CNN-News18 to launch two new shows

MUMBAI: Gearing up for the general elections, English news channel CNN-News18 will be launching two new shows – The Nation@5 and 18 (Degree) South18 (Degree) South. Leveraging News18 Network’s extensive network of seasoned journalists, the shows are aimed at building an all-inclusive discourse on news television.

The Nation@5 will kick off Primetime 2.0 from the CNN-News18 newsroom on weekdays at 5 pm and will be anchored by Anand Narasimhan. A fast-paced news-driven show, it will bring top stories of the day for the viewers backed by reporter inputs and views from voices that reflect all the opinions around the story. Crisp debates with limited guests, the show will incorporate leading social media conversations, news wraps, etc. for greater viewer interactivity. The show will air from 7th January 2019.

Deriving its name from Southern India’s geographical start, 18 (Degrees) South, The show will focus on major news from the southern states of the country. Recognising the underrepresentation of this region in the mainstream news, the show will not only bring forth biggest stories from the south but also contextualize national stories for a southern audience.

The show will be anchored by CNN-News18’s Editor – Output, Zakka Jacob and will air at 4 pm on weekdays. Being from Southern India, Zakka will bring a fresh approach to news telling in his inimitable style. The show will go live from 14th January 2019.


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