CNN-News18 to kick start Union Budget 2020 with ‘If I were FM'

Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18, will present live pre and post budget analysis

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Jan 28, 2020 1:21 PM
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In line with the channel’s commitment to bring the most incisive reportage with diversified formats, CNN-News18 has lined up an array of in-depth yet engaging programming. Under the umbrella branding, ‘Vision 2020’, the programming aims to decode and analyse the Budget 2020.

The channel will focus on analysing the expectations of the common man and India Inc. from the upcoming budget and ultimately evaluating its impact on individuals, industry and the overall economy of the country. The channel will also gauge the political implications of this crucial budget.

The channel will kick start its programming with its popular segment ‘If I were FM' which will capture suggestions from common citizens for the Finance Minister, along with Corporate Wish list and a special show on personal tax from CNBC-TV18. With the panel of leading industry experts at CII, Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC-TV18 will present live pre- and post-budget analysis. CNN-News18 will also do a detailed coverage of the economic survey on January 31.

Speaking on the special budget programming, Basant Dhawan, CEO, English and Business News Cluster, Network18, said: "Expectations from Budget 2020 are high. There are several economic challenges that the Budget is expected to address. With a special focus on the key issues, CNN-News18 has lined up a comprehensive mix of special programming that will provide viewers a holistic view of the budget through insightful analysis and its impact across sectors."

The budget programming will be led by the channel’s best editorial experts – Bhupendra Chaubey, Executive Editor; Zakka Jacob, Executive Editor– Output and Anand Narasimhan, Executive Editor. They will be joined by a panel of experts comprising Gaurav Choudhury (Economy Editor & Delhi Bureau Chief, Moneycontrol.com); Saket Mishra, Investment Banker, Siddharth Zarabi, Former Executive Editor-Business Television India & Dhiraj Nayyar Economist/Ex Head of Economics, Financing & Commerce, NITI Aayog amongst others.

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