HT Media was incorporated in 2002 and is one of the leading media company in India. The company is engaged in print media, electronic media and also conducts several marketing events. It owns one of the leading newspaper Hindustan Times printed in Hindi and English languages and has a combined circulation of 2.25 million copies daily. It has a readership base of 12.4 million readers. The company operates 19 manufacturing facilities that has an installed capacity of printing 1.5 million copies per hour.
In an exclusive agreement with Wall Street Journal, it publishes Mint with a presence in the key markets of Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Mint is the second-largest business newspaper in India.
During 2008, Firefly e-Ventures, an HT Media Company launched its first portal for job seekers, Shine.com; and a social networking website Desimartini.com. HT Media also entered the Mobile space with 54242 in partnership with velti.com
In January, 2009 the company's joint venture namely, Metropolitan Media Company stopped printing of 'MetroNow' Delhi with effect from January 22, 2009 and in its place, it had decided to bring out a weekly hyper-location tabloid in Gurgaon that will be soon followed by Noida and other NCR areas.
The company had commissioned the printing facilities in Allahabad and simultaneously printing of the Hindi newspaper ‘Hindustan’ had commenced from Allahabad, with the first edition being circulated with effect from January 29, 2009.The company commenced printing of its Hindi newspaper ‘Hindustan’ in Bareilly with effect from October 10, 2009.
During May 25, 2009 - ‘Mint’, the English Business newspaper published by the company, had been launched in Kolkata.In July 13, 2009, its launched 'Mint' at Chennai. On July 13, 2010 Mint was launched in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. In April, 2011 the company had launched its English business daily -- Mint -- at Hyderabad.
In 2011 Hindustan strongly consolidated its leadership position in Delhi-NCR, Bihar, Jharkhand, UP, and Uttarakhand and is named by Forbes magazine as one of the Best Under a Billion Companies in the Asia-Pacific region.
Newspaper- It publishes newspapers namely Hindustan Times and Mint. The company has entered in joint venture with Times of India to publish newspaper Metro Now. It also publishes HT Next a newspaper focused on youth readers.
Internet- It owns subsidiary named Firefly e-Ventures that focus on internet space businesses. It has created various portals namely Shine.com, Livemint.com, Desimartini.com and Hindustantimes.com.
Radio- Company’s subsidiary HT Music and Entertainment Company in a consulting partnership with Virgin Radio, has launched the FM radio channel - Fever 104.
Events and marketing solutions- HT media hosts various events such as HT City Delhi Shopping Fest, Fever 104 A. R. Rahman Concert, Miss India Worldwide, HT Polo, HT I Love Delhi and Mint HT Luxury Conference.