|Launched||16 December 2005|
|Owned by||Network 18
Turner International India
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV)
|Slogan||"Whatever it takes".|
|Headquarters||Noida, Uttar Pradesh|
Cable News Network-Indian Broadcasting Network (CNN-IBN) is a service of TV18 Broadcast Ltd (a subsidiary of Network18, India's leading full play media conglomerate) and Time Warner Inc, a US based Media and Entertainment Company. It is an English News Channel, providing news from India and around the World. Headquartered in Noida, the channel is supported by more than 20 bureaus nationwide. Led by one of the country’s most respected journalists, Padma Shri Rajdeep Sardesai, CNN-IBN boasts of the most robust team of news professionals.
The channel has been a ‘thought leader’ and has started several initiatives that include CNN-IBN Indian of the Year, Real Heroes, Citizen Journalist Awards, Young Indian Leaders, India Positive Awards, State of the Nation (channel’s flagship bi-annual poll), to name a few. CNN-IBN is the first news channel in India to have introduced the concept of ‘Citizen Journalism’, which encourages citizens to send in their reports/views on issues important to them.
Cable News Network-Indian Broadcasting Network (CNN-IBN) was launched on 16th December, 2005 in India. It came into existence as a result of a partnership between TV18 Broadcast Limited (Formerly, Global Broadcast News) and Turner International (Turner) in India. TV18 Broadcast Ltd runs the channel completely but uses the CNN brand name. Since its inception, the channel has been reaching out to an average of 45 million households every day.
Questions on ethics
A controversy about some fake Twitter comments that ran on the screen during a news show raised questions about the reliability of instant feedback from viewers. The officials later apologized saying that the source of viewer comment was wrongly stated as Twitter.
On November 2011, on its primetime show Face The Nation, the channel broadcasted a pre-recorded interview of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as a live television debate. The show was hosted by the deputy editor of the channel, Sagarika Ghose, the wife of the channel's editor, Rajdeep Sardesai. On public outcry, the anchor issued a public apology on Twitter, web and TV. The episode has not been hosted on the show's homepage.
Commonwealth Games Contract
On August 5, 2011 Comptroller and Auditor General of India's report on XIX Commonwealth Games was tabled in Parliament of India. In section 14.4.2 of the report, CAG alleged that while awarding contracts worth Rs 3.78 crore for production & broadcasting of commercials for promoting CWG-2010 to CNN-IBN & NDTV, the Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee followed an arbitrary approach. Proposals were considered in an ad hoc manner, as and when a proposal was received; no form of competitive tendering was adopted. The CAG further said in its report that, "We had no assurance about the competitiveness of the rates quoted by these channels and the need and usefulness of these proposals. From March 2010 to June 2010, the entire pre games publicity and sponsorship publicity was done only on NDTV & CNN-IBN."
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- Priscilla Jebaraj (2010-12-19). "Thehindu.com". Thehindu.com. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Face The Nation: A clarification and an apology". November 10, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
- "CNN-IBN 'small' apology to Sri Sri". November 11, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
- "Face the Nation Shows Videos-Watch Most viewed videos of Face the Nation : IBNLive". CNN-IBN. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- "CAG Report on XIX Commonwealth Games". Comptroller & Auditor General of India (Pdf).
- "CAG blames top media houses in Commonwealth Games Scam". News of Delhi.
- "Games contracts to media houses arbitrary and biased: CAG". India Today.