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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. It is a Pay television throughout India.

Times Now
Times Now 2010.png
Launched23 January 2006; 12 years ago (2006-01-23)
Owned byThe Times Group
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
SloganAction begins here.
Always with the news
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sister channel(s)Zoom
ET Now
Movies Now
Romedy Now
MN+
MNX
Mirror Now
Websitewww.timesnownews.com
Availability
Satellite
Airtel digital TV (India)Channel 367(SD)
Channel 368(HD)
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
Cable
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
IPTV
mio TV (Singapore)Channel 676 (SD) (1 Nov)
APSFL (India)Channel 391 (HD)
Streaming media
Live StreamWatch Live

Times Now is a Pay television throughout India except in CAS Areas of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. Rahul Shivshankar is the editor-in-chief of the channel[1].

Contents

Associated journalistsEdit

  • Navika Kumar
  • Rahul Shivshankar - Editor-in-Chief
  • Maroof Raza - Consultant and strategic affairs expert.[2]

DistributionEdit

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.[3]

ControversiesEdit

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.[4]

Times Now was accused of misrepresenting facts regarding an interview it telecast of an alleged eve-teaser in August 2015. The News Broadcasting Standards Authority authorities asked Times Now to apologise and fined them 50,000 rupees for this.[5][6]

On 17 February 2016, Times Now aired an unverified video which accused Kanhaiya Kumar, a university student, of sedition.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rahul Shivshankar appointed as Chief Editor of TIMES NOW".
  2. ^ "Times Now censured for not revealing defence analyst's business interests". indianexpress.com.
  3. ^ "BCCL floats TV distribution joint venture".
  4. ^ "SC asks Times Now to deposit Rs 100 crore before HC takes up its appeal in defamation case - Times of India". Retrieved 2016-07-27.
  5. ^ "Times Now fined, asked to apologize for intimidating reporting in Jasleen Kaur story". 2016-03-15. Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  6. ^ Bansal, Shuchi (2016-03-15). "NBSA asks Times Now to issue apology, pay fine for a story". Retrieved 2016-07-10.
  7. ^ Varadarajan, Siddharth (2016-02-19). "Times Now First Denies Airing Doctored Video, Then Concedes it Did - The Wire". The Wire. Retrieved 2016-07-10.

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