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CNN-News18 launches 'Face-Off at 9' & Viewpoint, more new shows in two weeks

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MUMBAI: Continuing with the legacy of setting new benchmarks in television news, CNN-News18 presents an all new prime time which promises to deliver insightful journalism and provide viewers with a platform to voice their concerns and viewpoints. The channel will go live with two shows tonight starting 9pm with Face-Off At 9 and Viewpoint at 10pm. Anchored by award-winning journalists -- deputy executive editor Zakka Jacob and executive editor Bhupendra Chaubey, the shows will build further on the channel’s positioning of On Your Side.

Apart from these two shows, CNN-News18 has also lined up several shows that will be launched in a phased manner over the next couple of weeks.

Conceptualised to provide a fresh approach to news, the two shows with enhanced audience engagement, fresh packaging and even more incisive content aim to add multiple dimensions to the primetime news.

Face-Off At 9 will witness a face-off between the biggest newsmakers on the top story of the day to bring out key insights on the same without drowning the same out in unnecessary noise. The show will capture various facets of the story to help viewers to form their own informed opinions. Viewpoint – an interactive and participative show will explore various views on the day’s top news stories that will endeavour to disrupt the standard formats seen on news television.

The show will cover the top five stories of the day and feature discussions with guests on the same. The show will also connect with viewers through social media and on-ground different locations to bring the people’s viewpoint to the debate and will continue to map their sentiments till the end and will bring out the truth, driven by facts and not by any agenda.

CNN-News18 managing editor Radhakrishnan Nair said, "We have always pushed the envelope in bringing our viewers differentiated content and formats. The new shows that we are launching are a reflection of our viewers’ expectations from us to continue to raise the quality of the news content that we offer – especially in terms of the credibility and substance of the debates and in-studio discussions that form the mainstay of prime time news television today."

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