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Aaj Tak is a 24-hour Hindi News channel owned by TV Today Network. It claims to be number one Hindi news channel in India having a tag line Nationals Best News Channel. The channel has been awarded Indian Television Academy’s Best News Channel award for six consecutive years.
Aaj Tak is a free to air channel in India and it is offered as a payable channel in the abroad market. Aaj Tak had started as a 20 minutes news and current affairs program during the year 1995. In 2000 Aaj Tak was made as 24 Hindi news channel.
Aaj Tak was rewarded as most believable and important news channel by the BBC/Media centre poll recently. The channel has expansively beating the news sources like Air India, Sun TV, NDTV, and Times of India and surpassing even the Government sponsored channel Doordarshan. In United States the channel is available on EchoStar’s SISH Network.
In recent years, Aaj Tak has moved to Infotainment from being a pure news channel.
Awards for Aaj Tak :
The channel has secured the awards like ‘Best News Channel’ from Indian Television Academy in the year 2001, ‘Best CEO’ award and two ‘Best Channel Promo’ from Indian Telly Awards and RAPA awards and many more awards is secured during the year 2002. The channel has got ‘Best Distribution’ Award for viewership share of 55 per cent within the country. It has again won the Best Hindi Channel award for the year 2007 [fn]PTI Awards for Best Indian News Channel[/fn].
Aaj Tak Programs :
• Jurm Ki Duniya
• Jurm Ek minute mein
• Sangeen Jurm
• Seedhi Baat
• Duniya Aaj Tak
• Cinema Aaj Tak
Vardaat - Aaj Tak has introduced a new crime show - Vardaat after the overwhelming success of Jurm. Vardaat will be a 30-minute daily weekday show on news from the world of crime and will be aired at 11 pm. The show will focus on different kinds of crime based stories from all over India especially from the North and the metros.