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International news channels

International news channels are 24-hour news television channels which cover international news updates on their newscast programmes. Most international news channels are broadcast on cable, satellite or the Internet, and many have diversified their staff by broadcasting to multiple large language markets. Like other means of news broadcasting, international news channels have become an increasingly fierce market of competition for invested parties; governments, for example, have often established and funded international news channels in order to propagate an angle on the news of the day from the perspective, and within the confines, of the government's official view, often in competition against more established competitors based inside or outside the government's borders.

The first such channel of this kind was CNN which was launched in 1980, followed by Financial News Network in 1981 (closed 1991), HLN and Satellite News Channel in 1982 (closed 1983), NTV News24 (ja) in 1987 and Sky News, CBC News Network and TeleAsa Channel 2 News Sports (ja) in 1989.

International news channels have also hired increasingly diverse staff members from outside the country of origin for various purposes.

Here is a list of international news channels, categorised by continent.


  • Africa 1
  • Asia 2
  • Europe 3
  • North America 4
  • Oceania 5
  • South America 6


Channel Country Language Launched in Website
Nile TV Egypt English, French, Hebrew 1994
Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr Egypt Arabic 2014
Omdurman TV Sudan Arabic 1977
Blue Nile Channel Sudan Arabic 1996
Africa Independent Television Nigeria
TVC News Nigeria English 2013
ITV Tanzania Tanzania Swahili 2014
A24 news channel Pan-African 2008
CNBC Africa South Africa 2007
MSNBC Africa South Africa
SABC News International South Africa
STV Notícias Mozambique Portuguese 2014
eNCA South Africa 2008
Africa Black TV EACU Swahili, Arabic, English, French, Portugues 2014


Channel Country Language Launched in Website
Bangla TV News Bangladesh
CSB News Bangladesh 2007
Blue Ocean Network China English 2010
CCTV News China English 2000 (As CCTV-9)
CCTV-13 China Mandarin Chinese 2011
CNC Chinese China Mandarin Chinese 2010
CNC World China English 2010
China Business News (CSB) China Mandarin Chinese 2003
aTV News & Business Channel Hong Kong Cantonese 2007-2009
Fox Sports News Asia Hong Kong 2013
i-CABLE News Channel (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Cantonese 1993
Phoenix InfoNews Channel Hong Kong Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, English 2001
TVBN Hong Kong Cantonese 2004
TVBN2 Hong Kong Cantonese 2006
TVB iNews Hong Kong Cantonese 2009
Bisarva News India Hindi 2012
BBC Haryana India Hindi 2013
Jan TV India Hindi 2012
Zee News India Hindi 1992
ET Now India English 2009
Sun News India Tamil 2000
Udaya News India Kannada 2004
ETV2 India
Gemini News India Telugu 2004
Surya News India Malayalam 2012
DD News India English, Hindi 2003
IBN-Lokmat India Marathi 2006
IBN-7 India Hindi 2003
Headlines Today India English 2006
TV9 (Kannada) India Kannada 1999
CNBC-TV18 India English 1999
CNBC Awaaz India Hindi 2010
TV24 India Hindi 2008
Channel 10 India Bengali 2008
Zee 24 Taas India Marathi 2007
CNN-IBN India English 2005
TV9 (Telugu) India Telugu 2004
DECCAN TV (Telugu) India Telugu 2012
TNEWS (Telugu) India Telugu
News Live India Guwahati 2008
Times Now India English 2006
Sahara Samay India Hindi
News Time India Bengali 2010
NewsX India English 2008
ABP News India Hindi 1998
Tara Newz India Bengali 2005
STAR Ananda India Bengali 2005
India News India English 2008
Manorama News India Malayalam 2006
Mediaone India Malayalam 2013
NDTV 24x7 India English 2003
India TV India Hindi 2004
NDTV Profit India English 2005
Ne Bangla India Bengali 2004
Kolkata TV India Bengali 2006
STAR Majha India Marathi 2007
NDTV India India Hindi 2003
Aaj Tak India Hindi 1999
24 Ghanta India Bengali 2006
Bloomberg UTV India English 2008
Asianet News India Malayalam 1993
MNC News Indonesia Indonesian, English, Chinese 2006
MetroTV Indonesia Indonesian, English, Chinese 2000
VIVA Indonesia Indonesian 2008
HispanTV Iran Spanish 2011
Press TV Iran Persian, English 2007
IRINN Iran Persian 1999
Al-Alam News Network Iran Arabic, Persian, English 2003
i24news Israel English, French, Arabic 2013
NHK World Japan English 2009
Nikkei CNBC Japan Japanese 1999
NTV News24 Japan Japanese 1987 (As Nippon TV Cable News)
TBS News Bird Japan Japanese 1998
TeleAsa Channel 2 News Sports Japan Japanese 1989 (As Asahi Newstar)
al-Manar Lebanon Arabic 1991
Astro Awani Malaysia Malay, English 2006
Bernama TV Malaysia Malay, English, Chinese, Tamil 2008
Worldview Broadcasting Channel Malaysia Malay, Indonesian, English, Arabic, Russian 2012
Aaj News Pakistan
Express News Pakistan Urdu 2008
AAJ TV Pakistan 2005
Dunya News Pakistan Urdu 2008
Express 24/7 Pakistan English 2009-2011
GEO News Pakistan Urdu 2002
ARY News Pakistan English 2004
Samaa Pakistan
Dawn News Pakistan Urdu 2007
CNBC Pakistan Pakistan English, Urdu 2005
Waqt News Pakistan Urdu 2007
News One Pakistan Urdu 2007
Business Plus Pakistan 2004
Indus News Pakistan Urdu
PTV News Pakistan English, Urdu
ABS-CBN News Channel Philippines English, Filipino 1996
AksyonTV Philippines English, Filipino 2011
Global News Network Philippines English, Filipino 2008
GMA News TV Philippines English, Filipino 2011
Solar News Channel Philippines English, Filipino 2012
Al Jazeera Qatar Arabic 1996
Al Jazeera English Qatar English 2006
Al Arabiya Saudi Arabia Arabic 2003
Al Ekhbariya Saudi Arabia Arabic 2004
Channel NewsAsia Singapore English 1999
CNBC Asia Singapore English 1995
SBS-CNBC South Korea Korean 2009
YTN South Korea Korean 1995
CTi News Taiwan Mandarin 2005
Era News Taiwan Mandarin 2002
CTV News Channel (Taiwan) Taiwan Mandarin 2004
SET News Taiwan Mandarin, Taiwanese 1998
ETTV News Taiwan Mandarin 1997
FTV News Taiwan Mandarin, Taiwanese 1997
TVBS-NEWS Taiwan Mandarin 1995
Unique Business News Taiwan Mandarin 2000
TTV Finance Taiwan Mandarin 2004
CNBC Arabiya United Arab Emirates Arabic 2003
Al Aan TV United Arab Emirates Arabic
OSN News United Arab Emirates English


Channel Country Language Launched in Website
Jewish News One Belgium Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian 2011-2014
Al Jazeera Balkans Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian 2011
CT24 Czech Republic Czech 2005
DR Update Denmark Danish 2007-2013
TV 2 News Denmark Danish 2006
Eurosport News Europe, Asia-Pacific English, Portuguese 2000
YLE24 Finland Finnish 2001-2007
BFM TV France French 2005
France 24 France English, French, Arabic 2006
I-Télé France French 1999
La Chaîne Info France French 1994
DW-TV Germany English, German 1992
N24 (Germany) Germany German 2000
N-tv Germany German 1992
Ruptly Germany English 2012
tagesschau24 Germany German 1997
Hír TV Hungary Hungarian 2003
Echo TV Hungary Hungarian 2005
RTÉ News Now Ireland English 2008
Setanta Sports News Ireland, United Kingdom English 2007-2009
Class CNBC Italy Italian 2000
ClassTV Italy Italian 2003
Rai News24 Italy Italian 1999
SKY TG24 Italy Italian 2003
TGcom 24 Italy Italian 2011
NPO Nieuws Netherlands Dutch 2004 (As Journaal 24)
Ada TV Northern Cyprus Turkish, English 2008
TV 2 Nyhetskanalen Norway Norwegian 2007
Euronews Pan-European (see article) 1993
Polsat News Poland Polish 2008
Superstacja Poland Polish 2006
TV Biznes Poland Polish 2004
TVN 24 Poland Polish 2001
TVN CNBC Poland Polish 2007-2013
TVP Info Poland Polish 2007
RTP Informação Portugal Portuguese 2001
SIC Noticias Portugal Portuguese 1999
TVI 24 Portugal Portuguese 2009
CMTV Portugal Portuguese 2013
Antena 3 (Romania) Romania Romanian 2005
N24 Plus Romania Romanian 2004
Realitatea TV Romania Romanian 2008
TVR News Romania Romanian 2012
RBC TV Russia Russian 2003
RT Russia English 2005
Rusiya Al-Yaum Russia Arabic 2007
Russia 24 Russia Russian 2006
3/24 Spain Catalan 2003
Canal 24 Horas Spain Spanish 1997
Canal Nou 24 Spain Valencian 2009-2013
CNN+ Spain Spanish 1999-2010
SVT24 Sweden Swedish 1999
TV4 News Sweden Swedish 2012-2013
SRF info Switzerland German 2001
Al Jazeera Türk Turkey Turkish 2014
CNBC-e Turkey Turkish 2000
CNN Türk Turkey Turkish 1999
NTV (Turkey) Turkey Turkish 1996
Ukraine Today Ukraine English 2014
BBC Arabic Television United Kingdom Arabic 2008
BBC News United Kingdom English 1997 (As BBC News 24)
BBC Persian Television United Kingdom Persian 2009
BBC World News United Kingdom English 1991
CNBC Europe United Kingdom English 1996
ITV News Channel United Kingdom English 2000-2005
Sky News United Kingdom English 1989
Sky Sports News HQ United Kingdom English 1998 (As Sky Sports News)

North America

Channel Country Language Launched in Website
Caribbean Media Corporation Barbados
Argent Canada French 2005
Business News Network Canada English 1999
CBC News Network Canada English 1989 (As CBC Newsworld)
CTV News Channel Canada English 1997 (As CTV News 1)
Ici RDI Canada French 1995 (As Réseau de l'information)
Le Canal Nouvelles Canada French 1997
Sun News Network Canada English 2011
Milenio Televisión Mexico Spanish 2008
ABC News Now United States 2004-2013
Al Jazeera America United States English 2013
Bloomberg Television United States English 1994
Channel One News United States 1990
CNBC World United States English 2001
CNBC United States English 1989
CNN en Español United States Spanish 1997
CNN International United States English 1985
CNN United States English 1980
ESPNews United States English 1996
Financial News Network United States English 1981-1991
Fox Business Network United States English 2007
Fox News Channel United States English 1996
Fusion United States English, Spanish 2013
HLN United States English 1982
MSNBC United States English 1996
Satellite News Channel United States English 1982-1983
Univision Noticias United States Spanish 2014
VOA TV United States


Channel Country Language Launched in Website
ABC News 24 Australia English 2010
SBS World News Channel Australia 2002-2009
Sky News Australia Australia English 1996
Sky News Business Channel Australia English 2008
Sky News New Zealand New Zealand English
TVNZ 7 New Zealand English 2008-2012

South America

Channel Country Language Launched in Website
América 24 Argentina Spanish 2005
Canal 26 Argentina Spanish 1996
Canal 5 Noticias Argentina Spanish 2007
CN23 Argentina Spanish
Crónica TV Argentina Spanish 1994
Todo Noticias Argentina Spanish 1993
Band News Brazil Portuguese 2001
Globo News Brazil Portuguese 1996
Record News Brazil Portuguese 2007
CNN Chile Chile Spanish 2008
TVN 24 Horas Chile Spanish
Nuestra Tele Noticias 24 Horas Colombia Spanish, English 2008 //
teleSUR Pan-Latin American Spanish, Portuguese 2005
Canal N Peru Spanish 1999
CNC3 Television Trinidad and Tobago English 2005
Canal i Venezuela Spanish 2007 Venezuela Spanish
Globovisión Venezuela Spanish 1994
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