Media group Hindustan Times has hived off its digital content production business into a separate company, called HT Digital Information Limited. This includes the digital content production businesses of its publications Hindustan Times (English), Hindustan (Hindi) and Mint (English; Business daily). The idea, company executives said on its earnings conference call, "The content business of HT.com, Livehindustan and LiveMint, which was existing in the various parts of our print offering, have been taken out, so that the best practices can be shared and put into a separate company. The cost structure, everything will remain the same for all those three publications." It turns out that, combined, the digital content production businesses of Hindustan Times, made around Rs 35 crores in revenue, almost all of it from Hindustantimes.com and Livemint.com, with LiveHindustan contributing negligible money. HT Media declined to share the EBITDA of these…
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