Also, its profit before tax (PBT) was up 33% at Rs. 542 crore as against Rs 406.63 crore. The group’s revenue was up by 32% at Rs. 904.45 crore as against Rs. 683.28 crore in the previous fiscal. The total income for the quarter was higher by 34% at Rs. 956.04 crore as against Rs. 712.39 crore. Total expenses jumped 35.43% to Rs 414.04 crore from Rs 305.7 crore due to the launch of Sun Bangla.
Its subscription revenue for the quarter was up by 24% at Rs. 349.60 crore as against Rs. 281.82 crore. Ad revenue was up 13% at Rs 381.4 crore compared to Rs 338 crore in Q3 FY18. After accounting for the other comprehensive income (net of taxes), the total comprehensive income was up 32% at Rs. 351.39 crore as against Rs. 267.03 crore.
Sun TV Network owns Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam TV channels, and has FM radio stations across India.