India has a booming economy. It also has a lot of residents and this makes for plenty of news to report. India is home to more than a billion people and therefore no single news network can cover the whole country. There are top 10 Indian news channels with each of them trying to establish its own niche in the industry. Regardless, there are those that have already established themselves and they occupy the upper echelon.
The following are the best TV news channels in India:
India TV takes the crown as the most popular Indian news channel. This is a great fete for a network that is independently owned by Rajat Sharma, a journalism veteran, together with his wife Ritu. Most viewers like it for its sensationalized way of reporting news. It has been operational since May 2004 and its popularity grows every single year. It is based in Noida.
Hot on its toes is Aaj Tak. It truly lives up to its name. Loosely translated as “up to the minute”, Aaj Tak operates all day for 24 hours non-stop. It has been in service since 1998 and it seems to get better every single time. It is owned by TV Today Network and is also based in Noida. It is widely considered as the most trusted news channel in India.
ABP News understands the value of time and patience. Being one of the oldest, it has undergone different changes to become what it is today. At the time of its establishment in February 1998, it was known as “Star News”. Five years later, it transitioned into a complete Hindi news station under the ABP Group. It still holds the honor of being the first bilingual station in the country.
It is the brainchild of the New Delhi Television Limited Chairman, Prannoy Roy, and Radhika, his wife. They established it in 2003 to provide Indians with the least sensationalized news in the country. Its headquarters remains in New Delhi with the parent company.
DD News is the pride and joy of the Indian community. It is the only network that has been able to maintain Indian traditions and still present news the old fashion way. It has absolute authority in all the villages and it has never given in to sensationalism. It has managed to remain pure and broadcasts relevant information and programs to its viewers. It may not be the oldest (was established in 2003) but it is certainly one of the most dominant.