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The Times Now is a 24-hour English news channel in India owned and operated by The Times Group. The channel launched on 23 January 2006 in partnership with Reuters. It is a pay television throughout India. Until 2016, it was India's most popular and most viewed English news channel with Arnab Goswami as the anchor. After the 2016 departure of Goswami, the channel has typically ranked as the second most watched English news channel in India.
|Launched||23 January 2006|
|Owned by||The Times Group|
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV) |
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
|Audience share||2,194 (2nd) (September 2020, BARC India)|
|Slogan||Action begins here.|
Always with the news
|Headquarters||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Sister channel(s)||Times Now World|
|Airtel digital TV (India)||Channel 367(SD)|
|Reliance Digital TV (India)||Channel 453|
|Dish Network (USA)||Channel 652|
|Dish TV (India)||Channel 767|
|Tata Sky (India)||Channel 605 (HD)|
Channel 606 (SD)
|Videocon d2h (India)||Channel 353|
|CanalSat (Mauritius)||Channel 147|
|ABNXcess (Malaysia)||Channel 206 (SD)|
|Macau Cable TV (Macau)||Channel 529|
|Asianet Digital TV (India)||Channel 422 (SD)|
Channel 865 (HD)
|Siti Cable (India)||Channel 417|
|Singtel TV (Singapore)||Channel 676 (SD)|
|APSFL (India)||Channel 391 (HD)|
|PEO TV (Sri Lanka)||Channel 162|
|Live Stream||Watch Live|
|Live Stream on ZengaTV||Watch Live|
Along with the other Times group channels (Zoom, ET Now and Movies Now), Times Now is distributed by Media Network and Distribution (India) Ltd (MNDIL), which is a joint venture between The Times Group and Yogesh Radhakrishnan, a cable and satellite industry veteran, under the brand Prime Connect.
On 15 November 2011, in the country's highest defamation suit, the Supreme Court upheld Bombay High Court's order making Times Now liable to pay Rs. 100 crore. The channel had erroneously run Justice (retd) P B Sawant's picture instead of another judge in connection with the Provident Fund scam.
Times Now was accused of misrepresenting facts regarding a biased interview it telecast of an alleged eve-teaser Sarabjeet Singh who was falsely accused by Jasleen Kaur in August 2015. Kaur later moved to Canada where she is working for an HR company. The News Broadcasting Standards Authority authorities asked Times Now to apologize and fined them 50,000 rupees. They were warned to be more careful in future, but they have not issued an official apology till date.
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- Dingdong Contest between DD India and Republic TV in English News Genre, Television India
- Arnab Goswami buys back Republic Media shares from Asianet, Live Mint (A Hindustan Times Media company), Late Jha (6 May 2019)
- "Rahul Shivshankar appointed as Chief Editor of TIMES NOW". The Economic Times. 16 December 2016.
- "Navika Kumar appointed Times Network Group editor". 📢 Newslaundry. 19 February 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
- "Times Now censured for not revealing defence analyst's business interests". indianexpress.com.
- "BCCL floats TV distribution joint venture".
- "SC asks Times Now to deposit Rs 100 crore before HC takes up its appeal in defamation case - Times of India". Retrieved 27 July 2016.
- Bhardwaj, Ananya (11 September 2018). "Why Delhi woman behind viral post on 'molestation' didn't appear in court for 3 years". ThePrint. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
- "Times Now fined, asked to apologize for intimidating reporting in Jasleen Kaur story". 15 March 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
- Bansal, Shuchi (15 March 2016). "NBSA asks Times Now to issue apology, pay fine for a story". Retrieved 10 July 2016.
- "'Times Now, will you issue public apology now', ask Twitterati after Sarvjeet Singh is acquitted by court". National Herald. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
- Jagmohan, Aakruti (17 March 2016). "NBSA Asks Times Now to Apologise, Pay Fine for Jasleen Kaur Story". TheQuint. Retrieved 26 August 2020.