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NDTV India is a Hindi news channel in India that is owned by New Delhi Television Limited.[1]

NDTV India
NDTV India.png
NDTV India logo
Launched2003
Owned byNDTV
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Broadcast areaIndia and international
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Sister channel(s)NDTV 24x7
NDTV Good Times
NDTV Prime
Websitekhabar.ndtv.com
Availability
Satellite
Videocon d2hChannel 305
Tata SkyChannel 506
Reliance Digital TVChannel 409
Airtel digital TVChannel 317
Dish TVChannel 562
Sun DirectChannel 570
Cable
Asianet DigitalChannel 528
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 836
SkyCable/Destiny Cable (Metro Manila, Philippines)Channel 127
IPTV
Singtel TV
(Singapore)
Channel 679
Streaming media
NDTV India Live TV[1]

In June 2016 NDTV decided to launch two separate channels called NDTV India and NDTV Spice in the United Kingdom.[2]

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HistoryEdit

NDTV was the brainchild of its chairman, Prannoy Roy,[3] and his wife and managing director, Radhika Roy.

In 1988, NDTV's producers produced the news and current affairs show The World This Week for Doordarshan. The show proved to be immensely popular and NDTV established its image as a credible private news producer. It moved on to become the sole news content provider and producer for India’s first 24-hour news channel, Star News. In 2003, they launched two 24-hour news channels—NDTV 24x7 in English and NDTV India in Hindi.

Associated journalistsEdit

ControversiesEdit

In January 2016, the channel received notice from the Information and Broadcasting ministry over its coverage of the Pathankot terrorist attack for allegedly violating norms.[4] On 4 January 2016, while Indian security forces were still under the counter operations against the terrorist attack committed on 2 January 2016 at the Pathankot Air Force Station, NDTV India's telecast between 1225 and 1231 hours (IST) had allegedly revealed "strategically-sensitive information".[5] On 2 November 2016, the committee set up by the ministry ordered a blackout of the channel on 9 November 2016, prohibiting "transmission or re-transmission for one day on any platform throughout India".[5] The order also stated that NDTV had revealed strategically-sensitive information related to the positions of ammunition and armaments at the airbase along with locations of schools and residential areas in the vicinity, thus endangering civilian lives. The coverage was deemed in violation of the Cable TV Network Rules, 1994 that prevent live coverage of anti-terrorist operations.[5][6][7]

Later the editors guild and other organisations together with prominent journalists came up against the order and claimed it to be an attack on freedom of press by the government. It was said that the government had targeted NDTV India for criticising the government and asking questions questions of public interest specially through its show Primetime hosted by Ravish Kumar, in a time when other news channels worked under the government's indirect control and ran propaganda set by the government itself.[citation needed]

After the channel decided to move to the Supreme Court of India against the order, got a date of hearing on November 5, 2016, and seemed to receive support from public over social media and through protests, the government surprisingly put its orders regarding blackout on hold just before the hearing.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NDTV India".
  2. ^ "NDTV India & NDTV Spice to launch in UK". BizAsia. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Prannoy Roy: Executive Co-Chairperson NDTV Group". Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Show cause notice to news channel on Pathankot attack coverage". The Economic Times. 27 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b c Express News Service (4 November 2016). "Take NDTV India off air on November 9 for Pathankot: I&B panel". Indian Express. New Delhi. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  6. ^ "NDTV India ordered to go off air for a day". The Hindu. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  7. ^ "NDTV India ordered off air on Nov 9 over coverage of Pathankot attack". Hindustan Times. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  8. ^ https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/one-day-ban-on-ndtv-india-by-government-reportedly-put-on-hold-1622438

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