India TV

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इंडिया टी.वी.
Launched May 20, 2004
Network Independent News Services Private Ltd.
Owned by INDIA TV
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Slogan आप की आवाज (Voice of public)
Country India
Language Hindi
Broadcast area India
Headquarters B-30, Sector 85, Noida, India
Airtel Digital TV Channel 255
Tata Sky Channel 465
Reliance Digital TV Channel 410

India TV is a Hindi news channel based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. The channel was launched on May 20, 2004 just 2 days before BJP's tenure in government was ending (On 22nd May 2004) by Rajat Sharma and wife Ritu Dhawan.[1] The channel is the flagship service of Independent News Service, which was co-founded by Sharma and Dhawan in 1998.[2]

Prior to launching India TV, Rajat Sharma was a known face on Indian television since 1992, having previously been the anchor of Aap Ki Adalat on Zee TV and Janata Ki Adalat on Star TV. Independent News Service received investment from Fuse+ Media, an entity of ComVentures, a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California, United States with over $1.5 billion of assets under management. Further investments have valued Independent News Service at Rs. 800 crores.[2]


  1. ^ "News channel promises to be different". The Hindu. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Terrorists Ring Up India TV Twice During Siege Using Hostages’ Cellphones". Businesswire India. 2007-11-27. 

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