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CNBC India to break even by 2002

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CNBC India to break even by 2002

CNBC India is expecting to break even by early 2002. The news channel, launched last year, is a joint venture between Television Eighteen India and CNBC Asia. TV-18 has 49 per cent stake in CNBC India, while the rest is with CNBC Asia.

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CNBC India has been negotiating with several newspapers for content alliances. At present, it provides content to Mid-Day and eFE.


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