Thursday, December 22, 2005

IBN

IBN has been launched and is officially on air from last friday (16th of December). I don't get it in Chennai and I am calling the cable operator to find out why!

For the uninformed, IBN is the 24 hour english news channel started by CNBC and at the helm is Rajdeep Sardesai, the journo who quit NDTV last April. His wife, who is also a journalist is helping him with the channel and the website is pretty well designed as well! Slight touches of NDTV, but then, some of NDTV's men are working here as well! Bhupendra Choubey, who used to cover the BJP in NDTV is chief political corrspondent (or some thing like that), Anubha Bhosle is another familiar face, Prabhakar Kumar is another. Also, ex headlines today man H.R.Venkatesh is with NDTV and works the parliament beat.

One interesting section on the web page is the blogs section where some of the people at IBN blog about their job. Incidentally, Rajdeep also has one and his first post is on the launch and the behind the scenes work involved in starting a news channel!! And it gets updated everyday! So, give it a read when time permits!! There is also a section named your voice in which blogs are quoted! So, yeah, seems a nice initiative from IBN.

Cheers

6 comments:

Gounder Brownie said...

Does IBN know your name's now Soshy?? It's great news!

S said...

definitely....i read the blog ......enjoyed it!!!

sagaro said...

Yup, the "your voice" section is damn cool...and to think of it, pretty innovative too.

One superb maneuver he has all the bloggers with him...

Abhi! said...

gounder:
Shut up!!!

Abhi! said...

S:
there have been more updates, more people joining the bandwagon!

Abhi! said...

sagaro:
Its too soon to say how the your voice section is going to shape up! Its a refreshing change though!