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Full form of ABP is Ananda Bazaar Patrika News
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Ananda Bazaar Patrika News is referred to as ABP News. It comes from ABP News Network Pvt. Ltd. and is a Hindi news channel in India. Sector 16 A, Noida, India is where the company’s headquarters are situated.

The ABP Group owns the Hindi news channel ABP News in India. Before the ABP Group bought it, it was known as STAR News. The ABP Group owns the Indian English news website ABP Live.

Full form of ABP is Ananda Bazaar Patrika News

Full FormAnanda Bazaar Patrika News
Broadcast areaIndia and International
HeadquartersSector 16 A, Noida
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerABP Group
Sister channelsABP Ananda
ABP Asmita
ABP Majha
ABP Sanjha
ABP Ganga
ABP Live
ABP Nadu
ABP Desam
Launched18 February 1998; 24 years ago as STAR NEWS
ReplacedSTAR News
Former namesSTAR News (1998–2012)
WebcastABP News ABP Ananda ABP Majha ABP Asmita ABP Sanjha

ABP History

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STAR News debuted on February 18th, 1998. Starting in 2003, STAR News was a full-fledged channel. It was the first bilingual (English – Hindi) news service, and up until 2003, it was independently run by STAR India with production handled by NDTV. As a result of the partnership between STAR and ABP, STAR News was changed into a full-fledged Hindi language news channel when the contract with NDTV expired in 2003.

When the agreement with NDTV expired in 2003, STAR made the decision to operate the channel independently. However, the government issued a directive capping foreign ownership in the news industry at 26%. The Ananda Bazar Patrika group and STAR then formed a joint venture to create Media Content and Communications Services Pvt. Ltd. (MCCS), which ran the channel STAR News. In this joint venture, the Ananda Bazar Patrika group held a 74 percent stake, with STAR holding a 26 percent stake.

Full form of ABP is Ananda Bazaar Patrika News

Anandabazar Patrika (ABP) Group announced their separation on April 16, 2012, allowing the Rupert Murdoch-controlled corporation to withdraw from the Indian news market and concentrate on entertainment. The eight-year relationship with the “Star” brand came to an end with the divorce.

The news stations’ owner and operator, Media Content and Communications (MCCS), announced that following the division, the Marathi news channel Star Majha would become ABP Majha, the Bengali news channel Star Ananda would become ABP Ananda, and the Hindi news channel Star News would become ABP News. Audiences in the northern Punjabi region are fond of the channel’s ABP Sanjha in Punjabi. On January 1st, 2016, ABP Asmita, a version in Gujarati, was released.

Avinash Pandey took over as CEO of ABP News Network in November 2016.

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