New Delhi Television (NDTV) was founded in 1988. It started its journey by live election coverage in India. Later in 1998 it became India’s first 24-hour channel in alliance with Star. During this period it also produced 80% of the content for BBC India. It also launched NDTV Online in 1998.
Today NDTV is one of India’s first and largest private producer of news, current affairs and entertainment television.
The company operates as a television media company in India and internationally. The company operates NDTV 24X7, an English news channel; NDTV India, a Hindi news channel; NDTV Profit, a business news channel; NDTV Good Times, a lifestyle channel; and NDTV Hindu, the Chennai’s city-specific English news and entertainment channel. It also operates NDTV Convergence, a triple play for the synergies between television, Internet, and mobile; NGEN Media Services, a joint venture with Genpact to outsource media post-production services and digital asset management, as well as logging, editing, and graphics services; and NDTV Music.
In addition, the company owns various portals and subsites, including NDTV.com, NDTV Profit, Khabar, Movies, Cricket, Doctor, Cooks, Good Times, and Tubaah video site; and offers mobile applications for iPad, iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users. It has strategic alliance with South Asia Creative Assets Limited to create lifestyle channels in India. New Delhi Television Limited was incorporated in 1988 and is based in New Delhi, India.
NDTV has also launched 'Astro Awani' channel in Indonesia in partnership with Astro, a leading South East Asia media group. It is a 24 hour news, infotainment and lifestyle channel.It has also launched NDTV Arabia catering to the Middle East countries.
NDTV has also launched NDTV Metronation Channel. It is India’s first English city channel exclusive for Delhi and NCR that provides breaking news.
NDTV won Best News Channel of the year award at the Indian Telly Awards.
NDTV won gold and silver category awards for excellence in exposing corruption at Transparency International India (TII) awards ceremony.
NDTV 24X7 managing editor Barkha dutt won 'Journalist of the Year Award' at prestigious Commonwealth Broadcasting Association -Thomson Foundation.
2010 - NDTV Worldwide Pvt Ltd, a NDTV Group company has entered into an agreement with Beximco Group, Bangladesh for providing consultancy to set tip and assist in the business management and operations of a 24-hour news and current affairs channel.
- New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) and a subsidiary of Astro All Asia Networks plc have reached a definitive agreement to create a strategic alliance for lifestyle channels in India.
2012 - New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) has introduced 3 of its channels including NDTC 24x7, NDTV India an NDTV Good Times in Malaysia.