Sun TV Network has reported strong financial performance for the third quarter ended December 31, 2009. The Network has posted a net profit of Rs 1.52 billion as against a net of Rs 1.12 billion on the corresponding quarter of FY09, a 35.37 per cent growth on the back of good revenue growth.
ZEEL has reported a net profit of Rs 1,464 million for the third quarter ending December 31, 2009, a 74 per cent increase as compared to Rs 839 million in Q3 FY209. Meanwhile, the company’s Board of Directors has also approved the proposal to acquire additional 45 per cent stake in its subsidiary, Taj TV Ltd Mauritius and additional 50 per cent stake in its subsidiary, Taj Television (India) Pvt Ltd, from Bukhatir Group for $44.145 million.
HT Media more than doubled its net profit in the third quarter ended December 31, 2009 to Rs 184.2 million from Rs 78.2 million in Q3 FY09 due to sharp increase in circulation and advertising revenues. The company has demerged its Hindi business that includes daily ‘Hindustan’, magazines ‘Nandan’ and Kadambini’ during the quarter for Rs 1.4 billion and has temporarily shut down the loss making JV with BCCL, ‘Metro Now’.