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Sun TV Network Ltd.

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VOLUME 142902
52-Week high 950.00
52-Week low 435.00
P/E 32.31
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 32,238
Buy Price 0.00
Buy Qty 0.00
Sell Price 818.05
Sell Qty 336.00

Sun TV Network Ltd. (SUNTV) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

To the Members of Sun TV Network Limited Report on the Financial Statements

We have audited the accompanying standalone financial statements of Sun TV NetworkLimited ("the Company") which comprise the Balance Sheet as at March 31 2016the Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement for the year then ended and asummary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.

Management's Responsibility for the Financial Statements

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in Section134(5) of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act") with respect to the preparation ofthese standalone financial statements that give a true and fair view of the financialposition financial performance and cash flows of the Company in accordance withaccounting principles generally accepted in India including the Accounting Standardsspecified under section 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of the Companies (Accounts)Rules 2014. This responsibility also includes maintenance of adequate accounting recordsin accordance with the provisions of the Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Companyand for preventing and detecting frauds and other irregularities; selection andapplication of appropriate accounting policies; making judgments and estimates that arereasonable and prudent; and the design implementation and maintenance of adequateinternal financial control that were operating effectively for ensuring the accuracy andcompleteness of the accounting records relevant to the preparation and presentation ofthe financial statements that give a true and fair view and are free from materialmisstatement whether due to fraud or error.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these standalone financial statementsbased on our audit. We have taken into account the provisions of the Act the accountingand auditing standards and matters which are required to be included in the audit reportunder the provisions of the Act and the Rules made thereunder. We conducted our audit inaccordance with the Standards on Auditing issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India as specified under Section 143(10) of the Act. Those Standardsrequire that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtainreasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from materialmisstatement.

An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts anddisclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor'sjudgment including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financialstatements whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments the auditorconsiders internal financial control relevant to the Company's preparation of thefinancial statements that give a true and fair view in order to design audit proceduresthat are appropriate in the circumstances. An audit also includes evaluating theappropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of the accountingestimates made by the Company's Directors as well as evaluating the overall presentationof the financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained issufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion on the standalonefinancial statements.

Opinion

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the standalone financial statements give the information required by the Actin the manner so required and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accountingprinciples generally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Company as at March312016 its profit and its cash flows for the year ended on that date.

Emphasis of Matter

We draw attention to notes 41 and 42 regarding matters of material uncertainty inrelation to assets of the company and investments in subsidiaries respectively. Ouropinion is not qualified in respect of these matters.

Report on Other Legal and Regulatory Requirements

1. As required by the Companies (Auditor's report) Order 2016 ("the Order")issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) of section 143 ofthe Act we give in the Annexure 1 a statement on the matters specified in paragraphs 3and 4 of the Order.

2. As required by section 143 (3) of the Act we report that:

(a) We have sought and obtained all the information and explanations which to the bestof our knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose of our audit;

(b) In our opinion proper books of account as required by law have been kept by theCompany so far as it appears from our examination of those books;

(c) The Balance Sheet Statement of Profit and Loss and Cash Flow Statement dealt withby this report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion the aforesaid standalone financial statements comply with theAccounting Standards specified under section 133 of the Act read with Rule 7 of theCompanies (Accounts) Rules 2014;

(e) On the basis of written representations received from the directors as on March 312016 and taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualifiedas on March 312016 from being appointed as a director in terms of section 164 (2) of theAct;

(f) With respect to the adequacy of the internal financial controls over financialreporting of the Company and the operating effectiveness of such controls refer to ourseparate Report in "Annexure 2" to this report;

(g) The matters described in the Emphasis of Matters paragraph above in our opinionmay have an adverse effect on the functioning of the Company.

(h) With respect to the other matters to be included in the Auditor's Report inaccordance with Rule 11 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules 2014 in our opinionand to the best of our information and according to the explanations given to us:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financialposition in its financial statements - Refer Note 31 to the financial statements;

ii. The Company did not have any long-term contracts including derivative contracts forwhich there were any material foreseeable losses;

iii. There has been no delay in transferring amounts required to be transferred tothe Investor Education and Protection Fund by the Company

For S.R. BATLIBOI & ASSOCIATES LLP

Chartered Accountants

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Date: May 27 2016

Annexure referred to in paragraph 1 of the section on "Report on other legal andregulatory requirements" of our report of even date

Re: Sun TV Network Limited

(i) (a) The Company has maintained proper records showing full particulars includingquantitative details and situation of fixed assets.

(b) All fixed assets have not been physically verified by the management during theyear but there is a regular programme of verification which in our opinion isreasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of its assets. Nomaterial discrepancies were noticed on such verification.

(c) According to the information and explanations given by the management the titledeeds of immovable properties included in fixed assets are held in the name of theCompany. Also refer Note 42 to the financial statements in respect of provisionalattachment of certain immovable properties of Company by the Enforcement DirectorateMinistry of Finance Government of India which is sub judice at the Hon'ble Supreme Courtof India.

(ii) The management has conducted physical verification of inventory at reasonableintervals during the year and no material discrepancies were noticed on such physicalverification.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notgranted any loans secured or unsecured to companies firms or other parties covered inthe register maintained under section 189 of the Companies Act 2013. Accordingly theprovisions of clause 3(iii)(a) and (b) of the Order are not applicable to the Company andhence not commented upon.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usprovisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act 2013 in respect of loans and advancesgiven investments made and guarantees and securities given have been complied with bythe Company. The Company did not have any loans to directors including entities in whichthey are interested in respect of which provisions of Section 185 of the Companies Act2013 are applicable.

(v) The Company has not accepted any deposits from the public.

(vi) To the best of our knowledge and as explained the Central Government has notspecified the maintenance of cost records under clause 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013for the services of the Company.

(vii) (a) The Company is regular in depositing with appropriate authorities undisputedstatutory dues including provident fund income-tax wealth-tax service tax customsduty cess employees' state insurance and other material statutory dues applicable to it.The provisions relating to sales-tax Excise duty and value added tax are not applicableto the Company.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us no undisputed amountspayable in respect of provident fund employees' state insurance income-tax wealth- taxservice tax customs duty cess and other material statutory dues were outstanding at theyear end for a period of more than six months from the date they became payable.

(c) According to the records of the Company the dues outstanding of income-taxcustoms duty and service tax on account of any dispute are as follows:

Name of the statute Nature of dues Amount (Rs. in crores) Period to which the amount relates Forum where dispute is pending
Income tax Act 1961 Income Tax 308.78 FY 2004 - 05 to FY 2008 - 09 High Court of Madras
Income tax Act 1961 Income Tax 114.97 FY 2006 - 07 to 2008- 09 & FY 2012-13 Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals)
Customs Act 1962 Differential Customs Duty 3.45 FY 2007- 08 Customs Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal
Finance Act 1994 Service Tax 1.66 May 2008 - September 2011 Customs Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

According to information and explanations given to us there are no dues of wealth-taxexcise duty and cess which are outstanding on account of any dispute.

(viii) Based on our audit procedures and as per the information and explanations givenby the management we are of the opinion that the Company has not defaulted in repaymentof dues to a bank. The Company did not have any outstanding debentures during the year.

(ix) According to the information and explanations given by the management the Companyhas not raised any money way of initial public offer / further public offer / debtinstruments and term loans hence reporting under clause (ix) is not applicable to theCompany and hence not commented upon.

(x) Based upon the audit procedures performed for the purpose of reporting the true andfair view of the financial statements and according to the information and explanationsgiven by the management we report that no fraud by the company or no fraud / materialfraud on the company by the officers and employees of the Company has been noticed orreported during the year.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given by the management themanagerial remuneration has been paid / provided in accordance with the requisiteapprovals mandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the CompaniesAct 2013.

(xii) In our opinion the Company is not a nidhi company. Therefore the provisions ofclause 3(xii) of the order are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(xiii) According to the information and explanations given by the managementtransactions with the related parties are in compliance with Section 177 and 188 ofCompanies Act 2013 where applicable and the details have been disclosed in the notes tothe financial statements as required by the applicable accounting standards.

(xiv) According to the information and explanations given to us and on an overallexamination of the balance sheet the company has not made any preferential allotment orprivate placement of shares or fully or partly convertible debentures during the yearunder review and hence reporting requirements under clause 3(xiv) are not applicable tothe company and not commented upon.

(xv) According to the information and explanations given by the management the Companyhas not entered into any non-cash transactions with directors or persons connected withhim as referred to in Section 192 of Companies Act 2013.

(xvi) According to the information and explanations given to us the provisions ofsection 45-IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934 are not applicable to the Company.

For S.R. BATLIBOI & ASSOCIATES LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W/E300004

per Aniruddh Sankaran

Partner

Membership Number: 211107

Place : Chennai

Date : May 27 2016

ANNEXURE 2 TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT OF EVEN DATE ON THE STANDALONE FINANCIALSTATEMENTS OF SUN TV NETWORK LIMITED

Report on the Internal Financial Controls under Clause (i) of Sub-section 3 of Section143 of the Companies Act 2013 ("the Act")

We have audited the internal financial controls over financial reporting of Sun TVNetwork Limited ("the Company") as of March 312016 in conjunction with ouraudit of the standalone financial statements of the Company for the year ended on thatdate.

Management's Responsibility for Internal Financial Controls

The Company's Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining internalfinancial controls based on the internal control over financial reporting criteriaestablished by the Company considering the essential components of internal control statedin the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reportingissued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. These responsibilities includethe design implementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls thatwere operating effectively for ensuring the orderly and efficient conduct of its businessincluding adherence to the Company's policies the safeguarding of its assets theprevention and detection of frauds and errors the accuracy and completeness of theaccounting records and the timely preparation of reliable financial information asrequired under the Companies Act 2013.

Auditor's Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's internal financialcontrols over financial reporting based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordancewith the Guidance Note on Audit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting(the "Guidance Note") and the Standards on Auditing as specified under section143(10) of the Companies Act 2013 to the extent applicable to an audit of internalfinancial controls both applicable to an audit of Internal Financial Controls and bothissued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards and theGuidance Note require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform theaudit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financial controlsover financial reporting was established and maintained and if such controls operatedeffectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy ofthe internal financial controls system over financial reporting and their operatingeffectiveness. Our audit of internal financial controls over financial reporting includedobtaining an understanding of internal financial controls over financial reportingassessing the risk that a material weakness exists and testing and evaluating the designand operating effectiveness of internal control based on the assessed risk. The proceduresselected depend on the auditor's judgement including the assessment of the risks ofmaterial misstatement of the financial statements whether due to fraud or error.

We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our audit opinion on the internal financial controls system overfinancial reporting.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

A Company's internal financial control over financial reporting is a process designedto provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and thepreparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generallyaccepted accounting principles. A Company's internal financial control over financialreporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance ofrecords that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions anddispositions of the assets of the Company; (2) provide reasonable assurance thattransactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements inaccordance with generally accepted accounting principles and that receipts andexpenditures of the Company are being made only in accordance with authorisations ofmanagement and directors of the Company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regardingprevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition use or disposition of theCompany's assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

Inherent Limitations of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls over financialreporting including the possibility of collusion or improper management override ofcontrols material misstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected.Also projections of any evaluation of the internal financial controls over financialreporting to future periods are subject to the risk that the internal financial controlover financial reporting may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or thatthe degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

Opinion

In our opinion the Company has in all material respects an adequate internalfinancial controls system over financial reporting and such internal financial controlsover financial reporting were operating effectively as at March 312016 based on theinternal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Company consideringthe essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note on Audit ofInternal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute of CharteredAccountants of India.

For S.R. BATLIBOI & ASSOCIATES LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W/E300004

per Aniruddh Sankaran

Partner

Membership Number: 211107

Place : Chennai

Date: May 27 2016