Times Now, has completed ten years in news broadcasting. The channel, which was launched on 31st January 2006, has been India’s No. 1 English News channel for over seven years.
Commenting on the completion of ten years, M K Anand, CEO&MD – Times Network said, “Times Now is a truly iconic news channel respected for its committed, action-oriented, professional and impactful journalism. TIMES NOW, Newshour and Arnab Goswami are household names. It's hard to imagine that just a decade ago, we did not have this mega brand. TIMES NOW like other young global mega media brands is a reflection of what has changed in human society in the 21st century and what still endures as true and good. Over the last 10 years, TIMES NOW has led the nation's discourse by stimulating collective national thought and resultant action and has become a strong agent of change. It is this drive that has not only made TIMES NOW India’s most impactful News Channel, but has also taken it to over 80 countries around the globe.”
Speaking on this decade long journey, Arnab Goswami, President, News, Editor-in-Chief of Times Now, ET Now and Magicbricks Now said, “Ten years ago, when we set about planning to create Times Now, we questioned the old belief that news should remain just reported and hence a monologue. We asked ourselves: Why shouldn't news be information plus added perspective of different news makers and thought leaders thrown in? Even as we innovated on strategy, questioned old formats, and infused news with speed, throughout, we have remained unwavering in our mission to maintain the highest ethical and professional standards of news reportage. We are committed to ensuring that relevant news does not remain hidden from the public, and that it sparks opinion, debate, and corrective action.”
The channel, today, commands a whopping 58% overall market share during prime time in the English News category (Source: BARC| Period: Wk. 52’15-03’16 |Market: All India 1Mn+| TG: NCCS AB Males 22+| Day part: 2100-2230, Monday- Friday| Weekly Share % Average)
The Newshour and Frankly Speaking with Arnab Goswami are the most popular programmes, with a large, loyal fan base, bold and intensive formats, engaging debates, and leaders and opinion makers in conversation with India's most popular news presenter. These are the shows that get the biggest political leaders, most powerful influencers and business captains up close and personal with the viewers.