Aaj Tak is a 24-hour Hindinewstelevision channel owned by TV Today Network. Aaj Tak loosely translates as "Till Today" or "Up to the Minute". Aaj Tak initially began as a news bulletin on a public television station in India and turned to an independent channel after the carrier did not renew its contract. In India, Aaj Tak is free-to-air. In 2006 it began offering a pay channel to international markets.