News and politics is a category sought out by people all over the world. The best part about it is providing a platform for all news channels, national and international, to exist together. It also allows viewers to gain different standpoints on a particular issue. For example, an internet user can learn and gain insight about an ongoing global event through different global news channels and their varying perspectives on it. Therefore, these top 100 are a central hub for the latest breaking news and current affairs in any part of the world.
Aaj tak is not only India’s undisputed number one channel but also ranks at the top of the “News & Politics” category on YouTube, transcending all other national or international news channels. They make use of the latest technologies and go beyond the conventional ways to get hold of the best news coverage for its viewers. 19 million subscribers on its YouTube channel and a generation of $21 million net worth are two excellent examples of its raging success.
Aaj Tak is owned by the Living Media Group and the channel features all kind of coverage in Hindi including bollywood, sport, business, entertainment, politics etc. It is one of the oldest Indian channels to exist and its YouTube channel has been running since August 2009, where they post about 35 videos in a day.
Based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, the channel was founded in May 2004 by Rajat Sharma and his wife Ritu Dhawan, while the YouTube channel was not created until August 2006. Now not only does IndiaTV own a new center built of over 80,000 square feet in Noida, they also excel in state-of-the-art digital connectivity. Its YouTube channel is also very active as an average of 52 news clips are uploaded in a day. They have also successfully amassed 14.3 million subscribers and an impressive net worth of $22 million. After all, IndiaTv has a reputation for delivering credible courage, reporting, espousal of public interest etc.
24 year old Sebastián Obando Giraldo, more professionally known as Sebastián Yatra, is a Colombian singer and songwriter. His status as a celebrity majorly elevated after the release of his hit song Tricionera in 2016, after which he was declared the revelation of the year in Columbia. To-date he remains a pop sensation, the evidence lying in his single “Sutra” which went viral on YouTube, racking up more than a million views in just a span of three months. Sebastián created his YouTube channel in March 2013 and from time to time a new video is uploaded on it. Currently, he has 11 million subscribers and a net worth of $1 million.
A subsidiary of Essel Group and the flagship property of Zee Media, Zee News is an Indian news channel that was launched in July 1999 by Subhash Chandra. The YouTube channel, on the other hand, was created in June 2007. They have amassed 8.4 million subscribers and a net worth of $7.7 million. On average, there are more than 45 videos uploaded in a day on the YouTube channel.
Like other Indian news channel, their content is also in Hindi, and their tag line is “सोच बदलो देश बदलेगा” which translates into “Change thinking, change country”. Zee News’ content claims to touch the lives of millions of Indian citizens which is why it is no surprise that some of the programs of Zee News have won prestigious national and international awards.
Prior to his Indian news channel “The Lallantop”, Surabh Dwivedi was a famous journalist for ten years. Now he not only owns this unbiased media house but is also a reporter on the Lallantop YouTube channel. Although the channel currently has an impressive 8.2 million subscribers as of July 2019, the number grows every day. Through The Lallantop a net worth of $19 million has also been successfully generated. Approximately 17 videos are uploaded everyday on the channel.
Trending Hindi news, exclusive videos and interviews with celebrities are also posted on The Lallantop alongside 360 degree coverage on all different kinds of fields –such as social media news, sports news, entertainment news, political news, public opinions, movie reviews and much more.
An independent fast growing Indian media house NMF News is owned by Arunabh Kumar, the founder and CEO, who founded this news channel after facing a series of rejection by other TV networks. Now it has risen to the top 5 most subscribed Indian news channel on YouTube. On this platform, a compelling combination of quick social media content along with other accurate and unbiased news is presented. At present, NMF News’ YouTube channel has a subscriber count of 8.1 million while a net worth of $8.4 million has also been gathered. Estimates of more than 40 videos are posted everyday online.
Undoubtedly, CNN is the most trusted and reliable American news channel with the most subscribers than any other channel in the United States. As of July 2019, they have a massive audience of 7.1 people subscribing to CNN on YouTube where they post about 10 videos in a day. This is due to CNN’s team diligently working hard to ensure that their aim is met –to deliver the latest and hot breaking news and information regarding national or international events to their viewers. The stories can be concerning weather, politics, business, entertainment etc. Its network is widely extended so that it can get hold of minute to minute news from all over the world through their CNN umbrella.
Barcroft TV is an international news agency with offices based in New York, London, and as well as New Delhi. It is owned by Sam Barcroft who founded it in 15 years ago in 2004. The YouTube channel, on the other hand, was not created until June 2006. It has 6.8 million subscribers and has accumulated a net worth of $5.7 million.
This channel is a platform for regularly uploaded exclusive content based on real life stories and footage. Embarking on a journey of empowerment, challenges, inspiration, and entertainment, Barcroft TV uncover stories of different people globally through eye-opening documentaries and authentic story-telling. Approximately, 17 videos are uploaded each month.
This Filipino media and entertainment group based in Quezon City, Philippines, provides videos, multimedia, and stories to Filipinos worldwide. The company was formed when Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN) and Alto Broadcasting System merged together in 1967 and incorporated as ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation but then was later renamed to ABS-CBN Corporation in 2010. ABS-CBN News is one of the company’s divisions.
Created in October 2009, their YouTube channel is updated daily with breaking news; therefore it is no surprise that they upload more than 60 videos every day. ABS-CBN News is also the most subscribed news & politics channel in the country, surpassing other Filipino channels with their 6.6 million subscribers and their notable generation of the $18 million net worth.
Inside Edition is one of the longest running CBS TV Distribution’s syndicated entertainment news magazines since having first premiered in 1989. Deborah Norville has been anchoring it since 1995 and Steve Kamer has been the narrator for the past twenty years. Inside Edition’s YouTube channel which holds different clips featuring celebrities and pop-culture, gossips, scandals newsmakers, true crime stories, and much more, evidently not restricting themselves to just entertainment news.
The American entertainment channel uploads up to 273 videos o YouTube –a platform which has helped Inside Edition generate a net worth of $32 million. This channel running since October 2012 now has a subscriber count of 6.3 million.
Owned by the Disney Media Networks (a division of The Walt Disney Company), ABC News is a division of the commercial broadcast television network “American Broadcasting Company” since 1945. Although this American news channel did not sign up for YouTube until August 2006, they now provide an outlet for the audience for both national and international news clips.
The YouTube channel is constantly uploaded, approximately 402 videos in a month, and its content ranges from breaking news and headlines to exclusive interviews, videos, analysis and much more. The highlight of ABC News channel is their daily evening program “ABC World News Tonight with Davir Muir”, however, other morning news-talk show like Primetime, Nightline, GMA (Good Morning America) are sought after too. Currently, there are around 6.3 million people subscribing to this channel; a platform which has also helped them earn a notable net worth of $19 million.
Thairath is a giant media production house in Thailand which aims to capture the Thai media market as much as possible. It was the first in Thailand to start an online network after which they also introduced Thairath newspaper and Thairath TV. Recently on June 2019, it also changed its logo.
It keeps the Thai population abreast with the most recent news and headlines regarding spots, entertainment, drama and much more. Consequently, Thairath’s YouTube channel is also frequently uploaded to keep its 6.2 million subscribers updated. Due to solely this platform, it has been able to accumulate a $13 million net worth.
Vox is a general American news and opinion website launched on Vox Media by its founders Ezra Klein, Matthew Yglesias, and Melissa Bell in 2014. Their niche is explanatory journalism; allowing their viewers to maneuver through the chaos and noise of irrelevant news to the relevant headlines and bulletin. Vox focuses on politics and policy, science, food, sports or anything else that matters. Their YouTube channel is being run since 2014 as well; however, as compared to other media groups’ YouTube channels Vox is not that active. Its competitors who post more than a thousand videos in a month, Vox barely posts about 13 videos. Regardless, their channel is sought after. They have 6.2 million subscribers and the $4.8 million net worth that can attest to that.
NTV, in Cyrillic as HTB, has ranked among the top three Russian news channels for more than two decades. In 1993, it was launched as a subsidiary of “Media-Most” (a subsidiary of Vladmir Gusinsky’s company) by its co-founder and author of the name of the company, Igor Malashenko. Since then it has been setting high standards for other Russian television programs by delivering sharp analysis of current events and broadcasting live coverage. HTB’s YouTube channel created in August 2008 is kept up to date with latest news, headlines, series, and talk shows. Although is content is in Russian language, the general entertainment channel has not kept itself restricted to Russia. HTB also airs its domestic and global current events in countries of the CIS, USA, West Europe, and Canada. 6 million subscribers on its YouTube channel is an evidence of how this channel is a top choice for Russian viewers.
Founded in February 2008 as a part of the Sigma Group Company, AL-Hayah TV channel is an Egyptian entertainment and news hub. It is the first Arabic media entity that targets Arab and Egyptian audiences all over the world despite what their orientation might be. It also houses a wide range of programs that provide targeted and integrated information regarding entertaining programs, artistic works, news and more. This is why it attracts a massive audience from its target market and also has 5.8 million people subscribing to them on YouTube. Al Hayah Network’s YouTube channel, created in June 2014, has helped them generate a net worth of $11 million. They are also quite active, posting more than 40 videos on average.
News Tak, another Indian channel, claims to be the most reliable, credible and revolutionary news channel on YouTube to bring forward all the latest news in an innovative style. Their content whether based on Bollywood and viral videos or other political interviews, is all true and rumor-free. Their main objective is to maintain the credibility of their channel by delivering factually correct news and saving their audience from any rumors.
News Tak’s YouTube channel has been operated since August 2017, and in a very short time period –almost a couple of years– they have successfully managed to gain the favour of a massive audience. The evidence lays in their 5.6 million subscribers a net worth of $4.3 million that the news channel has earned in the span of two years. This can be credited to their hard work as they post approximately 616 videos in a month.
Daniel M. Keem, more professionally known by his prolific YouTube handle “Keemster”, is an online American news reporter and a YouTuber. “DramaAlert”, the YouTube drama show and an online entertainment channel featuring news on social interaction is created, hosted and produced by him. Any rising conflicts and feuds between popular personalities never seem to escape him. After all, Keemster does earn majority of his income from DramaAlert; a platform that has allowed him to earn a net worth of $2.4 million. Keemster has been investing his time on YouTube since June 2014, where he has also gathered a subscriber count of 5.2 million. His videos –full of drama– are uploaded approximately ten times a month.
When translated from Thai to English, “เรื่องเล่าเช้านี้ บีอีซี-เทโร literally translates to “This morning’s story, BEC-Tero”. As its name represents, it is aired every morning from Monday to Friday while “Tales of the week” is broadcast on Saturday and Sunday. Since June 2003, they have been serving hot news with latest clips and updates before anyone else in Thailand. In June 2012 though, This morning’s story, BEC-Tero started their own YouTube channel as well where they now have 5.1 million fans. On average they upload 48 videos daily –a trait that has helped them generate a net worth of $16 million.
59 year old Raffy Tulfo is a Filipino broadcast journalist based in Quezon City, Philippines. His work majors in private sector and government issues, along with uncovering the exploitations and injustices faced by ordinary citizens who battle the redtapes of society –senior and rich people abusing their power. This is why he was awarded the title of “Idol Raffy” and “Mr. Action Man” by those who are downtrodden and poor. His YouTube channel created in April 2016 is where the viewers can witness life changing public service in action. Over the years Raffy has gathered 5 million subscribers and earned an incredible net worth of $30 million.
NDTV, an acronym for New Delhi Television Limited, has been a pioneer in India’s digital journalism and news television. Founded in 1988 by a journalist Radhika Roy, its first ever show was “The World This Week” that year. NDTV has not only been at the forefront of every single news revelation but also as a leading network among all of its Indian competitors on the Internet. The company operates two channels NDTV24x7, the English Channel; NDTV India, the Hindi one. Similarly on their YouTube channel, the clips uploaded are both in Hindi and English. This way a much larger audience is attracted than if they were using just one language as a medium. Created in 2006, NDTV’s YouTube channel has 4.9 million subscribers and a net worth of $7.7 million.
Based in the United Kingdom, BBC News’ official YouTube channel is operated by BBC Global News Ltd. This is where viewers can tune in for global news presented with an impartial perspective, have a look at behind-the-scenes footage and clips from the front-line, and as well as have access to exclusive, especially selected clips from this very trusted news source. Created in April 2006, they post more than 40 upload every day to ensure that they keep the audience updated with the latest breaking news and headlines. Over the years, BBC News has successfully managed to gain a reputation as a credible and reliable source of information. Their YouTube channel has been running since April 2006 where they have managed to amass 4.6 million subscribers and a net worth of $3.5 million.
News18 India seeks to deliver national and international news 24/7 in their native language, Hindi, like the majority of the other Indian news channel. What makes this channel stand out is that unlike other Indian news hub that majorly concentrate on breaking news and headlines, News18 offers something extra; viewers of this news channel have also access to mythological and factual stories, different series, and exclusive interviews on their platform. Its YouTube channel, however, is saturated with headlines and breaking news. All in all, more than 40 different news clips are uploaded in day to ensure that their main objective is met –audience having access to latest news 24/7. News18 India has accumulated a net worth of $5 million through their YouTube channel, which also houses their 4.7 million subscribers.
A current affairs channel of VICE Media, VICE News delivers documentary videos and essays daily on not only through its website but also its YouTube channel. All reports aired on HBO from Tuesday to Friday at 7.30 people are easily available on VICE News’ YouTube channel for free. Although it has bureaus globally, it is based in New York, USA, and was created by Shane Smith in December 2013. Its YouTube channel was also created the same year which has now amassed 4.5 million subscribers and a net worth of $4.2 million. On average, VICE News posts 70 clips a month.
William Adams, more renowned as will.i.am, is a seven-time Grammy award winner, a creative innovator and a multi-faceted entertainer; he is an American rapper, DJ, singer, songwriter, philanthropist and much more. Born and based in Los Angeles, William is most known for the formation of his hit band “The Black Eyed Peas”. He has sold millions of singles and albums, and worked with the music industry’s top singers such as Michael Jackson, David Guetta, Rihanna and so on. William’s YouTube channel being operated since June 2006 is a hub for his latest bonus tracks, remixes, updates, and a platform for his exclusive live streams. He caters to an audience of 4.4 million fans, and although YouTube might not be his main source of income, he still has earned a net worth of $13,000 through it.
On YouTube, it is the largest American online news and commentary program for the connected generation. The YouTube channel is running since December 2005 where TYT (The Young Turks) has accumulated 4.4 million subscribers and a net worth of $4.3 million. The TYT Network has also introduced a 24 hour channel on YouTube TV in 2018.The Young Turks focuses on politics, entertainment, sports or any other ongoing current events. On the Internet, TYT was the first, live daily webcast; since then, they have always been progressive. Currently it is co-hosted by one of its creators, Cenk Uygur, and Ana Kasparian.
Launched in 2005 and owned by Independent Media Corporation, Geo News is a Pakistani television news channel. Although in 2014, Geo News was fined PKR 10 million and banned for 15 days when accused of maligning and defaming by the Pakistani government, it is the most subscribed channel on YouTube amongst its Pakistani rivals. Geo News’ YouTube channel, running since January 2007, has 4.5 million subscribers and its average of monthly uploads include almost 1500 videos. They claim to deliver minute to minute updates on hot topics and latest events with an unbiased perspective. Through the channel’s success on TV and YouTube, it has a successful current net worth of $9.4 million.
ChoufTv is a Moroccan radio news website which encompasses all economic, social and political news concerning Morocco. Statistics have shown that Moroccans spend more time on Chouftv, a reality television channel, rather than on Facebook (one of the largest social-networking sites) or even Wikipedia. Even its YouTube channel is quite popular –the most subscribed news channel in Morocco. Since December 2012, it has amassed 4.2 million subscribers and a net worth of $10 million. Chouftv’s YouTube channel is constantly updated with new videos and clips, approximately a thousand times a month, to keep its viewers aware and informed around the clock.
Like most of the other Filipino media based companies, GMA News is also based in Quezon City, Philippines. Majority of its revenue is reaped through marketing and publicity in association to its television distribution. Its YouTube channel, being operated since October 2007, has a remarkable current net worth of a $21 million as well.
GMA News is a life-style oriented and news channel watched by the general Filipino population. Although it is available on most cable and satellite TV systems, viewers often choose to visit their YouTube channel for top breaking Philippines and international headlines. On this platform, the 4 million subscribers have access to daily video clips from GMA News, GMA Network and GMA New program.
Based in Doha, Qatar, Al Jazeera Arabic is an independent news organization and broadcaster that is funded by its government. Initially, it was launched in 1996 as an Arabic news channel, however, later other languages, Internet and specialty TV channels were added in order to expand. “Al Jazeera Arabic”, the YouTube channel, features content only in Arabic.
Since May 2007, Al Jazeera Arabic seeks to cover globally occurring events and focuses on storytelling that other broadcasters might ignore. The news delivered on YouTube is in high quality and with the utmost professionalism so that they win favor and confidence of global Arabic viewers as well. Currently, its net worth as of July 2019 is $8.4 million and also has a subscriber count of 4 million Arabic-speaking people.
Bir Mourad Rais, Algeria, Ennahar TV Company is the first satellite television channel in the country. Their official YouTube account is quite active; the news bulletin and video clips are uploaded on its channel minutes after they are broadcasted on the television channel. As a result, it uploads more than 100 news clips in a day. This way the viewer immediately has access to the content that he/she might have missed on the TV. This advantage was not available in the start; the channel was founded in March 2007, yet its YouTube equivalent was not created until January 2008. Nevertheless, approximately 4 million people subscribe to his Arabic channel which has helped Ennahar TV Company to generate a net worth of $14 million.
GQ is an American international magazine pioneering a modern male’s guide to music, sports, dating advice and much more. For more than half a century, since 1931 to be exact, it has supplied coverage on culture, style, politics, and more. The clips uploaded on their YouTube channel encompass every part of a man’s life ranging from grooming tips and fashion to entertainment. The viewers can embark on a journey with different celebrities such as Channing Tatum, Stephen Curry etc. and their lifestyle choices. GQ has 3.8 million fans on their channel, entertained by approximately 15 videos that are uploaded each month. The income earned by GQ on YouTube equates to about $7 million.
A leading Telugu channel, TV9 Telugu Live provides 24 hour coverage for Indians on both regional and international events. It was founded in 2004 by Associated Broadcasting Company Private Limited (ABCL), a private media team of dynamic journalists led by Ravi Prakesh. As of 2019, it provides multilingual service in 9 other languages as well. The news is broadcasted by its headquarters based in Hyderabad, India.
TV9 Telugu Live’s YouTube channel, on the other hand, was created in December 2011, where important breaking news stories are uploaded around-the-clock so that the audience is kept abreast of current affairs all around the world. The channel has 3.8 million people subscribing to it; all are delivered more than 80 video clips in a day. A net worth of $10 million has also been successfully established.
Another Indian Telugu-language channel, V6 News Telugu is at the forefront for delivering headlines and breaking news as they happen anywhere in the world to its audience. It was launched in 2012 and is owned by VIL Media Pvt Ltd. The slogan of this channel is Prathi Dhrushyam, Prajala Paksham which literally translates to “Every scene, People's side” from Telugu to English. Roughly, it refers to how the channel caters to the viewers’ interest and keeps them updated with the current affairs. Since January 2013, V6 News Telugu keeps it audience of YouTube informed with exclusive live reports, interviews and updates. On its YouTube channel, they have accumulated 3.8 million subscribers and a net worth of $10 million.
India Today, formerly known as Headlines India, is an Indian English-language news magazine. Its first issue was released in December 1975. It is an extension of the magazine brand’s ethos, in order to change and evolve, into its television business. Ashish Bagga, Group CEO, believes it is important to expand into a niche within the English news genre where news and news analysis could be delivered. In the News Broadcasting Awards 2016, it was awarded the “News Channel of the Year –English”.
Since August 2016, the channel has earned revenue worth $1.7 million from their YouTube channel. They also have 3.7 million subscribers that are catered with minute to minute updates regarding current affairs, events etc. bordering on either regional or international level.
Univision Noticias is an American broadcast channel in the language Spanish targeted and delivered for all the Hispanics. Any content related to the Hispanic community and any other global event is instantly provided on this channel. Owned by Univision Communication, its headquarters is based in Florida, United States. Its YouTube channel, being operated since February 2012, has a subscriber count of 3.7 million. The success of the YouTube channel is also vouched by its net worth of $13 million as of July 2019. Univision Noticias uploads an average of 433 news clips in a month, all presented in Spanish.
RT, an acronym for Russia Today, is an independent television network based in Moscow, Russia. It is funded by its government, and often described as a propag