HT Media found its beginning in 1924 when its flagship newspaper, Hindustan Times was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. Hindustan Times is owned by the KK Birla branch of the Birla family.
HT Media (BSE, NSE) has today grown to become one of India’s largest media companies.The Audit Bureau of Circulations (India), ranking it as the third largest daily English newspaper in India. The Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2010 revealed that HT has a readership of (34.67 lakhs),. HT Media operates 19 printing facilities across India with an installed capacity of 1.5 million copies per hour
HT Media reported FY 2010 total annual revenue grew by 5% to reach Rs. 1,454 crore.
HT launched a youth daily, HT Next, in 2004. The Mumbai edition was launched on 14 July 2005 and the Kolkata edition was launched on early 2000.
Other sister publications of Hindustan Times are Mint (English business daily), Hindustan (Hindi Daily), Nandan (monthly children’s magazine) and Kadambani (monthly literary magazine). The media group owns a radio channel, Fever 104, and organizes an annual Luxury Conference which has featured speakers like designer Diane von Fürstenberg, shoemaker Christian Louboutin, Gucci CEO Robert Polet and Cartier MD Patrick Normand.
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