WION (TV channel)
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|Launched||15 August 2016|
|Owned by||Zee Media|
(downscaled to 4:3 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Slogan||The world is one news|
|Replaced||Zee News English|
|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|
|StarHub TV (Singapore)||
Channel 156 (SD)|
Channel 186 (HD)
|Mediacorp Singapore||Channel 30 UHF|
(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|
|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|
|Live Streaming (International)|
|Live Streaming (India)|
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. The new venture aims to tell global news with an unbiased approach.
The founding team included Emmy-nominated producer Rohit Gandhi as editor-in-chief, Mandy Clark, former CBS correspondent, and Mithaq Kazimi, American media executive as Managing Producers respectively.
Known journalists included Saad Hammadi, Bangladesh Bureau Chief, and former correspondent for The Guardian, Archith Seshadri, former CNN anchor and Tathagata Bhattacharya, former editor of the web edition.
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.
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; and WION 360, with virtual reality content.
- 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)
- Breakfast Hosted by various anchors (2016-2017)
- Democracy & Dictatorship, hosted by Rohit Gandhi (2016-2017)
- Konversations, hosted by Mithaq Kazimi (2016-2017)
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- "Zee Group To Launch English News Channel, Hires Rohit Gandhi As Editor-In-Chief". huffingtonpost.in. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
- "Zee in talks with CNN for English-language channel, says Subhash Chandra | TelevisionPost.com". televisionpost.com. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
- "WION on Periscope: "WION launch"". Periscope.tv. 2016-06-15. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
- "Atlanta's Archith Seshadri debuts as anchor on Zee Media's global English news channel". NRI Pulse. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
- "Zee Media to launch English news broadcast, appoints Rohit Gandhi as editor-in-chief". firstpost.com. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
- "CBS News Hires Digital Journalist Based in Afghanistan". www.adweek.com. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
- "WION Authors". WION. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
- "Saad Hammadi". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
- "CNN International Editor Off to Anchor in India". www.adweek.com. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
- "WION Edge: Most Trending Social Content On The Web". www.wionews.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017.