HT Media

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HT Media Limited
Type Public
Traded as BSE532662, NSEHTMEDIA
Industry Mass media
Founded 1993
Headquarters Delhi, India
Key people Shobhana Bhartia
(Chairperson)
Products Publishing, FM Radio, Internet
Revenue Increase INR18.13 billion (US$300 million) (2011)[1]
Profit Increase INR1.78 billion (US$30 million) (2011)[1]
Employees 2,708 (2011)[1]
Website HTmedia.in

HT Media Limited (BSE532662, NSEHTMEDIA) is an Indian mass media company based in Delhi, India. It has holdings in print, electronic and digital media.

It also operates 19 printing facilities across India with an installed capacity of 1.5 million copies per hour.

HT’s online business, is largely handled by Firefly e-ventures internet business, include the flagship web portal Hindustantimes.com, Livemint.com, Desimartini.com and Shine.com.

History[edit]

The Hindustan Times newspaper was formally inaugurated in 1924. In 1927, it was reborn as Hindustan Times Ltd., a limited liability company. In 1936, The Hindi daily Hindustan was launched.[2]

It also publishes two magazines in Hindi, Kadambini a literary magazine established in 1960 and Nandan a children's magazine, started in 1964. [3]

In 2003, the company incorporated all of its media businesses under HT Media Ltd. In 2004, HT Media Ltd was listed as a public company [4] and attracted external funding. It moved to Mumbai in 2005, with a new product and content mix. In 2006, Fever 104 FM was launched, in technical collaboration with the Virgin Group. Hindustan was relaunched re-establishing the company's prominent presence in the regional news space. In 2007, Mint, the business paper in partnership with the Wall Street Journal was launched in Delhi and Mumbai. In the internet space, Hindustantimes.com was relaunched and Livemint.com was introduced.

HT Syndication[edit]

HT Syndication is a content syndication division of HT Media established in mid-2003 to repurpose and repackage U.S. originated material. HT Syndication's portfolio includes:

Hindustan[edit]

A part of HT Media Ltd, the group's Hindi newspaper Hindustan ranks as the third largest-read daily in India.[citation needed] Hindustan has 13 editions across the Hindi belt.

Mint Newspaper[edit]

In February 2007, HT Media has also launched a national business newspaper, Mint, with an exclusive agreement with Wall Street Journal to publish Journal branded news and information in India.[citation needed]

With the launch of the Chennai edition on 13 July 2009, Mint now has a coverage that includes Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Pune.

Fever 104 FM[edit]

HT Media, through a consulting partnership with Virgin Radio launched the FM radio station Fever 104 FM in October 2006. Initiall covering the Delhi area, the station has opened in Mumbai (January 2007), Bangalore (March 2007) and Kolkata (January 2008).

Digital businesses[edit]

  • HTCampus.com - an education portal from Firefly e Ventures, the internet subsidiary of HT Media Ltd. The site is aimed at students graduating from school and college.
  • HT Mobile - which in turn acquired digital marketing agency Webitude.[5]
  • Firefly e-Ventures - which moved to the parent company and launched its job portal, Shine.com.[5]

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