India Today
India Today TV Channel logo.jpg
Country India
Broadcast areaIndia
HeadquartersNoida, Uttar Pradesh, India[1]
Picture format4:3 (576i, SDTV)
OwnerLiving Media
Key peopleSanjay Sharma (Deputy Editor)[2]
Sister channelsAaj Tak, Tez, Aaj Tak HD, Business Today Television
Launched7 April 2003; 19 years ago (2003-04-07)
Former namesHeadlines Today
Streaming media
India Today LiveWatch Live

India Today (formerly Headlines Today) is a 24-hour English language television network based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh that carries news, current affairs and business programming in India. The channel is owned by TV Today Network Ltd, which is a part of Living Media.


The channel was launched in 2003 as a sister channel of the Hindi Aaj Tak news channel. It is one of the four news channels from the TV Today Network stable, the others being Aaj Tak, Tez and Delhi Aaj Tak.[3] Alok Verma was brought in as the Executive Producer to successfully launch TV Today group's foray into the English news channel category.[4][5] Media watchers flagged the channel for unethical use of footage in September 2015[6] and sexist content.[7]

In October 2020, India Today named in FIR filed by Mumbai police in Fake TRP Ratings Scandal.[8] India Today was fined Rupees 5 Lakh, for Viewership Manipulation, by BARC.[9] India Today admitted to being fined for viewership malpractice.[10] Bombay High Court directs TV Today Network to Pay 5 lakh fine imposed by BARC[11][12]

Associated journalists

Anchors include Preeti Choudhry, Shiv Aroor, Gaurav Sawant, Chaiti Narula , Nabila Jamal, Akshita Nandagopal


India Today and its brother channel Aaj Tak has won numerous awards over the years at the Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards,[13] and the Exchange4media News Broadcasting (ENBA) Awards.[14][15]

See also


  1. ^ "India Today Group". India Today Group. Retrieved 9 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Sanjay Sharma". India Today.
  3. ^ "Alok Verma to head TV Today spl. projects". 8 November 2004.
  4. ^ "Aaj Tak English channel may launch in 10 days". Indian Television. 24 February 2003. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  5. ^ "TV Today's Delhi Aaj Tak likely to launch mid-May". Indian Television. Archived from the original on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Unethical use of unrelated videos".
  7. ^ "India Today's offensive video".
  8. ^ "India Today named in Fake TRP Scandal- Source- Times Now". Times Now. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  9. ^ "India Today fined 5 lakh rupees- Source- newstracklive". newstracklive. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  10. ^ "India Today fined 5 lakh rupees- Source- India today". India Today. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Pay 5 lakh fine if you want interim protection: Bombay High Court directs TV Today Network in plea against BARC order".
  12. ^ "Bombay High Court Directs TV Today Network to Deposit Rs.5 Lakh to Grant Interim Protection in Plea Against BARC". 23 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Aaj Tak, India Today win most popular news channels at ITA Awards 2021; Aroon Purie conferred Hall of Fame award". Business Today. 15 February 2021. Retrieved 7 June 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "TV Today Network wins big at ENBA 2015". Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  15. ^ "48-award haul for India Today Group at ENBA 2019; includes Best News Channels Hindi and English". MediaBrief. 28 February 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)