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CNN-News18 Launches Virtuosity – An Exclusive Show with VirSanghvi

Apr 25, 2016   16:29 IST 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

In line with its commitment to bringing the story behind the news to the forefront, CNN-News18 launched anew show VIRTUOSITY.Hosted by one of the country’s top journalists - VirSanghvi, the weekend show features a big news story and provides added context, insight and nuance that may not be immediately discernible. The show will have Vir, in his inimitable style, break down the story being featured and make it relevant and relatable for the viewers. He will present the facts, make use of history, use a lifetime of his personal experiences to break through the clutter and bring forth the key aspects of the story.


In the first episode of Virtuosity - Stories from the News aired last weekend, VirSanghvi delved into the decline and fall of India's most flamboyant tycoon, Vijay Mallya. As his friends called the events surrounding Mallya "a witchunt” and industry insiders believed that Mallya "will come back with full honours", Vir unravelled the link between the corridors of power and the banks that "kept lending money to KFA which they did not do to other airlines".


About VirSanghvi:

Amongst India’s top journalists and most astute political commentators, VirSanghvi will bring nuance, insight and decades of experience to the channel’s news coverage. With millions of followers on social and traditions media, Vir has the unique ability to focus on core issues and explain the same in an engaging manner. In a career spanning 37 years, he has worn many hats – from print and television journalism to writing books.


Watch Virtuosity – Stories from the News, every Saturday at 9:30 PM with repeats on Sunday at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM, only on CNN-News18.


About TV18

TV18 Broadcast Limited [BSE: 532800, NSE: TV18BRDCST] (“TV18”) is a part of Network18 Group. Network18 Group is a media and entertainment group with interests in television, internet, films, e-commerce, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses. Through its subsidiary, TV18, the group operates news channels such as CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD, CNN-NEWS18 and IBN7. TV18 also operates a joint venture with Viacom called Viacom18, which houses a portfolio of popular entertainment channels such as Colors, Colors HD, Rishtey, MTV India, MTV Indies, Comedy Central, Vh1, Nick, Sonic, Nick Jr and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the group’s filmed entertainment business. TV18 has also forayed into the Indian factual entertainment space through a joint venture with A+E Networks and operates History TV18. In the regional space, the group operates a Gujarati business news channel – CNBC Bajar, a Marathi general news channel – IBN Lokmat and operates ten regional news channels under the ETV umbrella and five regional entertainment channels under the Colors brand. The group also operates a 24 hour an Indian news channel in English – News18, targeting global audiences. TV18 and Viacom18 have formed a strategic joint venture called IndiaCast, a multi-platform 'content asset monetization' entity that drives domestic and international channel distribution, placement services and content syndication for the bouquet of channels from the group and third parties. For more information, log on to  

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