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India Today Group

India Today Group

The TV Today Network (TVTN) is one of India's most diversified media conglomerates with television channels, radio stations,and a strong digital presence. TV Today Network is a subsidiary of Living Media India Limited, also known as India Today Group. TVTN has four television channels - India Today in English and Aajtak, Tez and Delhi Aaj Tak in Hindi. The company also operates three FM radio stations under brand ISHQ 104.8 FM in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. TVTN has a strong digital presence with a slew of digital channels including Bharat Tak, Life Tak, Astro Tak, Fit Tak, News Tak, Food Tak, Sports Tak, Tech Tak, Mobile Tak, Kids Tak.

Although TV Today Network is listed its bigger shareholder Living Media India Private Limited is not a listed company. Aroon Purie and Kumar Mangalam Birla families own the Living Media Private Limited.

Key facts

Mother Company

Living Media India Ltd

Business Form

Private

Legal Form

Public Limited by shares

Business Sectors

Radio and Television Broadcasting; Publishing

Ownership

Individual Owner

Public

Public Shareholding in TV Today Network Ltd is 42.58%, (of which Institutional Holding is 15.48%, Corporate Bodies is 5.03%, Individual shareholders (less than INR 100.000) is 11.25%, Individual shareholders (excess of INR 100.000 is 8.02%, and Non-Resident Indians is 2.75%).

42.6%
Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

India Today (Missing Data)

Other TV Outlets

Tez (Missing Data)

Other Radio Outlets

104.8 ISHQ FM (Missing Data)

Other Online Outlets

https://www.indiatoday.in/ (Missing Data)

Facts

Media Business

Broadcasting

TV Today Network ltd (56.92%)

Media

Uphil Media Pvt. Ltd. (100%)

Business

Education

Universal Learn Today Pvt. Ltd (100%)

Merchandise

Today Merchandise Pvt. Ltd (51%)

Retail

Today Retail Network Pvt. Ltd. (51%)

General Information

Founding Year

1999

Affiliated Interests Founder

Aroon Purie

is the Chairperson of the India Today Group and a third major stakeholder in Living Media India Pvt. Ltd. He is the Editor-in- chief of the Group and the Chairman of Living Media India Pvt. Ltd. He also serves as the Chairman and Whole Time Director of TV Today Network – a Living Media India subsidiary that owns and operates television channels like India Today, Aaj Tak, Tez and Delhi Aaj Tak apart from FM radio 104.8 Ishq, and a slew of niche digital channels under the banner MobileTak. Aroon Purie’s daughters Kalli Purie Bhandal and Koel Purie Rinchet help him in running various businesses of the group. Aroon Purie is an alumnus of the London School of Economics and a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountant, England and Wales. He was awarded the third highest civilian award by the Government of India – the Padma Bhushan, in the year 2001.

Employees

Missing Data

Contact

T.V. Today Network Limited Secretarial Department,

India Today Group Mediaplex FC-8,

Sector- 16A, Film City,

Noida- 201301. Uttar Pradesh.

Tel.: 0120-4807100

Fax: 0120-4325028

Email: info@aajtak.com

Tax/ ID Number

CIN: L92200DL1999PLC103001

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

INR 7145.9 Million / USD 107.413 Million

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

INR 1234.7 Million / USD 18.599 Million

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Missing Data

Management

Executive Board

Aroon Purie

is the founding Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of the TV Today Network and the parent group – the India Today Group.
Aroon Purie is on the board of directors of Indian Broadcasting Foundation, Integrated Databases India Ltd, Universal Learn Today Pvt. Ltd, Thomson Press India Ltd, TV Today Network Business Ltd., SKH Metals Ltd., The All India Investment Corporation Pvt. Ltd., Mail Today Newspapers Pvt. Ltd., Thomson Digital (India) Ltd., All India Finance and Commerce Pvt. Ltd.. Intaglio Press Pvt. Ltd., All India Film Corporation Pvt. Ltd., Vibgyor Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd., Digiscape Tech Solutions Ltd.

Non-Executive Board

Mr. Devajyoti Nirmalkumar Bhattacharya

is the Non-Executive Director of TV Today Network. Dev Bhattacharya is the Group Executive President New Business Ventures and Business Head of Payments Bank, Solar Power & Defence Business of Aditya Birla Group, a $41 billion multinational conglomerate.

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Meta Data

The official website of the India Today Group and Aajtak has most information on the management structure, shareholding and the Board of Directors. The Annual Report of the TV Today Network is also available on their corporate website that lists all the relevant data. Some missing records were accessed from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India website.
While investigating the other partner in Living Media, – the Kumar Mangalam Birla Family, we came across more than 30 companies, a few of which had members of the Birla family hold direct stake. The rest of the companies had a stake in each other, pointing to a circular or cross holding pattern. An information request was sent to the company by email on 10 January and by courier on 1 February 2019. The company has not responded yet.

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