CNN-News18 announce extensive programming ‘Battle for Bihar’ ahead of assembly elections


As the Bihar electorate prepares to elect its next government amidst the pandemic, CNN-News18, has lined up extensive programming to give its viewers up-to-minute updates and unmatched access from ground zero.

Titled ‘Battle for Bihar’, CNN-News18 will delve into all aspects of the assembly election while covering the grueling campaigns and fierce competition amongst the major political parties.

Continuing channel’s commitment to bring the most incisive reportage of the elections, 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 counting day.

The programming will comprise a detailed analysis along with an overall view of the political scene through a multitude of shows. With election focused daily shows such as ‘Epicentre Bihar’, seasoned reporters will traverse across the length and breadth of the country.

The programming will aim to bring forth people’s voices into the discourse by assessing ground realities, pertinent issues and voter sentiments that are defining the political battle in the state. CNN-News18 will host intense debates on election issues with the biggest newsmakers from the major political parties.

Bringing a seamless blend of technology and creativity, CNN-News18 will extensively utilise augmented and virtual reality technology to provide appealing and enhanced coverage. The channel has deployed ‘Magic Wall’ and ELEX-A, to capture all the relevant data pertaining to voting by the electorate, analysing it and applying algorithms to render a virtual display of a map with factual results.

The programming on the channel will be led by veteran anchors and journalists such as Zakka Jacob, Executive Editor – Output, Anand Narasimhan, Executive Editor, Marya Shakil, Political Editor, Shreya Dhoundial, Senior Editor, Pallavi Ghosh, Senior Editor, Politics, Prabhakar Kumar, Senior Editor, Bihar and Arunima, Deputy Editor who will offer viewers superior coverage of the state election. The formidable editorial team will be supported by a panel of renowned political experts and analysts.

Catch all the action around the Bihar Assembly Elections on CNN-News18 from 8th October.

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