Samaya News 24X7 (ಸಮಯ ನ್ಯೂಸ್ 24X7) is a television news channel that was the first of its kind to be owned by and targeted toward Kannadiga viewers. It was launched on 20 June 2010 with the tag line "Naija Suddigaagi" ("For real/true news"). Within one year, Samaya News 24X7 became the second-most viewed news channel in Karnataka. The channel was later bought by Karnataka's Industrial Minister Murugesh Nirani.
|Samaya News 24X7|
|Launched||20 June 2010|
|Owned by||Ravipati Broadcasters Private Ltd.|
|Headquarters||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
On 25 November 2013, Samaya 24X7's name was changed to Samaya News. It was made available as a direct-to-home platform on 25 January 2014. It is hosted by service providers Videocon D2H on channel 840 and Airtel Digital on channel 859. On 25 February 2014, Samaya News was made available to Sundirect customers on channel 273.
The channel now focuses on cable audience and has wide coverage on sho viewers, very popular with Kannada viewers.
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