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T.V. Today Network Ltd.

BSE: 532515 Sector: Media
NSE: TVTODAY ISIN Code: INE038F01029
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P/E 12.90
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OPEN 272.35
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VOLUME 6744
52-Week high 284.80
52-Week low 128.35
P/E 12.90
Mkt Cap.(Rs cr) 1,603
Buy Price 266.80
Buy Qty 198.00
Sell Price 271.00
Sell Qty 68.00

T.V. Today Network Ltd. (TVTODAY) - Auditors Report

Company auditors report

TO THE MEMBERS OF T.V. TODAY NETWORK LIMITED

REPORT ON THE AUDIT OF THE STANDALONE IND AS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

OPINION

We have audited the accompanying standalone Ind AS financial statements of T.V. TodayNetwork Limited ("the Company") which comprise the Balance sheet as at March31 2020 the Statement of Profit and Loss including the statement of Other ComprehensiveIncome the Cash Flow Statement and the Statement of Changes in Equity for the year thenended and notes to the financial statements including a summary of significantaccounting policies and other explanatory information.

In our opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanationsgiven to us the aforesaid standalone Ind AS financial statements give the informationrequired by the Companies Act 2013 as amended ("the Act") in the manner sorequired and give a true and fair view in conformity with the accounting principlesgenerally accepted in India of the state of affairs of the Company as at March 31 2020its profit including other comprehensive income its cash flows and the changes in equityfor the year ended on that date.

BASIS FOR OPINION

We conducted our audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements in accordance withthe Standards on Auditing (SAs) as specified under section 143(10) of the Act. Ourresponsibilities under those Standards are further described in the ‘Auditor'sResponsibilities for the Audit of the standalone Ind AS Financial Statements' section ofour report. We are independent of the Company in accordance with the ‘Code of Ethics'issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India together with the ethicalrequirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements under theprovisions of the Act and the Rules thereunder and we have fulfilled our other ethicalresponsibilities in accordance with these requirements and the Code of Ethics. We believethat the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basisfor our audit opinion on the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

KEY AUDIT MATTERS

Key audit matters are those matters that in our professional judgment were of mostsignificance in our audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements for the financialyear ended March 31 2020. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of thestandalone Ind AS financial statements as a whole and in forming our opinion thereon andwe do not provide a separate opinion on these matters. For matter below our descriptionof how our audit addressed the matter is provided in that context.

We have determined the matter described below to be the key audit matter to becommunicated in our report. We have fulfilled the responsibilities described in theAuditor's responsibilities for the audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statementssection of our report including in relation to this matter. Accordingly our auditincluded the performance of procedures designed to respond to our assessment of the risksof material misstatement of the standalone Ind AS financial statements.

The results of our audit procedures including the procedures performed to address thematter below provide the basis for our audit opinion on the accompanying standalone IndAS financial statements.

Key audit matter How our audit addressed the key
audit matter
Sale of Radio business (as described in note 35 of the standalone Ind AS financial statements)
The Board of Directors of the Company in an earlier year granted an in-principle approval for the sale of ‘Radio Business' of the Company comprising of 3 radio stations in Delhi Mumbai and Kolkata to Entertainment Networks (India) Limited (ENIL) as a going concern by way of slump sale and filed Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) seeking permission for such sale. Our audit procedures included reading the terms of non-binding term sheet entered into by the Company with ENIL.
As the process of obtaining approval from MIB on sale of radio channel to ENIL was getting delayed the Board of Directors in their meeting held on May 20 2019 approved the withdrawal of application from MIB and also approved sale of Radio business to its wholly owned subsidiary Vibgyor Broadcasting Private Limited (Vibgyor) and directed management to file fresh application with MIB seeking permission for sale to Vibgyor. We discussed the approval process of the sale of Radio business with the Chief Financial Officer of the Company and noted that there have been prior instances where MIB has not approved transactions and transactions were called off.
Thereafter in their meeting held on October 22 2019 Board of Directors again accorded approval to the Company to continue pursuing the application dated March 26 2018 for transfer of Radio Business to ENIL which is currently pending with MIB. • We read and assessed technical accounting materials issued by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) on evaluating accounting where substantive regulatory approval are pending.
Accordingly the Company has decided not to withdraw the application made to MIB for transfer of Radio Business to ENIL. • We read the approvals by Board of Directors for the transfer of Radio business.
The said transaction is subject to the approval by the Board of Directors of the Company (for inter-alia approving the definitive agreements including the business transfer agreement) shareholders of the Company Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and such other approvals consents permissions and sanctions as may be deemed necessary to be obtained from appropriate authorities for the said sale of radio business. • Assessed whether the financial statement disclosures appropriately reflect the requirements of IND AS 105.
As transaction is dependent upon various regulatory and statutory approvals it is not classified as ‘held for sale' as per IND AS 105 Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations.
We considered this as a key audit matter as Radio business is a material segment of the Company and there is a risk of inappropriate presentation as held for sale and discontinued operations and related disclosure requirements.
Detailed note to such effect was placed in Note 35 of standalone

OTHER INFORMATION

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the other information. The otherinformation comprises the information included in the Annual report but does not includethe standalone Ind AS financial statements and our auditor's report thereon. Our opinionon the standalone Ind AS financial statements does not cover the other information and wedo not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

In connection with our audit of the standalone Ind AS financial statements ourresponsibility is to read the other information and in doing so consider whether suchother information is materially inconsistent with the financial statements or ourknowledge obtained in the audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If basedon the work we have performed we conclude that there is a material misstatement of thisother information we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in thisregard.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF MANAGEMENT FOR THE STANDALONE IND AS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The Company's Board of Directors is responsible for the matters stated in section134(5) of the Act with respect to the preparation of these standalone Ind AS financialstatements that give a true and fair view of the financial position financial performanceincluding other comprehensive income cash flows and changes in equity of the Company inaccordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in India including theIndian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) specified under section 133 of the Act read with theCompanies (Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015 as amended. This responsibility alsoincludes maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions ofthe Act for safeguarding of the assets of the Company and for preventing and detectingfrauds and other irregularities; selection and application of appropriate accountingpolicies; making judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent; and the designimplementation and maintenance of adequate internal financial controls that wereoperating effectively for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the accountingrecords relevant to the preparation and presentation of the standalone Ind AS financialstatements that give a true and fair view and are free from material misstatement whetherdue to fraud or error.

In preparing the standalone Ind AS financial statements management is responsible forassessing the Company's ability to continue as a going concern disclosing as applicablematters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unlessmanagement either intends to liquidate the Company or to cease operations or has norealistic alternative but to do so.

Those Board of Directors are also responsible for overseeing the Company's financialreporting process.

AUDITOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE AUDIT OF THE STANDALONE IND AS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the standalone Ind ASfinancial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement whether due to fraudor error and to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assuranceis a high level of assurance but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordancewith SAs will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements canarise from fraud or error and are considered material if individually or in theaggregate they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of userstaken on the basis of these standalone Ind AS financial statements. As part of an audit inaccordance with SAs we exercise professional judgment and maintain professionalskepticism throughout the audit. We also:

• Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the standalone Ind ASfinancial statements whether due to fraud or error design and perform audit proceduresresponsive to those risks and obtain audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate toprovide a basis for our opinion. The risk of not detecting a material misstatementresulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error as fraud may involvecollusion forgery intentional omissions misrepresentations or the override of internalcontrol.

• Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order todesign audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances. Under section 143(3)(i)of the Act we are also responsible for expressing our opinion on whether the Company hasadequate internal financial controls with reference to financial statements in place andthe operating effectiveness of such controls.

• Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonablenessof accounting estimates and related disclosures made by management.

• Conclude on the appropriateness of management's use of the going concern basisof accounting and based on the audit evidence obtained whether a material uncertaintyexists related to events or conditions that may cast significant doubt on the Company'sability to continue as a going concern. If we conclude that a material uncertainty existswe are required to draw attention in our auditor's report to the related disclosures inthe financial statements or if such disclosures are inadequate to modify our opinion.Our conclusions are based on the audit evidence obtained up to the date of our auditor'sreport. However future events or conditions may cause the Company to cease to continue asa going concern.

• Evaluate the overall presentation structure and content of the standalone IndAS financial statements including the disclosures and whether the standalone Ind ASfinancial statements represent the underlying transactions and events in a manner thatachieves fair presentation.

We communicate with those charged with governance regarding among other matters theplanned scope and timing of the audit and significant audit findings including anysignificant deficiencies in internal control that we identify during our audit.

We also provide those charged with governance with a statement that we have compliedwith relevant ethical requirements regarding independence and to communicate with themall relationships and other matters that may reasonably be thought to bear on ourindependence and where applicable related safeguards.

From the matters communicated with those charged with governance we determine thosematters that were of most significance in the audit of the standalone Ind AS financialstatements for the financial year ended March 31 2020 and are therefore the key auditmatters. We describe these matters in our auditor's report unless law or regulationprecludes public disclosure about the matter or when in extremely rare circumstances wedetermine that a matter should not be communicated in our report because the adverseconsequences of doing so would reasonably be expected to outweigh the public interestbenefits of such communication.

OTHER MATTER

The comparative Ind AS financial information of the Company has been adjusted byincluding financial information of ‘newspaper undertaking of Mail Today NewspaperLimited' and ‘India Today Online Private Limited' which reflect total assets of Rs14267.50 lacs as at March 31 2019 total revenues of Rs 2935.01 lacs total net lossafter tax of Rs 215.59 lacs and total comprehensive income of Rs (217.03) lacs for theyear ended March 31 2019 on the basis of accounts certified by management and reviewedby another Chartered Accountant whose financial statements other financial informationand auditor's reports have been furnished to us by the management. Our opinion on thestandalone Ind AS financial statements in so far as it relates to the amounts anddisclosures included in respect of these entities and our report in terms of sub-sections(3) of Section 143 of the Act in so far as it relates to the aforesaid entities is basedsolely on the report(s) of such other auditors. Our opinion is not modified in respect ofthis matter.

REPORT ON OTHER LEGAL AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

1. A s required by the Companies (Auditor's Report) Order 2016 ("theOrder") issued by the Central Government of India in terms of sub-section (11) ofsection 143 of the Act we give in the "Annexure 1" a statement on the mattersspecified in paragraphs 3 and 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 purposes 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 the Statement of Profit and Loss including the Statement ofOther Comprehensive Income the Cash Flow Statement and Statement of Changes in Equitydealt with by this Report are in agreement with the books of account;

(d) In our opinion the aforesaid standalone Ind AS financial statements comply withthe Accounting Standards specified under Section 133 of the Act read with Companies(Indian Accounting Standards) Rules 2015 as amended;

(e) On the basis of the written representations received from the directors as on March31 2020 taken on record by the Board of Directors none of the directors is disqualifiedas on March 31 2020 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 with reference to these standalone Ind AS financial statementsand the operating effectiveness of such controls refer to our separate Report in"Annexure 2" to this report;

(g) In our opinion the managerial remuneration for the year ended March 31 2020 hasbeen paid / provided by the Company to its directors in accordance with the provisions ofsection 197 read with Schedule V to the Act; and

(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 as amended inour opinion and to the best of our information and according to the explanations given tous:

i. The Company has disclosed the impact of pending litigations on its financialposition in its standalone Ind AS financial statements – Refer Note 28 to thestandalone Ind AS financial statements;

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

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

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W/E300004

per Yogesh Midha

Partner

Membership Number: 094941

UDIN: 20094941AAAABP9191

Place of Signature: New Delhi

Date: May 14 2020

ANNEXURE - I

REFERRED TO IN PARAGRAPH 1 UNDER THE HEADING "REPORT ON OTHER LEGAL AND REGULATORYREQUIREMENTS" OF OUR REPORT OF EVEN DATE

RE: T.V. TODAY NETWORK LIMITED (‘THE COMPANY')

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

(b) Fixed assets have been physically verified by the management during the year inaccordance with the regular programme of verifying them once in 3 years which in ouropinion is reasonable having regard to the size of the Company and the nature of itsassets. The management is in the process of reconciling it with the Fixed Assets Registerand is of the view that discrepancies if any arising as a result of such reconciliationwould not be material.

(c) According to the information and explanations given by the management the titledeeds of immovable properties included in Property Plant and Equipment are held in thename of the company; except for the immovable properties included in Investment Propertiesacquired during amalgamation of the ‘newspaper undertaking of Mail Today NewspapersPrivate Limited' and ‘India Today Online Private Limited' with the Company in thecurrent year. The management is in the process of transferring / registering the titledeeds of these investment properties in the name of the Company.

(ii) The management has conducted physical verification of inventory at reasonableintervals during the year and no material discrepancies were noticed on such physicalverification. Inventories lying with third parties have been confirmed by them as at March31 2020 and no material discrepancies were noticed in respect of such confirmations.

(iii) According to the information and explanations given to us the Company has notgranted any loans secured or unsecured to companies firms Limited LiabilityPartnerships or other parties covered in the register maintained under section 189 of theCompanies Act 2013. Accordingly the provisions of clause 3(iii)(a) (b) and (c) of theOrder are not applicable to the Company and hence not commented upon.

(iv) In our opinion and according to the information and explanations given to usprovisions of section 185 and 186 of the Companies Act 2013 in respect of loans todirectors including entities in which they are interested and in respect of loans andadvances given investments made and guarantees and securities given have been compliedwith by the company.

(v) The Company has not accepted any deposits within the meaning of Sections 73 to 76of the Act and the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits) Rules 2014 (as amended).Accordingly the provisions of clause 3(v) of the Order are not applicable.

(vi) We have broadly reviewed the books of account maintained by the company pursuantto the rules made by the Central government for the maintenance of cost records undersection 148(1) of the Companies Act 2013 related to its products and are of the opinionthat prima facie the specified accounts and records have been made and maintained. Wehave not however made a detailed examination of the same.

(vii) (a) Undisputed statutory dues provident fund employees' state insuranceincome-tax sales-tax service tax duty of custom goods and service tax cess and otherstatutory dues have generally been regularly deposited with the appropriate authorities.

(b) According to the information and explanations given to us no undisputed amountspayable in respect of provident fund employees' state insurance income-tax service taxsales-tax duty of custom duty of excise value added tax goods and service tax and cessand other statutory dues were outstanding at year end for a period of more than sixmonths from the date they became payable.

(c) According to the records of the Company no dues of income-tax sales-tax servicetax duty of custom duty of excise value added tax and cess which have not beendeposited on account of any dispute.

(viii) The Company did not have any outstanding loans or borrowing dues in respect of afinancial institution or bank or to government or dues to debenture holders during theyear.

(ix) According to the information and explanations given by the management the Companyhas not raised any money by 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 on the Companyby the officers and employees of the Company has been noticed or reported during the year.

(xi) According to the information and explanations given by the management themanagerial remuneration has been paid/ provided in accordance with the requisite approvalsmandated by the provisions of section 197 read with Schedule V to the Companies Act 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 Yogesh Midha

Partner

Membership Number: 094941

UDIN: 20094941AAAABP9191

Place of Signature: New Delhi

Date: May 14 2020

ANNEXURE - II

TO THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT OF EVEN DATE ON THE STANDALONE FINANCIAL STATEMENTSOF T.V. TODAY 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 T.V. TodayNetwork Limited ("the Company") as of March 31 2020 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 with reference to these standalone financial statementsbased on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the Guidance Note on Auditof Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting (the "Guidance Note")and the Standards on Auditing as specified under section 143(10) of the Companies Act2013 to the extent applicable to an audit of internal financial controls and both issuedby the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Those Standards and the Guidance Noterequire that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtainreasonable assurance about whether adequate internal financial controls over financialreporting with reference to these standalone financial statements was established andmaintained and if such controls operated effectively in all material respects.

Our audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the adequacy ofthe internal financial controls over financial reporting with reference to thesestandalone financial statements and their operating effectiveness. Our audit of internalfinancial controls over financial reporting included obtaining an understanding ofinternal financial controls over financial reporting with reference to these standalonefinancial statements assessing the risk that a material weakness exists and testing andevaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control based on theassessed risk. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgement including theassessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements whether dueto 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 over financialreporting with reference to these standalone financial statements.

Meaning of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting With Reference to theseFinancial Statements

A company's internal financial control over financial reporting with reference to thesestandalone financial statements is a process designed to provide reasonable assuranceregarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financialstatements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accountingprinciples. A company's internal financial control over financial reporting with referenceto these standalone financial statements includes those policies and procedures that (1)pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairlyreflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) providereasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation offinancial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and thatreceipts and expenditures of the Company are being made only in accordance withauthorisations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonableassurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorised acquisition use ordisposition of the company's assets that could have a material effect on the financialstatements.

INHERENT LIMITATIONS OF INTERNAL FINANCIAL CONTROLS OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING WITHREFERENCE TO THESE STANDALONE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Because of the inherent limitations of internal financial controls over financialreporting with reference to these standalone financial statements including thepossibility of collusion or improper management override of controls materialmisstatements due to error or fraud may occur and not be detected. Also projections ofany evaluation of the internal financial controls over financial reporting with referenceto these standalone financial statements to future periods are subject to the risk thatthe internal financial control over financial reporting with reference to these standalonefinancial statements may become inadequate because of changes in conditions or that thedegree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

OPINION

In our opinion the Company has in all material respects adequate internal financialcontrols over financial reporting with reference to these standalone financial statementsand such internal financial controls over financial reporting with reference to thesestandalone financial statements were operating effectively as at March 31 2020 based onthe internal control over financial reporting criteria established by the Companyconsidering the essential components of internal control stated in the Guidance Note onAudit of Internal Financial Controls Over Financial Reporting issued by the Institute ofChartered Accountants of India.

For S.R. Batliboi & Associates LLP

Chartered Accountants

ICAI Firm Registration Number: 101049W/E300004

per Yogesh Midha

Partner

Membership Number: 094941

UDIN: 20094941AAAABP9191

Place of Signature: New Delhi

Date: May 14 2020

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