Top 10 News Channels Worth Watching

Gone are the days when you had to wait for the morning newspaper, to know what is going all around the world. Now TV and dish cable has made life more active. You can make yourself updated with latest news for 24 hours with news channels. These news broadcasting channels have today become the primary nerve of international communication and media. You’ve got a lot to see and watch on them. Is the US president planning to go on a holiday, has Tom Cruise got a new hot girl friend, what is there about world cup cricket and much more. Let’s talk about some top rated all time news channels, maybe we can share some new things with one another:


1. CTV News

March 12, 1961: The life changing event of the history of Canadian evolution- JOH TV began broadcasting on Channel 13. Until then, television owners of Ottawa and western Quebec had a choice of broadcasting in English or French (CBC). In the early times, programs were broadcast live from a basement studio. Many programs were broadcast, including news. CTV news provides viewers with breaking news, as well as information on a 24 hour basis. The news broadcast began in 1997, and was formerly known as CTV News 1(1997-1999) and CTV NewsNet(1999-2009). The news channel is broadcasted in Toronto.


2. CNN:

CNN stands for Cable News Network. It was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner in The United States. It was the first news channel to provide news all around the world on a 24 hour basis. Through CNN International, the news broadcast can be seen in over 212 countries and territories. Through the years, CNN has expended globally, providing Satellite viewing. Programs like Larry King Live made it even more resourceful for CNN to be a success, as it is the second most watched news network.


3. CP24

CP24 is the first Canadian news channel to provide news on a 24 hour basis. The channel is based in Toronto, and focuses on new from The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Southern Ontario, but broadcasts news internationally as well. CP24 also provides what they call, “information at a glance”, showing the date, time, immediate weather conditions, the day’s forecast, a “Four-Day” synopsis, current traffic flow from live highway cameras, newswire headlines, stock market quotes and the status of key exchange indices.


4. E! News:

Who doesn’t like gossip? We all love to hear what goes on with friends, what they do in their daily lives, who they hang out with, who they are dating, etc. This is why we have something like Facebook. If you like gossip, you most likely like to hear what goes on with celebrities as well. Who could forget the scandal between Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, and Angelina Jolie, that started in 2005, and just doesn’t seem to end? If you are looking for some juicy celebrity gossip, and can’t find it, we have the answer for you: E! News. It is the source for entertainment news, celebrity gossip and pictures, as well as the latest fashion trends, TV, music and movie reviews, and online videos.


5. LCN News

LCN is the short term for Le Canal Nouvelles. It is a private Canadian news channel program, broadcasted in French. It began airing its broadcast in September 1997, in Canada. LCN’s format is to broadcast two 30-minute news segments per hour with headlines scrolling at the bottom of the screen. LCN not only broadcasts news, but public affairs as well.


6. CBC News:

This news channel is the most popular in Canada, It broadcasts news in English language. More than 9 million homes in Canada consider CBC as a reliable source to know about current affairs within the country as well as in abroad. CNN TV network was already available in Canada during 1980s. During the year 1987, CRTC (Canadian Radio Television & Telecommunications Commission) granted CNN a license to start an individual news channel. Thus CBC News Network came into existence. This channel broadcasts news bulletins from studios located in Toronto, Halifax, Winnipeg and Calgary. It derives funds for managing its expenses by telecasting commercial advertisements besides newsbulletins.

7. Fox News:

Formerly known as Fox News Channel, Fox News has had over 102 million household viewings in The United States as of 2009. The channel was launched in 1996 by Australian American, Rupert Murdoch, who hired former NBC executive, Roger Ailes, as CEO. It was first subscribed to 17 million people, and grew throughout the 1990s and 2000s to become the most watched news channel. In 2010, Fox News took a spot in the top 10 category of most watched network for people between the ages 25-54. Some have criticized to say that some news coverage is biased, but it has denied by those who are a part of Fox News.


8. BBC News:

This TV news giant is famous as BBC News Channel. Though it is a 24 hour news server in the United Kingdom, it has got the top most rating among all international news channels around the globe. It began as BBC News on 9th November 1997. It successfully took over Sky News, a popular news channel running in the UK since 1989. BBC News is the ultimate gift of digital TV technology that gives standard news about world politics, entertainment, sports, medical developments, culture, lifestyle and much more. This channel has got distinction for being able to diversify its news content, with 2 minutes looped news bulletins.



RTVI is a Russian based news channel, broadcasting news from all around the world, in countries such as Israel and The United States, based on a 24 hour basis. It was previously known as NTV International. Its studio base includes Tel Aviv, New York and Berlin, and is broadcasted via satellite, and by a cable network in Russia. For some who live away from Russia, RTVI is the only base for news coverage for them due to language barriers.


10. ABC News Now

ABC News is a news channel, where the audience can get breaking news on a 24 hour basis through digital television, broadband and streaming video at and on cell phones. On top of providing breaking news, the channel provides an insight to a wide range of entertainment and lifestyle programs. What makes this channel even more spectacular is the program “Talk Back”, where viewers can voice their opinions through the submission of videos and personal thoughts on controversial issues and current topics.




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