|Owned by||Sree Adhikari Brother|
|Sister channel(s)||Dangal. Mastiii|
|Videocon d2h||Channel 313|
|Dish TV||Channel 564|
|ABS Free Dish||Channel 50|
Live India is an Indian Hindi TV channel owned by Broadcast Initiatives Ltd., focusing on news and commentary. The channel came in the limelight for wrong reasons when it conducted a sting operation covering a porn racket by a school teacher which was later proved fake by a high court verdict. It was earlier known as Janmat, when it was focused on "views"; now the channel is called Live India.
In a Rs. 400 million upgrade in August 2007, it opened news bureaus at Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Srinagar, Chandigarh, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Guwahati as well as its earlier offices at Mumbai and Delhi.
Sudhir Chaudhary was the CEO of Live India till July 2012.
The Indian Government banned the channel for a month due to the false sting. It was banned because it breached the Cable Networks Regulation Act, 1995, by broadcasting an admittedly doctored sting operation.
- Ninad Thakur (13 September 2007). "Cops helpless in school scandal case". BBC News. Retrieved 13 September 2007.
- Jyotsna Singh (21 September 2007). "India bans faked report channel". BBC News. Retrieved 21 September 2007.
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