The Hindi news channel of TV18, IBN7, will be rebranded as News18 India this month on November 9. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has given its approval in the month of September for the channel’s renaming.

The development will bring along a new programming for its audience. With Awasthi joining the IBN7 team in the year 2014 as the deputy managing editor, a new editorial team will now be set up with the arrival of Kishor Ajwani (from ABP News) and Amish Devgan (from Zee Business).

The TV18 group actually owns and operates 18 news channels in English, Hindi, Urdu and other local languages. The company has newly introduced three local channels for the Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam/North East under the News18 brand. Three other licences are under the News18 brand which are namely News18 Goa, News18 Punjab and News18 Jammu & Kashmir.

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