Network18 [BSE: 532798,NSE: Network18] is one of India's leading full play media conglomerates. Incorporated in 1993, this 2500 crore company has interests in television, print, internet, filmed entertainment, mobile content and allied businesses. Today, Network 18 employes over 8000 highly efficient personnel and its offerings/products reach to over 300 million households.
Through its holding in Television Eighteen India Ltd (TV18), Network18 operates India’s leading business news television channels, CNBC-TV18 and CNBC Awaaz.
It also runs one of India’s largest Internet players - Web18, as well as one of India's leading real time financial information and news terminals - Newswire18. TV18 has expanded into print to become India's leading player in the special interest publishing and printing operations space.
Through its holding in ibn18 Broadcast Ltd, Network18 operates in the general news and entertainment space with leading general news channels CNN-IBN and IBN7 and has launched IBN-Lokmat, a Marathi news channel in partnership with the Lokmat group. Ibn18 also operates a joint venture with Viacom, called Viacom18 which houses the MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon channels in India - as also Studio18, the Group's filmed entertainment operation and 'Colors', the country's leading Hindi general entertainment channel.
Additionally, Network18 holds the Group's online & on-air home shopping venture, HomeShop18, its full spectrum events management venture, E18 and its sports management & marketing division, Sport18. The group also holds a strategic alliance with Sun Group, SUN18, the first truly Pan-India distribution company and slated to be one of the biggest distribution entities in the market.
India’s Leading Publishers of Specialty Magazines
We are India’s leading media company with strong market presence in diverse business areas spanning Magazine Publishing, Business Directories, Printing Services, B2B online SME marketplace. This 150 crore company employs 1600 people and is India’s largest publisher of specialty magazines and business directories.
• Special Interest Publishing business publishes over 17 ground-breaking titles spread across 7 highly popular Consumer magazines and 10 influential Trade titles. Some of our highly successful niche business-to-business (B2B) magazines include SEARCH, Chemical World, Modern Machine Tools, Modern Plastics & Polymers, Chemical World, to name a few. We have an entire bouquet of well accepted consumer titles like Better Photography, Entrepreneur, Over Drive, Auto Monitor, AV Max, etc.
• Business Directories Division includes the well-known IYP and the strategic Indian Exporters Guide
• New Media Division includes the well acknowledged food portal burrp! and the online local search service Askme.