Timesnownews.com, the digital arm of Times Network, has announced the completion of two successful years registering a staggering 367% growth since inception, emerging as one of the most preferred news destination for progressive Indian users. Timesnownews.com served 40 Million Unique Users in March 2019 and clocked a staggering 226 Million page views. (ComScore, April 2019). Timesnownews.com has seen an increasing interest from readers outside India. Currently the portal receives 15% users from outside India every month with about 10% contribution from USA and UK.
Timesnownews.com leapfrogged over legacy players with its differentiated content backed by the credibility of its brand name and cutting-edge technology, driving the vision – Digital First. With focus on in-depth, well-researched and original content, coupled with coverage of big-ticket events, Timesnownews.com today dominates the digital news space. Riding on the video trend, Timesnownews.com expanded its footprint into creating original content on auto, comedy, health, fiction & drama. Shows such as Stylishly Yours, One for all, Odd Jobs, Cutting Pyaar, Tapori Talkies, Desi Variety, Thanks Mom, Fit Test and web series such as Soulmates, have won millions of hearts. The website page views has grown consistently and the video inventory (news + originals) touched 200 Million views and continues to grow steadily. (Source: GA, May’19).
Commenting on the successful two years, MK Anand, MD & CEO, Times Network said, “I am happy to see Timesnownews.com’s fast-paced growth. For me this is the vehicle for the digital transformation of the Network. We have succeeded on the back of fastest news, content innovation and technological dominance. Despite being a late entrant, we have successfully disrupted the pecking order in a short span. Following the ethos of our legacy brand TIMES NOW, our digital service delivers news with speed, accuracy and credibility. I am confident that the team led by Shouneel Charles & Akrita Reyar will continue to excel in serving the diverse needs and interests of the savvy news audience”.
Adding to the success, Shouneel Charles, Business Head – Digital, Times Network said, “Catering content to the requisites of a wide range of consumers has been the bedrock of Timesnownews.com since its inception. Taking the brand from the consumers’ living rooms to their handhelds, Timesnownews.com connects with the NOW generation with its differentiated offerings. We are today witnessing a global interest shifting to Asia primarily India & China and our growing international traction is a testament of viewers preference for the highest quality of news representation from an India perspective. In a time of rising digital content disruption and innovation, I am delighted that Timesnownews.com in its short journey has pushed the envelope registering a stunning growth”.
In its continuous attempt to bring most relevant and updated news across different sectors, Timesnownews.com announced its plans to strengthen its multilingual offerings and vertical expansions with the addition of Bengali and Telugu languages to the portal. Currently the portal offers content in English, Hindi, Marathi and Tamil.