Throughout his media career, Ravi Prakash has won recognition for his insightful journalism as well as his entrepreneurial acumen. A man with a vision to transform television journalism, Ravi’s leadership has won TV9 network unprecedented TRP ratings in the country. Ravi has led TV9 through a winning streak of expansion and diversification to make it one of India's most popular TV network in different parts of the country. Today the channels have carved a niche in the television market and have become formidable news leaders in the media industry. Ravi has also paved the way for television to become a medium for social change by giving the channels a strong corporate social responsibility policy. In the last couple of years, Ravi has made his mark as one of the most influential philanthropists in the media world in India. He is the chairman of the Ravi Prakash Foundation which funds and supports hands-on projects in the areas of education and health in rural India.
Associated Broadcasting Company Private Limited (ABCL) was started in 2003 by a group of young journalists lead by Ravi Prakash as CEO. With business interests in content, broadcasting and related media services ABCL uplinks news channels under the brand name TV9, in India from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The channel soon became a ratings leader with its unique brand of bold and fearless journalism. With numerous news channels in India and media innovations in other countries ABCL employs more than 5000 people across 3 countries in the world. Under Ravi's leadership, ABCL's mission has been to continually advance to improve the dissemination and quality of news and bringing to viewers media services in their local languages. ABCL's work covers television, filmed entertainment, cable network programming, Internet services operating direct broadcast satellite television, in India, United States of America and Africa.
Maintaining credibility often in the face of political and corporate pressure has meant making tough decisions. Ravi has proved his mettle as a media entrepreneur by converting ABCL into one of the strongest and influential media groups. The ABCL network has also crossed international boundaries through Dish network in USA and is now looking at Africa and Europe in its forthcoming expansion plans In India. Ravi wants to launch news channels in Delhi and Chennai in the near future. Today ABCL has gone beyond just news channels. For example in Africa, Ravi has launched cable infrastructure for Cable Television, Broadband Internet, Voice IP and with new technologies like MMDS and DVBT through Simba Television.
ABCL stands for a better society. The citizens interests are at the forefront of our concerns and we are committed to articulate them through our network of channels. The company runs its channels as people's channels. ABCL stands for change, empowerment and reform in the Indian society and believes in modern and liberal principles. As part of this the channel seriously believes in striving for a better society by taking up various social causes without any commercial angle. ABCL by far maybe the only media company in India which promotes awareness of 30 different social issues in collaboration with non-government organisations, motivated individuals and self conceptualised causes by the channel free of cost. The issues vary from empowerment, civic rights in the slums, gender issues, environmental initiatives, social evils, disaster management to mention a few.
As part of its corporate social responsibility, TV9 channel has always supported social numerous causes over the years. Additionally Ravi Prakash Foundation was founded in 2017 to further this commitment towards the society by supporting the causes of education and health. The foundation started its activities by facilitating a school in Ongole in Prakasam district and supporting Sanjeevani a multi speciality hospital for the poor in Kuchupudi village, Krishna district. Today Ravi Prakash Foundation is undertaking philanthropic activities in these areas in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Read More