Launched 7 December 1999
Owned by TV18
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan "First in Business Worldwide"
Country  India
Language English
Broadcast area India
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Formerly called CNBC India (1999-2004)
Replaced CNBC-TV18 (2004-present)
Website Official Website
Internet television
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CNBC-TV18 is a business news channel broadcast in India based in Mumbai. The channel was launched in India on December 7, 1999. It was the first business news channel launched in India and still the leads that genre. The channel has been an integral part of the Indian economic story, spearheading and mirroring India's enterprising times.

The channel's benchmark coverage extends from corporate news, financial markets coverage, expert perspective on investing and management to industry verticals and beyond. CNBC-TV18 has been constantly innovating with new genres of programming that helps make business more relevant to different constituencies across India. India’s most able business audience consumes CNBC-TV18 for their information & investing needs. This audience is highly diversified at one level comprising of key groups such as business leaders, professionals, retail investors, brokers and traders, intermediaries, self employed professionals, High Net Worth individuals, students and even homemakers but shares a distinct commonality in terms of their spirit of enterprise.CNBC-TV18 is available in over 35 million households in India.



Current on-air staff

Name Title
Raghav Bahl Managing Director, Network18
Senthil Chengalvarayan Group Editorial President, TV18 Business Media
Udayan Mukherjee Managing Editor
Shereen Bhan Executive Editor
Anuradha Sengupta Features Editor
Maneka Doshi Corporate Editor
Latha Venkatesh Banking Editor
Mitali Mukherjee News Editor
Anuj Singhal Research Editor

CNBC-TV18's Key Milestones

  • CNBC-TV18 was the First 24 hr business news channel in the country – Launched in 1999 as CNBC India and was later re-christened CNBC-TV18
  • CNBC-TV18 has maintained a dominant position in market share, despite the emergence of competition in recent years. The channel has consistently delivered more than 50% market share
  • The channel has won Best Business News Channel awards at all major recognized industry events, apart from numerous other accolades across national & international platforms. These include the acclaimed Indian Telly Awards, Indian Television Academy & News Television Awards
  • The Indian marketing & media decision makers have rated CNBC-TV18 India’s No.1 TV Brand in a market that has over 400 TV brands competing for eyeballs (Pitch Brandometer Survey 2009)
  • CNBC-TV18 runs India's largest platform for recognizing & rewarding accomplishments of Indian SME's - The Emerging India Awards. The Awards are listed in the Limca book of records as they received the highest number of entries for any business awards in the country till date.
  • CNBC-TV18 runs India’s most respected and sought after awards for recognizing business & entrepreneurial achievement, the CNBC-TV18 India Business Leader Awards (IBLA). The IBLA re-inforces the prestige of CNBC Asia’s “Asia Business Leader Awards” (ABLA) in the country.
  • CNBC-TV18 was the first channel to deliver beam live INTERNATIONAL business news programming into the country and show live opening of global exchanges, across the world
  • CNBC-TV18’s Storyboard is the longest-running show focused on Advertising and Marketing
  • CNBC-TV18 was the 1st channel to have a dedicated show on corporate law in India, The Firm
  • CNBC-TV18’s Young Turks is one of India’s first dedicated & longest-running shows focusing on young entrepreneurs

CNBC-TV18 taglines

  • "Profit From It" (2000—2008)
  • "The World Leader in Business News" (2004—2008)
  • "First in Business Worldwide" (2008—present)


CNBC-TV18 also publishes business and investing books and DVDs through Network18's division BestSellers18. The collection of books and DVDs range a broad spectrum of topics right from economics, stock markets, finance, entrepreneurship, management, business empowerment and philosophy.


2008-01-07 revamp

Started 7 January 2008, CNBC-TV18 had patterned its graphics, some parts of the lower-thirds, title cards to the main network (CNBC) in the United States and unlike the regional channel, its graphics are in 3d. Although it has retained the old ticker (similar to the CNBC US 2002 graphics) and stock bar (similar to the CNBC US 2003 graphics), which is above the channel DOG, it has moved it to the top of the screen during CNBC Asia, NBC and CNBC US programmes.

2010-03-29 revamp

Started March 29, 2010, CNBC-TV18 made another revamp, to make some of its lower-thirds look like CNBC US.

See also


External links

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