is a 24-hour English language
news channel based in Mumbai
and broadcast primarily in the South Asian
region. The channel was launched in 2006 as a joint-venture of Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
, the publishers of The Times of India
. Arnab Goswami
is the Editor-in Chief and Sunil Lulla is the current CEO. It was the first news channel in India to be launched on mobile screens (Reliance Infocomm
Times Now began its operations in July, 2005. Sunil Lulla was hired from the Sony Entertainment Television
to be the CEO. The channel which now enjoys a considerable share among Indian English news channels has a young team of journalists. Some of the prominent journalists and anchors in the channel include Navika Kumar, Srinjoy Chaudhury, Mahrukh Inayet, Rupali Mehra
and Tamanna Inamdar
. Its popularity is largely attributed to its Editor-in-Chief, Arnab Goswami
, who is regarded as a journalist who asks tough questions to panelists on his program, The News Hour, that is telecast at 9 PM every weekdays. Many have criticised Arnab Goswami's style of interviewing as a 'one-man show'. Several jokes have also been doing the rounds about it. But Arnab continues nevertheless.
Early in 2008 Times Now (and sister channel ZOOm
) tied up with Star TV
India (a News Corp
company) for distribution in India. Star being the largest TV network brings distribution clout (and subscription revenues) to the two Times Group... Read More