NewsX

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NewsX
NewsX
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]
Website newsx.com
Availability
Satellite
Dish TV Channel 608
Tata Sky Channel 540
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]

History[edit]

The channel was launched on 28 March 2008 by the INX Network, which was then headed by Indrani Mukherjea.[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.[10]

The present colour scheme includes simple black backgrounds with yellow and white text.[11]

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.[12][13][14][15]

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.[16]

Awards[edit]

  • Best Investigative Feature – NT Awards 2012.[17][not in citation given]
  • News Reporter & Videographer Of the Year 2009 by Indian News Broadcasting Awards (4 Nominations)[18]
  • Pioneering Initiatives in Digital Technology 2008 by NT Special Award[19]
  • Best News/Current Affairs Promo 2008 by Silver Promax Award - Singapore[20]
  • Film & Television Reporting – Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010.[21]
  • Environmental Reporting - Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010.[21]
  • The Best News Documentary of the Year – Indian News Broadcasting Awards 2010.[22][23]

Management[edit]

The channel's management includes RK Arora,[24] Raktim Das,[25] Varun Kohli.[26] Rahul Shivshankar, formerly executive editor with Headlines Today, is the managing editor,[25] along with Diptosh Majumdar, former national affairs editor at CNN-IBN.[27]

Correspondents[edit]

  • 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.[28]
  • Shiv Pujan Jha went on to report from the remains of the destroyed sites of Uttarakhand and reporter live.[29]

Shows[edit]

  • 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[30]
  • 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, .[31]
  • Cover Story by Priya Sehgal: a weekly political TV news magazine featuring interviews with political leaders.[32]
  • Living Cars: a weekly show with automobile news
  • Tech & You: a weekly technology news show, including news on gadgets and games[33]
  • Art Talk with Jujhar Singh: a weekly interview and demonstrations show, with musicians, dancers, artists and photographers of India.[34]

Audience[edit]

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.[35][36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INX PVT LTD". NewsX. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "TAM rates NewsX as the most-watched English news channel". www.indiaprwire.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "NewsX partners with Aidem Ventures to recalibrate pricing with improved performance". www.indiantelevision.org.in. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "About NewsX". NewsX. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Executive Committee". INX Network. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Peter Mukherjee's NewsX channel slated for major launch". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Service, Express News (20th December 2010). "Radia controlled salaries of NewsX". New Indian Express. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Vynsley Fernandes". www.frost.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Indi Media buys out NewsX; INX confirms deal". Biz Asia. 2009-01-09. 
  10. ^ "Peter Mukherjee's NewsX channel slated for major launch". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Vynsley Fernandes". www.frost.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "UPDATED: Kartikeya Sharma-led Information TV buys out NewsX". www.exchange4media.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "ITV Media (India News) Acquires Engish News Channel NewsX". www.medianama.com. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "ITV Media acquires NewsX for an undisclosed sum". Business Standard. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "NewsX augments leadership team". www.bestmediainfo.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "The NewsX & Fortis Healthcare Intitiative : ‘A Home For Falak’". www.bestmediainfo.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "NEWS TELEVISION AWARDS 2012". NT Awards. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "Nominees for Airtel Indian News Broadcasting Awards 2009 announced". www.exchange4media.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "SPECIAL AWARDS PRESENTED BY MOVICO". NT Awards. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "Sony, ESS fire at Promax/BDA 2008 awards". Indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards: The Winners". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  22. ^ "Winners list". www.exchange4media.com. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  23. ^ "Indian Broadcasting Awards success for MA student". www.caerdydd.ac.uk. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  24. ^ "ITV Network ropes in RK Arora as CEO". www.exchange4media.com. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  25. ^ a b "NewsX augments leadership team". www.bestmediainfo.com. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  26. ^ "Varun Kohli joins ITV Network as COO and Revenue Head". www.exchange4media.com. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  27. ^ "NewsX augments leadership team with key appointments". www.exchange4media.com. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  28. ^ "NewsX reporter Ridhima Tomar injured as police fire tear gas : Delhi Gang Rape". www.ibtl.in. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  29. ^ "Flood-hit Uttarakhand villages are sinking". Sunday Guardian. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  30. ^ "Speak Out India shows list". NewsX. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  31. ^ "NewsX launches 'Decode India with MJ Akbar'". Indian television. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  32. ^ "Cover Story by Priya Sahgal". First Post (India). Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  33. ^ "Intex aqua review on Tech & You". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  34. ^ "Art Talk with abstract artist Prabhakar Kolte". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  35. ^ "NewsX now available worldwide on mobile handsets". Afaqs!. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  36. ^ "INX Media’s NewsX joins two platforms in India". www.media247.co.uk. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 

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