV Profit also provides a platform for companies to release their public results, including their growth rates and net profits. In 2006, BSE installed one of the largest video screens in India at their building in order to disseminate capital market information, which was supported by NDTV Profit.


Owned ByAssociated Broadcasting Company Private Limited (ABCL)
LaunchedOctober 2, 2021
Sister Channels
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Broadcast AreaIndia

English-language news is the main focus of Noida, India-based News9Live, an all-digital news outlet. It is the most recent addition to the TV9 Network, which is run by the joint venture between My Home Group and Megha Engineering & Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) known as Associated Broadcasting Company Pvt Ltd (ABCL).

The news service sets itself apart from competitors with its unusual style of News, Narrative, and Debate. This structure presents a new development in three stages: first, the context-setting news segment; second, the interpretative narrative portion; and third, the discussion subdivision, which highlights the numerous viewpoints that arise around the event. The launch of News9Live took place on October 2, 2021.

ET Now

ET Now
Owned ByThe Times Group
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sister ChannelsTimes NowMovies NowZoomET Now SwadeshRomedy NowMN+MNXMirror Now
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Broadcast AreaIndia

ET Now is an Indian business and finance news channel based in Mumbai that covers various subjects such as politics, environment, technology, and governance. The channel is owned and managed by Bennett Coleman & Company Limited. Supriya Shrinate was appointed as the Chief Editor – News of the channel in 2008, and subsequently promoted to Policy Editor and Executive Editor. However, in 2019, she resigned from her position as Executive Editor to participate in the Indian general election that same year.

India Ahead

Owned ByAndhra Prabha
LaunchedJuly 2018
HeadquartersHyderabad, India
Sister Channels
WebsiteVisit Here
Broadcast AreaNationally and Worldwide

India Ahead is an English-language news channel that broadcasts nationwide, launched in June 2018 by the Andhra Prabha Media Group. The channel provides news, current affairs, sports, entertainment, and business programming, presenting both Indian and international perspectives. It is the first English news channel to originate from South India.

India Ahead’s founding CEO and Editorial Director was Chetan Sharma. However, in June 2020, senior management changes were announced by Andhra Prabha Group’s MD Mootha Goutam for the channel. This included a series of senior appointments as Chetan Sharma had already moved on from his role.


Owned ByKartikeya Sharma  ITV Network
LaunchedMarch 2015
HeadquartersNoida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sister Channels
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Broadcast AreaIndia

NewsX is a prominent English news channel launched in 2008, which blends the comprehensive coverage of print journalism with advanced broadcasting technology. True to its brand promise of ‘News Not Noise,’ the channel provides extensive news coverage of current events without sensationalizing them. The channel’s focus is on delivering factual reporting rather than depending on opinions.

NewsX follows the core principles of journalism, and its editorial philosophy is to present unbiased news, which educates its audience to help them form their own opinions. The news channel is owned by the ITV Network and has earned several national and international awards for its excellent journalism.