India TV

India TV is a national Hindi news channel based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. The channel was launched on 20 May 2004 by Rajat Sharma and wife Ritu Dhawan.[1] The channel is a subsidiary of Independent News Service, which was co-founded by Sharma and Dhawan in 1997.[2]

India TV
Launched20 May 2004
NetworkIndependent News Services Private Ltd.
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Audience share133,366 (August 2019, BARC India)
Sloganआप की आवाज (Voice of the public)
Broadcast areaIndia
HeadquartersB-30, Sector 85, Noida, India
Airtel digital TVChannel 315
Tata SkyChannel 514
Reliance Digital TVChannel 410
Dish TVChannel 653
Videocon d2hChannel 315
Sun DirectChannel 586
Streaming media
India TV LiveWatch Live


In 1997, Rajat Sharma and Ritu Dhawan set up Independent News Service (INS), the parent company which owns India TV. He co-founded India TV with his wife in April, 2004 from a studio in Film City, Noida, India TV. Its Broadcast Centre is in Sector 85, Noida.

Prior to launching India TV, Rajat Sharma was a previously the anchor of Aap Ki Adalat on Zee News and Janata Ki Adalat on Star News.


  1. "News channel promises to be different". The Hindu. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  2. "Terrorists Ring Up India TV Twice During Siege Using Hostages' Cellphones". Businesswire India. 27 November 2007.
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