Popular News Channels: List of Top 10 In The World 2020

A 2018 survey for Research Intelligence by Brand Keys found that the BBC was the most trusted TV news brand and most popular news channels among American viewers, beating out Fox News and PBS.

Most Popular News Channels in The World

Fox News Channel (FNC) was founded in 1996 under the ownership of News Corporation and one of the Most Popular News Channels (founded by Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch), the fifth largest media company in the United States behind Sony, the original Viacom (now ViacomCBS), Time Warner (now WarnerMedia), The Walt Disney Company, Seagram and MGM. The network is headed by chief executive officer Rupert Murdoch. The network began broadcasting its programming in high definition in May 2008.


List of Most Popular News Channels in 2020


1. BBC World News

BBC World News is the BBC’s international news and current affairs television channel. It has the largest audience of any BBC channel. BBC World Service Television outside Europe, its name was changed to BBC World on 16 January 1995 and to BBC World News on 21 April 2008.

BBC News Channel

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom

Owner: Public owned

Subsidiaries: BBC News, BBC Weather, BBC Radio, BBC Music More

Films produced: Saving Mr. Banks, Jane Eyre, Sarafina!, Threads & More

Founders: Government of the United Kingdom, John Reith, 1st Baron Reith

Social Network: YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram

Website Link: BBC


2. Fox News

Fox News Channel (FNC), also known as Fox News, is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

FOX News Channel

Parent organizations: Fox Corporation, Fox Entertainment Group, News Corporation Trending

Sister channel(s): Fox Business Network; Fox Broadcasting Company

CEO: Suzanne Scott (17 May 2018–)

Dish Network: Channel 205 (SD/HD)

SKY TV (New Zealand): Channel 088

Social Network: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

Website Link: Fox News


3. CNN

The Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.

CNN News Channel

Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Founded: 1980, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Dish Network: Channel 200; Channel 9436

Parent organizations: WarnerMedia, Turner Broadcasting System

Founders: Ted Turner, Reese Schonfeld

Social Network: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube

Website Link: CNN


4. Sky News

Sky News is a 24-hour international multimedia news operation based in Britain. Originally a 24-hour television news channel in the UK, Sky News now provides rolling news on television, online, and on a range of mobile devices.

SKY News Channel

Headquarters location: London, United Kingdom

Founder: Rupert Murdoch

Founded: 1986

Motto: First for breaking news

Parent organization: Sky UK Limited

Social Network: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Website Link: Sky News



MSNBC is an American basic cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events. The network also carries a nightly ‘opinion’ programming block during prime time hours.

MSNBC News Channel

Bell Aliant TV (Canada): Channel 243

Bell TV (Canada): Channel 1588 (HD)

Bell Fibe TV (Canada): Channel 1506

YouTube TV: Internet Protocol television

Parent organizations: NBC, NBCUniversal

Social Network: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkdeIn

Website Link: MSNBC


6. Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera literally “The Peninsula”, referring to the Arabian Peninsula), also known as JSC (Jazeera Satellite Channel), is a Doha-based state-funded broadcaster owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network, which is partly funded by the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar.

Aljazeera News Channel

Mozaic TV (Qatar): Channel 100 (SD)

Fetch TV (Australia): Channel 187

Dialog TV (Sri Lanka): Channel 32 (SD)

PEO TV (Sri Lanka): Channel 26

Virgin TV Anywhere: Watch live (UK only)

Parent organizations: Al Jazeera Media Network, beIN Media Group

Social Network: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

Website Link: Al Jazeera


7. Euronews

Euronews is a multilingual news media service, headquartered in Lyon, France. Created in 1993, it aims to cover world news from a pan-European perspective. Naguib Sawiris, an Egyptian businessman, is Chairman of its Supervisory board.

Euronews News Channel

Headquarters location: Lyon, France

TV show: Good Morning Europe

CEO: Michael Peters (Dec 2011–)

Founded: 1993

Motto: All Views

Social Network: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

Website Link: Euronews


8. Al Arabiya

Al Arabiya meaning “The Arabic One” or “The Arab One” is a Saudi-owned pan-Arab television news channel broadcast in Modern Standard Arabic.

AL Arabiya News Channel

Sunrise TV (Switzerland): Channel 201 (SD)

Freebox TV (France): Channel 674 (SD)

Fukushima TV: Channel 50

Owned by: MBC

Sister channel(s): MBC 1; MBC 2; MBC 3; MBC 4; MBC Drama; MBC Action; MBC Max; MBC Persia; Wanasah; MBC Bollywood

Broadcast area: Middle East and North Africa

Website Link: AL Arabiya



9. Geo News

Geo News is a private Pakistani TV news channel, owned and operated by ‘Independent Media Corporation’, the parent company which also owns the Jang Group of Newspapers.

Geo News Channel

World TV Europe (Europe): Channel 13

Freebox TV (France): Channel 602

NeufBox TV (France): Channel 630

TV Desi (Canada): Channel 158

PTCL Smart TV: Channel 03

Social Network: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

Sister channel(s): List: GEO Entertainment; Geo Super; Geo Tez; AAG TV

Website Link: Geo TV


10. NDTV India

NDTV India (Hindi: NDTV इंडिया) is a Hindi news channel in India that is owned by New Delhi Television Limited. Noted journalist Vinod Dua has been associated with this channel.

NDTV News Channel

NDTV India Live TV: 1

Dish TV: Channel 659

Airtel digital TV: Channel 317

Independent TV: Channel 409

Singtel TV (Singapore): Channel 679

DD Free Dish: Channel 45

Nominations: ITA Award for Best News Channel - Hindi

Social Network: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn

Website Link: NDTV







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