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Network18

Network18

Network18 Media and Investment Limited is a media entertainment company with diverse interests in television, internet, film entertainment, digital business, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses. 25% of the Company shares are publicly traded in the National Stock Exchange. The Group has about fifty television channels in India, in addition to thirteen international channels. Through its subsidiary TV18 Broadcast Limited, the company operates a number of television channels in the genres of news, business and general entertainment. TV18 Broadcast Limited Company is also in a joint venture with Viacom18 that operates entertainment channels. TV18 Broadcast Limited also operates factual information channel through a joint venture with A+E Networks. Network18 is a part of the Reliance Group, owned by Asia’s richest, and the world’s thirteenth richest man – Mukesh Ambani whose net worth is $50.4 billion as of May 2019 (Forbes).

Key facts

Mother Company

Reliance Industries Limited

Business Form

Private

Legal Form

Public Limited by shares

Business Sectors

Broadcasting; Publishing; Digital; Ecommerce; Web Portal;

Ownership

Individual Owner

Public

TV 18 Broadcast Limited trades 37.87% of its shares in the National Stock Exchange, whereas Network 18 Media and Investment Limited has 25% public shareholding. Since Network 18 Media Investment Limited owns 51.16% of TV 18 Broadcast Limited, the 25% public shareholding of Network 18 Media and Investment Limited results in 12.59% share control in TV 18 Broadcast Limited. Therefore, the public directly and through Network 18 Media and Investment Limited holds 50.66% of shares in TV 18 Broadcast Limited.

50.7%
Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

Better Photography (Missing Data) http://www.betterphotography.in/

Other TV Outlets

CNBC TV 18 (Missing Data)

Other Online Outlets

https://www.news18.com/ (Missing Data)

Facts

Media Business

Television and Broadcasting

TV18 Broadcast and Private Limited (51.6%)

Television and Movie Production

Viacom18 Media Private Limited (51%)

Cable and Satellite

IndiaCast Media Distribution Private Limited (100%)

Media

Balaji Telefilms Limited (Reliance Industries holds 24.92%)

Publishing

Info Media Press Limited (50.6%), http://infomediapress.in/

Business

Apparel and other domestic essentials

Homeshop18 (44% Shares)

Movie Tickets Booking Portal

Bookmyshow (39% shares)

Travel and Logistics

Yatra (7% Shares)

Online Business

Moneycontrol. Dot Com India Limited (100%)

Telecommunications

Reliance Jio Digital Services Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Agriculture

Reliance Lifestyle Holdings Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Petroleum

Reliance LNG Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Chemicals

Reliance Polyolefins Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Petrochemicals

Reliance Aromatics and Petrochemicals Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Finance

Reliance Payment Solutions Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Wholesale & Trade

Reliance Progressive Traders Private Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Trading

Reliance Prolific Traders Private Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Real Estate

Reliance Prolific Commercial Private Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Retail

Reliance Retail Limited (Reliance Industries holds 99.95%)

Manufacturing

Reliance Sibur Elastomers Private Limited (Reliance Industries holds 74.90%)

Commercial Services

Reliance SMSL Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Commercial Port

Gujarat Chemical Port Terminal Company Limited (Reliance Industries holds 41.80%)

Digital Services

Kanhatech Solutions Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Construction

Model Economic Township Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Electrical

Naroda Power Private Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Technology

Reliance Corporate IT Park Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Gas & Pipeline

Reliance Gas Pipelines Limited (Reliance Industries holds 100%)

Media

E-18 Limited (100%)

Investment

Web18 Holdings limited (100%)

General Information

Founding Year

1993

Affiliated Interests Founder

Raghav Bahl

has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from St. Stephen College, University of Delhi and MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi. Raghav Bahl is an entrepreneur and investor. He founded and scaled Network18. He has also seeded moneycontrol.com, bookmyshow.com, firstpost.com, yatra.com, among others. Raghav Bahl has started his carrier as Management Consultant for AF Ferguson and American Express Bank. In 1993 Raghav Bahl has launched his own television company. In 1994, the World Economic Forum called him a Global Leader of Tomorrow and he has won India’s Sanskriti Award of Journalism. He has also won several other awards including, All Indian Management Association’s Media Person of the Year award and Bombay Management Association’s award for Entrepreneur of the Year. He is also an author and published books like Super Power? The Amazing Race Between China’s Hare and India Tortoise, Modi – Leadership, Governance and Performance and Supereconomies: America, China and the Future of the World.

Employees

Missing Data

Contact

First Portal

Empire Complex, 414

Lower Parel, Mumbai - 40013, Maharashtra

+91-224001900

www.network18online.com/index.html

Tax/ ID Number

CIN:L65910MH1996PLC280969

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

INR 15.45 Billion / USD 232.35 Million

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

INR -2707.9 Million / USD -40.70 Million (LOSS)

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Missing Data

Management

Executive Board

Adil Zainubhai

Chairman of the Boards of Network18 Media and Investment Limited and TV18 Broadcast Limited, Independent Director at Reliance Industries Limited, Director at Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, Independent Director at Larsen and Turbo Limited, Lead Independent Director at Cipla Limited, Director at Reliance Retail Limited

Non-Executive Board

P.M.S. Prasad

Executive Director at Reliance Industries Limited, Non-Executive Director at TV18 Broadcast Limited, Non-Executive Director at Network18 Media and Investment Limited

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

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

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Rahul Joshi, Jyoti Deshpande are also board of directors and it is mentioned on the company website and company has also filed their directorship details on Ministry of Corporate Affairs website, but the details is not available in their Annual Report (2017-18). The information on management and financials is collected from company’s Annual Report and websites. The company was written to, by email on 10th January 2019 and by a courier on 1st February 2019, seeking clarity and confirmation of data collected for the channels and the company. The company has not responded so far. The financials of the company were converted into USD taking the foreign exchange rate prevalent in March 2019.

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