HT Media

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HT Media
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 (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.

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]

Digital businesses[edit]

  • HT Mobile - which in turn acquired digital marketing agency Webitude.[5]
  • Firefly e-Ventures - which moved to the parent company and launc[6]hed its job portal, Shine.com.[5]

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