Its portfolio continued to be the highest reach TV news network in India, reaching 175 million people around the country every week.
TV18’s news business has registered a strong jump of 23% in revenue in the third quarter of the current financial year. It registered a revenue of Rs 402 crore in Q3FY24, as compared to Rs 327 crore for the same quarter last fiscal.
TV18’s portfolio continued to be the highest reach TV news network in India, reaching 175 million people around the country every week. The TV news portfolio of the network consists of 20 news channels in 16 languages.
The increase in the revenue comes on the back of the network’s strong viewership gains and leading positions in key markets with CNBC TV18 (over 80% viewership share), News18 India (13.8% evening primetime viewership share) and CNN-News18 (33.2% viewership share) being the number one channels in their respective segments. The news network also has leadership in three regional markets, including UP/Uttarakhand, Bihar/Jharkhand, and Gujarat.
In Q2 FY24, the TV news network registered 20% revenue growth, as compared to Q2 FY23. In the first nine of the current financial year, the TV news network posted a revenue of Rs 1095 crore, as compared to Rs 891 crore in first nine months of last fiscal.
Digital News Business sees 20% growth
The digital news platforms of the group, housed under Network18, also saw a 20% growth. Digital news business posted a revenue of Rs 111 crore in Q3 FY24, as compared to Rs 92 crore in Q3 FY23. The digital news business of the group includes popular brands such as Moneycontrol, News18.com, and Firstpost. Network18 continued to be the #2 digital publisher in the country with ~195 mn4 unique visitors every month.