News18 Network Line Up Exclusive Programming For Elections 2019


As we prepare to elect the next forming government of India, News18 Network has lined-up exclusive programming giving viewers unparalleled access and insight into the election rally.

News18 India will present its General Election programming under the umbrella branding ‘Sabse Bada Dangal’. From covering high-decibel campaigns and rallies of political parties to questioning the politicians on substantive policy issues that affect the common man, the channel will telecast a multitude of special shows.

Beginning 15 February, News18 has lined-up an exclusive bulletin capturing major highlights and key stories from across the nation, related to the elections. The programming will also witness special edition of channel’s renowned shows – Bhaiyaji Kahin and Lapete Mein Netaji. While the former has a chaupal-cum-travelogue format providing an interactive platform to connect the voters and local leaders, the latter is a weekly ‘hasya kavi sammelan’ with prominent Hindi poets and satirists who will bring sharp sarcasm and a sense of humor to the political discourse.

News18 India and CNN-News18 will deep dive into data with India’s only AI-driven election analytic tool called the ‘Magic Wall’. Powered by research done at the constituency level that can breakdown into LIVE results based on parameters such as industrial growth, farmer distress, millennial influence, government schemes impact, etc, the Magic Wall will provide an unparalleled experience to the viewers.

The programming will be led by the formidable editorial team of the channels. On News18 India, deputy Managing Editor Kishore Ajwani, executive editor Amish Devgan and senior editor Prateek Trivedi will be joined by prominent experts like Ram Kripal Singh and Shesh Narain Singh. CNN-News18 will feature anchors – Bhupendra Chaubey, Executive Editor, Zakka Jacob, Editor – Output, Anand Narasimhan, Deputy Executive Editor, Marya Shakil, Political Editor. Complementing them will be a panel of eminent journalists and political analysts like Swapan Dasgupta, Vir Sanghvi and Ajoy Bose to name a few.

The General Election coverage on both the channels will be further augmented by the extensive reach of the entire News18 Network. It will feature interviews and debates with the biggest newsmakers, insightful conversations with experts and voters, alike as well as satire.

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