TV18 Broadcast Limited (formerly Global Broadcast News and IBN18 Broadcast Limited[1]) is an Indian entity belonging to Network 18 Group based in Mumbai. TV18 owns and operates various channels of the NBCUniversal group for the Indian viewers such as CNBC TV18, CNBC Awaaz & CNBC-TV18 Prime HD as well as WarnerMedia - CNN-News18.

TV18 Broadcast Ltd.
TypePublic company
HeadquartersMumbai, India
ParentNetwork18 Group
(Reliance Industries)
DivisionsViacom 18 (51%)

TV18 has also forayed into the Indian factual entertainment space through a joint venture with A+E Networks and operates History TV18 and fyi TV18. In the regional space, the group operates a Gujarati business news channel – CNBC Bajar, a Marathi general news channel – News18 Lokmat and operates ten regional news channels under the News18 umbrella and 3 regional entertainment channels under the News18 brand. The group also operates a 24-hour Indian news channel in English – News18 India, targeting global audiences.

TV18 and Viacom18 have formed a strategic joint venture called IndiaCast, a multi-platform 'content asset monetisation' entity that drives domestic and international channel distribution, placement services and content syndication for the bouquet of channels from the group and third parties.

On 31 January 2018, TV18 increased its stake in the Viacom 18 joint venture to 51% taking operational control.[2]

TV 18 Channels

  1. News 18 India
  2. News 18 Maharastra
  3. News 18 Jharkhand
  4. News 18 Punjab and Haryana
  5. News 18 Tamil Nadu
  6. News 18 Karnataka
  7. News 18 North East
  8. News 18 Bengali
  9. News 18 Gujarati
  10. Sports 18 (Launching soon)
  11. Sports 18 HD (Launching soon)


1992–1999: Production firm

1999–2006: News broadcasting and partnerships

2006–2014: Subsidiary of Network 18

2014–Present: Reliance Industries era


  1. ^ Bansal, Shuchi (29 June 2015). "CNN, IBN unlikely to renew deal on branding; Zee could step in". Livemint. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  2. ^ "TV18 to increase stake to 51% in Viacom18, the JV with Viacom Inc". Viacom 18. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2018.