The rise of India TV as India’s leading news channel within a short span of its existence owes a lot to the vision of its chairman and editor-in-chief Rajat Sharma and the dedication and toil of its ever-growing team of bright news TV professionals.
Rajat Sharma co-founded India TV with his wife Ritu Dhawan in April, 2004 from a swanky studio in Film City, Noida, then considered one of Asia’s largest news TV studios. In 1997, Rajat Sharma and Ritu Dhawan set up their own production house –Independent News Service (INS), the parent company which owns India TV.
In a short period, India TV has created benchmarks in innovation, impact, ratings, time spends, and viewer-support. In today’s rampant me-too-ism, India TV is, perhaps, the only Hindi news channel that is perceived as “courageous” and “different.”
The channel’s No.1 position is no accident. It is the result of Mr. Sharma leading the way on the lonely path of “credibility first.” It is the result of the efforts of a self-made man who kept both his feet firmly to the ground, a journalist for whom the viewer’s interest has been paramount.