ABP News is a popular Hindi News channel, first signed on the air as STAR News on February 18, 1998, and was owned by a joint enterprise between News Corporation having possession of STAR TV/ Fox International Channels. STAR News was rebranded to ABP News from June 1, 2012. The Slogan of the channel “Aapko Rakhe Aagey”, illustrates the vision of the service of keeping each individual ahead and well-versed.

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The Hindi news channel with its control center in Noida; India caters breaking news on current affairs, Political issues, sports, and infotainment. It is owned by ABP Group. ABP Live is an Indian English news website owned by ABP Group that provides its viewers with in-depth coverage of news from India and all over the world. The channel is best defined as a responsible service with a fair and balanced approach without any diplomatic agenda. Timely reporting with insightful analysis of authentic news and current affairs is forte of the Hindi station. The News service with its cutting edge technology and state-of-art newsrooms have maintained high TRP’s.

The channel aims to report and broadcast news, critical reviews, and current affairs show in an unbiased approach. The channel has truly lived up to the expectations of the dedicated viewers with a huge viewership of 48 million Indians weekly because of its fact-based responsible reporting on sensitive issues. ABP Ananda, ABP Asmita, ABP Majha, and ABP Sanjha are sibling stations of the popular news service.


The service was formerly known as STAR News before ABP Group being purchased by ABP Group. STAR News was premiered on February 18, 1998. STAR News was first bilingual (Hindi and English) news channel. It was primarily owned and operated by STAR India with NDTV doing the production until 2003. The channel was transformed into a complete Hindi language news channel when the contract with NDTV terminated in the year 2003.

The government of India initiated the law for foreign equality in the news industry to 26%, the STAR News then signed a joint project with Ananda Bazar Patrika group to shape a corporation called Media Content and Communications Services Pvt. Ltd. (MCCS). MCCS ran the channel STAR News with 74% partnership in this joint Venture while rest was owned by STAR News itself.

Ananda Bazar Patrika (ABP) group proclaimed that this shared agreement would part ways. The eight years affiliation with the brand name STAR came to an end. MCCS; Media Content and Communications Services, said after the split, Hindi News channel would be branded as ABP News. Marathi news channel STAR Majha would be named as ABP Majha. Bengali language version STAR Ananda would take name ABP Ananda. The Punjabi News channel called ABP Sanjha was introduced for Nothern Punjabi viewers. On January 1, 2016, ABP Asmita was launched as a Gujarati language news channel.

Popular Programming

  • ‘Shelia Dikshit Demise
  • Meghdoot
  • News@7
  • ABP News Travel Diaries
  • Master Stroke
  • Ghanti Bajao
  • Viral Sach
  • Sansani
  • Namaste Bharat
  • Guruji with Pawan Sinha
  • Aaj Ki Badi Khabar
  • Panchnama
  • Master Stroke
  • Samvidhan KI Shapath
  • Kaun Banega Mukjyamantri

Journalists and Anchor Persons:

  • Chitra Tripathi
  • Punya Prasun Bajpai
  • Astha Kaushik
  • Rubika Liyaquat

Official website: www.abplive.com


Address: A-37, Block A, Sector 60, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Phone Number: +91-120-4070000

Fax Number:     +91-120-40702133



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