ABP News


ABP News is an Indian Hindi news channel owned by ABP Group. It is a free to air TV channel founded in 1998. It was formerly known as STAR News before being acquired by ABP Group. ABP Live is an Indian English news website owned by ABP Group. It is also available on YouTube, It's YouTube channel name is ABP News.

On 16 April 2012, Anandabazar Patrika (ABP) Group announced that they would part ways, allowing the Rupert Murdoch-controlled company to retreat from the news business in India to focus on entertainment. With the split, the eight-year affiliation with the 'Star' brand came to an end. Media Content and Communications (MCCS), the company that owned and operated the news channels, said that after the split, Hindi news channel Star News would be named ABP News, Bengali news channel Star Ananda would become ABP Ananda and the Marathi news channel Star Majha would be called ABP Majha.  A Punjabi-language version of the channel called ABP Sanjha is popular with northern Punjabi audiences.  A Gujarati-language version called ABP Asmita was launched on 1 January 2016.

In November 2016, Avinash Pandey became COO of ABP News Network.

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