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Living Media India Limited
India Today Group
Company typePrivate
IndustryMass media
Founded1975; 49 years ago (1975)
FoundersAroon Purie
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
Key people
  • Aroon Purie (Chairman)
  • Ashish Bagga (CEO)
  • Kallie Purie (Vice Chairwoman)
RevenueDecrease 820 crore (US$98 million) (2021)[1]
Decrease 196 crore (US$23 million) (2021)[1]
Decrease 131 crore (US$16 million) (2021)[1]
Number of employees
1,849 (2021)[1]

Living Media India Limited, d.b.a. India Today Group, is an Indian media conglomerate based in New Delhi, India. It has interests in magazines, newspapers, books, radio, television, printing and the Internet.


India Today Group was founded in 1975 by Madhu Trehan and its first publication was India Today which was a fortnightly news magazine.[2] Aroon Purie is the current chairman and editor-in-chief and Dinesh Bhatia is the current CEO of India Today Group.

TV Today Network

The TV Today Network is an English-Hindi Indian news television network based in India.The TV Today Network was incorporated in 1988, launching a video magazine called Newstrack.[3] At that time, private television broadcasting was prohibited in India.[4] Newstrack produced its programmes on videotape and distributed them to subscribers. The New York Times described them as fast-paced video magazines of investigative reporting, similar to CBS News' "60 Minutes".

Madhu Trehan, a sibling of Arun Purie and a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, was the creator of Newstrack and also served as one of its anchors.[5] Having started with five to six journalists, it grew to a size of 30. The length of the programmes also increased from initial 30 minutes to eventual 90 minutes. The high points of Newstrack's coverage were those of Kashmiri militancy and the demolition of Babri Masjid. It is listed on the BSE and the NSE and consists of the several news channels namely, Aaj Tak, India Today, Good News Today, Aaj Tak HD and a large bunch of digital channels distributed through its websites or YouTube.

Television Channels

Current Channels

Channel Language Launched Category
Aajtak Hindi 30 September 1995 News
Aajtak HD 14 December 2018
Good News Today 5 September 2021
India Today English 7 April 2003

Defunct Channels

Channel Language Category Launch Closed
Dilli Aajtak Hindi News 2006 30 June 2020
Aajtak Tez 22 August 2005 4 September 2021
NewsTrack 2001 12 February 2016
Living AXN General Entertainment and News 22 August 2005 12 October 2017

Digital Channels

Channel Language Launched
Business Today Hindi Business News
Aajtak 2 News
Prime Time
So Sorry

An online platform of18 niche news channels of TV Today Network including Astro Tak, Bharat Tak, Bihar Tak, Biz Tak, Crime Tak, Dilli Tak, Duniya Tak, Fit Tak, Gujarat Tak, Life Tak, MP Tak, Mumbai Tak, News Tak, Punjab Tak, Rajasthan Tak, Sahitya Tak, Sports Tak and UP Tak.


India Today (Magazine)

Business Today

Reader's Digest

Harper's Bazaar

Auto Today


Brides Today

Other Divisions

Ishq 104.8 FM (Radio)

India Today Media Institute

Thomson Press

Care Today


  1. ^ a b c d "TV TodayNetwork Share Price, TV TodayNetwork Stock Price, TV Today Network LTD. Stock Price, Share Price, Live BSE/NSE, TV Today Network LTD. Bids Offers. Buy/Sell TV Today Network LTD. News & tips, & F&O Quotes, NSE/BSE Forecast News and Live Quotes".
  2. ^ Pooja Bhula, Who Owns Your Media: The highs and lows of the India Today Group, Newslaundry, 18 July 2022.
  3. ^ Shrivastava, K. M. (2005), Broadcast Journalism, Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd, pp. 37–38, ISBN 9788120735972
  4. ^ Himani Chandna, Newstrack – The video magazine that served real issues to news-hungry Indians in DD era, The Print, 23 June 2019.
  5. ^ Barbara Crossette, In News-Hungry India, Videotapes Fill the Void: Supplying what the networks won't, The New York Times, 2 January 1991. ProQuest 108666787