Incorporated in September'93 by Pritish Nandy, author, journalist, editor and TV host, in the name of Pritish Nandy Communications Pvt Ltd was converted into a public company from March'2000 and consequently renamed as Pritish Nandy Communications Ltd (PNCL). The company has engaged itself in the production, development, promotion, exhibition, dealing and marketing of various TV shows. The company initially focussed on the production of news and current affairs programmes on Doordarshan and later on gradually expanded its product offerings for all the major satellite channels producing comedy serials, chat shows, power interviews, corporate and business shows, environmental and animal rights shows, career shows, lifestyle shows, live election debates, exit polls, award shows as well as typical soap opera that cut across channels, genres and languages. The company has also extended itself into areas like brand building and event management that have direct links with its core business of TV content software division. With specialist skills in developing media and entertainment content, it has moved into the internet business and sought synergies between that and its role as a content software provider. The company had,during the financial year 2001,raised a sum of Rs.4056 lakhs by way of issue of shares through IPO. The company has utilised Rs.3630 lakhs till march,2003 for content and other purposes disclosed in the prospectus.