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IBN लोकमत
Launched 6 April 2008
Owned by TV18 (Network 18)
Picture format 576i (4:3) (SDTV)
Slogan Maharashtracha Mahachannel
महाराष्ट्राचं महाचॅनल!
Country India
Language Marathi
Sister channel(s) Lokmat
Website Official website
Tata Sky
Videocon d2h

IBN Lokmat (Marathi: आयबीएन लोकमत Āyabī'ēna lōkamata) is a Marathi-language news channel based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. IBN-Lokmat - a 24-hour Marathi News and Current Affairs Channel. It is a joint venture between Network 18 and Lokmat Group, which runs the most read Marathi newspaper, Lokmat.[3]

IBN Lokmat was launched on 6 April 2008, the Gudi Padwa day. The channel is headed by mandar Phanse and mahesh Mahatre.

IBN-Lokmat will embark on the principle of delivering news with the spirit of ‘Maharashtra Cha Mahachannel’

Some IBN-Lokmat Shows

  • aaj Thalak
  • 'Sakaalchya Baatmya'
  • Bedhadak
  • ‘Maharashtra Naama’
  • Rashtra maharashtra
  • ‘Show Time

Shiv Sena attack

The offices of Hindi and Marathi TV news channels IBN-7 and IBN-Lokmat in Noida and Mumbai were attacked and vandalised by Shiv Sena activists on 20 November 2009 who also slapped the chief editor Nikhil Wagle in the face (footages of which were shown on the channel itself after the attack).[4] Shiv Sena attributed the attacks to the criticisms of Bal Thackeray by the news channel over his remarks on Sachin Tendulkar. Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut described the attacks as "spontaneous".,[5][6] although it was vivid to be a planned act by Sena out of frustration of past few tough days of elections. Shiv Sena claimed that the people involved in that spontaneous attack were beaten up by rented goons of the Nikhil Wagle as he was aware of the possible attack.

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  3. TV 18, Lokmat in JV to launch Marathi news channel
  4. In the name of their Boss, Sena goons attack IBN TV channels http://www.indianexpress.com/news/time-for-cnn-ibn-to-introspect/544428/
  5. If you target us, we will attack: Shiv Sena leader http://ibnlive.in.com/news/if-you-target-us-we-will-attack-shiv-sena-leader/105645-3.html
  6. SHIV SENA ATTACKS IBN OFFICES, GLOATS http://ibnlive.in.com/news/shiv-sena-attacks-ibn-offices-in-mumbai-pune/105636-3.html