Aaj Tak is a 24-hour Hindi news television channel owned by TV Today Network. Aaj Tak loosely translates as "Till Today" or "Up to the Minute". Aaj Tak initially began as a news bulletin on a public television station in India and turned to an independent channel after the carrier did not renew its contract.
In India, Aaj Tak is free-to-air. In 2006 it began offering a pay channel to international markets.
Aaj Tak has won the Indian Television Academy Award for Best News Channel for 13 successive years. Aaj Tak has also won several other accolades, such as the Indian Telly Awards.
According to a 2006 poll jointly conducted by the BBC and Reuters, of specific news sources spontaneously mentioned by Indians, Aaj Tak was the most trusted.