Discrimination faced by Mumbaikars...

If the housing societies in Mumbai (Bombay) are only meant for families (married couples), then the government of Maharashtra should make marriage compulsory in the state/city.
Or else the government should tell its citizens where will Unmarried, Divorcees, Bachelors, Spinsters live in the city of skyscrapers or is Bombay only for those who have families.
This is one of the greatest mental blocks of Mumbaikars, who otherwise want to bask in the FALSE HALO of Cosmopolitanism.
This disease (of not giving apartments to Bachelors, Muslims, etc on rent) is specially prevalent in housing societies where the Gujaratis, Marathis and North Indians (to some extent) abound; while the rest of the population is more or less okay with the concept.
The government of Maharashtra should take this matter seriously and devise laws to eradicate this malice ASAP, so that BOMBAY (and its suburbs) becomes free of discrimination based on Marital Status, Religion, etc. Or else the Honourable Supreme Court of India should step in, and give directions to the state or central governments -- so that the fundamental rights of its citizens enshrined in the constitution of India is not violated.

Friday, October 23, 2015

ZEEL, Network18, TV18 collective ad spends rise 10.8% to Rs.456 crore in Q2 
Oct 16,2015: The results of three of the top TV networks i.e. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL), Network18 and TV18 emerged recently. 

While ZEEL saw very good results as its profit after tax (PAT) margin rose by 17.8%, its advertising revenues grew by 35% to Rs.843.3 crore during the quarter. TV18’s quarterly operating revenues on a consolidated basis stood at Rs.608.5 crore in Q2 FY16, up 10% YoY from Rs.553.7 crore in Q2 FY15. 

Network18, on the other hand, posted a net loss of Rs.27.42 crore which is a decline in the net loss since the same quarter last year which was at Rs.36.46 crore. The total income from operations grew by 7.5% to Rs. 801.13 crore in Q2FY2016 from Rs.744.83 crore in Q2FY2015. 

During the last quarter, Q1FY2016, all the three broadcast networks had posted a double-digit growth in revenues. ZEEL’s total income from operations grew by 26.6 per cent in comparison with the corresponding quarter during the previous year. The income from operations grew in Q1FY2016 to Rs.1,339 crore from Rs.1,055 crore in Q1FY2015. 

Network18’s total income from operations grew by 12% since the corresponding quarter last year. The income from operations for Network18 in Q1FY2016 was Rs.786.1 crore and in Q1FY2015 it was Rs.699.7 crore. TV18 operating revenues grew by 13 per cent in comparison with Q1FY2015. 

In Q1FY2016 the operating revenues was Rs.596.7 crore in comparison with Rs.629.7 crore in Q1FY2015.

Ad spends matrix

The ad and promotion spends of ZEEL, Network18 and TV18 in Q2FY2016 grew by an average of 10.8% from the same quarter last year. The ad spends together accounted for Rs. 456.18 crore in Q2FY2016 from Rs.411.49 crore in Q2FY2015. ZEEL saw the maximum growth in ad spends from the same period last year. The network’s ad spends had grown by a high 64.6% to Rs.120.90 crore in Q2FY2016 from Rs.73.45 crore in Q2FY2015. TV18 however saw a smaller growth as its ad spends increased to Rs. 127.03 crore in Q2FY2016 from Rs.117.32 crore in Q2FY2015. 

Network18 on the other hand had seen a slight decline in its ad spends during this quarter in comparison to the corresponding quarter last year. Its ad spends in Q2FY2016 was Rs.208.25 crore which had declined from Rs.220.72 crore in Q2FY2015.

Lower growth of 2.8% in ad spends from last quarter

The ad spends of these three major networks however grew by a low 2.8% since the previous quarter Q1FY2016. The ad and promotion spends of ZEEL, Network18 and TV18 in Q1FY2016 amounted to Rs.443.7 crore. This has grown to Rs.456.18 crore during Q2FY2016. 

The reason for this is that, while ZEEL has had a major rise in the ad spends during this Q2 from Q1, Network18 and TV18 has seen a slide in ad spends during the quarter. ZEEL’s ad spends increased to Rs.120.90 crore in Q2FY2016 from Rs.96.6 crore in Q1FY2016. 

Network18’s ad spends declined marginally to Rs.208.25 crore in Q2FY2016 from Rs.211.2 crore in Q1FY2016. TV18’s ad spends too declined to Rs.127.03 crore in Q2FY2016 from Rs.135.9 crore in Q1FY2016.

Q1 comparison

ZEEL’s advertising and publicity expenses rose by a high double-digit in Q1FY2016 to 20% in comparison with Q1FY2015. Advertising and publicity expenses grew to Rs.96.6 crore in Q1FY2016 from Rs.80.3 crore in Q1 last year.

TV18’s marketing, distribution and promotion expenses increased significantly by 32.9% since Q1FY2015. The ad and marketing spends accounted to Rs.135.9 crore in Q1FY2016 from Rs.102.2 crore in Q1FY2015.

Network18’s ad and marketing spends grew by high single-digit of 9.8%. It increased to Rs.211.2 crore in Q1FY2016 from Rs.192.2 crore in Q1FY2015.

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