WION (TV channel)

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WION
WION TV logo.jpg
Launched 15 August 2016
Network Zee Network
Owned by Zee Media
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 4:3 576i for the SDTV feed)
Slogan The world is one news
Country India
Language English
Hindi
Broadcast area International
Headquarters Noida, India
Replaced Zee News English
Website wionews.com
Availability
Satellite
Dish TV Channel 765
Airtel Digital TV Channel 378
Reliance Digital TV Channel 457
Videocon D2H Channel 352
Tata Sky Channel 615
AsiaSat 7 3706 MHz
Indovision (Indonesia) Channel 331
K+ (Vietnam) Channel 109
Cable
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 156 (SD)
Channel 186 (HD)
Mediacorp Singapore Channel 30 UHF
PCVI
(Baybay City, Philippines)
Channel 6 (SD)
TransACT (Australia) Channel 251
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 322
Cable TV (Hong Kong) Channel 78
ABNXcess (Malaysia) Channel 23
AVG (Vietnam) Channel 17
Asianet Digital (India) Channel 428
IPTV
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 6 (HD) / 153 (HD)
DittoTV (India) Channel 98
DETV (Malaysia) Channel 122
now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 322
YuppTV (Worldwide) Channel 734
FetchTV (Australia) Channel 186
Streaming media
Live Streaming (International)
Live Streaming (India)

World Is One News (WION) is an Indian news channel, owned by Essel Group.[1][2]

WION is an acronym for "World is One News", which is inspired by the group's motto taken from the Sanskrit phrase from the Maha Upanishad, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (Sanskrit: वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्, "The World is One Family"). The channel reports global news and issues from the Indian subcontinent.[3] The new venture aims to tell global news with an unbiased approach.[4]

Its website was launched on 15 June 2016[5] and the TV channel on 15 August 2016 as a free to air satellite service in thirty-seven countries.[6]

Team[edit]

Founding team[edit]

The founding team included Emmy-nominated producer Rohit Gandhi as editor-in-chief,[7] Mandy Clark, former CBS correspondent,[8] and Mithaq Kazimi, American media executive[9] as Managing Producers respectively.

Known journalists included Saad Hammadi, Bangladesh Bureau Chief,[10] and former correspondent for The Guardian,[11] Archith Seshadri, former CNN anchor[12] and Tathagata Bhattacharya, former editor of the web edition.

Current team[edit]

The current team includes Ramesh Ramachandran, associate editor, Daniele Pagani, West Asia Bureau Chief & Palki Sharma Upadhyay, former senior editor at Network18. Sidhant Sibal of DD News joined the organization on 1 April 2018.

Content[edit]

Digital[edit]

Web properties include the WIONews website, listed on Google News. Other than reporting news, special content of the platform includes WION Edge, featuring intriguing stories; live streaming sessions and viral videos;[13] and WION 360, with virtual reality content.

TV Programs[edit]

Current Shows[edit]

  • World is One, Hosted by various anchors (2016-now)
  • Tech it Out, Hosted by various anchors (2016-now)
  • Unscripted, Hosted by various anchors (2017-now)
  • Pitstop Hosted by various anchors (2017-now)

Previous Shows[edit]

  • Breakfast Hosted by various anchors (2016-2017)
  • Democracy & Dictatorship, hosted by Rohit Gandhi (2016-2017)
  • Konversations, hosted by Mithaq Kazimi (2016-2017)[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zee Television. "Zee Television Corporate Website: Company News, Financial Results". zeetelevision.com. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  2. ^ "Zee Media names its Global English News Channel – 'WION' (World Is One News) | Zee News". zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  3. ^ "Zee Group To Launch English News Channel, Hires Rohit Gandhi As Editor-In-Chief". huffingtonpost.in. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  4. ^ "Zee in talks with CNN for English-language channel, says Subhash Chandra | TelevisionPost.com". televisionpost.com. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  5. ^ "WION on Periscope: "WION launch"". Periscope.tv. 2016-06-15. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  6. ^ "Atlanta's Archith Seshadri debuts as anchor on Zee Media's global English news channel". NRI Pulse. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  7. ^ "Zee Media to launch English news broadcast, appoints Rohit Gandhi as editor-in-chief". firstpost.com. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  8. ^ "CBS News Hires Digital Journalist Based in Afghanistan". www.adweek.com. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  9. ^ http://www.wionews.com/node/29388
  10. ^ "WION Authors". WION. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Saad Hammadi". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  12. ^ "CNN International Editor Off to Anchor in India". www.adweek.com. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  13. ^ "WION Edge: Most Trending Social Content On The Web". www.wionews.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  14. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8656082/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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