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HT Media

HT Media

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.

Key facts

Mother Company

The Hindustan Times Limited

Business Form


Legal Form

Public Company Limited by shares

Business Sectors

Publishing; Radio Broadcasting; Communications services; Education; Events & Marketing Solutions


Individual Owner

Public and Corporates

30,5% of the shares are open to public in the stock market.

Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

The Mint (Missing Data)

Other Radio Outlets

Fever 104 FM (Missing Data)

Other Online Outlets (Missing Data)


Media Business

Movies & Entertainment

Topmovies Entertainment Limited (100%)

Communication services

Fireflies e-Ventures Limited (99.9%)


HT Media Ventures Limited (74.30%)

Radio Broadcasting

HT Music and Entertainment Company Limited (100%)



HT Education Limited (100%)


HT Digital Media Holding Limited (99.99%)

Mobile Solutions

HT Mobile Solutions Limited (8.43%)


HT Overseas Pte. Limited (59.56%)

General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Sunder Singh Lyallpuri

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.


Missing Data


Hindustan Times House (2nd floor)

18-20, Kasturba Gandhi Marg

New Delhi – 110 001, India

Phone : +91-11-66561333



Tax/ ID Number

CIN: L22121DL2002PLC117874

Financial Information

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)

Missing Data


Executive Board

Shobhana Bhartia

Chairperson and Editorial Director and majority shareholder of Hindustan Times Ltd

Non-Executive Board

Priyavrat Bhartia

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.

Other Influential People

Shashi Shekhar

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.

Further Information

Data Publicly Available

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

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Meta Data

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.

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