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NewsX logo image
Launched 2008
Owned by INX Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan News without Noise
Country India
Language English
Broadcast area India
Headquarters Noida, India[1]
Dish TV Channel 608
Tata Sky Channel 519
BIG TV Channel 460

NewsX is a 24-hour rolling news television channel in India, which was rated India's most watched English news channel by TAM in 2008[2] and 2013.[3] The channel carries stories on domestic politics, international affairs, human interest, business, sport, entertainment, culture, lifestyle etc.[4]


The channel was launched on 28 March 2008 by the INX Network, which was then headed by Indrani Mukerjea.[5][6]

NewsX was India’s first HDTV channel and the country's only free to air English news channel.[7] It was later acquired by iTV network.[8][9] The network, led by Kartikeya Sharma, also owns the Hindi news channel India News, along with four regional news channels.[6]

The present colour scheme includes simple black backgrounds with yellow and white text.[8]

On 9 January 2009 NewsX was purchased by Indi-Media Network, a partnership between the NaiDunia (English: New World) CEO Vinay Chhajlani and former Businessworld editor Jehangir Pochaa.[9]

ScreenShot of NewsX on 20 January 2014

In September 2010, NewsX announced its intention to re-brand as IMN News. Kartikeya Sharma led Information TV Private Limited (India News) acquired News X.[10][11][12][13]

In 2012, the channel started "A Home For Falak" in association with Fortis Healthcare to support the traumatised condition of the two year old abandoned and battered baby Falak.[14]


  • Best Investigative Feature – NT Awards 2012.[15][not in citation given]
  • News Reporter & Videographer Of the Year 2009 by Indian News Broadcasting Awards (4 Nominations)[16]
  • Pioneering Initiatives in Digital Technology 2008 by NT Special Award[17]
  • Best News/Current Affairs Promo 2008 by Silver Promax Award - Singapore[18]
  • Film & Television Reporting – Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010.[19]
  • Environmental Reporting - Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010.[19]
  • The Best News Documentary of the Year – Indian News Broadcasting Awards 2010.[20][21]


The channel's management includes Mr. Dilip Venkatraman (Group COO - Strategy & Business Development, ITV Network),RK Arora,[22] Varun Kohli.[23] Rahul Shivshankar, formerly executive editor with Headlines Today, is the managing editor,[24] along with Diptosh Majumdar, former national affairs editor at CNN-IBN.[25]


  • Ridhima Tomar, a young reporter, while reporting on the Delhi gang rape protest was injured with a tear gas shell while reporting from India Gate.[26]
  • Shiv Pujan Jha went on to report from the remains of the destroyed sites of Uttarakhand and reporter live.[27]


  • Morning Edition: a one hour morning news bulletin with a wrap of top news and developing stories of the day
  • That’s Entertainment: a daily wrap of Bollywood and Hollywood stories and gossip
  • The Ultimate Sports Show: an evening sports news bulletin from across India and abroad, with sports experts
  • Speak Out India: a daily evening show at 8:30 pm with viewer call in on topical issues[28]
  • Nation @ 9: a prime time news bulletin shown at 9 p.m. IST
  • India Debates with Rahul Shivshankar: prime time debate of the channel, with analyses of the day's main news stories
  • Decode India with MJ Akbar: a weekly show with analysis and discussion with guests on issues of national significance, .[29]
  • Cover Story by Priya Sehgal: a weekly political TV news magazine featuring interviews with political leaders.[30]
  • Living Cars: a weekly show with automobile news
  • Tech & You: a weekly technology news show, including news on gadgets and games[31]
  • Art Talk with Jujhar Singh: a weekly interview and demonstrations show, with musicians, dancers, artists and photographers of India.[32]


The channel targets the SEC AB viewers in the 25-44 age group and has repeatedly had the highest number of viewers in this TG.[2] It was the most watched English News channel in 2013 according to the TAM ratings, with highest Time Spent per Viewer. Its TAM All India was over 1 million, including six metros, CS males 25-44 AB, Week 19 to Week 39, 2013, combined GVTs and average TSPV.

NewsX is available on all major DTH platforms, Digital/Analog cable, Web and Mobile Television.[33][34]


  1. ^ "INX PVT LTD". NewsX. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "TAM rates NewsX as the most-watched English news channel". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "NewsX partners with Aidem Ventures to recalibrate pricing with improved performance". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "About NewsX". NewsX. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Executive Committee". INX Network. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Peter Mukherjee's NewsX channel slated for major launch". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Service, Express News (20 December 2010). "Radia controlled salaries of NewsX". New Indian Express. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Vynsley Fernandes". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Indi Media buys out NewsX; INX confirms deal". Biz Asia. 2009-01-09. 
  10. ^ "UPDATED: Kartikeya Sharma-led Information TV buys out NewsX". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "ITV Media (India News) Acquires Engish News Channel NewsX". Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "ITV Media acquires NewsX for an undisclosed sum". Business Standard. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "NewsX augments leadership team". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "The NewsX & Fortis Healthcare Intitiative : ‘A Home For Falak’". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "NEWS TELEVISION AWARDS 2012". NT Awards. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Nominees for Airtel Indian News Broadcasting Awards 2009 announced". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "SPECIAL AWARDS PRESENTED BY MOVICO". NT Awards. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Sony, ESS fire at Promax/BDA 2008 awards". Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards: The Winners". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  20. ^ "Winners list". Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  21. ^ "Indian Broadcasting Awards success for MA student". Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  22. ^ "ITV Network ropes in RK Arora as CEO". Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  23. ^ "Varun Kohli joins ITV Network as COO and Revenue Head". Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  24. ^ "NewsX augments leadership team". Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  25. ^ "NewsX augments leadership team with key appointments". Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  26. ^ "NewsX reporter Ridhima Tomar injured as police fire tear gas : Delhi Gang Rape". Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "Flood-hit Uttarakhand villages are sinking". Sunday Guardian. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  28. ^ "Speak Out India shows list". NewsX. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  29. ^ "NewsX launches 'Decode India with MJ Akbar'". Indian television. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  30. ^ "Cover Story by Priya Sahgal". First Post (India). Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  31. ^ "Intex aqua review on Tech & You". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  32. ^ "Art Talk with abstract artist Prabhakar Kolte". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  33. ^ "NewsX now available worldwide on mobile handsets". Afaqs!. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  34. ^ "INX Media’s NewsX joins two platforms in India". Retrieved 26 February 2014. 

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