(Last Updated on : 23/07/2014)
English is a global language and is widely used throughout the world. It is no longer the prerogative of the British. The language has become very flexible and has been adapted in more or less all the countries. India has also adopted the language ever since the inception of British rule in India. However there has been Indianization of the language, where the language has been tailored to suit the Indian context. The Imperial English has been decentralized and then modified according to the local needs. The role of media in this context is immense. In this era of globalization, English television channels have taken the effort to unify this diverse land and give it homogeneity.
CNBC-TV 18 is a leading English business news channel. It is a joint venture of CNBC
and Television eighteen India limited (TV 18).
is an English language Indian TV news channel. It is a partnership between Global broadcast News (GBN) and turner International in India.
A sister channel of the Hindi news channel Aaj Tak
, Headlines Today is a premier English news channel in India. It was launched in 2003 and is one of the four-niche news channels from the TV Today Network group.
is one of the foremost English news channels in India with some of the well-known journalists of India who form the core team. It is owned by the New Delhi Television Ltd. A sister channel of NDTV 24x7, is NDTV Profit, a business channel with a host of journalists bringing the latest updates from the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.
is a 24-hour English news channel. It is a joint venture by the Times group in India and the Reuters news service.
, a premier news channel has the largest viewership. It caters to the needs of the people with its news bulletins, documentaries, lifestyle programmes and interviews.
, Star world
, National Geographic
, Animal Planet
, history Channel
are the other well-known English channels that are telecasted in India.