News & Politics
News and politics is a category sought out by people all over the world. The best part about it is providing a platform for all news channels, national and international, to exist together. It also allows viewers to gain different standpoints on a particular issue. For example, an internet user can learn and gain insight about an ongoing global event through different global news channels and their varying perspectives on it. Therefore, these top 100 are a central hub for the latest breaking news and current affairs in any part of the world.
Aaj tak is not only India’s undisputed number one channel but also ranks at the top of the “News & Politics” category on YouTube, transcending all other national or international news channels. They make use of the latest technologies and go beyond the conventional ways to get hold of the best news coverage for its viewers. 19 million subscribers on its YouTube channel and a generation of $21 million net worth are two excellent examples of its raging success.
Aaj Tak is owned by the Living Media Group and the channel features all kind of coverage in Hindi including bollywood, sport, business, entertainment, politics etc. It is one of the oldest Indian channels to exist and its YouTube channel has been running since August 2009, where they post about 35 videos in a day.
Based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, the channel was founded in May 2004 by Rajat Sharma and his wife Ritu Dhawan, while the YouTube channel was not created until August 2006. Now not only does IndiaTV own a new center built of over 80,000 square feet in Noida, they also excel in state-of-the-art digital connectivity. Its YouTube channel is also very active as an average of 52 news clips are uploaded in a day. They have also successfully amassed 14.3 million subscribers and an impressive net worth of $22 million. After all, IndiaTv has a reputation for delivering credible courage, reporting, espousal of public interest etc.
24 year old Sebastián Obando Giraldo, more professionally known as Sebastián Yatra, is a Colombian singer and songwriter. His status as a celebrity majorly elevated after the release of his hit song Tricionera in 2016, after which he was declared the revelation of the year in Columbia. To-date he remains a pop sensation, the evidence lying in his single “Sutra” which went viral on YouTube, racking up more than a million views in just a span of three months. Sebastián created his YouTube channel in March 2013 and from time to time a new video is uploaded on it. Currently, he has 11 million subscribers and a net worth of $1 million.
A subsidiary of Essel Group and the flagship property of Zee Media, Zee News is an Indian news channel that was launched in July 1999 by Subhash Chandra. The YouTube channel, on the other hand, was created in June 2007. They have amassed 8.4 million subscribers and a net worth of $7.7 million. On average, there are more than 45 videos uploaded in a day on the YouTube channel.
Like other Indian news channel, their content is also in Hindi, and their tag line is “सोच बदलो देश बदलेगा” which translates into “Change thinking, change country”. Zee News’ content claims to touch the lives of millions of Indian citizens which is why it is no surprise that some of the programs of Zee News have won prestigious national and international awards.
Prior to his Indian news channel “The Lallantop”, Surabh Dwivedi was a famous journalist for ten years. Now he not only owns this unbiased media house but is also a reporter on the Lallantop YouTube channel. Although the channel currently has an impressive 8.2 million subscribers as of July 2019, the number grows every day. Through The Lallantop a net worth of $19 million has also been successfully generated. Approximately 17 videos are uploaded everyday on the channel.
Trending Hindi news, exclusive videos and interviews with celebrities are also posted on The Lallantop alongside 360 degree coverage on all different kinds of fields –such as social media news, sports news, entertainment news, political news, public opinions, movie reviews and much more.
An independent fast growing Indian media house NMF News is owned by Arunabh Kumar, the founder and CEO, who founded this news channel after facing a series of rejection by other TV networks. Now it has risen to the top 5 most subscribed Indian news channel on YouTube. On this platform, a compelling combination of quick social media content along with other accurate and unbiased news is presented. At present, NMF News’ YouTube channel has a subscriber count of 8.1 million while a net worth of $8.4 million has also been gathered. Estimates of more than 40 videos are posted everyday online.
Undoubtedly, CNN is the most trusted and reliable American news channel with the most subscribers than any other channel in the United States. As of July 2019, they have a massive audience of 7.1 people subscribing to CNN on YouTube where they post about 10 videos in a day. This is due to CNN’s team diligently working hard to ensure that their aim is met –to deliver the latest and hot breaking news and information regarding national or international events to their viewers. The stories can be concerning weather, politics, business, entertainment etc. Its network is widely extended so that it can get hold of minute to minute news from all over the world through their CNN umbrella.
Barcroft TV is an international news agency with offices based in New York, London, and as well as New Delhi. It is owned by Sam Barcroft who founded it in 15 years ago in 2004. The YouTube channel, on the other hand, was not created until June 2006. It has 6.8 million subscribers and has accumulated a net worth of $5.7 million.
This channel is a platform for regularly uploaded exclusive content based on real life stories and footage. Embarking on a journey of empowerment, challenges, inspiration, and entertainment, Barcroft TV uncover stories of different people globally through eye-opening documentaries and authentic story-telling. Approximately, 17 videos are uploaded each month.
This Filipino media and entertainment group based in Quezon City, Philippines, provides videos, multimedia, and stories to Filipinos worldwide. The company was formed when Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN) and Alto Broadcasting System merged together in 1967 and incorporated as ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation but then was later renamed to ABS-CBN Corporation in 2010. ABS-CBN News is one of the company’s divisions.
Created in October 2009, their YouTube channel is updated daily with breaking news; therefore it is no surprise that they upload more than 60 videos every day. ABS-CBN News is also the most subscribed news & politics channel in the country, surpassing other Filipino channels with their 6.6 million subscribers and their notable generation of the $18 million net worth.
Inside Edition is one of the longest running CBS TV Distribution’s syndicated entertainment news magazines since having first premiered in 1989. Deborah Norville has been anchoring it since 1995 and Steve Kamer has been the narrator for the past twenty years. Inside Edition’s YouTube channel which holds different clips featuring celebrities and pop-culture, gossips, scandals newsmakers, true crime stories, and much more, evidently not restricting themselves to just entertainment news.
The American entertainment channel uploads up to 273 videos o YouTube –a platform which has helped Inside Edition generate a net worth of $32 million. This channel running since October 2012 now has a subscriber count of 6.3 million.
Owned by the Disney Media Networks (a division of The Walt Disney Company), ABC News is a division of the commercial broadcast television network “American Broadcasting Company” since 1945. Although this American news channel did not sign up for YouTube until August 2006, they now provide an outlet for the audience for both national and international news clips.
The YouTube channel is constantly uploaded, approximately 402 videos in a month, and its content ranges from breaking news and headlines to exclusive interviews, videos, analysis and much more. The highlight of ABC News channel is their daily evening program “ABC World News Tonight with Davir Muir”, however, other morning news-talk show like Primetime, Nightline, GMA (Good Morning America) are sought after too. Currently, there are around 6.3 million people subscribing to this channel; a platform which has also helped them earn a notable net worth of $19 million.
Thairath is a giant media production house in Thailand which aims to capture the Thai media market as much as possible. It was the first in Thailand to start an online network after which they also introduced Thairath newspaper and Thairath TV. Recently on June 2019, it also changed its logo.
It keeps the Thai population abreast with the most recent news and headlines regarding spots, entertainment, drama and much more. Consequently, Thairath’s YouTube channel is also frequently uploaded to keep its 6.2 million subscribers updated. Due to solely this platform, it has been able to accumulate a $13 million net worth.
Vox is a general American news and opinion website launched on Vox Media by its founders Ezra Klein, Matthew Yglesias, and Melissa Bell in 2014. Their niche is explanatory journalism; allowing their viewers to maneuver through the chaos and noise of irrelevant news to the relevant headlines and bulletin. Vox focuses on politics and policy, science, food, sports or anything else that matters. Their YouTube channel is being run since 2014 as well; however, as compared to other media groups’ YouTube channels Vox is not that active. Its competitors who post more than a thousand videos in a month, Vox barely posts about 13 videos. Regardless, their channel is sought after. They have 6.2 million subscribers and the $4.8 million net worth that can attest to that.
NTV, in Cyrillic as HTB, has ranked among the top three Russian news channels for more than two decades. In 1993, it was launched as a subsidiary of “Media-Most” (a subsidiary of Vladmir Gusinsky’s company) by its co-founder and author of the name of the company, Igor Malashenko. Since then it has been setting high standards for other Russian television programs by delivering sharp analysis of current events and broadcasting live coverage. HTB’s YouTube channel created in August 2008 is kept up to date with latest news, headlines, series, and talk shows. Although is content is in Russian language, the general entertainment channel has not kept itself restricted to Russia. HTB also airs its domestic and global current events in countries of the CIS, USA, West Europe, and Canada. 6 million subscribers on its YouTube channel is an evidence of how this channel is a top choice for Russian viewers.
Founded in February 2008 as a part of the Sigma Group Company, AL-Hayah TV channel is an Egyptian entertainment and news hub. It is the first Arabic media entity that targets Arab and Egyptian audiences all over the world despite what their orientation might be. It also houses a wide range of programs that provide targeted and integrated information regarding entertaining programs, artistic works, news and more. This is why it attracts a massive audience from its target market and also has 5.8 million people subscribing to them on YouTube. Al Hayah Network’s YouTube channel, created in June 2014, has helped them generate a net worth of $11 million. They are also quite active, posting more than 40 videos on average.
News Tak, another Indian channel, claims to be the most reliable, credible and revolutionary news channel on YouTube to bring forward all the latest news in an innovative style. Their content whether based on Bollywood and viral videos or other political interviews, is all true and rumor-free. Their main objective is to maintain the credibility of their channel by delivering factually correct news and saving their audience from any rumors.
News Tak’s YouTube channel has been operated since August 2017, and in a very short time period –almost a couple of years– they have successfully managed to gain the favour of a massive audience. The evidence lays in their 5.6 million subscribers a net worth of $4.3 million that the news channel has earned in the span of two years. This can be credited to their hard work as they post approximately 616 videos in a month.
Daniel M. Keem, more professionally known by his prolific YouTube handle “Keemster”, is an online American news reporter and a YouTuber. “DramaAlert”, the YouTube drama show and an online entertainment channel featuring news on social interaction is created, hosted and produced by him. Any rising conflicts and feuds between popular personalities never seem to escape him. After all, Keemster does earn majority of his income from DramaAlert; a platform that has allowed him to earn a net worth of $2.4 million. Keemster has been investing his time on YouTube since June 2014, where he has also gathered a subscriber count of 5.2 million. His videos –full of drama– are uploaded approximately ten times a month.
When translated from Thai to English, “เรื่องเล่าเช้านี้ บีอีซี-เทโร literally translates to “This morning’s story, BEC-Tero”. As its name represents, it is aired every morning from Monday to Friday while “Tales of the week” is broadcast on Saturday and Sunday. Since June 2003, they have been serving hot news with latest clips and updates before anyone else in Thailand. In June 2012 though, This morning’s story, BEC-Tero started their own YouTube channel as well where they now have 5.1 million fans. On average they upload 48 videos daily –a trait that has helped them generate a net worth of $16 million.
59 year old Raffy Tulfo is a Filipino broadcast journalist based in Quezon City, Philippines. His work majors in private sector and government issues, along with uncovering the exploitations and injustices faced by ordinary citizens who battle the redtapes of society –senior and rich people abusing their power. This is why he was awarded the title of “Idol Raffy” and “Mr. Action Man” by those who are downtrodden and poor. His YouTube channel created in April 2016 is where the viewers can witness life changing public service in action. Over the years Raffy has gathered 5 million subscribers and earned an incredible net worth of $30 million.
NDTV, an acronym for New Delhi Television Limited, has been a pioneer in India’s digital journalism and news television. Founded in 1988 by a journalist Radhika Roy, its first ever show was “The World This Week” that year. NDTV has not only been at the forefront of every single news revelation but also as a leading network among all of its Indian competitors on the Internet. The company operates two channels NDTV24x7, the English Channel; NDTV India, the Hindi one. Similarly on their YouTube channel, the clips uploaded are both in Hindi and English. This way a much larger audience is attracted than if they were using just one language as a medium. Created in 2006, NDTV’s YouTube channel has 4.9 million subscribers and a net worth of $7.7 million.
Based in the United Kingdom, BBC News’ official YouTube channel is operated by BBC Global News Ltd. This is where viewers can tune in for global news presented with an impartial perspective, have a look at behind-the-scenes footage and clips from the front-line, and as well as have access to exclusive, especially selected clips from this very trusted news source. Created in April 2006, they post more than 40 upload every day to ensure that they keep the audience updated with the latest breaking news and headlines. Over the years, BBC News has successfully managed to gain a reputation as a credible and reliable source of information. Their YouTube channel has been running since April 2006 where they have managed to amass 4.6 million subscribers and a net worth of $3.5 million.
News18 India seeks to deliver national and international news 24/7 in their native language, Hindi, like the majority of the other Indian news channel. What makes this channel stand out is that unlike other Indian news hub that majorly concentrate on breaking news and headlines, News18 offers something extra; viewers of this news channel have also access to mythological and factual stories, different series, and exclusive interviews on their platform. Its YouTube channel, however, is saturated with headlines and breaking news. All in all, more than 40 different news clips are uploaded in day to ensure that their main objective is met –audience having access to latest news 24/7. News18 India has accumulated a net worth of $5 million through their YouTube channel, which also houses their 4.7 million subscribers.
A current affairs channel of VICE Media, VICE News delivers documentary videos and essays daily on not only through its website but also its YouTube channel. All reports aired on HBO from Tuesday to Friday at 7.30 people are easily available on VICE News’ YouTube channel for free. Although it has bureaus globally, it is based in New York, USA, and was created by Shane Smith in December 2013. Its YouTube channel was also created the same year which has now amassed 4.5 million subscribers and a net worth of $4.2 million. On average, VICE News posts 70 clips a month.
William Adams, more renowned as will.i.am, is a seven-time Grammy award winner, a creative innovator and a multi-faceted entertainer; he is an American rapper, DJ, singer, songwriter, philanthropist and much more. Born and based in Los Angeles, William is most known for the formation of his hit band “The Black Eyed Peas”. He has sold millions of singles and albums, and worked with the music industry’s top singers such as Michael Jackson, David Guetta, Rihanna and so on. William’s YouTube channel being operated since June 2006 is a hub for his latest bonus tracks, remixes, updates, and a platform for his exclusive live streams. He caters to an audience of 4.4 million fans, and although YouTube might not be his main source of income, he still has earned a net worth of $13,000 through it.
On YouTube, it is the largest American online news and commentary program for the connected generation. The YouTube channel is running since December 2005 where TYT (The Young Turks) has accumulated 4.4 million subscribers and a net worth of $4.3 million. The TYT Network has also introduced a 24 hour channel on YouTube TV in 2018.The Young Turks focuses on politics, entertainment, sports or any other ongoing current events. On the Internet, TYT was the first, live daily webcast; since then, they have always been progressive. Currently it is co-hosted by one of its creators, Cenk Uygur, and Ana Kasparian.
Launched in 2005 and owned by Independent Media Corporation, Geo News is a Pakistani television news channel. Although in 2014, Geo News was fined PKR 10 million and banned for 15 days when accused of maligning and defaming by the Pakistani government, it is the most subscribed channel on YouTube amongst its Pakistani rivals. Geo News’ YouTube channel, running since January 2007, has 4.5 million subscribers and its average of monthly uploads include almost 1500 videos. They claim to deliver minute to minute updates on hot topics and latest events with an unbiased perspective. Through the channel’s success on TV and YouTube, it has a successful current net worth of $9.4 million.
ChoufTv is a Moroccan radio news website which encompasses all economic, social and political news concerning Morocco. Statistics have shown that Moroccans spend more time on Chouftv, a reality television channel, rather than on Facebook (one of the largest social-networking sites) or even Wikipedia. Even its YouTube channel is quite popular –the most subscribed news channel in Morocco. Since December 2012, it has amassed 4.2 million subscribers and a net worth of $10 million. Chouftv’s YouTube channel is constantly updated with new videos and clips, approximately a thousand times a month, to keep its viewers aware and informed around the clock.
Like most of the other Filipino media based companies, GMA News is also based in Quezon City, Philippines. Majority of its revenue is reaped through marketing and publicity in association to its television distribution. Its YouTube channel, being operated since October 2007, has a remarkable current net worth of a $21 million as well.
GMA News is a life-style oriented and news channel watched by the general Filipino population. Although it is available on most cable and satellite TV systems, viewers often choose to visit their YouTube channel for top breaking Philippines and international headlines. On this platform, the 4 million subscribers have access to daily video clips from GMA News, GMA Network and GMA New program.
Based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera Arabic is an independent news organization and broadcaster that is funded by its government. Initially, it was launched in 1996 as an Arabic news channel, however, later other languages, Internet and specialty TV channels were added in order to expand. “Al Jazeera Arabic”, the YouTube channel, features content only in Arabic.
Since May 2007, Al Jazeera Arabic seeks to cover globally occurring events and focuses on storytelling that other broadcasters might ignore. The news delivered on YouTube is in high quality and with the utmost professionalism so that they win favor and confidence of global Arabic viewers as well. Currently, its net worth as of July 2019 is $8.4 million and also has a subscriber count of 4 million Arabic-speaking people.
Bir Mourad Rais, Algeria, Ennahar TV Company is the first satellite television channel in the country. Their official YouTube account is quite active; the news bulletin and video clips are uploaded on its channel minutes after they are broadcasted on the television channel. As a result, it uploads more than 100 news clips in a day. This way the viewer immediately has access to the content that he/she might have missed on the TV. This advantage was not available in the start; the channel was founded in March 2007, yet its YouTube equivalent was not created until January 2008. Nevertheless, approximately 4 million people subscribe to his Arabic channel which has helped Ennahar TV Company to generate a net worth of $14 million.
GQ is an American international magazine pioneering a modern male’s guide to music, sports, dating advice and much more. For more than half a century, since 1931 to be exact, it has supplied coverage on culture, style, politics, and more. The clips uploaded on their YouTube channel encompass every part of a man’s life ranging from grooming tips and fashion to entertainment. The viewers can embark on a journey with different celebrities such as Channing Tatum, Stephen Curry etc. and their lifestyle choices. GQ has 3.8 million fans on their channel, entertained by approximately 15 videos that are uploaded each month. The income earned by GQ on YouTube equates to about $7 million.
A leading Telugu channel, TV9 Telugu Live provides 24 hour coverage for Indians on both regional and international events. It was founded in 2004 by Associated Broadcasting Company Private Limited (ABCL), a private media team of dynamic journalists led by Ravi Prakesh. As of 2019, it provides multilingual service in 9 other languages as well. The news is broadcasted by its headquarters based in Hyderabad, India.
TV9 Telugu Live’s YouTube channel, on the other hand, was created in December 2011, where important breaking news stories are uploaded around-the-clock so that the audience is kept abreast of current affairs all around the world. The channel has 3.8 million people subscribing to it; all are delivered more than 80 video clips in a day. A net worth of $10 million has also been successfully established.
Another Indian Telugu-language channel, V6 News Telugu is at the forefront for delivering headlines and breaking news as they happen anywhere in the world to its audience. It was launched in 2012 and is owned by VIL Media Pvt Ltd. The slogan of this channel is Prathi Dhrushyam, Prajala Paksham which literally translates to “Every scene, People's side” from Telugu to English. Roughly, it refers to how the channel caters to the viewers’ interest and keeps them updated with the current affairs. Since January 2013, V6 News Telugu keeps it audience of YouTube informed with exclusive live reports, interviews and updates. On its YouTube channel, they have accumulated 3.8 million subscribers and a net worth of $10 million.
India Today, formerly known as Headlines India, is an Indian English-language news magazine. Its first issue was released in December 1975. It is an extension of the magazine brand’s ethos, in order to change and evolve, into its television business. Ashish Bagga, Group CEO, believes it is important to expand into a niche within the English news genre where news and news analysis could be delivered. In the News Broadcasting Awards 2016, it was awarded the “News Channel of the Year –English”.
Since August 2016, the channel has earned revenue worth $1.7 million from their YouTube channel. They also have 3.7 million subscribers that are catered with minute to minute updates regarding current affairs, events etc. bordering on either regional or international level.
Univision Noticias is an American broadcast channel in the language Spanish targeted and delivered for all the Hispanics. Any content related to the Hispanic community and any other global event is instantly provided on this channel. Owned by Univision Communication, its headquarters is based in Florida, United States. Its YouTube channel, being operated since February 2012, has a subscriber count of 3.7 million. The success of the YouTube channel is also vouched by its net worth of $13 million as of July 2019. Univision Noticias uploads an average of 433 news clips in a month, all presented in Spanish.
RT, an acronym for Russia Today, is an independent television network based in Moscow, Russia. It is funded by its government, and often described as a propaganda outlet for them. Regardless, RT delivers around-the-clock headlines, breaking news, broadcasts, news bulletin, documentaries etc. from all over the world through a Russian perspective. To allow citizens from other countries to benefit from its network, RT operates as a multilingual service. They have expanded with languages like English, Spanish, Arabic, and French, therefore, it globally reaches out to over 700 million people. Its YouTube channel though, only has a meager 3.6 million subscriber count. Maybe it’s because they post barely 13 videos a day. Irrespective of that, RT has still managed to accumulate a net worth of $3.3 million.
OneIndia Hindi, owned by Greynium Information Technologies, is an online portal launched by BG Mahesh. OneIndia News is an Indian Hindi-language channel which broadcasts all of its content not only in its native language but English and seven other Indian languages –such as Tamil, Gujrati, Telugu, and Bengali etc. – as well. OneIndia Hindi was created as a part of it, which aims to serve the community in India that cannot speak or understand English.
OneIndia Hindi’s YouTube channel was created in March 2015, where it has gained 3.6 million subscribers along with a net worth of $4.2 million. The channel uploads more than 37 videos in a day to keep its daily audience updated with the news. It covers a wide range of content such as business, entertainment, lifestyle, sports, and other national or international news.
Samaa TV, an independent rapidly growing Pakistani news channel, is owned by Jaag Broadcasting System. Although it was first broadcasted in December 2007, its YouTube channel was not created until June 2011, through which it has accumulated 3.6 million subscribers and a net worth of $5.8 million. The news covered on Samaa TV is from all over Pakistan. It broadcasts live stream from the five main cities of Pakistan –Karachi, Quetta, Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.
Samaa TV uploads more than 35 videos every day to ensure that they keep the viewers updated with the latest headlines and breaking news from all around the world. Its content includes politics, current affairs, sports etc. However, all of its content is covered in its native language, Urdu.
Based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera English YouTube channel is owned and controlled by Al Jazeera Media Network; it is a sister channel of Al-Jazeera Arabic, whose content, as its name represents, is restricted to the Arabic language. Its YouTube channel was created in November 2006 and is broadcast in over 140 countries all over the world. The channel is a source of news for over 282 million homes and aims to keep their audience influenced, entertained and up to date with any headlines or breaking news. The channel uploads news videos regarding a spectrum of contents such as world, weather, business and politics.
On Average, more than 18 news videos are uploaded in a day. Al Jazeera English has accumulated a net worth of $4.2 million through their YouTube channel, which also houses their 3.6 million subscribers.
ABP Majha is an Indian news channel that was launched in June 2007 by the ABP Group. Originally, this channel was named Star Majha but later, in June 2012, its name was changed to ABP Majha. Its YouTube channel was created in July 2014, which has accumulated 3.5 million subscribers and a net worth of $12 million. Around 2150 videos are uploaded in a month by the YouTube channel.
An extensive bureau network has been set up by ABP Majha in many regions of India including Maharashtra. It is a news hub which provides national and international news coverage; a lot of fields are covered such as politics, sports, entertainment, current affairs, spirituality and business; however, all of the content is covered in Marathi language.
Based in Chennai, Puthiya Thalaimurai TV is an Indian news channel, launched in August 2011, whereas, it’s YouTube channel was created in June 2012. On the channel, the creators have successfully gathered 3.4 million subscribers and a net worth of $11 million. On average, Puthiya Thalaimurai TV uploads approximately 3060 videos in a month on YouTube. It is continuously appealing people due to its efforts of broadcasting the news in over 160 countries.
Their content is covered in Tamil, and their objective is “Anytime, Anywhere”. As its headquarters are based in Chennai, India, it is Chennai-based The New Generation Media Corporation. Puthiya Thalaimurai has also launched its own application which allows users to stream live news; an app that has been downloaded by over 375 thousand users.
Talk Shows Central, managed by Dot Republic Media, is a highly popular Pakistani YouTube channel which was created in March 2014. This channel shows popular and top tv shows covering various contents, such as politics, comedy, entertainment, news and talk shows. These are hosted by several anchors and actors from different channels such as Dunya News, Samaa TV, Dawn News, Express News etc. This attracts a massive audience and makes this YouTube channel interesting which has enabled it to accumulate 3.3 million subscribers on its channel and a net worth of $2.8 million. Talk Shows Central is kept up-to-date by uploading around 24 videos every day, on average.
My Smart Guide is another Indian YouTube channel which was created in November 2016. This channel covers news about weather, business, politics, sports and much more. The channel has gained 3.3 million subscribers and a net worth of $1.3 million. This can be credited to their hard work as they post approximately 47 videos each month on their channel. Each day’s breaking news, headlines and current affairs are uploaded on their YouTube channel, sometimes more than once. Majority of its content is based on the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Irrespective of that, all the content is covered in their native language, Hindi.
Fox News channel, owned by Fox News Group was first broadcasted in October 1996. It is an American news channel and all of its content is presented in English. The channel is broadcast in over 86 countries and in 90 million homes on average. It is considered to be a reliable source of news on the report of a poll conducted in Suffolk University this year.
Its YouTube channel was created in September 2006 and has successfully gained 3.2 million subscribers on it, also successfully establishing a net worth of $19 million. On average, 20 news clips are uploaded on YouTube by Fox News.
Created in January 2007, Россия 24 is a Russian news channel that is owned by the government. Until 2010, it was named “Vesti” after which it was changed to its current title. “Россия 24” literally translates to “Russia 24”, supporting their claim that their news channel is the only Russian information channel among its competitors to broadcast 24/7. Their content covers a lot of fields such as business, politics, technology, economics, culture, sports etc; however; it is all delivered in the Russian language.
Its YouTube channel was created in January 2012 which has accumulated 3.2 million subscribers and a net worth of $13 million. On Average 111 videos are uploaded by the YouTube channel each day.
With collaboration between TransMedia and AT&T’s WarnerMedia, CNN Indonesia is an Indonesian website and television news channel. The Indonesian version was launched as to expand their channel by branching out the official CNN franchise among different countries as to cover more content and perspectives. CNN Indonesia broadcasts national and international news both and the fields covered are mainly based on sports, technology, business and entertainment. It has allowed them to aggressively increase its audience on multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Its YouTube channel was created in February 2014, which has successfully gained 3.2 million subscribers and with a net worth of $10 million. On average, the YouTube channel uploads 767 videos every month.
RT Arabic or Russia Today Arabic is a Russian news channel which was created in May 2007. It was branched out from the official Russia-language channel as to present the news in Arabic language. Its content is mainly based on politics, sports, economical and documentary films, and all the shows are transmitted from Moscow. Russia Today channel is broadcast in many different countries with around 350 million people as their local and global audiences who can also live stream it globally through various websites –YouTube being one of them. Russia Today Arabic’s YouTube channel was created in July 2008 and since then, it has accumulated 3.1 million subscribers on its channel with a net worth of $6.3 million. Around 836 videos are uploaded each month by the YouTube channel.
Created in July 2014, True Crime Daily is a YouTube channel owned and run by Chris Hansen. Chris Hansen is an experienced journalist who covers a wide range of crimes committed in America. The channel brings the crimes committed in small districts of America to national awareness and right in front of the public eye. The best crime reportage is shown by his channel where the content is full of investigations of mysterious crimes, ongoing investigations and unsolved homicides cases recorded on the camera. Around 26 crime cases videos are uploaded on its YouTube channel each month. True Crime Daily YouTube Channel has successfully gained 3 million subscribers and a net worth of $7.1 million.
BBC News Arabic is an Arabic news channel first broadcasted in March 2008. BBC Arabic communicates with its audience through different sources of communications such as radio, online website and television. Its YouTube channel was created in April 2009 and gained around 3 million subscribers on it along with a net worth of $11 million. On average, the channel uploads 8 videos everyday on its YouTube channel. BBC’s team is hard working by delivering latest and breaking news regarding politics, entertainment, business and cultural etc. whether national or international, both to its audience. However, all of its contents are covered in Arabic language.
National Dastak aims to deliver national and international news around the clock to their audience in their native language, Hindi. Their main focus is on the minorities, underprivileged and disadvantaged groups in the society, whose rights and concerns are neglected, which makes their channel stand out and attracts the audience away from other rival news channels and the mainstream media.
National Dastak is streamed live on the internet as internet television throughout day. Its channel was created in September 2015 and has successfully accumulated around 3 million subscribers on it along with a net worth of $3 million. On Average, 20 videos are uploaded by the channel each day.
An Indian news channel, Asianet brags about being the number 1 Malayalam news channel, which has been known to stand apart, and strong amongst the clutter of news television channels in Kerala. They are popular for report the most authentic, and objective news and are one of the oldest television news channels in India. They strive to be neutral and unbiased in their news coverage and cross verify their sources. With around 3 million subscribers, Asianetnews has amassed a loyal following for around 15 years. Their journalism covers the stories that matter, in-depth investigations , sting operations, celebrity news, and the ‘depravity of public figures’. Their YouTube channel is home to short videos that cover the basic everyday updates, interviews of political figures, and a few documentary videos. It is one of the OG YouTube channels which started in September 2008 and has a total of 1.3 billion views. They have also been able to expand and create their own website newsable.asianetnews.com.
Originally ARY News launched in September 2004 but created their YouTube channel in 2013. It is a bilingual news channel in English and Urdu that is leading the news market in Pakistan. ARY has had a reputation of relaying trustworthy news and being prompt in their reporting. Even though there have been many instances where media has faced censorship, ARY has been known to provide however much detail they can during such times. It is a part of ARY Digital Network which is a subsidiary of ARY Group. It might come as a surprise to any Pakistani reading this, but ARY actually stands for Abdul Razzak Yaqoob, who is the owner of ARY Group. The channel has around 3 million subscribers and a total of 2.2 million views. Their motto is to reveal as much as possible to the public of the everyday occurrences, make them interesting and provide exclusive inside stories. Their videos include highlights and headlines of everyday issues, a large number of interviews and analysis of various state decisions.
An interesting take on the news genre, 86 & Custom Protection NET is an Indonesian YouTube channel that airs their videos every day at 21:00 pm WIB. Their main content revolves around taking part in police raids, accompanying them, and witness the operations that take place within the police force. It sounds like an extremely risky situation to put yourself in but is also action packed, and keeps you hooked for quite a while. They also strive to show their audience the real lives of police, the dangers they have to put themselves in to serve the community. It is, they say, to humanize the police for the public. They have around 2.9 million subscribers and a total of 1.1 billion views which is no surprise seeing as their content is super unique and exciting to watch.
A Thai news channel, Bright TV has been on YouTube since 2014. It is originally a satellite channel that airs on the local TV satellite. Much like any other news channel, Bright TV has also set the bar high for itself by promising good reporting, quality journalists and authentic sources. It is safe to assume that it is one of the leading news channels back in Thailand with a staggering of 2.9 million subscribers. The video on this YouTube channel average around 4-5 minutes which is enough to report daily headlines. The total view count for this channel is 1 billion.
Rajay Sabha TV is a cable network channel in India which is owned and operated by Rajay Sabha. It reports the proceedings of Rajay Sahba i.e. the Upper House of the Indian Parliament. It is a uniquely exclusive channel that focuses not only on reporting the main happenings of the parliament but provides a critical analysis of the parliamentary affairs. Their audience is people who are interested in the national and international politics who are informed individuals that have the capability to be farsighted. The channel also provides knowledge based programmes and pays special attention to the legislature and the business relating to it undertaken by the parliament. Their YouTube channel as around 3 million views. The videos are a mixture of interviews of the members of the parliament, updates on the day to day business and interactions of the parliament with the public. Their total view count is around 400k.
It is very interesting to see a political figure as popular and as controversial as Narendra Modi to have his own official YouTube channel. It would come as a shock to many South Asians to find out that this charismatic politician has a following of 2.9 million on YouTube. An infamous world leader, Modi is, as of now, the prime minister of India and has been since 2014. This channel reports on all of Modi’s visits to national and international venues. It covers his speeches, his philanthropy, and his day to day meetings. An important man, Modi, his channel works as a promotion for his welfare work, helping shed a more humanistic light on such a personality. The videos have a total of 300k views and have an average of 5-6K views per video.
A project of Zee News, ZEE 24 TAAS is a Marathi news channel that reports exclusively from Maratha. It is no surprise that this channel itself has around 2.8 million subscribers, seeing as India is a large country divided into cities that too have a large enough population. This channel promises to dish out authentic, accurate and factual news 24/7. They believe that their team is well equipped to provide news reports, ample coverage and prompt reporting that keeps the audience’s curiosity satisfied. As can be seen by the 1.3 billion views on this channel, quite a few people turn to Zee 24 Taas for accurate news. They have their own webpage under the Marathi section of the main Zee News website.
News Express is one of Pakistan’s oldest newspapers, starting out in 1998. It also holds the record of being the most published Urdu Newspaper. However, it, later on, also started a news channel Express news that is known amongst old elite/learned circles as one of the most authentic new reporting channels in Pakistan. The channel originally gained its popularity from the print media but made its name bigger than ever in the electronic media. The YouTube channel has a collection of interviews, debates amongst many political figures, news highlights, lifestyle programs, and top grossing talk shows. It doesn’t limit itself to local news but also brings to the audience the latest news from around the world. They have about 2 million subscribers and the channel is managed by Dot Republica Media. Their total view count is around 400k.
A 24 hour Hindi news channel, NDTV India has made itself known as one of India’s leading news channels which are credible and preferred by an audience that is partial to high quality programs. On their channel, they specify that they try to stay away from sensational reporting, or some event or situation they are not completely sure is authentic. Moreover, they discourage the spreading of rumors and lean more towards serious topics. The channel does, however, have sports, economy, politics and to some extent the entertainment section but their main focus is providing day to day updates of national and international events or issues. Their YouTube channel has around 2.8 million subscribers and their videos are mostly interviews with important political figures, civil servants and a smattering of other issues that plague India, like the lack of employment opportunities, murders, developmental issues and so on. Their total view count is 400K.
Channel i TV is a Bangladeshi television owned by the Impress Group which happens to be the largest textile conglomerate in the country. The Group took interest in television in the early 1998s and by 1999, Channel i had been created. This channel has been in competition with other leading news channels in the country but has been known to have broken quite a few records, one being that it was the first satellite channel in Bangladesh. Their philosophy is to grow bigger and better but that is only possible through their active audience who expects high quality news from them. They too have set the bar high for themselves as they believe they can not only live up to it but rather, exceed it. Their YouTube channel is an amalgamation of News, Entertainment, Sports, Talk shows, dramas, reality shows and so on. Hence there is something for everyone. The channel has around 2.7 million views with the total view count of 635K.
It can now be established that India is known for its news channels and prompt news reporting. NTV, of Rachna Television is a regional Telugu News channel that started in 2007. It is a known name in the list of News channels that promises excellent news gathering and broadcasting. NTV also establishes itself as a channel with strong editorial and high reporting standard. It has around 2.7 million subscribers and 1.7 billion views in total.
With a subscriber count of 2.6 million, Tv9 Kannada is a 24 hours free to air news channel that believes in the importance of bringing news to everyone. It provides the latest news and good quality reporting to its viewers. As this channel is widely available in India, it might perhaps be the most talked about news channel in the country. Their philosophy is to look at the bigger picture, but to get to that it is important to understand that each small action has an impact on the world history. Moreover, it is the information given to the people that builds the social construct and eventually the world order. Hence, they say, that more than anything else this channel is a reflection, a ‘human angle’ that focuses on making the society better. This seems like one of the most refreshing ideas that a news channel has come forward with that also promises unbiased, impartial and reliable reporting. Their YouTube channel has about 9 million views in total.
A 24 hour Hindi news television, TEZ is owned by Today Network. It is a sister channel of Aaj Tak and initially began on a public television station as a news bulletin but turned into an independent television after it had to support its own finance as the carrier did not renew their contract. From then to now, the channel has been doing quite well, reporting and relaying authentic, impartial news since 2006. It began its YouTube channel in 2014 and its videos have covered international politics, everyday news highlights, and interviews. Their view count is around 500K. Tez in India is known as Pay TV, and internationally it began offering a pay channel in 2006.
News 7 Tamil is a news channel stationed at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is owned by a Tamil based VV Group. It promises to provide the latest regional, national and world news in Tamil. The channel officially launched in October of 2014, however its YouTube channel had already been created. The channel has blend of top headlines to bulletins, these videos also include talk shows, documentaries, entertainment and current affairs. It even had a segment for motivational talks, gardening, growing organic gardens and promoting spiritualism. This channel sends out a unique message to its 2.6 million subscribers on YouTube by being so versatile, one can find almost everything on it. It’s videos too have around 9.3 million views in total which have been amassed in a short period of time.
Najwa Shihab is a former news host on the television station, Metro TV. She has been a widely popular figure, not only within Indonesia but world-wide for her comprehensive and prompt reporting of a number of high profile events, or her immediate response to the disaster that struck Aceh in December 2004. Since her childhood, she has been an avid observer of the news, and as a young adult she was awarded best Metro TV journalist, Best Panasonic News reader and so on. Her career as a journalist has been bright, her hard work shining through. This is her official YouTube channel with around 2.5 million subscribers. The videos on her channel are of talk shows she hosts, attends and interacts with a number of political figures, to sit an dissect the political atmosphere of the current time. She is one of the inspirational journalists in electronic media and has a depth to her words.
A group of hacktivists, Anonymous Official, have brought to the table the idea of free press and the freedom of knowledge. They have been an internet sensation for quite a while, widely knowns for cyber-attacks against governments. It is an international group of unknown people who have been functioning since 2003. They can be seen as wearing Guy Fawkes masks. The group was formed to provide a decentralized online community acting in a coordinated manner, towards a self-agreed goal. Their YouTube channel keeps their fans, their members and supporters up to date with the latest anonymous news and operations, hence around 2.5 million people get to have first-hand knowledge of the Anonymous team. Their total view count is around 1.6 million.
This is the first interactive TV channel that has around 2.5 million subscribers. It has become one of the more popular news channels in Egypt with the largest network of correspondents and photographers backing it up. Even some of the governors of Egypt, and a few countries outside have been supporting this channel. This channel too believes in the freedom of one’s words and allows for people to interact, analyze the news they air and have healthy debates amongst each other. Their videos too have news highlights, interview footage, coverage of other important events within Egypt and sometimes international events. The videos have a total of 1 billion views.
RT en Espanol is a Spanish alternate world on information that is not covered by the media, or the main international channels for whatever reason, like long reports, press censorship and so on. If the news is especially of global importance RT espanol tries to cover that particular news or event. It says, these are last minute videos, and audios that end up showing people the real face of Russia and its relationship with the outside world. It has about 2.5 million subscribers who have themselves available to report on events that can potentially harm them as it might go against the government. Their videos have a total view count of 1.5 billion.
Jair Messias Bolsonaro is a Brazilian Politician and a retired military official who is now serving as the 38th president of Brazil. He started his tenure from January 2019. He has been a popular personality, a politician closer to the people than how government officials usually are and has an attractive personality that has made him become a subject of international news quite a few times. He served in the country’s Chamber of Deputies, representing the state of Rio De Janeiro, from 1991 to 2018. He is, as of now, a part of the Social Liberal Party. Jair Bolsonaro’s official YouTube channel is more for engagement of the people with himself, he has asked people to leave their comments and suggestions on the videos being uploaded. This makes one thing that there is a hope for interaction between a political figure and the common man. He has about 2.5 million subscribers with around 10k views in total.
An eye catching way to go about reporting news, the channel TomoNews is the best source for real news, or so they say. They essentially cover the craziest, funniest and most popular, relevant or irrelevant news. Their philosophy is deeply rooted in entertainment, and being a source of relief for people who have been flooded with all sorts of reports pertaining to politics. Their approach is non apologetic and irreverent, and their relationship with their viewers too is quite informal. They try to break down barriers between the viewer and the one being viewed, enough for them to comfortably laugh and enjoy jokes. It is an interesting take on a news channel and brings news like we have probably not seen before. Their YouTube channel has around 2.5 million subscribers with a total of 8 million views.
A Pakistani YouTube channel, 24 News HD is part of one of the largest news media organization, City News Network, and looks into enlightening their viewers with high quality video reports, analysis from renowned journalists and anchors all across Pakistan. Giving itself a name for being unique, 24 News HD offers exciting intellectually challenging analysis and for a person with a niche in politics and critical thinking, it stimulates their mind along with bringing about an acute focus on news reports. Their YouTube channel has around 2.4 million subscribers and the videos are mostly daily headlines, talk show coverage and some one on one interviews with important personalities. Their total view count is 6.7 million.
Literally translated to the Pulse of the Republic, this channel is more geared towards the avid social media users as it does not have a channel of its own on the satellite, instead it provides authentic and informed reports for the everyday happenings in Mexico. Interestingly, they have an app for their news broadcasting rather than a proper channel like CNN or BBC. Their app serves the same purpose as a satellite TV channel and is available for IOS, Android and Windows. Having an app instead of listening to a few people for quite some time on TV can be a refreshing experience and you get to have more control over what you want to see. Their YouTube channel is not only for promotional purposes but has a number of videos that cover talk shows amongst politicians. Their subscriber count is 2.4 million with a total of 3.2 million views.
Desifeed is an Indian channel that caters to the entertainment side of the news, highlighting the hottest trends of each year, upcoming movies, their reviews and video updates in pop culture. It is, they call, a one-step destination for entertainment news updates where information is concentrated in one place and that helps you turn to one source of authentic information rather than follow a number of pages and become confused amongst the innumerable rumors. The local trends, fashion shows, awards covered by Desifeed and its talented team have more weight to them as they have a particular interest in these fields to be able to provide a more in-depth news coverage. Their YouTube channel has amassed around 2.4 million subscribers and the videos provide snippets of the coverage of certain events or some analysis/review of either dramas or movies. The videos have a total view count of 9.1 million.
Venturing towards only online platforms, VK news is India’s premium online entertainment/news network which is owned and operated by SS production, Dehlo. This channel was originally a start-up for an online TV and has expanded to airing the latest Hindi news, Viral trends and videos, celebrity entertainment news catered especially for the younger generation and to be able to have access to a large pool of information, be it political, historical or entertainment. After their success, which is evident by the 2.3 million subscribers and 6 million views amassed, they started their website vknewsindia.com, which is a library of all of their articles, reviews, and highlights of everyday happenings.
Dunya News is a Pakistani News channel that started in the early 2000s and is one of Pakistan’s most popular news channels. This channel has produced some of the most iconic, controversial and well equipped journalists in Pakistan who have also gone forward and gotten their own talk shows. This channel promises an organized, well-fitted news channel that has talented journalists on deck, who report and cover events more than adequately. The channel’s shows are extremely popular in Pakistani television and amongst the locals, i.e. Hasb e Haal, Mazaaq Raat, On the Front with Kamran Shahid, etc. It also provides updates of what is happening in the country every so often. This YouTube channel too is managed by Dot Republic Media and has around 2.3 million subscribers and a total of 6.9 million views.
A channel that is centered around what’s new and trending in the UK, YouTube spotlight is a YouTube channel that satiates a social media junkie’s need for constant updates on the entertainment scene. From music to culture and to internet phenomenon, this channel tries to have it all. From conspiracy theory videos, to social activism, the channel has a reputation for creating some of the best high quality videos and have some of the most powerful hashtags. Their inclusivity speaks volumes for the channel and shed an even better light on the team behind YouTube Spotlight UK. The channel has around 2.2 million subscribers and 3 million views in total.
This channel is hosted by Filup Molina and Erik Voss both of whom are also the creators of this channel. They have their separate twitter accounts, if one wants to get to know them better, however, they mainly use YouTube to cover whatever the ‘internet cares about’. This makes New Rockstars a YouTube channel that pretty much covers anything that is on the internet, which is a long list of odd and random events, trends or viral videos. Looking at their uploaded videos, both Filup and Erik seem to sway more towards the entertainment side of things as there are reviews of recent shows that have come out or speculations about upcoming movies and so on. Their channel has around 2.2 million subscribers and a total view count of 6 million.
News 18 India is one of the leading news channels on YouTube, with a wealth of information and entertainment that keeps the audience busy and interested. While the channel reports in Hindi all national and international news is relayed to the people through this platform. It provides time to time breaking news in Hindi, keeping the viewers updated on the day to day issues in India. It not only promises breaking news but also exclusive interviews, documentaries, and even mythological stories. They now have a website hindi.news18.com that claims to provide a platform to its audience to help them move forward in life or to raise their voice for the right reasons. Their YouTube channel has around 4.7 million subscribers and a total of 7 million views.
Having realized that the future is in the digital and electronic media, KompasTV has tried to leave its mark in this industry and play a part in shaping the society around them. It is an Indonesian channel that attempts to keep up with all that happens on social media, the changing trends, viral videos and rapidly transformative ideas. Kompas Gramedia, the head networking company, through KompasTV has strengthened its presence in the wild chase that is social media. This news television will cater to community needs for information through television media. Kompas Gramedia has been known to follow their main goal which is to support and build the Indonesian people and the news channel to operates in a way that helps uplift Indonesians. The channel has been around since 2011 and is now enjoyed by more than 100 cities in Indonesia. The channel has around 2.2 million subscribers and 1.2 billion views in total. It has its own website which has more information about the channel and acts as a directory for all its articles, blog posts, interviews and videos.
This channel is more of a YouTube personality/celebrity channel. The creator is a Malaysian young man who makes videos of the various challenges he does, or interesting places he visits, and the odd food he comes across. his videos are extremely exciting to watch, definitely something you can binge watch because his reactions to everything are genuine. The views on his videos on average are 5-9K per video and 1.2 million in total. The channel has around 18 K subscribers.
Polimer News was founded by Mr P.V Kalyana Sundaram and the company runs 8 basic cable TV channels in different parts of Tamil Nadu and a Tamil GEC which reaches out to the Tamil viewers across the world. Polimer News in specific is known to bring forward impartial, objective news that has accurate information to the socially aware audience. The channel has now evolved to a 24 hour Tamil News satellite TV channel. The channel does not limit itself to just day to day breaking news but also reality TV, it wants to focus on the people, because Polimer News believes that their strength is the people. The channel brags about having the best talent on board which makes Polimer one of the leading news channels in Tamil TV. They have around 2.1 million subscribers on their YouTube channel and a staggering 1 billion views in total.
A yet another Indian New channel, ABN Telugu is the official channel of Andharajyothy. It is a 24/7 run news channel with prompt updates of political news, live reports, exclusive interviews, documentaries, live updates, sports, weather, entertainment and so on. the channels seems to have dipped their foot into each genre and seek to provide accurate, timely and authentic news. It is run by Amoda Broadcasting Network. It’s YouTube channel has around 2.1 million subscribers and around 7.9 million views in total, which puts this news channel right in the middle of its other competitors and it seems to be doing quite well for itself.
Канал Украина is Ukraine’s leading national television channel and according to the results of 2017, it has been ranked number 1 in by the nationwide audience. It also leads the most watched news channel in Ukraine in 2017. The channel is insanely popular within Ukraine perhaps because it has been able to provide prompt and accurate news reporting throughout and has hardly failed in their task. The team behind this channel is multi talented and has world class skills that have been able to give Канал Украина the status is now enjoys in Ukraine. The YouTube channel was created in 2012, its subscribers 2.1 million and has around 1.6 billion views in total.
Balanco Geral is a television program that airs from Monday to Friday in two editions and on Saturdays in special edition. This program is shown on record TV and is the official YouTube channel of the general balance program. The program tackles all kinds of world issues, issues within Brazil and some light hearted topics. It is sometimes hosted by Reinaldo Gottino, who is seen as this figure that always takes the right news to his viewers. This is a massively popular program in Brazil because it has around 2.1 million subscribers and 5 million views in total which indicates a large number of avid watchers of the program. It has a separate segment on the Record TV website, recordtv.r7.com.
Manomara News is Kerala’s no.1 news and information channel. It is a unit of MM TV Ltd. (Malayala Manomara’s television venture). It was launched in August 17th 2006 and since then has been of the leading news channels in Malayalam. Their philosophy is to raise the voice of the weak and the downtrodden, and while their worth is not decided by the amount of reports they do, they tend to make their reporting not only just and nuanced, but also ethical. They have a strong belief in the justice system and shun authority figures who might use their power tamper with the balance created amongst man. They are, they say, in tune with changing times and have entered relevant segments to be able to be in the media business and, at various points, dominate it. Its YouTube channel has around 2 million subscribers and a total views of 1 billion. This channel stands for unbiased reporting, intelligent commentary and analysis and interesting programs to set the bar high for other Malayalam news channels.
With 2 Million subscribers on its YouTube channel, Thanthi TV has a good reputation in the Tamil community. This channel was first NDTV Hindu, however, after Dina Thanthi took over, she rebranded it into Thankthi TV. It was first only specifically aired in the city Chennai but eventually was rebranded and relaunched as a 24 hour Tamil news channel. It has a number of talk shows, programs that have been widely popular across the country, one being Kelvikenna Bathi show where the host interviews a plethora of leaders in Tamil Nadu but mostly political leaders. They have an official website thanthitv.com. The channel’s videos are mostly snippets of interviews, highlights and breaking news, and their total view count is 7.8 billion.
A very popular channel not only on YouTube but Facebook, NowThis is an online platform that is known to make video that tackle political instabilities, water crises, and other international issues at hand. It has around 321K subscribers and a total of 1.3 million views. Their video making is more documentary style and are extremely interesting to watch. They are well researched and hold a person’s interest till the end of the video. Recently they covered the Sudan Issue, Elections in India and so on. The team behind this platform is a bunch of extremely talented producers, editors and directors that artistically put each issue in front of us and bring awareness in the most innovative way possible. Their motto has always been to bring all you need to know straight to our news feeds.
This is a news program, that, in an hour or so, takes the viewer on a journey through the whole world. It is a program that offers something for everyone, be it national or international news, entertainment, food, fashion, live interviews, health, art and new technology. It airs on the American television Network, Telemundo. It has been broadcasted on this network since 2002. The name of the show is Red Hot in English, which indicates very intense emotions or something that can be easily swayed by the public opinion and shaped completely differently. This YouTube channel shows snippets of the show, teasers, or any other promotional work that needs to be displayed before the program is aired. The channel has 2 million subscribers and around 1.8 billion views in total.
A German born Indian, Dhruv Rathee started his YouTube channel in 2013 with the purpose of bringing awareness, learning and education more in the mainstream media. He wants to cultivate an environment of critically analyzing the social, political and environmental issues that India faces and educate others on how to manage their personal life. He has made videos on personal finance, how to invest money, and so on. He has around 2 million followers and around 1.2 million total view count. He tries to provide a new perspective through which one should look at life, read more ground reports from across the world that makes one more aware and think critically. He wants to see the world as a better place and this is his way of making a small dent.
A relatively new YouTube channel, Tech Art Fun, aims to incorporate the element of entertainment with gaining knowledge. The idea behind this channel is to do away with boring and mundane news reports and add something more to it which not only keeps people engrossed but also helps them remember what they had to. However, the channel tends to make a parody of news reports more so than actually providing substantial knowledge. Most of the videos are quite sexual in nature, their thumbnails too are suggestive. So it seems like a channel that is more satirical than anything else. It has around 1.9 million subscribers and 1.2 million views in total.
One of the leading newspapers in the international market as well as national market, The New York Times, has its roots deep in journalism since the beginning and has since then been a source of reliable and authentic journalism. It has won many awards and nominations, setting the bar high in ambitious and innovative storytelling for other newspapers. Their claim as journalists, they says, prompts them to report the news as quickly as possible and keep upgrading their technology to report better and be able to cover more. Originally in print media, the franchise has now expanded to electronic media and is popularly consumed by many on their website. Their YouTube channel has short video clips of reports and articles they have published and help create awareness through these small videos that can be easily shared. They have around 2 million subscribers and 8 million total view count on their videos.
A reporter and a journalist, Millard Ayo is a Tanzanian YouTuber that reports all domestic and foreign events everyday through his YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. However, due to the longer duration of videos he tends to shift more of his attention to YouTube and publishes videos on the daily, his audience specifically being Tanzanian people. He has around 2 million subscribers and a total view count of 6.1 million.
A Pakistani YouTube channel, Haqeeqat TV describes itself to be an entertaining channel where news that is particularly relevant to Pakistan is aired. Its YouTube channel has around 2.1 million subscribers. The videos on the channel are analysis of certain news reports, international and state decisions, interviews and sports analysis. The videos average from 5-6 minutes long and have an average of 78K views per video. The total view count has reached to 3.3 million. The channel is fairly recent, its YouTube channel was created in 2017 and would hence make sense as to why it is still not as well known in the Pakistani media.
InKhabar is an online avatar for the news channel India News which is a 24 hour running channel in Hindi. It calls itself the heartbeat of India and is amongst the top 5 Hindi News Channels which is, as seen by the abundance of news channels just from India, a competitive genre. It gained such a status only after a small period of time because of its top quality content and prompt news reporting and it has continued to grow since. The YouTube channel was created in 2011 with the idea of reaching a younger audience, and the fact that social media was taking over all other forms of media. It has around 2 million subscribers and promises to catch early trends and has been able to build the trust of Hindu news viewers. The issues that they tackle are mostly of the common man and so it comes as no surprise that it has started to resonate with a Hindi news viewer.
A Vietnamese News Channel VTC 1 seeks to report current news, provide highlights and breaking news on its YouTube channel. It is a general news channel that has become one of the most popular Vietnamese news channels with around 1.9 million subscribers and a staggering 2.8 billion total view count. The YouTube channel has award interviews of the public who the journalists meet on the street, asking them specific questions, either related to current affairs or politics in general. Some videos are snippets of interviews and conferences covered by the VTC journalists.
Iamgen Noticias brings to us the day to day reports of important national and international events. It provides news of utmost importance as promptly and with the best coverage. The journalists that accompany on such assignments are Crio Gomez Leyva, Yuriria Sierra and Francisco Zea. These Mexican hosts have brought a number of issues to the table to discuss, analyze and come to a conclusion. Which is perhaps why Image Noticias is known for being a good source of knowledge; helping one to learn critical thinking. It has about 1.9 million subscribers and a total view count of 1.3 billion.
Kanak News is one of the leading news channels in Odisha, India from Eastern Media Limited. It is a 24 hour news channel providing breaking news, highlights and prompt reporting at any given point of the day. EML is Odisha’s largest media house and Kanak being affiliated with it gives more credibility to the channel. It’s YouTube channel has around 1.9 million subscribers and uploads every hour on YouTube daily. Its total view count is 9.4 million and each video averages 3.2K views in 12 hours.
JKN is political satire YouTube channel on news articles that are submitted by the viewers. This channel has a very direct relationship with its viewers and would not be able to function without them, which makes it even more of a risky decision to create this channel. The discussions are around sexual harassment, racism, black face, celebrities being controversial and so on. It is a highly enjoyable channel because most of the videos are of articles or trends that are on the internet and you will never feel out of place while watching these videos. Some celebrities too join the discussion and are featured on this channel, like the Korean singer Amber Liu. The channel has around 1.9 million subscribers and a total of 1.2 billion views.
Medi1 TV is a Moroccan & Arabic News channel which is free to air in Morocco, North Africa and South Europe. It broadcasts the standard newscasts and reports as well as interviews and talk shows plus documentaries. The talk shows and programs cover the current affairs, sports, the economy, business markets. It was also rated as one of the top Pan Arab channels by North Africa. Their YouTube channel has around 1.8 million subscribers and their videos range from news highlights every hour or so, snippets of talk shows and breaking news. The videos are usually around 3 to 4 minutes long and have a total view count of 8.5 million.
Much like their leader Narendra Modi, BJP too has its own YouTube channel. It happens to be the world’s largest political party and is currently leading the National Democratic Party which is governing India. It is a very smart idea to have the political parties in the race of social media because people consume so much knowledge through the internet that in order to truly bring political awareness, parties ought to provide platforms where their motto, their everyday occurrences are available to the public and they get to know them better. The channel has around 1.8 million subscribers, the video content is basically the BJP members giving speeches at various instances about issues pertaining to that particular area and the total view count is 5 million.