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Times Network’s digital news platform Timesnownews is expanding its reach in India by adding Bengali and Telugu to its language offerings as it ups its original video content.

Times Now logo 1 July The news portal, which launched two years ago, already offers content in English, Hindi, Marathi and Tamil. In that time Times Network said it has registered 367% growth, with 40 million unique users in March 2019, according to Comscore.

Part of India’s largest news conglomerate The Times Group, Timesnownews.com is creating an increasing amount of original video content, covering genres such as comedy, health, fiction, and drama. It offers shows such as Stylishly Yours, One for all, Odd Jobs and Cutting Pyaar. Its video inventory, in terms of news and originals, has reached 200 million views.

“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,” said MK Anand, MD and CEO, Times Network.

"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 and Akrita Reyar will continue to excel in serving the diverse needs and interests of the savvy news audience.”

Times Network business head digital Shouneel Charles added: “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.

“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.”