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CNN-News18 gears up for Union Budget 2020 and Delhi assembly elections

The channel lines up various shows under programming blocks ‘Vision 2020’ and ‘Battle for Delhi’

CNN-News18 has lined-up an array of in-depth yet engaging programming as the channel gears up for Union Budget 2020 and Delhi assembly elections.

Under the umbrella branding, ‘Vision 2020’, the Budget programming aims to decode and analyze the Budget 2020. The channel will focus on analyzing the expectations of the common man and India Inc. from the upcoming budget and ultimately evaluating its impact on individuals, industry and the overall economy of the country. The channel will also gauge the political implications of this crucial budget.

The channel will kick start its programming with its popular segment ‘If I were FM' which will capture suggestions from common citizens for the Finance Minister, along with Corporate Wish list and a special show on personal tax from CNBC-TV18. With the panel of leading industry experts at CII, Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18 will present live pre and post budget analysis. CNN-News18 will also do a detailed coverage of the economic survey on January 31.

Speaking on the special Budget programming, Basant Dhawan, CEO, English and Business News Cluster, Network18, said, "Expectations from Budget 2020 are high. There are several economic challenges that the Budget is expected to address. With a special focus on the key issues, CNN-News18 has lined up a comprehensive mix of special programming that will provide viewers a holistic view of the budget through insightful analysis and its impact across sectors."

The channel will also present a comprehensive and LIVE Budget coverage showcasing reactions from the biggest newsmakers across the country.

Under the programming block named ‘Battle for Delhi’, CNN-News18 will cover grueling campaigns of political parties and high-decibel debates. The programming will capture ground-level realities and highlight issues that affect the common man. With diverse formats and data driven approach, the channel will present extensive reportage throughout the elections till the polling day.

The programming comprises election focused daily shows such as ‘Viewpoint Delhi’ and ‘Reporter’s Project’, which will bring forth people’s voices into the discourse. Augmenting the ground-level programming, ‘The Right Stand’ and ‘New Epicentre’ will host intense debates on election issues with the biggest newsmakers from the major political parties.

With 70 on-ground reporters reporting in 70 Assembly Constituencies of Delhi, the channel will comprehensively cover Delhi elections along with polling and counting day and keep the viewers abreast of all the major developments right up to government formation.

Dhawan said, “We always strive to give our viewers information that they can absolutely rely on. CNN-News18 has always been upfront in covering elections. With our special programming, we intend to bring to our viewers the most precise and comprehensive coverage of the elections.”

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