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Deccan Chronicle: An overview

Apr 3, 2007

Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd was initially formed as a partnership firm in 1938 and went public in 2003. Deccan Chronicle, the flagship newspaper of the Company is the leading English daily in Hyderabad and Chennai. Besides Deccan Chronicle, the Company also publishes Andhra Bhoomi in Telugu. The circulation and readership is growing at a steady pace. In the 'All India English Category', Deccan Chronicle’s readership has, however, slipped from top 10 positions over the years.

Media 2003: The show has begun

Dec 24, 2003

The year 2003 was largely a year of uncertainty for the media sector, especially for the broadcasting community. Uncertainty, not with respect to gains in stock prices, but rather with respect to the implementation of Conditional Access System, popularly known as CAS.

Print Media: Down but not out

Dec 22, 2001

In our last report on Print media we focused on how the medium is finding it hard to sustain its prominent market share in the total advertising pie. Click here for the last report. Let us now consider some other interesting trends in print media. India has more than 700 publications covering a very wide spectrum of languages with varying frequencies. Though the industry faces stiff competition from emerging media platforms there is huge untapped circulation base, which offers growth opportuni

Midday: Moving in right direction, but…

Oct 18, 2001

"We would continue to look at different ways to deliver our content". This is what Mr. Tariq Ansari, MD, Midday Multimedia Ltd, has been saying for some time now. The idea is to leverage existing content base on various platforms so that a bouquet of services can be offered to the advertiser.

'We would continue to look at different ways to deliver our content.'

Sep 7, 2001

In an interview with, Mr. Tarique Ansari spoke on the achievements so far and challenges ahead for the company.

Mid-Day: AGM Notes

Aug 8, 2001

Mid-Day Multimedia (MML) is trying to offer an integrated bouquet of advertising services for Mumbai through its increasing presence in publishing, outdoor advertising, radio and interactive IT enabled services. A presence in a wide range of media services helps the company to leverage its content base. On the other hand a package deal can be offered to a prospective advertiser.

Midday: Net drops 50%

Jul 24, 2001

Mid-Day Multimedia Ltd.(MML) has posted a drop of 50% in net profit for 1QFY02. While income from operations has remained flat, operating margins took a severe beating from 20.3% to 8.5%. Other Income showed a sharp rise as the company temporarily deployed its IPO proceeds in debt mutual funds. Excluding other income, profit before tax dropped by around 80%.

Midday net up 79% in FY01

May 11, 2001

Mid-Day Multimedia Ltd.(MML) has posted a net profit of Rs 86 m for the year ended March 31, 2001 as compared to Rs 48 m in the same period last year. Though on a year on year basis, operating margins have improved by 50 basis points, they were slightly under pressure in the fourth quarter due to a flare up in newsprint prices, which went up by 30%.

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