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Ten Most Popular TV Channels In The World

Ten Most Popular TV Channels In The World

There is something on these TV channels for everyone, no matter where you are in the world.

This article will give you a list of the top ten best stations to pick from, whether you are looking for news, comedy, drama, or suspenseful storytelling.

The list includes the top TV stations to watch from America, Japan, and many other nations around the world based on recent viewership statistics, 

Our list is based on data gathered by the Broadcasting Audience Research Board (BARB) between 2016 and 2022.

It is also based on an Ipsos Media study, this list of the most-watched TV channels worldwide includes both American and international channels.


10. AXN

AXN is a well-known channel for its movies and TV shows.

It has been in the industry since 1997 and has established itself as one of the top channels in the Asia Pacific, with access to over 138 countries worldwide.

AXN has a variety of attractions, including blockbuster films screened on weekends, as well as entertainment series aired during the week, including Reality Shows from all over the world!

9. Disney Channel

The Disney Channel is a cable and satellite television channel that broadcasts in 135 countries worldwide.

It is well-known for its high-quality programming aimed at children aged 16 and under, such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, which airs on Disney Junior.

It is of the most popular channels for children and tweens and boasts original series such as Hannah Montana and Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

It also has a variety of cartoon shows suitable for younger children.

In addition to being available in 150 million households in the United States by 2021, Disney has over 1 billion viewers each month across its family networks worldwide!

It should come as no surprise that, as a result of their growing popularity, they now have more than 200 million subscribers in the United States alone, representing 85% coverage via satellite TV providers.


8. Star World

The Star World channel, which features TV shows such as Family Guy and The Simpsons, is one of the most popular entertainment-based channels.

This 24-hour Asian English language cable and satellite television channel primarily syndicates American or British varieties to entice people in India, Pakistan, Nepal, and other countries to experience a taste of their home culture mixed with Hollywood's best hits.


7. BBC Food

BBC Food is a cooking channel for foodies who want to learn how to cook without spending money on expensive classes.

It is the company's commercial arm for food and beverage programming.

In 1997, the channel was founded as a joint venture with ITV.

The goal was to broadcast programs aimed specifically at viewers with a culinary or catering interest, such as Fanny Cradock Cooks Great Dishes (2002) and Nigella Bites (2005).

The BBC broadcasts this show on their Lifestyle Channel and it was formerly called the "BBC's Global Commercial Television Channel".

Due to the popularity of the new name, it has since been changed in markets where it is broadcasted—a decision that many are unhappy with, as they believe that such an iconic program should have stayed true to its original identity while still catering to all those interested in getting creative with what they put into their mouths.


6. Channel V


Channel V is a Music TV channel that began broadcasting in 1988 and ended on February 18, 2018, to be replaced by the online-only MTV Play.

It primarily broadcasts Indian and Pakistani music videos, but it also broadcasts mainstream Western pop music videos by international artists such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and others.


5. CW

The CW Network is an American broadcast television network founded by The WB and UPN.

It was formed after the merging of these two channels on September 15th, 2006, when they both stopped self-governing processes.

Since its debut in 2006, this channel has been broadcasting to viewers all over the world with entertainment as their sole priority.

The CW is best known for its drama lineup, which includes The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, and Supernatural.

You will also enjoy all of the comedic shows available on their network.


4. HBO

HBO is an American premium cable television network.

Subscribers can watch programming via satellite, broadband, or digital terrestrial television.

The channel was founded as Home Box Office Inc. on November 29th, 1972, and was renamed again in 1985 when its parent company Time-Life Inc acquired nearly all of HBO's stock from its then-owner Warner Communications.

HBO is best known for its award-winning programming lineups, which include Game of Thrones, True Detective, and Boardwalk Empire.



ESPN is an American cable television network that specializes in sports programming.

This is one of the World's Best TV Channels.

SportsCenter, which provides news and highlights from various sporting events around the world, is currently the most popular show on ESPN.

Another fantastic program they provide is Fantasy Football Now, which allows fantasy football fans to keep track of all of their favourite players and teams.

ESPN is now the most popular sports channel on American television, with 120 million homes subscribed as of September 2021.


2. CNN

CNN is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System division.

It was founded in 1980 as a 24-hour cable news channel by media mogul Ted Turner, but it has since expanded into other areas of news coverage such as general news, business, politics, and more.

Anderson Cooper 360 is the station's most popular show, where viewers can keep up with all of the latest headlines in the US and global news.

As of September 2021, CNN had 100 million subscribers. 

CNN International is the most popular international network, broadcasting to more than 270 million homes worldwide with 30 languages and live broadcasts of breaking news for a total of 40 countries.


1. BBC News

BBC is the world's most popular TV/news channel.

This station has been broadcasting since 1922, so it is safe to say they have figured it out by now.

The channel itself can be accessed via a variety of means, including radio and satellite, both of which are available on various news websites. It is on the air 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The BBC television channel remains popular in most of the world's continents, including, Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and Australia. 


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