India TV is a Hindi news channel based in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. The channel was launched on May 20, 2004 by Rajat Sharma and his wife Ritu Dhawan. The channel is a subsidiary of the Independent News Service, which was co-founded by Sharma and Dhawan in 1997.
In 1997, Rajat Sharma and Ritu Dhawan created the Independent News Service (INS), the parent company that owns India TV. He co-founded India TV with his wife in April 2004 from a studio in Film City, Noida, India TV. Its broadcast center is at Sector 85, Noida, UP, India
Before launching India TV, Rajat Sharma was a presenter for Aap Ki Adalat on Zee News and Janata Ki Adalat on Star News.
India's longest running TV show Aap Ki Adalat on India TV has completed 27 years of existence in 2020.