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Writemen Media

Writemen Media

Writemen Media Private Limited is one of the most prominent media companies in the state of Karnataka, India. The company operates a 24-hour Kannada news television channel called Public TV. The company also has a music channel called Public Music. It was founded in the year 2011, and it launched Public TV in 2012. Public TV was self-funded as the Founder-Chairman, Hebbale Ramakrishnaiah Ranganath, consciously decided to stay away from corporate or political funding.

Key facts

Business Form


Legal Form

Private Limited

Business Sectors

Television Broadcasting


Individual Owner

Manoharan Govindswamy

Manoharan Govindswamy is a Director at Writemen Media Private Limited and at other companies such as West One Electronic City Private Limited, Westcourt Hospitality Private Limited, Lahari Media.Com Private Limited, Lahari Music Private Limited, and MRT Studios Private Limited.

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Public Music (Missing Data)

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Media Business

Television and Broadcasting

Writemen Media Private Limited (100%)

General Information

Founding Year


Affiliated Interests Founder

Hebbale Ramakrishnaiah Ranganath

or H. R. Ranganath is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Writemen Media Private Limited, the company that owns and operates Public TV, a Kannada language television news channel. Ranganath is widely regarded as an upright, honest journalist in the media circles. A former Editor-in-Chief of Kannada Prabha and the editorial head of another news channel, Suvarna, Ranganath started the channel without political or corporate financing. According to him, he started the channel with an investment of less than a hundred million rupees, or USD 1.5 million. On the day of the channel’s launch, Ranganath, on air, disclosed his assets and that of his Chief Executive – Arun Kumar’s, assets so that no one had any doubt about the funding of his channel. Apart from Writemen Media Private Limited, Ranganath is also the Founder-Director of Nyusu Digital Media Private Limited – a company that produces one-minute news videos in various regional languages for mobile phones.


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TTMC, BMTC Building, 4th Floor, Yeshwanthpur Circle,

Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore-560022


Tel.: +91 80 2222 4444; +91 80235 74042



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Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

INR 497.7 Million / USD 1.5 Million

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

INR 98 Million / USD 1.47 Million

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Executive Board

H.R. Ranganath

Chairman, Shareholder, and Managing Director

Further Information

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

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All the information was collected from Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. There is not much information available about the editorial staff, or the management of Writemen Media or the channel Public TV. The channel was written to, seeking more information and verification of data collected, by email on the 18th March, and by courier on the 22nd March 2019. There has been no response from the Company.

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