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NDTV overview

NDTV is an Indian news media company, which focuses on digital news publication and broadcast.Starting as a production house for news segments, it gradually transitioned into the first independent news network in India. To keep pace with digital India, NDTV has forayed into the production of digital content through its subsidiaries.

The total number of employees as on 31st March 2022 is 513. The number of permanent women employees is 104. In India, the company is listed on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange.

NDTV journey

The company's key milestones since inception are as follows:
  • 1988: Founded by Dr Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy.
  • 1988 to 2003: Signed an exclusive agreement with Star India for producing news content.
  • 2003 to 2007: Following the end of its partnership with Star India, NDTV began to function as an independent broadcaster.
  • 2003: NDTV launched two channels – NDTV India (Hindi) and NDTV 24X7 (English).
  • 2004: NDTV became a publicly traded company.
  • 2004: In December 2004, it stood as the media company with the highest market capitalisation, at a valuation of ₹1,433 Crores.
  • 2005: NDTV launched a channel exclusively for business news, called NDTV Profit.
  • 2006: NDTV partnered with the Southeast Asian media company Astro to launch a Bahasa Melayu infotainment channel Astro Awani while taking a 20% stake in the joint venture.
  • 2008: NDTV Imagine was launched.
  • 2010: NDTV entered into a partnership with the Dhaka-based conglomerate BEXIMCO to launch Independent Television, a 24x7 news channel in Bangladesh.
  • 2022: The Adani group launched a bid to take over NDTV.

NDTV - Initial Public Offer (IPO)

NDTV launched its IPO in April 2004. The company's stock price offer band was set between ₹63 and ₹70. Its issue price was fixed at ₹70, with an IPO size of ₹109 crores. On May 19, 2004, NDTV got listed at a share price of ₹100 and a 42.85% premium.

NDTV products

NDTV is now primarily an internet company with the flagship website - Its key products include -
  • NDTV India TV channel
  • NDTV 24X7 TV channel
  • NDTV Convergence (the digital arm, created to exploit the synergies between mobile, internet and television)
  • NDTV Worldwide (offers services like branding and consultancy for new channels)
New Delhi Television Stock Price return in 5 years – 736.48%

NDTV business highlights

Per the NDTV annual report, 2022, the company’s key verticals include:

NDTV Key Verticals

Revenue Break-up (%)


Advertising revenue


Subscription revenue


Event revenue


Business income – program production/content


Shared services


Other business income


NDTV performance highlights

3-year CAGR (revenue)


EBITDA (FY2021-22)

₹81.65 crores

Net Profit (FY2021-22)

₹79.84 crores

Share price return in last 3 years


ROCE (FY2021-22)


ROE (FY2021-22)


NDTV management

  • President, NDTV Group: Suparna Singh
  • Editorial Director: Sonia Singh
  • Chief Finance Officer (CFO): Rajneesh Gupta
  • Chief Strategy Officer (CSO): Arijit Chatterjee
  • Chief Technology and Product Officer (CTPO): Kawaljit Singh Bedi

Indian media and entertainment industry overview

The following are the key players in the Indian media and entertainment industry:

Key Players

Market Capitalisation

 November 2022

 (in Crores)


Zee Entertainment



Sun TV Network






Saregama India



TV18 Broadcast


Size of the Indian media and entertainment industry

India’s Media and Entertainment industry is expected to reach ₹4.3 trillion by 2026 at 8.8% CAGR.
Television remained the largest recipient of advertising revenue in 2021 and contributed to 42% of the total revenue for the media and entertainment sector, followed by digital media. Print media has also seen a strong resurgence.

These are the important highlights of the last financial year:
  1. Advertising across media grew by 25% year on year; it remains 6% short of pre-pandemic levels.
  2. Television revenue grew by 25% in 2021.
  3. Digital advertising grew by 29% in 2021 to reach ₹46 billion.
  4. Digital media is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20% till 2025.

Industry growth prospects

It is expected that television advertising will grow at a CAGR of 8% to reach ₹394 billion by 2024 (versus ₹313 billion in 2021). This growth will be fueled by an increase in regional ad rates and sports content.

NDTV growth prospects

NDTV Convergence had a profit of ₹30.21 Crores in 2022 and earned the highest revenue in its history.

NDTV Limited recorded a profit of ₹59.18 Crores.

The consolidated group profit for the year was ₹84.76 Crores, the highest in over a decade.

The Reuters Institute of Oxford University has recognised NDTV as the most-popular English news channel in India.

Risks and concerns

  • Risk of loss of advertising revenue as a majority of the English-speaking populations is moving online to consume the news.
  • Risk of losing viewers’ timeshare to other streaming platforms and online channels.
  • Risk of broadcasting user-generated content, which is not authenticated and can result in defamation cases and copyright issues.
  • Risk of malware and cyberattacks on digital offerings which are prone to security threats.


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