Times Now

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Times Now
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Launched 23 January 2006
Owned by The Times Group
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
Slogan "Action Begins Here"
Language English
Broadcast area India, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, USA
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Sister channel(s) Zoom
ET Now
Movies Now
Romedy Now
Website www.timesnow.tv

Times Now is a 24-hour English news channel in India. It is owned and operated by The Times Group.


The channel was launched in 2006 by Times Global Broadcasting Company Limited, a joint-venture of The Times Group (Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.) and Reuters. Sunil Lulla was hired from the Sony Entertainment Television as CEO. In 2008, Reuters exited the venture by selling back its 25.82 percent stake in Times Global to BCCL.[1]

Associated journalists[edit]

Arnab Goswami is the Editor-in-Chief and news anchor of Times Now.[2]

Hector Kenneth is Director of News Operations. After years as a journalist, he came into prominence for his reports from the Gaza Strip. Hector began his career in sports.

Maroof Raza is the consultant and strategic affairs expert.[3]


  • Exchange4media News Broadcasting (ENBA) Awards - Exchange4media formulated these awards in 2008 with the objective of recognizing the best in Television news, to reward broadcasters and industry leaders who are responsible for shaping the future of Television Broadcasting in India.[4]


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.[7]


Times now was blamed by the Aam Aadmi Party for allegedly showing news that portrayed Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party in a negative light. AAP threatened Times Now with imprisonment, citing reasons of a "paid media".[8] Later Editor Guilds of India and BEA attacked AAP for blatant disrespect of press freedom.[9]

See also[edit]