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10 Business News Channels that MBA aspirants must watch

It is important to watch quality news and not just stay tuned with news that is not relevant from exam point of view. The news and programmes that are covered on these channels will provide you an overview of the international issues and will help you in essay writing ad Group Discussions (GDs).

Apr 18, 2019 15:24 IST
    Top 10 Business News
    Top 10 Business News

    For an MBA aspirant, it is important to stay updated with the current news and happenings. In addition, it is equally important to understand the opinion of others on major issues that are taking place both nationally and internationally. All this will not be possible by taking a glance at few pages of the book. Books are a gateway to the facts and figures and will remain relevant for ages. But, a glimpse into the international occurrences in a dynamic and updated manner is possible if you inculcate a habit of watching business news channels.  

    In this article, we have enlisted top 10 business news channels that every MBA aspirant and graduates must watch in order to stay updated and aware.

    Top 10 Business News Channels that every MBA aspirant must watch

    1. CNN-IBN


    Launched: June 1, 1980

    Owned By: Turner Broadcasting System

    Tagline: Go there, this is CNN

    Headquarters: CNN Center, Atlanta Georgia

    CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 323 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. CNN’s two dozen branded networks and services are available to more than 2 billion people in more than 200 countries and territories. President of CNN Worldwide is Jeff Zucker. CNNMoney, CNN Politics, CNN Style and CNN Health are premium businesses within CNN Digital that have dedicated resources and reporters around the world.

    2. Times Now

    Times Now

    Launched: 23 January 2006

    Owned By: The Times Group

    Tagline: Action begins here

    Headquarters: Mumbai, India

    ‘Times Now’ is an English News and Current Affairs Television Channel. Times Now is distributed by Media Network and Distribution (India) Ltd (MNDIL), which is a joint venture between The Times Group and Yogesh Radhakrishnan.

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    3. CNBC TV 18

     CNBC TV 18

    Launched: 26 October 2011

    Owned By: Network 18

    Tagline: The future of business news

    Headquarters: Mumbai, India

    On trading days, the live markets are divided in this format: Asia and India mornings, Europe afternoons and America evenings. It is India's first business channel keep graphics all the time.

    4. NDTV Profit

     NDTV Profit

    Launched: 2005

    Owned By: NDTV

    Tagline: News You Can Use

    Headquarters: New Delhi, India

    NDTV was founded in 1988 by Radhika Roy and Prannoy Roy. It is today the most watched and the most credible and respected news and lifestyle network in India. It launched various channels to enhance its portfolio and reach. In the business niche, its products such as NDTV Profit-NDTV Prime (Business and Infotainment) continue to raise the standards of journalism with innovative programming and uncompromising integrity.

    5. Euronews


    Launched: 1 January 1993

    Owned By: Media Globe Networks

    Tagline: All views

    Headquarters: Lyon, France

    In this channel headlines from both Europe as well as the world are broadcast in thirty-minute intervals. In February 2015, the channel's executive board has approved the bid by an Egyptian telecom businessman, Naguib Sawiris, to acquire a 53% controlling stake in the media outlet. The channel is available in 350 million households in 155 countries worldwide. It reaches more than 170 million European households by various means.

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    6. Fox News

    Fox News

    Launched: October 7, 1996

    Owned By: Fox News Group

    Tagline: Fair & Balanced

    Headquarters: New York City, USA

    It is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. The channel was created by Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

    7. BBC World News

     BBC World News

    Launched: 16 January 1995

    Owned By: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

    Tagline: Live The Story

    Headquarters: London, UK

    It is an international news and current affairs television channel. With an estimated 76 million viewers weekly in 2014, part of the estimated 265 million users of the BBC's four main international news services. BBC World News was named Best International News Channel at the Association for International Broadcasting Awards in November 2006.

    8. ET Now

    ET Now

    Launched: 2009

    Owned By: The Times Group

    Tagline: India's premier English business news channel

    Headquarters: Mumbai, India

    ET Now has strategic partnership with Reuters, a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters. ET Now uses two-line ticker on the trading hours and one-line ticker on the rest of the day.

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    9. BTVi (Bloomberg Television)


    Launched: 2016

    Owned By: BBNPL

    Tagline: Business Finance Money

    Headquarters: Mumbai, India

    Bloomberg is an American-based international cable and satellite business news television channel that is owned by Bloomberg L.P. Its Indian subsidiary is run by Business Broadcast News Pvt. Ltd (BBNPL). Reliance Capital Ltd and entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala, among others, are shareholders in Business Broadcast News. On August 1, 2016, the channel was rechristened as BTVi from Bloomberg TV India after the licensing agreement between Business Broadcast News and Bloomberg LP came to an end.

    10. Business News Network

    Business News Network

    Launched: September 1, 1999

    Owned By: Bell Media

    Headquarters:  Toronto, Ontario

    It is a Canadian English language Category A cable and satellite specialty channel that is owned by Bell Media. A large majority of the programming carried on BNN is produced in-house. It had been the Canadian broadcast partner of CNNfn, an American business news channel, which ceased operations in December 2004. BNN features a televised stock ticker with real-time data from the Toronto Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and many international financial exchanges.

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