India’s mass media market is booming. And thanks to increasing internet penetration and a growing middle class, it’s expected to grow about 5.6 percent by 2028. As consumer habits change and digital platforms take over, media companies, like the Bangalore-based ones listed below, will be paving the way.
Top Media Companies in Bangalore
- India Today Group
- Sun TV Network
- ABP News
- The Times Group
5 Top Media Companies in Bangalore
TV9 is India’s largest news network. Its 24-hour broadcasts reach an audience of about 170 million viewers, reporting from six broadcast channels and 15 digital streams. TV9 covers live local news from five regions — Kannada, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telugu and Bangla — and breaks national top stories in multiple languages.
The India Today Group is a broadcast and media production company best known for its flagship publication, India Today, which is the most widely circulated magazine in the country. The bi-weekly magazine features in-depth analysis of major events across the political, economic, business, tech and lifestyle spectrum, with a readership of 9.5 million for its English publications and 6.6 million in Hindi. Its digital sister publication is named the DailyO, which publishes on-trend, opinion-oriented content.
The Sun TV Network is a media conglomerate that reaches 140 million households across 35 TV channels. Its coverage, which spans news and entertainment, is offered internationally and available in six languages. Headquartered in Chennai, the network also produces content via 69 radio stations, three daily newspapers and six magazines.
ABP Network produces ABP News, a Hindi-language national news channel that covers breaking news, entertainment, sports, business, tech and lifestyle stories. Formerly known as STAR News, the outlet broadcasts live events and in-depth analysis to 142 million Indian households per week, and was named ‘Best Hindi News Channel’ at the 2022 Indian Television Academy Awards. As a whole, the ABP network reaches 535 million viewers through its broadcast television channels and 500 million online users across its digital platforms.
The Times Group is a media conglomerate that publishes the country’s largest English-language newspaper, the Times of India. Founded in 1838, it has accrued the support of over 25,000 advertisers and an 11,000-member staff. Popular outlets from this group include the Bangalore Mirror daily tabloid and English-language news channel Times Now.