Now, they are less than 24-hour news channels.
The CNBC people seem to be there all the day from early morning to late into the evening. Other Indian news channels do not have that luxury. (CNBC is still lucky because they, for a few hours, switch over to CNBC US programming.)
Indian news channels have sold out to godmen and televangelists.
NDTV 24×7 has made its name an oxymoron. Early morning hours are not manned by NDTV personnel but by televangelists.
On India Today channel, BrahmaKumaris and some Christian televangelists are on air well past 0630 hours.
Perhaps to provide cover for this sad state of affairs, state broadcaster has done followed suit.