Snapshot

The Global Entertainer

India has a large broadcasting and distribution industry, comprising approximately 900 satellite TV channels, 6000 Multi-system operators, around 60,000 local cable operators, 7 DTH operators and few IPTV service providers.

India has 114,820 registered publications (newspapers and periodicals), close to 2,500 multiplexes and more than 400 mn Internet users – second largest base after China, and is expected to reach out to 640 mn by 2019.

  •  By 2019, digital advertising is projected to have the highest CAGR of 30.2%, while all other sub-sectors are expected to grow at a CAGR between 8% and 18%
  •  By 2020, media market expected to reach $ 33.7 bn

 

Up to 74% with FDI allowed in Teleports, DTH, Multi-System Operator, cable networks in DAS areas, mobile TV, Headend-in-the-Sky Broadcasting Services: Upto 49% allowed under automatic route and beyond 49% (up to 74%) allowed under government route

100% FDI is allowed in Publishing/ Printing of scientific and Technical magazines/ Speciality journals/ Periodicals under the government route

For further details, please refer FDI Policy

  • 11.8 %

    Entertainment industry CAGR (2016-21)

  • 44.2 %

    TV industry revenue share

  • 38.1 %

    Advertising revenue share

  • 24 %

    Print media revenue share

Media Industry

Largest newspaper circulation market globally

Film Industry in India

World’s largest film industry in terms of tickets sold and number of films made

Entertainment Industry in India

Second largest TV market in the world

Industry Scenario

The Indian Media & Entertainment industry will touch $ 34.8 bn by 2021.

The Indian M&E industry is projected to grow at a pace of 14% over the period 2016-2021,  outshining the global average of 4.2% CAGR, with advertising revenue expected to increase at a compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.3% during the same period.
Television is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.7% over the next five years as both advertisement and subscription revenues are projected to exhibit strong growth at 14.4% and 14.8% respectively.
Print is projected to continue its growth at 7.3%, largely on the back of continued readership growth in vernacular markets and advertisements' confidence in the medium, tier II and tier III cities.
Films segment is expected to bounce back and is forecasted to grow at CAGR of7.7% as the revenue streams broaden.
Digital advertising is expected to grow at a CAGR of 32% by 2020
Animation and VFX is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20.4% over 2016-2021

Growth Drivers

  • Rising incomes

    Higher demand for aspirational product and services
  • Increasing young population

    Increased usage of 4G and portable devices
  • 16.4% growth: Animation industry

    Led by 31% growth inVFX industry
  • Rising no. of subscribers

    TV subscribers to reach 195 mn by 2019
  • Film industry growth of 10.4%

    3rd largest after US and China by 2021
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Major Investors

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FAQ

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • What is the penalty for not compliance with the eligibility conditions?

    In the event of the failure of any Letter of Intent (LoI) holder to comply with the eligibility conditions for the Grant of Permission Agreement or failing to sign the Grant of Permission Agreement within the prescribed period, the full deposit of the bid amount shall be forfeited without further notice, and Letter of Intent and the allocation of frequency, if any, shall stand cancelled.

  • What is SACFA clearance and frequency allocation?

    ‘SACFA’ means the ‘Standing Advisory Committee on Radio Frequency Allocation‘ of the Wireless Planning & Co-ordination wing of Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India.
    ‘Frequency Allocation’ means the specific Radio Frequency (RF) carrier with associated technical parameters such as RF power, bandwidth etc to the particular FM channel as assigned by the Wireless Planning & Co-ordination wing of Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India.

  • What is the eligibility criteria for getting permission of FM radio channel?

    Only companies registered under the Company’s Act, 1956 are eligible for bidding and obtaining permission for FM radio channels. However, following types of companies are not eligible to apply:
    a) Companies not incorporated in India.
    b) Any company controlled by a person convicted of an offence involving moral turpitude or money laundering/drug trafficking, terrorist activities or declared as insolvent or applied for being declared insolvent.
    c) A company which is an associate of/or controlled by a Trust, Society or Non Profit Organization.
    d) A company controlled by or associated with a religious body.
    e) A company controlled by or associated with a political body.
    f) Any company which is functioning as an advertising agency, is an associate of an advertising agency or is controlled by an advertising agency or person associated with an advertising agency.
    g) Subsidiary company of any applicant in the same City.
    h) Holding company of any applicant in the same City.
    i) Companies with the same management as that of an applicant in the same City.
    j) More than one Inter-Connected Undertaking in the same City.
    k) A company that has been debarred from taking part in the bidding process or its holding company or subsidiary or a company with the same management or an interconnected undertaking.
    l) The defaulters of conditions under Phase-I & Phase-II, who have contested the revocation of their letters of Intent/License Agreements/Bank Guarantees, thereby continue to be debarred from participating in any future bidding process.

  • What is the overview of the media and entertainment sector in India and the performance of this sector in recent times?

    The Indian Media and Entertainment sector is valued at approximately $ 12 bn in 2015 and expected to double by 2020. Out of the various sub sectors, one of the highest growing sub-sectors would be digital advertising with a CAGR of 30%. Further, India is known to have the second largest TV market in the world.
    The performance of the sector can be found in the achievement report at the following link. 

  • Is the government proposing to create a regulatory agency for television broadcasters?

    In 2006, the government had prepared a Draft Broadcasting Services Regulation Bill, 2006. The bill made it mandatory to seek license for broadcasting any television or radio channel or program.
    It also provides standards for regulation of content. It is the duty of the body to ensure compliance with guidelines issued under the bill.

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