(Last Updated on : 19/11/2012)
ABP News is a popular 24-hour satellite national news channel in India which broadcasts shows related to news and current events entirely in Hindi.
ABP News keeps viewers across the country, fully informed and engaged through the process of reporting news as it happens in India and with links to international news agencies. The headquarters of the news channel is in the ABP News Centre, Kolkata
. The national news channel showcases a range of news based programmes from entertainment bulletins, dedicated shows on diverse topics like cricket, politics, crime etc.
History of ABP News Channel
STAR News now ABP News was launched on March 15, 2003. It was the first bilingual news service and was initially run by STAR on its own with NDTV (NDTV Profit
and NDTV 24X7
) doing the production till 2003. But when the agreement with the NDTV expired 2003, STAR News was transformed into a complete Hindi News Channel, collaborated with ABP Group.
It was the joint venture between News Corporation and Andanda Bazar Patrika Group of Companies. This is a news channel which offers its viewers all the news which is relevant to contemporary India. The programming of ABP News channel covers the full spectrum of news ranging from politics to business, investigative reports to consumer issues, crime to the environment.
On 16 April 2012, Star and Anandabazar Patrika
(ABP) Group announced that they would part ways. It allows the Rupert Murdoch-controlled company to retreat from the news business in India to focus on entertainment. With the divorce, the eight-year affiliation with the `Star` brand came to an end. Media Content and Communications (MCCS), the company that owned and operated the news channels mostly in Asia, said that after the split, Hindi news channel Star News would be named ABP News, Bengali news channel Star Ananda would become ABP Ananda and the Marathi news channel Star Majha would be called ABP Majha. Sanada TV was the sister concern of ABP Ananda.
Programming of ABP News Channel
The programmes of ABP News include Satyameva Jayate, City 60, National Reporter, Wah! Cricket, Sansani and Pol Khol, STAR News, and many other programmes. The 19 other regional branches across India are connected by VSAT. The channel catches the spirit of national as well as international news happenings. All the programmes of ABP News consist of stylish delivery and speedy format providing a heady summary for the viewer on every domestic and international news happenings up-to-date. Audiences are given updated news from the world of silver screen, including gossips, film premiers and parties, making of movies, on-location interviews, music launches and other information on the glamorous world of films.
ABP News, with the aid of advanced technology, sharp editing and modern infrastructures; have maintained its motto -Aapko Rakhe Aagey, which literally means, keeping the audience updated and informed. ABP News has earned immense popularity over the years for its authentic reporting and news presenting.