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CNN-IBN completes seven years

News Helpline | January, 07 2013

Cable News Network-Indian Broadcasting Network (CNN-IBN) has successfully completed seven years into Indian television industry. This English-language Indian television news channel, launched on December 16, 2005, is a partnership between Global Broadcast News (GBN) and Turner International (Turner) in India (a subsidiary of Time Warner). Since its inception what has made CNN-IBN different from other news channel is its unique concept of Citizen Journalism where in whereby any person can send in a report that will be aired in a separate section.

CNN-IBN also holds the record of winning 159 awards in excellence, which is the highest number of such awards won by any news channel in the Indian television industry. Among its ground-breaking programming the most popular is its flagship evening program “India at 9” known for breaking news events, such as the 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings and the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-in-Chief, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat, said, “Seven years ago, we had a dream which has now become a reality. Reaching this milestone gives us a great sense of pride and self-belief that will inspire us to work even harder to keep the philosophy of ‘Whatever It Takes’ alive.”

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