DB Corp Ltd
About us
D B Corp Ltd. is engaged in printing and publication of Newspaper in four languages across 14 states 63 Editions, in Radio Business with "94.3 MY FM" in 7 states and 30 cities along with strong digital business presence with 13 portals and 2 Mobile App. Only print media conglomerate, in four multiple languages is a dominant player and enjoys leadership position in its all major markets.'Dainik Bhaskar', the flagship Newspaper brand is established since 1958.
Our Coverage
49% of Indian urban Population resides in D B Corp Market across 14 states .Our Hindi daily "Dainik Bhaskar" is present in 13 states with 41 editions. Our Gujarati Newspaper "Divya Bhaskar" is present in Gujarat and Maharashtra with 7 editions. Our Marathi Newspaper "Divya Marathi" is present in Maharashtra with 7 editions. Our other noteworthy newspaper brands are Saurashtra Samachar, DB Star, DB Post and DNA (on a franchisee basis)
Consistency & Growth
  • 14 States
  • 4 Languages
  • 63 editions of Print Business
  • 13 Portals & 2 Mobile App of Digital Business
  • 30 stations of Radio Business
Infrastructure
  • Only language paper in India having installed high techno quality KBA machines from Germany capable of printing 72 pages all color with 255000 copies per hour
  • 52 state of art printing plant spread across 14 states
  • 25 Premium editions in various state with full color capacity
  • Overall color printing capability of 85% across all plants
Dainik Bhaskar
  • More than 50 year old flagship Hindi newspaper of Dainik Bhaskar Group
  • Spread in 13 states with 41 editions and 180 district editions
  • WAN IFRA's World Press Trends 2015 Reports ranked Dainik Bhaskar as world's 4th largest circulated news daily
  • Dainik Bhaskar maintains its position as the largest circulated national daily of India consistently since last 5 times as per ABC (Jan – Jun 2016).
Divya Bhaskar
  • Became No.1 from Day 1 of its launch in June 2003, out placing more than 50 year old local Gujarati newspaper in Ahmedabad city and became a case study at IIM Ahmedabad
  • Largest circulated Gujarati newspaper (certified by ABC)
  • Present in Gujarat and Mumbai with 7 editions and 28 district editions
Divya Marathi
  • D B Corp Ltd has begun its journey in Maharashtra with the launch of Marathi language newspaper Divya Marathi newspaper in Aurangabad, Maharashtra on 29th May, 2011.
  • The newspaper has emerged as the most popular paper in the city from day 1 of its launch.
  • Present in Maharashtra with 7 editions.
MYFM
  • Launched in 2006, now present at 30 stations in 7 states
  • Strong Competitive advantage because of knowledge of consumers & advertisers due to presence of our newspapers in these markets
  • Radio business achieved EBIDTA margin of 37% in FY 2015-16. It has attained PAT of 205 mn with margin of 19%.
DB Digital
Magazines
  • Aha Zindagi: Aha Zindagi is the new age family magazine on Positive Living , it's content revolves around body, mind and soul.
  • Bal Bhaskar: Magazine is a hit amongst the kids
  • Young Bhaskar: Fortnightly 40 page issue packed with information and inspiration
TAJ Initiative
I Media Corp Ltd (IMCL), a subsidiary of DB Corp Ltd which is providing integrated and mobile interactive services, was appointed the exclusive media and marketing partners of the N7W (new 7 wonders of the world) campaign in India. IMCL maintains web portal in the name of Bhaskar.com, divyabhaskar.co.in, dainikbhaskargroup.com with almost 1.6 Mns pageviews daily.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Late Ramesh Chandra Agarwal, Ex. Chairman, DBCL received Rajiv Gandhi Award 2009 for Lifetime achievement in the field of Journalism.


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Our Non- Print Media Businesses


Radio Business – 94.3 MY FM:
  • Awarded licenses for 17 radio stations by Ministry of Information Broadcasting in 2005-06 and additionally acquired 13 frequencies successfully in the Phase III auctions in 2015-16, consolidating its presence in line with strategy to be the market leader in ‘Unmetro’ geographies where DBCL has a significant print media footprint.
  • First radio station launched at Jaipur in May 2006.
  • Well poised - to gain out of synergy after commencement of news content.
  • MY FM consolidates its network with 30 radio stations in 7 states, across India, as per the following launch details:

94.3 MY FM JIYO DIL SE
S.No Station Name Launch Date
1 Jaipur 28-May-06
2 Chandigarh 19-Feb-07
3 Jalandhar 19-Apr-07
4 Bhopal 26-May-07
5 Udaipur 07-Jul-07
6 Ahmedabad 21-Jul-07
7 Amritsar 27-Jul-07
8 Gwalior 05-Aug-07
9 Indore 11-Aug-07
10 Surat 27-Aug-07
11 Ajmer 31-Aug-07
12 Bilaspur 26-Sep-07
13 Nagpur 21-Oct-07
14 Jodhpur 20-Dec-07
15 Raipur 16-Jan-08
16 Kota 02-Feb-08
17 Jabalpur 23-Feb-08
18 Hisar 29-Jul-16
19 Karnal 30-Jul-16
20 Rajkot 07-Aug-16
21 Aurangabad 12-Dec-16
22 Ahmednagar 12-Dec-16
23 Sangli 12-Dec-16
24 Nanded 12-Dec-16
25 Nasik 16-Jan-17
26 Jalgaon 18-Jan-17
27 Solapur 8-Feb-17
28 Dhule 15-Feb-17
29 Bikaner 20-Mar-17
30 Akola 23-Mar-17

Digital Media Business – DB Digital


  • Our digital media business was demerged from our fully owned subsidiary I. Media Corp Limited and got merged into DB Corp Limited with effect from April 1, 2013
  • D B Corp Ltd. online presence is in Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi - 3 of the top 5 regional languages, which account for 65% of India's regional language audience - as well as in English, operates through our news portals www.Dainikbhaskar.com, www.Divyabhaskar.com, www.Divyamarathi.com and www.Dailybhaskar.com..
  • Dainik Bhaskar Digital becomes the Second Largest Digital Group in the country, while DainikBhaskar.com ( www.bhaskar.com), the flagship website continues to be the Second Largest News Site (Source: as per comScore Nov’2016)
  • Our Hindi web portal, www.dainikbhaskar.com is a #1Hindi news site, as well as the #1 website in Hindi on the Internet. Similarly, www.divyabhaskar.com is the #1 Gujarati news site, as well as the #1 website in Gujarati on the Internet.
  • Digital Media Unique Visitors (UV) has risen to 80 million and Page Views (PV) to 2.6 billion for the month of December-16
  • Mobile applications: More than 8.5 mn app downloads for Dainik Bhaskar & Divya Bhaskar
  • D B Corp Ltd. has become one of the few print media houses who have started providing live coverage of latest news on our web portals. Under this, our journalist has been equipped with Lap tops, Cameras and high speed data card and they are present at the site for live reporting and uploading the same on our web portals, directly from the site itself. This has resulted into, updating our reader with the latest happening throughout the day.
  • DBCL other titles/ properties keeping in view its unfolding immense potential, with a measured but calibrated approach
       Ø www.Bollywoodbhaskar.com - launched for exclusive entertainment content
       Ø www.moneybhaskar.com - catering especially to small and medium sized businesses
       Ø www.Fashion101.in – What Where When of Style - Fashion101.in is India's first multilingual fashion destination
       Ø www.Jeevanmantra.in – Behtar Zindagi ki Or - Jeevan mantra is about, how to make life better
       Ø www.DBCric.com - Cricket is a big craze among us Indians
       Ø food.bhaskar.com - Healthy & delicious recipes website
       Ø gadgets.bhaskar.com - Latest gadgets & tech-news website
       Ø www.homeonline.com - End to End solutions for new homes seekers.
       Ø www.postpickle.com - Goto news website for youth & women audiences.
  • Innovative reader engagement efforts were successfully implemented:
       Ø Launched DBlite: a lighter version of the site by removing fancy functionalities and other elements which were hindrance to quick page load time.
       Ø Introduced Fatafat News: a new offering to drive recurring sessions to deliver news in a quick & easy reading format.
       Ø Jaano Khabro Se Zyada: While Janiye Abhi was the most current news Jaano Khabro Se Zyada takes readers into the depth of a story and brings forth the unseen or unheard aspects in a report.
       Ø www.dainikbhaskar.com, strengthens its virtual presence in Uttar Pradesh - Adopting new proposition ‘Na Khabrey Dabegi, Na Khabrey Rukegi’: An indepth research undertaken to understand the needs of UP audiences and to bridge the gap with the right offering for the market.
  • www.dainikbhaskar.com, the largest Hindi News Website has now also become the No. 2 News Website in the country surpassing all other key online players, as per comScore report - September 2016.
  • DBCL have recently upgraded DB mobile app aimed to be a 'One-stop destination' giving the users access to news from more than 800 cities. Total app downloads have reached to over 9 lacs within 1 year of its inception. Also 5 star rating has been accorded to the app by Industry gurus (K V Joseph from Gionee & Praveen Sahu from Sony Xperia).



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