Advertising in Aaj Tak

Advertising in Aaj Tak
Popular Options

Video Ad

Per Second

Card Rate

₹ 850

Offer Rate

₹ 700
Premium Options

Aston Band

Per Aston Band

Card Rate

₹ 19,950

Offer Rate

₹ 17,500


Per L-Band

Card Rate

₹ 45,700

Offer Rate

₹ 25,000


Per Day

Card Rate

₹ 42,000

Offer Rate

₹ 30,000
Other Media

Program Integration

On Request
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Laptop Branding

Per Month

Card Rate

₹ 97,00,000

Offer Rate

₹ 82,36,000
**18% GST is applicable on the above rates




Current Affairs And News

Weekly Viewers(000s)


About Advertising in Aaj Tak

Summary in 60 words

Aaj Tak is TV Today Network’s Hindi News channel that covers both national and international news. Aaj Tak was launched in 2001 and is the leading Hindi-News channel today. Aaj Tak has got the highest viewership among other Hindi News channels according to the BARC viewership data. Hence, Aaj Tak Advertising is one of the best options for reaching out to your target audience.

Rates for Advertising in Aaj Tak

You will get the rate for advertising in Aaj Tak in the Media Options and Pricing section of the website. The mentioned rates are for per second of airtime. So e.g. if the cost to advertise in Aaj Tak is mentioned as Rs 300/sec and your ad is 10 sec long, the cost for playing your ad once on Aaj Tak will come to Rs 300 X 10 = Rs 3,000. Advertising Rate for Aaj Tak varies with the timeband and is directly proportional to the reach. You can get the rate for major time bands by adding the media to your Bag and checking the rate for different time bands. Prime Time in the News category is from 6 pm to 10 pm. 9 pm to 10 pm is also considered super prime time. Rates for Prime Time in Aaj Tak and Super Prime Time in Aaj Tak is significantly higher than non-prime time. However, if you consider the reach during these hours, the cost per reach comes down making it feasible for the TV planning agency to include it in the plans.

How to select the right Agency for advertising in Aaj Tak

Media Agency can play a critical role if you are planning to advertise in Aaj Tak. There are several roles that a media agency plays while executing your TV campaign. Firstly, the media agency will help you in deciding if advertising in Aaj Tak is right for your brand. The agency uses BARC data to decide the TG and Aaj Tak viewer profile matches. Once you have decided to go ahead with advertising in Aaj Tak, the next step for the TV ad buying agency is to plan the frequency and timing for the ads (called spots) and negotiate the right price. Scheduling of the ads will depend on the campaign objective and the pricing. While advertising in the prime time might give you the maximum reach but the agency might recommend non-prime time as it provides a lower cost per reach. Various such variables can be tackled by the media agency while buying ad space in Aaj Tak. The last role of the TV ad buying agency is to ensure that the ad is played on Aaj Tak and provide the advertiser with the number of people who saw your ad. The Media Ant being an authorized agency for ad planning and buying on Aaj Tak provides a data research-backed plan and ensure that you get the best rates. In case you need any help with planning, please contact Help@TheMediaAnt.com.

Why Advertise in Aaj Tak

The rate to advertise in Aaj Tak is one of the lowest among all other news channels in India. Its popularity in the Hindi belt makes advertising in Aaj Tak a critical part of any Television campaign. Aaj Tak advertising rate is available on the Media Option and Pricing tab of our website. These are the current ad rates and are updated weekly. Aaj Tak has popular programmes and TV anchors. Because of this the engagement of viewers is very high with the channel. Aaj Tak is also supported through its online portal Aaj Tak Live TV. The Media Ant is an authorized advertising agency that can help you plan and buy ad spots in Aaj Tak at the lowest rate.

View Media Online

Before you reach out to an agency to get the best rate to advertise on Aaj Tak, it is recommended to have a look at the content and the anchors. This will help you plan the right time slot on Aaj Tak as the advertising rate on Aaj Tak like other TV channels varies with time. You can have a look at the live feed and past content online by clicking Here

How does Advertising in Aaj Tak works

Ads in Aaj Tak are played both during the break as well as doing the content being played. There is more creative freedom while placing ads during the break, whereas messaging needs to be bundled with the content while selection advertising options during the content. Few of the popular advertising options on Aaj Tak are:

a) Video Ads - Video ads are telecasted during ad-breaks. The minimum duration for a video ad is 10 seconds and increases by 5.

b) L Bands - Aston Bands are thin horizontal strips that appear during a program at the bottom of the screen. The Aston Band duration per exposure is 10 seconds. Choose the number of Aston Bands per day and the total number of days you'd prefer to advertise. Prices vary according to the time band chosen.

c) Brand Integrations - These are custom media options and are created basis your advertising budget and the objective.

How Pricing Works
  • Rates depend on the creative length, time band selected and duration of the campaign
  • ​Premium charges are applicable for targeting specific programmes, crunched time bands, and spot positioning

Features of Aaj Tak

List of programmes to advertise in Aaj Tak

Find below the list of popular shows and programmes for Aaj Tak. In case you are looking to advertise on Aaj Tak, you can use this table to select the right time slot. Please note that the ad rate for Aaj Tak will vary with the programme. The media agency that you are working with to place your ads in Aaj Tak, will be able to select the right programme and time band basis your target group and the budget.

Show Details
1Hindi News: Hallabol
4Non Stop 100 + Vishesh
5Non Stop 50
6Aajtak News
7Hindi News: Special Report
8World Class Travel
9World Class Travel
11Aajtak News
12Aajtak Special
13Saas Bahu Aur Betiyan
14Hindi News: Dharm
15Hindi News: Dangal
16Hindi News: Desh Tak
17Hindi News: Khel
18Hindi News: Special Report
Who should advertise in Aaj Tak

News as a category is male dominant and also finds high index with business owners and working professionals. In case you are looking to reach out to Hindi speaking audience in a large number, advertising in Aaj Tak can be a good option. Advertising in the News channel also helps build frequency as audience tunes in to the channel at a specific time every day. So you can use Aaj Tak advertising for both reach and a frequency campaign. One should spread their ads across time bands to get reach and concentrate within a time band to get the frequency.

Few categories which regularly advertise on Aaj Tak are Electronic Goods, ecommerce, Entertainment, Consumer Durables, FMCG, Banking, Insurance and Automobile.

List of Past Advertisers
Cadbury, Odonil, Surf Excel, Horlicks, Complan, ColgateFMCG
Toyota, HyundaiAutomobile
Shen YunEntertainment
Birla TMT, Nerolac PaintsB2B
CaterpillarHeavy Engineering
JMD Cargo ServicesLogistics
Namma Homeopathy, ThyrocareHealthcare
S. No.FactorsApplicability
2National ReachYes
3City ReachNo
4Short Term PerformanceNo
5Short Term PerformanceYes
6Hyperlocal ReachNo
7Low budgetNo
8Premium AudienceYes

Facts and Figures to help Advertise in Aaj Tak

S. NoTop CitiesWeekly Impressions in 000's
2Delhi NCR88.47

Execution Details

Execution steps/Execution Process Flow

To advertise in Aaj Tak you can follow the following steps

1. Get rates for advertising in Aaj Tak on the Media Options and Pricing page. Do note that rates vary as per the time band. You should add the media to your Bag and select the time bands there.

2. Select the ad type that suits your budget, creative, and objective. Aaj Tak offer video ads, scrollers, Aston Bands, and Brand integrations for advertising. In addition, you can also pick from the digital ad formats.

3. Other factors that need to be decided are Ad length, Time Band, Total number of Ads, Campaign Duration and Start Date

4. We will check the ad space availability on Aaj Tak and other privileges like discounts, depending on the time of booking

5. Submit the artwork and make the payment for advertising on Aaj Tak

6. Tentative log timings will be shared on a daily basis so the client can watch their Ads live being played on Aaj Tak.

Media OptionMixed Time/Aston Band/Scroller
Ad Length10 sec/20 sec/30 sec
Time BandAll Day/Morning Evening
Number of Ads per day3/4/5
Campaign Duration5 Days/10 Days/30 Days
Campaign Start Datedd/mm/yyyy
Guidelines for Artwork
Video FormatMPEG-2/.MOV/.MXF/MP4
Resolution720 x 576 pixels for SD & 1920 x 1080 pixel for HD
Frame Rate25 FPS
Aspect Ratio4:3 or 16:9
Video Bit Rate50 MBit/ S
Audio Sample Rate48 kHz
Proof of Execution
  • ​​Log Report: Tentative log timings will be shared on a daily basis so the client can view their Ads live
  • Telecast Certificate: at the end of the campaign, TV channel provides a Telecast Certificate with the exact timings of the Ads aired. The Telecast Certificate is generated on the last date of every month.
Videos of Past Execution

Click here to view the videos of campaigns executed in the past.

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For the cost mentioned on the site how many times would my ad be shown?


Shared rate for Television is per second. Let me explain this through an example. 

Rate Star Plus - Rs 2,000 per sec

Length of your ad - 20 seconds

So every time your ad gets played, you would need to pay Rs 2000 X 20 = Rs 40,000

Now, if you play this ad 10 times it would cost Rs 40,000 X 10 = Rs 400,000