TV18 enters US TV market with News18 India

Rebecca Hawkes
| 04 August 2014

Indian media group TV18 has launched a 24-hour channel News18 India in the US, on Dishworld and Dish Network Channel 711.

The move marks TV18's launch in the US broadcast market, following earlier forays in the UK, Singapore and the Middle East.

News18 India which is produced by the staff on CNN-IBN, CNBC TV-18 and IBN7 in India will be available to all viewers of the international base package, English news pack and Hindi Mega pack.

"It gives me immense pleasure to expand our global footprint and to take the best of Indian News to every household outside of India. News18 India is a destination for definitive news for the Indian diaspora, a community of high achievers seeking Indian news and for ethnic conglomerates with business interests in India. At a time when the world is watching India, News18 India will serve as the world's window into India," said Avinash Kau, CEO, IBN News Networks.

Gaurav Gandhi, COO of IndiaCast, the distribution joint venture between TV18 and Viacom18, added: "We are confident that News18 India, with a customised offering for the US market, will fill the void of a comprehensive business and general news service from India."