Network18 Media and Investments on Monday reported a 23.4 per cent rise in revenues to Rs 2400 crore for 2012-13, driven by strong growth in its broadcast and digital businesses. The strong topline growth helped narrow operating losses 87 per cent to Rs 39 crore for the year. Net loss for the year declined to Rs 105.5 crore from Rs 392.7 crore the year before.
Revenues from the broadcast and motion picture businesses under TV18 Broadcast rose 20 per cent, to Rs 1699 crore, driven by a strong growth in advertising revenue and the net distribution income (subscription revenue minus carriage fee and commissions paid to cable operators, DTH providers) turning positive. (Click here for more details)
Digital content and eCommerce business grew to Rs 400.9 crore for the year, up 193 per cent year-on-year (adjusted for the sale of Newswire18). The segment reported revenues of Rs 110.4 crore for the quarter, a growth of 200 per cent over last year.
During the year, Network18 profitably sold its entire stake in Newswire18, divested its Yellow Pages and Askme businesses and diluted its majority stake in Bookmyshow. These transactions, in line with the strategy to exit non-core businesses, added Rs 180 crore to the annual profit and raised Rs 235 crore for the Network18 Group....more
05:33 PM, May 13, 2013
Network18 Group subsidiary TV18 Broadcast today reported a net profit of Rs 20.9 crore for the quarter ended March 31 as against a net loss of Rs 8.26 crore in the same period a year ago. Reported revenues for the television and motion pictures business (including IndiaCast) stood at Rs 474.7 crore for the quarter. For 2012-13, revenue stood at Rs 1,699.1 crore. It also swung into profit at operating...
03:55 PM, May 13, 2013