Established in 1932, the Sakal Media Group is the largest independently owned media business in Maharashtra. SMG operates newspapers and magazines in Marathi as well as English with a circulation across Maharashtra and Goa. The Group also has interests in digital media, event management services, commercial printing and also runs a regional television channel. With a workforce of over 3500 and a vendor network that exceeds 25,000, SMG is a people-focused organization. The newspapers and magazines owned by the group in Marathi and English have a combined readership of over 6 million, making it the leading daily in Maharashtra.
Sakal started out as a 4-page daily in 1932 and has today turned into the voice of Maharashtra, making it one of the top read regional dailies in India and the Number One in Maharashtra.
The Sakal Times is Pune’s oldest English daily and was relaunched in its new avatar in 2004.
Agrowon is the first agriculture daily worldwide. Launched with an objective of making farmers globally competitive, Agrowon equips farmers with factual information as well as latest technology in the field of agriculture. The popularity of Agrowon is evident from the fact that the newspaper achieved a readership of 1 million within the first 12 months of being launched itself.
Gomantak and Gomantak Times are dailies published for the State of Goa. Having made a strong connection with their readers, both publications top the readership charts of the state.
Designed to provide news, information and views in the Marathi language, eSakal is today the single largest Marathi community online and the most popular Marathi portal.
Yinbuzz.com is an extension of Young Inspirators Network (YIN). It has created a massive youth network in a short time, connecting thousands of students across Maharashtra. The portal equips Maharashtrian students the voice to express themselves. Over 2,500 students publish their articles (after moderation) every day, voicing their opinions.
Launched in August 2008, Saam TV is the group’s first venture into broadcast media business bringing a global outlook to regional television. High quality programming of Saam TV channel enlightens, inspires and entertains large viewership in Maharashtra.