CNN-News18 takes a hike in ad rates, promises enhanced experience for advertisers

April 29, Mumbai: After being Number One on the viewership charts for the last 52 weeks, the country’s top English news channel CNN-News18 has decided to hike its advertising rates.

The revised rates will apply to all existing and prospective clients advertising on the channel.

This premium adjustment is a step taken after a year of a remarkable achievement in the English news genre, characterized by unparalleled news coverage and insightful analysis of the national and global events.

Commenting on the decision to hike ad rates, Smriti Mehra, CEO, Business Cluster, Network18, said, “CNN-News18 is proud of its unparalleled leadership in the English news space and remain committed to providing nuanced analysis and objective reporting on stories from India and around the world. In order to deliver world-class programming with an enhanced advertising experience for our clients, we will be taking some bold steps. As we increase our ad rates, we will offer innovative solutions to help advertisers connect with their target audience in a nuanced manner.”

“The year ahead will see some of the key states going to polls, the 18th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit in New Delhi in September, the cricket World Cup in October and November and finally the general elections in 2024. The upcoming year holds a lot of promise for the TV news genre and CNN-News18 would continue to add value for its advertisers. We thank all our existing advertisers who have put their faith in us and also look forward to welcoming new clients,” she added.

As the country gets into the election mode with upcoming elections in several key states and the general elections in 2024, the next 12 months will be action packed with differentiated programming, analyses and in-depth coverage of all events on CNN-News18.

The channel is committed to creating a greater impact for advertisers by offering various innovative solutions such as branded content, Non-FCT elements, and other highly customised ad formats that help advertisers connect with their target audience.

The channel has planned a comprehensive coverage across the length and breadth of the country for the elections programming. This will commence with the state elections scheduled in Karnataka in May 2023, assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in January 2024, leading up to the General elections in April-May 2024.

The channel’s distinctive programming, particularly during prime time, which is a confluence of analysis, debate, and objective reporting, has won the hearts and minds of the viewers. With the most credible set of anchors delivering facts over noise, the channel is setting new benchmarks of news reportage in the country.

*Source: BARC India | Mkt: India | TG: 2+ | Period: AVG Wk 17’22-16’23 | English News Channels | AMA 000’s

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