HT Media is one of the oldest and one of the biggest media companies in India. It was founded in 1924 when its flagship newspaper the English daily Hindustan Times was founded. Through its various subsidiaries the company is active in publications, radio broadcasting and online media. In addition to the English language Hindustan Times, the company publishes a national business newspaper, called Mint, children magazine Nandan and a social literacy magazine called Kadambini among others. HT Media also operates two radio stations – Fever 104 and Radio Nasha 107.2. In the digital space, HT Media through Firefly e-Ventures Ltd operates a number of business and news websites, job portal, mobile marketing website and a movie website. HT Media is also active in education sector with an initiative called PACE – Partnership for Action in Education. The company has received various awards including “2012 Best Company to Work For” award given by The Economic Times in partnership with Great Place To Work.
HT Media limited is a publicly listed company where the shares are owned by The Hindustan Times Limited (69.50%) and the public (30.5%). The majority shareholder of The Hindustan Times Limited is Shobhana Bhartia where indirectly, through various subsidiaries, she owns at least 74.4% of shares.
The Hindustan Times Limited
Public Company Limited by shares
Publishing; Radio Broadcasting; Communications services; Education; Events & Marketing Solutions
Public and Corporates
30,5% of the shares are open to public in the stock market.
Other Individuals and companies
Hindustan Times Limited which is the majority shareholder of HT Media Limited has some 25.16% of shares spread among different individuals, companies and institutions. Companies associated with Birla Group such as BK Birla Foundation, Birla Educational Institution and Pic Realcon Ltd have at least 5.12% share. Among the shareholders were two companies associated with the Times Group (Bennett Coleman & Company Limited) Bharat Nidhi Ltd and Times Guaranty Financials Ltd which hold at least 0,12% of share. ASK Group and their directors hold some 1.78% of shares. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (through Investor Education and protection Fund Authority) is also listed as a shareholder with 0.97% stake.
Other Print Outlets
The Mint (Missing Data)
Hindustan Jobs (Missing Data)
Nandan (Missing Data)
Kadambini (Missing Data)
Jaano English (Missing Data)
Other Radio Outlets
Fever 104 FM (Missing Data)
Radio Nasha 107.2 FM (Missing Data)
Other Online Outlets
https://www.hindustantimes.com/ (Missing Data)
https://www.livehindustan.com/ (Missing Data)
https://www.livemint.com/ (Missing Data)
https://punjabi.hindustantimes.com/ (Missing Data)
Movies & Entertainment
Topmovies Entertainment Limited (100%)
Fireflies e-Ventures Limited (99.9%)
HT Media Ventures Limited (74.30%)
HT Music and Entertainment Company Limited (100%)
HT Education Limited (100%)
HT Global Education (100%)
India Education Services Private Limited (100%)
HT Learning Centre Limited (100%)
Bridge School of Management
HT Digital Media Holding Limited (99.99%)
Digicontent Limited (100%)
HT Digital Streams Limited (51.17%)
HT Mobile Solutions Limited (8.43%)
HT Overseas Pte. Limited (59.56%)
Affiliated Interests Founder
founded the Hindustan Times as an English newspaper in Faislabad, (earlier called Lyallpur) in Pakistan. Sunder Singh Lyallpuri was a leading member of Indian Independence Movement, a general of Akali Movement. Lyallpuri played a key role in the development of Shiromani Akali Dal (Political Party in India) and in the Sikh Reform Movement of the early 1920s. The Birla family acquires the paper in 1933, which the family continues to own to this day.
Hindustan Times House (2nd floor)
18-20, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi – 110 001, India
Phone : +91-11-66561333
Tax/ ID Number
Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)
INR 15987.8 Million / USD 245.136 Million
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
INR 2137.4 Million / USD 32.772 Million
Advertising (in % of total funding)
Chairperson and Editorial Director and majority shareholder of Hindustan Times Ltd
Executive Director, Operations and Human Resources Department
Executive Director, Revenue Department
is the son of Shobhana Bhartia, the owner of the Hindustan Times. He is one of the directors of the HT Media Limited. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Stanford University. He is also a director with companies such as Birla Cotton Spinning and Weaving Mills Limited, Jubilant Enpro Private Limited, Jubilant Life Sciences Limited, Udit (India) Limited, Earthstone Holding (Two) Private Limited, Jubilant Agri and Consumer Products Limtied, SSBPB Investment Holding Private Limited, Digicontent Limited Firefly e-Ventures Limited, among many others.
is the son of Shobhana Bhartia, the owner of the Hindustan Times. He is the non-executive director of the HT Media Limited. He holds a degree in Economics from Dartmouth College. With the company since the incorporation, Shamit Bhartia is also a Director in many other companies including Usha Flowell Limited, Jubilant Motorworks Private Limited, Goldmerry Investment and Trading Company Limited, HT Media Ventures Limited, Indian Country Homes Private Limited, Shobhana Trustee Company Private Limited, among many others.
Other Influential People
is the Editor-in-Chief of Hindustan and has a Master’s degree in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology from Banaras Hindu University and Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism. Shekhar has earlier worked as an Executive Producer with Aaj Tak, India Today Group’s Hindi news channel.
is a Chemical Engineering Graduate with a Masters in Mathematics and Business Administration and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Hindustan Times since 2006. He was a founding team member of Mint, the business newspaper published by HT Media. Earlier, he has been the Managing Editor for India Today group for Business Today. He worked as a marketing editor for The Hindu Business Line.
Since HT Media is a listed company, most information is available in their Annual Report and on the Company website. The Annual Report for 2017-2018 was used in this research. The financials mentioned for the company take into account the foreign exchange rates prevalent on 1st March 2019 which is 65.22 INR to 1 USD. The Executive and Non-Executive Board members are not clearly mentioned on the company website.