London, 31 March 2022: Channelbox partners Times Network, India’s premium broadcast network, to launch Times Now Navbharat and Zoom on Freeview UK channel 271.

With Times Now Navbharat that brings a holistic reportage on national & political news in Hindi language and Zoom that promises engaging, interactive and entertaining content through a widespread of offering including music, Bollywood news, trends, lifestyle and fashion, Times Network is the only Indian Broadcaster to be present on Freeview. Enabling UK viewers to stay informed and entertained with the latest and trending content from India, the launch further strengthens Times Network’s foothold in UK. Delivering the most compelling and irreplaceable content to over 100 million viewers in India and available in over 100 countries across the globe, Times Network is part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group.

Channelbox pioneered dynamic ad insertion functionality on linear streams on Freeview UK and hosts over 30 premium movies, sports, music and top international news channels including  NTD, France24, TVP World, Euronews and many others. One can now watch Channelbox’s content not only on Freeview channel 271 but also via its mobile applications.

 “We are honoured that the largest Indian media company Times Group has selected Channelbox as their way to the UK audiences. Channelbox hosts over 30 TV channels in English and also has something for various diasporas living in the UK including Arabic, Greek, French and now Indian communities and we will keep expanding the line up to cater for every community living in the UK”, said Tanya Kronfli, Channelbox Head of Content and Business development.   

Jagdish Mulchandani, COO and Executive President, Times Network said, “We are delighted to partner with Channelbox to launch our best-in-class Hindi News and Entertainment channel on Freeview. Solidifying our international presence and delivering world-class TV viewing experience to viewers across the globe, we are now excited to expand our reach in the UK market with our compelling brands, Times Now Navbharat which has made a big impact in the Hindi News space with its innovative content formats and Zoom, a legacy brand that has risen to become India’s one-stop youth entertainment destination. I am confident that our channels will be an enriching addition to the discerning viewers seeking premium Indian content.”

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