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BBC World News # 1 in India

The latest Ipsos PAX survey (Q1 2013) has named BBC World News as India’s leading international English news channel.

The BBC was the only international news brand in India to show cross-platform audience growth quarter on quarter, Media Mughals reports.

According to the survey, BBC World News continues to reach the young affluent population, with more than half of the channel’s viewers falling into the 25-39 age groups, outperforming India’s leading national channels from other genres, including Hindi and English General Entertainment, sport, and music channels.

Jim Egan, Chief Executive Officer, BBC Global News Ltd says “The sustained growth of BBC World News and in India is a testament to our continued investment in bringing our international audience unrivalled, trusted journalism and content. The channel’s move to its new headquarters in Central London earlier this year was an exciting step to giving our viewers access to state-of-the-art HD studios, fresh programming and talent and we’re proud that our audience in India is responding to those changes.”