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|Launched||20 May 2004|
|Network||Independent News Services Private Ltd.|
|Owned by||Rajat Sharma|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Audience share||91223 (Nov 2016, )|
|Slogan||आप की आवाज (Voice of public)|
|Headquarters||B-30, Sector 85, Noida, India|
|Airtel Digital TV||Channel 255|
|Tata Sky||Channel 514|
|Reliance Digital TV||Channel 410|
|DD Free Dish||Channel 75|
India TV is a Hindi news channel based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. The channel was launched on 20 May 2004 by Rajat Sharma and wife Ritu Dhawan. The channel is the flagship service of Independent News Service, which was co-founded by Sharma and Dhawan in 1998.
Rajat Sharma co-founded India TV with his wife Ritu Dhawan in April, 2004 from a studio in Film City, Noida, then considered one of Asia’s largest news TV studios.
In 1997, Rajat Sharma and Ritu Dhawan set up their own production house –Independent News Service (INS), the parent company which owns India TV.
INS has investment from Keyur Patel, a top Silicon Valley venture capital and media billionaire, running one of the largest private equity entity investing in media. Other investors include Gautam Adani and Mukesh Ambani. IndiaTV crossed Rs 500 crore in January, 2008.
India TV has digital connectivity and its Broadcast Centre covers an area of more than 2.9 acres in Sector 85, Noida.
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.
- Broadcast Audience Research Council
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