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The Times Group
The Times Group
is India’s largest media conglomerate, according to Financial Times as of March 2015.[3] The Audit Bureau of Circulations reported in May 2014 that the Times of India
India
had the largest circulation of any English-language newspaper in the world, with 3,321,702 average qualifying sales.[3][4] The company remains a family-owned business as the descendants of Sahu Jain own a majority stake in The Times Group. The Times Group
The Times Group
has over 11,000 employees and revenue exceeding $1.5 billion.[2]

Contents

1 History 2 TV Channels under Times Network 3 Overview 4 Subsidiaries

4.1 ENIL 4.2 Times Internet
Times Internet
Limited 4.3 Times of Money 4.4 Times Business Solutions 4.5 World Wide Media 4.6 TIML Radio
Radio
Limited 4.7 Times Syndication Service 4.8 Brand Capital 4.9 Online shopping

5 See also 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links

History[edit]

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The first edition appears on 3 November 1838, known as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerces as a semi-weekly edition by Raobahadur Narayan Dinanath Velkar, a Maharashtrian Reformist. The newspaper was published twice a week (Saturday and Wednesday) under editor J.E. Brennan. It is basically a city paper reflecting the interest of Bombay's business community.[5] The newspaper changes hands and George Buist becomes the editor of the Times from 1840 to 1857.[6] In 1850, the shareholders decided to increase the share capital and the paper became a daily.[7] In 1859, Bombay Standard and Chronicle of Western India
India
merges with The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce
The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce
to form Bombay Times & Standard.[8] 1861: Editor Robert Knight amalgamates The Bombay Times & Standard and Bombay Telegraph & Courier to form The Times of India
India
and gives it a national character.[5] 1880: The Times of India
India
Weekly Edition is launched, its name later changing to The Times of India
India
Illustrated Weekly and finally to The Illustrated Weekly of India
India
in 1923.[9] 1890: Editor Henry Curwen buys The Times of India
India
in partnership with Charles Kane. 1892: Following Curwen's death, Thomas Jewell Bennett becomes the editor and enters into a partnership with Franck Morris Coleman to form a joint stock company - Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (BCCL). 1907: In the newspaper's first price war under editor Stanley Reed, the price is cut from 4 annas to 1 anna, and circulation rises 5 times. 1946: For the first time, the paper transfers to Indian ownership. Ram Kishan Dalmia buys out Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd for Rs. 2 crores. 1948: Sahu Jain Group become the owners of the company after Dalmia sells the firm to recover 2.5 crores he needs to pay back to an insurance company. Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, son-in-law of Ram Kishan Dalmia, becomes the first chairman of the group. 1950: Delhi
Delhi
edition is launched with K. Gopalswami as the first Indian editor. 1952: Filmfare
Filmfare
launched and started by J.C. Jain, the first Indian to be the GM of TOI.[5] 1959: Femina is launched.[5] 1960: Sahu Ramesh Chandra Jain
Sahu Ramesh Chandra Jain
joins BCCL 1961: The Economic Times
The Economic Times
is launched. 1962: Maharashtra Times
Maharashtra Times
is launched. 1982: Samir Jain join BCCL. 1984: Times of India, Bombay set up modernized newsroom (including new look classified pages) 1985: Times of India, Delhi
Delhi
set up modernized newsroom (including new look classified pages) 1985: Nandita Jain joins BCCL and started Saturday Times 1986: Vineet Jain joins BCCL. Is not back in Delhi
Delhi
because finishing his education in Switzerland. All Times of India
India
Group marketing, advertising and promotional material is sent to him for his brand orientation. The Economic Times
The Economic Times
celebrates its Silver Jubilee.Crosses circulation of 100,000 copies for the first time in its publishing history. The paper is printed on white newsprint and becomes "pink" 5 years later 1986: "MASTERMIND", the Times of India
India
Group consolidated and interlinked newspaper rate card is launched. Causes stir in media circles because it is the country's first ever price positioning exercise.[10] Times of India
India
and Navbharat Times, Patna edition started. 1987: "Saturday Times" is launched in color in February at the first ever Times of India
India
Group Management conference in Goa. "MASTERMIND" is run in color. The Times Group
The Times Group
brand building activity starts in earnest. Printing of The Times of India
India
from Kandivili Press. 1988: The Times of India
India
celebrates 150 years.Celebration is continued for 2 more years due to its immense success in catalyzing art, music and fashion industries in India.Times of India
India
organised debates rage around the country on role of media, advertising, cinema, journalism, print production and mass communication, and become the precursor of India's economic liberalization. 1989 : The Times Group
The Times Group
wins its first ever advertising award (Best B&W Campaign in Print Category)for The Times of India sesquicentennial campaign : "Good Times, Sad Times, Changing Times" 1990: The Times School of Marketing is established as an in-house training school to also cater to the Times Group's need for young interns and personnel. Vineet Jain returns to Delhi.The Economic Times launches "Brand Equity" as "News from the Marketing Battlefront" on Wednesdays. Takes marketing fraternity by storm.Weekend "Corporate Dossier" is also launched by The Economic Times. 1991: BBC
BBC
features The Times of India
India
among the world's six great newspapers. The Economic Times
The Economic Times
is launched on "salmon pink" newsprint distinguishes it from other business papers published on white newsprint.Cover price of The Economic Times
The Economic Times
is dropped to Rs.2/- only. Circulation of The Economic Times
The Economic Times
surges exponentially under the offer line, " Why beg or borrow when you can steal? At Rs.2/- The Economic Times is a steal!" 1992: Campaign commences to urge readers to read The Times of India and The Economic times together to get a better idea of a vastly changing India. Combo subscription rate offered. 1993: BCCL starts production of television software. Prestigious but money losing magazines such as Dharmyug
Dharmyug
and Illustrated Weekly of India
India
ceased publication. 1996: The Times of India
India
crosses 1 million mark in circulation. 1998: BCCL enters into music market with Times Music. 1999: Indiatimes
Indiatimes
webportal launched; BCCL enters music retailing business with Planet M. 2000: The Times of India
India
crosses the 2 million mark in circulation. 2000: Timesofmoney - JV with Citibank. 2001: Radio
Radio
Mirchi - Nationwide Private FM Broadcasting.[11] 2001: 360 Degrees - Event Management Arm launched. 2002: Times Outdoor - Outdoor Advertising & Billboard Marketing.MASTERMIND becomes the longest running media price positioning / rate card "brand" acknowledged by industry as a pioneer and path breaker for over 15 years 2003: Times Classifieds - Classifieds site catering to web audiences, the group publications and also publications from other countries like Sri Lanka. 2004:

Launch of the Jobs portals Times Jobs.[12] Television Business launched with the launch of a lifestyle and entertainment channel called z00m.[5]

2005: Launch of a Matrimonials website TimesMatri.[12] Launch of compact newspaper Mumbai
Mumbai
Mirror. 2006:

Launch of a television News Channel called Times Now
Times Now
in collaboration with Reuters. Radio
Radio
Mirchi holding company ENIL ( Entertainment
Entertainment
Network India Limited) lists on the Indian stock markets. It is the first Times Group company to List on the bourses. Launch of a Property services Portal
Portal
Magic Bricks TimesMatri is rebranded as Simply Marry[12] A new holding company by the name of TBSL is created. This company controls the brands TimesJobs SimplyMarry (earlier called TimesMatri) and MagicBricks TimesofMoney launches Remit2Home, to cater to Global Remittance Market Acquisition of Vijay Karnataka Kannada daily newspaper in Karnataka, India The Times Of India
India
edition launched in Nagpur
Nagpur
market.

2008:

Launch of SimplyMarryZine.com Launch of The Times of India, Chennai Edition[13] Launch of Pune Mirror Acquisition of Virgin Radio
Radio
(now known as Absolute Radio) in the UK[14][15][16] Launch of Times of India
India
- Goa, along with Goa Mirror. However, the Goa edition has relatively less coverage of happenings in Goa.

2009:

Launch of ET Now - A business news channel

2010

Launch of Vijayanext Kannada Weekly magazine

2011

Launch of The Times of India, Coimbatore Edition and Madurai Edition and Trichy Edition and Puducherry Edition

2012

Launch of The Times of India, Kerala, Visakhapatnam and Raipur(Chhattisgarh) Edition Launch of "Alive App * Alive app " in partnership with Adstuck Consulting an Augmented Reality App Launch of The Times Of India, Aurangabad (M.S)Edition.

2013

Launch of The Times Of India, Kolhapur Edition.

2016

Launch of Bennett University, Greater Noida - Programs being offered are B.Tech, BBA, BA Mass Communication, 5 Yrs. Integrated BBA - LLB, MBA, M.Tech - CSE and Pd.D.

TV Channels under Times Network[edit] Available Channels

MN+ HD Romedy Now Romedy Now
Romedy Now
HD Movies Now Movies Now
Movies Now
HD MNX

MNX HD ET Now Zoom Times Now Times Now
Times Now
HD Mirror Now

Overview[edit] The company has sixteen publishing centres,[17] fifteen printing centres,[17] fifty-five sales offices, Over 11,000 employees, five dailies,[17] including two of the largest in the country with approx 4.3 million, copies circulated daily, two lead magazines,[17] twenty-nine niche magazines reaching 2468 cities and towns,[17] thirty-two Radio
Radio
Stations.[18] Its major brands include:

The Times of India, World's largest English-language broadsheet daily in terms of circulation[19] The Economic Times, India's largest financial daily, and the world's second largest in terms of circulation after The Wall Street Journal Maharashtra Times, Marathi daily Navbharat Times, Hindi
Hindi
Daily in Delhi
Delhi
and Mumbai Ei Samay Sangbadpatra, Bengali Daily in Kolkata I am Gujarat, News in Gujarati from Gujarat State Sandhya Times, Hindi
Hindi
Daily Evening Tabloid in Delhi Mumbai
Mumbai
Mirror India's largest circulated compact newspaper Telugu Samayam, News in Telugu from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states Tamil Samayam, News in Tamil from Tamil Nadu Malayalam Samayam, News in Malayalam from Kerala Kolkata Mirror Ahmedabad Mirror Pune Mirror Bangalore Mirror, Bangalore's first morning compact daily Brand Capital, Play a bigger game.[clarification needed] Vijaya Karnataka, Kannada daily. ZigWheels, India's largest Automobile magazine. ET Wealth, India's largest Personal Finance compact weekly.

Subsidiaries[edit] The Times Group
The Times Group
subsidiary companies include: ENIL[edit] Entertainment
Entertainment
Network India
India
Limited that controls:

Radio
Radio
Mirchi National network of FM radio
FM radio
stations 360 Degrees Events Times Outdoors Outdoors (TIM Delhi
Delhi
Airport Advertising Private Limited Mirchi Movies Limited Filmed Entertainment. Producers of BEING CYRUS, VELLITHIRAI, MANJADIKURU Media 360 Concept India
India
Pvt Ltd Bangalore Classifieds Channel Partner.

Times Internet
Times Internet
Limited[edit] Times Internet
Times Internet
Limited is one of the largest internet companies of India. It has interests in online news, online business news, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, and Bengali news, mobile, eCommerce, music, video, and communities. Some of the larger properties of TIL include:

Indiatimes
Indiatimes
shopping - one of the largest and earliest ecommerce portals in India Indiatimes HealthMeUp.com Gaana.com BoxTV.com Cricbuzz.com MensXP.com Haptik.ai iDiva.com ZigWheels Gradeup.co Dineout Speakingtree.in GetMeAShop.com

Times Group News Sites

The Times of India The Economic Times g Mumbai
Mumbai
Mirror IGN India Hindi
Hindi
Economic Times Times Now I am Gujarat Pune Mirror Tamil Samayam Bangalore Mirror Maharashtra Times Telugu Samayam Ahmedabad Mirror Go Green Bombay Times Miss Kyra ItsMyAscent Lifehacker India Hindi
Hindi
News Education Times Gizmodo India FILMIPOP Hindi Brand Capital Eisamay Indiatimes Gujarati Economic Times Vijaya Karnataka Malayalam Samayam Times Food

Times of Money[edit] Times of Money operates financial remittance services for Indians abroad to send money back to India. Their product, remit2India, is a standalone product, while also powering the remittance services of many banks globally. Times Business Solutions[edit]

TBSL, corporate website of TBSL. TimesJobs, a jobs portal[20] Techgig, a professional networking site for Technology Peoples. SimplyMarry, a matrimonial portal[12] Magic Bricks, a real estate portal[12] PeerPower, a Senior-Level professional networking portal[12] happykeys, Happykeys is an initiative by Times Business Solutions (TBS) a division of Times Internet
Times Internet
Limited which aims at bringing transparency, trust and timeliness to the real estate sector in India.[12] Times Guaranty Ltd, [21] Times Guaranty is in the Finance - Leasing & Hire Purchase sector. The current market capitalization stands at Rs 51.44 crore.

World Wide Media[edit] World Wide Media - started off as a 50:50 magazine joint venture between BCCL and BBC
BBC
magazines. In August 2011, it was announced[22] that Bennett, Coleman & Co. bought out the remaining 50 per cent shares of Worldwide Media from BBC
BBC
Worldwide thereby making World Wide Media a fully owned subsidiary of BCCL.

Filmfare Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards, an awards show Femina Femina Style Diva, a part of Femina Miss India
India
pageant. Top Gear Magazine India BBC
BBC
Good Homes Femina Hindi Grazia Hello Magazine Home & Design TRENDS Lonely Planet Magazine India BBC
BBC
Knowledge The Machinist ET Polymers

TIML Radio
Radio
Limited[edit] On 30 May 2008, SMG sold The British Virgin Radio
Radio
to TIML Radio Limited for £53.2 million with £15 million set aside for rebranding.[23] On 28 September 2008, The British Virgin Radio
Radio
Station rebranded as Absolute Radio, including the sister radio stations Absolute Xtreme
Absolute Xtreme
and Absolute Classic Rock. On 29 July 2013, The Times Group
The Times Group
sold off Absolute Radio
Radio
to Bauer Media for £22.0 million, making a loss of £31.0 million in 5 years.[24] Times Syndication Service[edit] The syndication division of The Times of India
India
Group,[25] grants reprint rights for text, and other media from the group's publications. Brand Capital[edit] Brand Capital is the strategic investment division of the Times Group that works with the entrepreneur eco-system. The company has 5 business offerings namely Brand Capital – which provides advertising capital to investee companies in return for business stake, Brand Estate – a similar offering for the realty sector with property as asset held, Springboard – which creates joint ventures with entrepreneurs in exciting asset-light industries, Brandscope – where aspirational brands are created and nurtured that straddle multiple content and product categories and lastly Incubator Capital – which impacts start-ups growth trajectory through business and brand incubation. Brand Capital also has two marketing divisions – ScaleUp, a mentoring platform and PROPEL – an entrepreneur outreach program. Online shopping[edit] Satvik shop, an online shopping website dedicated to organic and ayurvedic products.[26][27] See also[edit]

Delhi
Delhi
portal

Publications of The Times Group

References[edit]

^ a b "The BCCL empire—towering over the competition". The Hoot.  ^ a b "Times Group may go for an IPO 'in the long run'". Business Standard. 6 October 2012.  ^ a b James Crabtree, Mumbai
Mumbai
(23 March 2015). "Uber in tie-up with Times of India
India
digital arm". Financial Times. Retrieved 24 March 2015.  ^ "Details of most circulated publications for the audit period July - December 2013". Audit Bureau of Circulations. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2015.  ^ a b c d e About Us zOOm[dead link] ^ The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society of London, Volume 21 By Royal Geographical Society of Great Britain. ^ Australian Library Collections Libraries Australia ^ South Asian Newspapers in Australian Libraries: a Holdings List National Library of Australia ^ Australian Library Collections Libraries Australia ^ "b4-i-4get: The Vinci code of Mastermind: Uncovering the first ever price positioning exercise in the Indian Media history…". Best Media.  ^ ENIL Archived 3 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine. enil.com ^ a b c d e f g Our History Archived 11 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Times Business Solutions ^ TOI’s launch all set to heat up Chennai livemint.com ^ Sale of Virgin Radio
Radio
to TIML for £53.2 million London Stock Exchange ^ Times Group buys UK's Virgin Radio
Radio
for Rs 448 cr The Economic Times ^ Times of India
India
company buys Virgin Radio
Radio
Holdings Ltd Campaign India ^ a b c d e About Us Archived 16 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Times Music ^ Virgin Radio
Radio
owner sets his dial for the web Financial Times ^ World Press Trends 2008. World Association of Newspapers. 2008. p. 14. Retrieved 23 June 2009.  ^ About Us Archived 22 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Times Business Solutions Limited ^ "Times Guaranty Stock Price, Share Price, Live BSE/NSE, Times Guaranty Bids Offers. Buy/Sell Times Guaranty news & tips, & F&O Quotes". www.moneycontrol.com. Retrieved 2017-11-16.  ^ owned+subsidiary+of+BCCL Worldwide Media becomes wholly-owned subsidiary of BCCL ^ Virgin rebranded as Absolute Radio
Radio
Financial Times ^ Bauer Media buys Absolute Radio
Radio
Media. theguardian.com (2013-07-29). Retrieved on 2013-12-23. ^ Times Syndication Service (TSS) ^ " Times Internet
Times Internet
to launch SatvikShop.com as an ecommerce store of Ayurveda products". India
India
Digital Review. Retrieved 2012-08-22.  ^ "TIL-backed organic & ayurvedic e-store Satvikshop goes live". VCCircle. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 

Further reading[edit]

Ken Auletta, "Citizens Jain - Why India's Newspaper Industry is Thriving", The New Yorker, 8 October 2012, pages 52–61.

External links[edit]

Official website

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The Times Group

Corporate directors

Indu Jain Samir Jain Vineet Jain Sahu Jain Sahu Ramesh Chandra Jain Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain

Print media

The Times of India The Economic Times Maharashtra Times Ei Samay Sangbadpatra Navbharat Times Mumbai
Mumbai
Mirror Pune Mirror Kolkata Mirror Bangalore Mirror Times Private Treaties ET Chandigarh The Illustrated Weekly of India Parag (magazine) Vijay Times Vijaya Karnataka

Television media

ET Now Lead India Mirror Now Movies Now Romedy Now Times Now Zoom

Times Internet

BoxTV.com CricBuzz Gaana.com TimesofMoney

Times Infotainment & Entertainment
Entertainment
Network India

Radio
Radio
Mirchi 360 Degrees Times Outoors Mirchi Movies Limited

Times Business Solutions

TBSL TimesJobs SimplyMarry MagicBricks Yolist Ads2Book PeerPower ZigWheels

World Wide Media (previously a 50:50 JV with BBC)

Filmfare Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards South Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards East Times of India
India
Film
Film
Awards Femina Femina Miss India Top Gear India Hello BBC
BBC
Good Homes Grazia What to Wear

Other businesses

Artha Group (

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