|Release Date :||01 - Jan - 1993|
|Company :||Euronews SA|
When it comes to international news broadcasting, CNN and BBC might be the world leaders, but there’s a competitor dominating the market that has a truly unique approach. Euronews started in January 1, 1993 with one goal in mind; to deliver news from the European perspective.
The channel is headquartered in Lyon-Écully in France but it actually doesn’t belong to one country. The company was established by European Broadcasting Union, which is an alliance of several public media entities. Eleven of its members came together, realizing that they needed a single voice to speak for the entirety of Europe.
Euronews simultaneously broadcasts in 13 different languages. It started out in 1993 with English, French, German, Italian and Spanish and then added Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Ukrainian, Greek and Hungarian. This gives it a distinct advantage over all other news channels. Moreover, it isn’t just the language that changes, even the way the content is written and presented is different.The most identifiable difference is that Euronews doesn’t present its news from studios and there are no anchors. Because of this, the news is introduced to the audience and the content is generally untouched by personal opinion.