Times Now

The Times Now is a 24-hour English news channel in India owned and operated by The Times Group. The channel launched on 23 January 2006 in partnership with Reuters.[1][2] It is a pay television throughout India. Until 2016, it was India's most popular and most viewed English news channel with Arnab Goswami as the anchor.[3][4][5] After the 2016 departure of Goswami, the channel has typically ranked as the third most watched English news channel in India.[6][7]

Times Now
Launched23 January 2006 (2006-01-23)
Owned byThe Times Group
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
Audience share550 (August 2019, BARC India)
SloganAction begins here.
Always with the news
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sister channel(s)Times Now World
ET Now
Movies Now
Romedy Now
Mirror Now
Airtel digital TV (India)Channel 367(SD)
Channel 368(HD)
Reliance Digital TV (India)Channel 453
Dish Network (USA)Channel 652
Dish TV (India)Channel 767
Tata Sky (India)Channel 605 (HD)
Channel 606 (SD)
Videocon d2h (India)Channel 353
CanalSat (Mauritius)Channel 147
ABNXcess (Malaysia)Channel 206 (SD)
Macau Cable TV (Macau)Channel 529
Asianet Digital TV (India)Channel 422 (SD) Channel 865 (HD)
Siti Cable (India)Channel 417
mio TV (Singapore)Channel 676 (SD) (1 Nov)
APSFL (India)Channel 391 (HD)
PEO TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 162
Streaming media
Live StreamWatch Live
Live Stream on ZengaTVWatch Live

Rahul Shivshankar is the editor-in-chief of the channel.[8]

Associated journalists

  • Navika Kumar
  • Rahul Shivshankar - Editor-in-chief
  • Maroof Raza - Consultant and strategic affairs expert[9]


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.[10]


On 15 November 2011, in the country's highest defamation suit, the Supreme Court upheld Bombay High Court's order making Times Now liable to pay Rs. 100 crore. The channel had erroneously run Justice (retd) P B Sawant's picture instead of another judge in connection with the Provident Fund scam.[11]

Times Now was accused of misrepresenting facts regarding an interview it telecast of an alleged eve-teaser in August 2015. The News Broadcasting Standards Authority authorities asked Times Now to apologise and fined them 50,000 rupees for this.[12][13]

See also


  1. Daya Kishan Thussu (9 January 2008). News as Entertainment: The Rise of Global Infotainment. SAGE Publications. pp. 100–. ISBN 978-1-84787-506-8. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. "Reuters to pay $19 mn for 26% in Times Now". Bipin Chandran. Business Standard. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  3. "Can any English news channel beat the just turned 10 Times Now?". Pradyuman Maheshwari. The Hindu. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  4. Boria Majumdar; Nalin Mehta (7 May 2009). India and the Olympics. Routledge. pp. 9–. ISBN 978-1-135-27575-4. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  5. "India's Times Now news channel to launch in UK". James Crabtre. Financial Times. 15 November 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  6. Dingdong Contest between DD India and Republic TV in English News Genre, Television India
  7. Arnab Goswami buys back Republic Media shares from Asianet, Live Mint (A Hindustan Times Media company), Late Jha (6 May 2019)
  8. "Rahul Shivshankar appointed as Chief Editor of TIMES NOW".
  9. "Times Now censured for not revealing defence analyst's business interests". indianexpress.com.
  10. "BCCL floats TV distribution joint venture".
  11. "SC asks Times Now to deposit Rs 100 crore before HC takes up its appeal in defamation case - Times of India". Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  12. "Times Now fined, asked to apologize for intimidating reporting in Jasleen Kaur story". 15 March 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  13. Bansal, Shuchi (15 March 2016). "NBSA asks Times Now to issue apology, pay fine for a story". Retrieved 10 July 2016.
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