(Last Updated on : 10/12/2019)
Aaj Tak is a 24 hour Hindi news channel
operated by the TV Today Network Ltd. The word Aaj Tak literally means Until Today. The channel was launched as a free channel in India
, till 2006. Launched on December 2000, it is also the leading news channel that is privately owned. The tag line of the channel is Sabse Tez, which has spurred them to be the fastest and sharpest news channel in the nation. Aaj Tak has its offices both in New Delhi
The website of Aaj Tak has also gained immense popularity as it provides various online news, including facts related to share market and streams live videos of current top incidents and breaking news.
History of Aaj Tak
Aaj Tak is a part of India Today
Group, established in 1975. In the year 1995, TV Today Network had evolved to produce one of the most influential current affairs programmes, Aaj Tak. This show had started out as a short, 20-minute news capsule segment aired on Doordarshan
. The show enjoyed a strong nationwide popularity and viewership. It was only in the year 2000 that Aaj Tak was converted into a full-fledged 24 hour Hindi
news channel, as it covered news with audacity, insight and ample regional essence. In a period of 6 months, Aaj Tak materialised as India's leading news channel, because of its reach and popularity.
Programmes on Aaj Tak
Programmes in this news channel vary from daily news, to crime news, entertainment as well as sports and politics. Programmes like Seedhi Baat, Vishesh, Mumbai Metro, Saas, Bahu Aur Betiyaan, Movie Masala, Aaja Hansle, Vardaat, Special Report, Tez Khabarein and many others that are quite popular. News pertaining to national, international issues, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, business, etc is aired from time to time. Seedhi Baat remains the most popular even today.
Anchors of Aaj Tak
Aaj Tak is spearheaded by Mr. Prabhu Chawla, the owner of the Today Group. Beside Prabhu Chawla, other news anchors at Aaj Tak are Anjana Om Kashyap, Avishar Sharma, Ritul Joshi, Shweta Singh, Sameep Rajguru, Sonia Singh, Ajay Kumar, Rohit Sardana and many others.
Achievements of Aaj Tak
Aaj Tak has been awarded Indian Television Academys Best News Channel Award for 8 successive years. Moreover, in the BBC/ Reuters/ Media Centre Poll, 2006, Aaj Tak was selected as the most trusted news source in India. Aaj Tak has also been recognised by the Limca Book of Records. The news channel has been acknowledged for receiving the highest number of text message responses to contests, poll, etc. with its sharp news packaging and stunning presentation, Aaj Tak tops the popularity list of Hindi news channel till day.
Aaj Tak is proclaimed as the number one Hindi news channel in India because of its aggressive journalism and cutting edge reporting.