Media Ant
Advertising in India TV
Popular Options

Video Ad

Per Second

Card Rate

₹ 570

Offer Rate

₹ 475
Premium Options


Per L-Band

Card Rate

₹ 23,460

Offer Rate

₹ 20,000


Per Day

Card Rate

₹ 41,400

Offer Rate

₹ 34,500
Other Options


Per Week

Card Rate

₹ 40,000

Offer Rate

₹ 35,000
**18% GST is applicable on the above rates




Current Affairs and News

Weekly Viewers (000s)


Teleshopping Options


About India TV Advertising

Why advertise in India TV?

India TV is India News Service’s Hindi News channel that covers both national and international news. India TV was launched in 1997 and is the leading Hindi-News channel today. India TV is one of the top 5 Hindi News channels according to the BARC viewership data.

View Media

In order to view India TV channel online, please click on the link provided below: 

Link to India TV's Live Channel

Facts and Figures of India TV
  • India TV has a viewership share of 20% among the top 5 Hindi News Channels.

Who should advertise on India TV?

Past Advertisers
IME Group of CollegesEducational Institution
Cars 24Automobile Retail
Shree CementB2B

Organisations in the B2B and B2C sectors, E-commerce, NGOs, Consumer Durables, Real Estate, Electronics and FMCG sectors majorly advertise on India TV. This is mainly due to the audience profile of the channel and the reach India TV has across the country.

Execution Process and Media Specifications

Steps in Execution

Step 1: Select the Media Option, Ad length, Time Band, Number of Ads per day, Campaign Duration and Campaign Start Date. 

In case you need any help with planning, please write to

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 Date1st Jan/ 15th Feb/ 20th Aug

Step 2: Email the filled table to or Create Package online at The Media Ant.

Step 3: We will check the ad space availability and other privileges like discounts, depending on the time of booking

Step 4: You need to submit the artwork and make the payment

What should be the ideal creative length for my ad?

Through the ad, the audience should be able to capture the facts, relate to them and recognize the brand. 

For an ad to be recognised by the target audience, the ideal creative length should be 30-seconds long.

Commercial Specifications for India TV
Video FormatMPEG-2 or .MOV
Resolution720x576 pixels
Frame Rate25 frames per second
Aspect Ratio4:3 or 16:9
How do I know my ad has been placed?

A Telecast Certificate is generated on the Letter Head of India TV (INS) stating the exact date and time of the played spots. The Telecast Certificate is generated on the last date of every month.

Similar Media

In addition to India TV, you can explore the following option-

Aaj Tak

Zee News

News 18 India

Other Hindi News Channels

India TV App Advertising

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is FCT?

A. FCT- Free Commercial Time. Referred to the time allowed by broadcasters for advertisers to run ad campaigns. FCT is measured in seconds. 

Q: What factors determine India TV Advertisement Rates?
A. India TV Advertisement Rates would vary with the following factors-
  • Seasonality- Consider the period of the year you intend to advertise based on the desired campaign outcome and budget. Rates during events like elections shoot-up, but will assure excellent reach.
  • Volume- Larger the campaign size, greater the discounts.
  • Inventory- The channel’s inventory determines the rates. If there is a high-demand, the rates increase.
  • Time Band- Viewership varies across the day. Evening Prime Time has the highest viewership on India TV. The rates are based on the time band you choose.
Q: What are L-Bands and Scrollers? How will they add value to my brand?
  • L-Bands- L-Band is an L-shaped graphical advertisement that occupies two-sides of the screen giving your brand a good exposure while the programming content is being played.
  • Scroller- Text runs across the bottom of the TV screen. The minimum exposure is 50-60 times per day.
Q: What is Mixed Time Band?
A. Mixed Time Band is also called as Run of Day-part (RODP) time band. The ads can appear anytime during a specific timeband, such as 6 AM- 5 PM pre-defined by the channel. This enables the channel to manage inventory.

Q: What is the lead time for advertising on India TV?
A. The lead time for advertising on India TV is 1-day. 

Q: Why should I advertise on India TV through The Media Ant?

A. The Media Ant is the most trusted India TV Advertising Agency. Through our partnership of many years with India TV, we get the best-discounted rates for our clients and ensure hassle-free and on-time campaign execution. You can check the India TV Advertising Rates under the ‘MEDIA OPTIONS & PRICING’ tab or contact us by writing to Help@TheMediaAnt.Com. 

Why Advertising In India TV Works

India TV is the most effective advertising medium. It generates the most profit, creates more sales and consistently outperforms everything else. India TV Television stands head and shoulders above other media in driving business results.

India TV Advertising Has Unbeatable Scale And Reach

India TV is enormous and by far the most popular medium for all age groups. It is the TV channel's unique ability to deliver huge audience figures in a short space of time that is part of the reason it is the most effective type of advertising around.

India TV Ads Are Vital For Long-Term Success

India TV advertising has many short-term effects, such as driving sales, creating spikes in online search and creating word of mouth on and offline. It works and it works fast. However, immediate success is only one part of India TV channel's power. The effects of India TV Television advertising accumulate over time; the longer you advertise, the bigger the effect. It is vital for long-term success.

India TV Campaign Cost

Costs are determined by the number of viewers and how sought-after the programming is, as well as the breadth of the campaign. So there is an opportunity for everyone – regardless of budget!

India TV Advertising can be broken into two main costs, Creative (the making of your advert) and Media (the cost of placing it on a Colors channel).

In general India TV channel price is set by DLVP and most broadcasters trade at either a discount or premium depending a number of variables:

  • Seasonality- costs vary by month (summer tends to be cheaper than autumn for example)
  • Advertiser demand - If there is a high demand for India TV Television advertising in the marketplace, you will pay more
  • Time length of the creative - 30 seconds is an industry standard, if the length of your advert is shorter or longer than this, the costs will vary accordingly Time of day - Certain day parts are more expensive than others (i.e. early evening peak) as this is when most Indian viewers are tuning in.

Who We Are

We’re The Media Ant, India’s favorite independent TV advertising agency among small and medium-sized businesses. We believe the India’s enterprising culture is something to be celebrated, which is why we’ve made it our mission to provide a targeted TV buying service that supports sustainable business growth at low TV advertising costs. We represent 971 TV channels – more than any other Indian agency – and now we want to join forces with you!


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