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Sri Adhikari Brothers Television Ltd.

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Series: BE | ISIN: INE416A01036 | SECTOR: Media & Entertainment

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Annual Report

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Chairman's Speech

Dear Shareholders, It gives me immense pleasure to interact with you once again in the Annual General Meeting through the foreword for the 20th Annual Report of your Company for the year ended 31st March, 2015. With Media and Entertainment Industry witnessing a slow transformational shift powered by digital growth & digitization. Media companies are in the process of evolving new practices and positioning themselves for growth. The Television Industry is estimated at Rs. 475 billion in 2014 & is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.50% to reach Rs. 975 billion in 2019. Increasing digitization across sub sectors of the Media & Entertainment Industry, Innovative strategies to monetize digital content, rapid growth of new Media powered by increasing smart phone penetration are the key drivers of growth for Indian Media & Entertainment Industry in 2015. With digitization there is an increase in localization of content as well as an increase in the offering of channels in the niche genre. Regional Channels are attractive for advertisers due to lower cost of connect with the right audience. Regionalization has caught the eyes of most established broadcasters and newer and niche channels continue to be launched, catering to specific interests of the viewers. Your Company has been closely monitoring the developments and are taking strategic steps to respond positively to the changing environments. Your company is working on a blue print to make a bouquet often plus channels in various genres which includes existing bouquet of five channels and also having big plans to enter into the Hindi GEC space. At present, the group is operating 5 (Five) channels namely, MASTIII, DABANGG, DHAMAAL, MAIBOLI and DILLAGI. MASTIII, the music television channel continues to maintain the number one position in the target market. DABANGG, the Regional Entertainment Channel has continued its leadership position against its competitors. DHAMAAL, the Regional Entertainment Channel, also increased its reach. The regional Marathi channel ''MAIBOLI'' has established itself as a strong player into the Marathi segment with its unique programming mix. In continuation of the growth strategy the group has launched a new channel ''DILLAGI''. ''DILLAGI'' aims to revolutionize the television space by being the first channel in national language catering to LC1 regions which caters to large Indian population base across all age groups. Taking its production business a step further, your Company, in previous year has also forayed into movie production segment. Your Company is co-producing two super hit film franchises in association with leading directors and producers of the industry. It is also in the process of signing up more movies, the details of which shall be announced in due course. Your Company sees the movie business model as a forward integration and to create a profitable model out of it. Digitization has opened up exciting new avenues of revenue generation of already expensed out content. Our digital division is working towards a revenue generation model by launching channels on various digital platforms. Your Company has initiated to create the network of channels on YouTube. Apart from showcasing the rich content base, the group has our digital division shall also produce original content targeted at the new age viewers with a view to understand the patterns and create a robust business model out of it. Apart from above, the Management has already taken steps to create tangible assets in order to build studios for in-house production; which shall be used to meet its own requirements as well as to meet the growing demands of the industry. The world is looking towards India as an outsourcing hub for Media related products and your Company intends to position itself for the same. During the year under review, to create shareholder''s value through growth drivers, Company has filed a Composite Scheme of Amalgamation and Arrangement in August 2014. The Scheme focuses on realigning the businesses of the group with a view to encash value created in broadcasting business, create greater financing flexibility and offer investors and shareholders an opportunity to benefit from sector-focused business entities. I congratulate shareholders for their approval to the Scheme at the General Meeting held on 19th June, 2015. The Scheme is now pending for approval from the Hon''ble High Court of Judicature at Bombay. Your Company with a clear cut road map is suitably poised to capitalize on the opportunities being presented. We will always continue our quest for reaching leadership positions in each of the Genre or region we represent. I would like to convey my appreciation for the support and the patience you, as shareholders, have extended to the Company over the years. I also would like to acknowledge the contribution of the advertisers, producers, artists, bankers, employees and all other stakeholders - without your support and trust, this Company would not have been able to deliver the quality entertainment it has always produced. With warm regards, Gautam Adhikari Chairman & Wholetime Director Place: Mumbai Date: 12th August, 2015