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HVL reports lower loss for fiscal '17, media & communications segment revenue up

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BENGALURU: Hinduja Ventures Limited (HVL) reported lower consolidated loss of Rs 566.08 million for the fiscal ended 31 March 2017 (FY-17, current fiscal) as compared to the consolidated loss of Rs 812.068 million for the previous financial year (FY-16). HVL’s consolidated total revenue increased 21.47 percent in FY-17 to Rs 8,260.06 million as compared to Rs 6,799.789 million in the previous year.

The company’s media and communications segment reported 24.5 percent higher revenue at Rs 6,131.949 million in the current year as compared to Rs 4,925.454 million in the previous fiscal. Loss from the Media and Communications segment operating loss in the current year was higher at Rs 3,148.046 million as compared to Rs 1,858.129 million as compared to the prevision financial year.

As reported by www.indiantelevision.com, HVL had informed the stock exchanges yesterday that the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has sanctioned the Scheme of Arrangement for the vesting of its direct subsidiary Grant Investrade Limited’s (GIL) Head-end-in-the-sky (HITS) business undertaking to its indirect subsidiary Indusind Media & Communications Limited. Consequently, the company has filed revised financial results for fiscal 2017.

The company said that the arrangement is expected to strengthen HVL’s investment in the media business, which will in turn unlock the value of its shareholders. Accordingly, pursuant to the aforesaid arrangement, the Headend-in-the- Sky (HITS) business undertaking of GIL vested in to IMCL with effect from 01 October 2016, being the appointed date.

GIL had received the HITS licence in March 2014. Last year in September, the Hinduja Group had received shareholders' approval to restructure its media business, which includes cable TV business under IndusInd Media and headend-in-the-sky (HITS) under GIL.

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