Television

MPA predicts robust growth for Star, Sony, Zee

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/03/17/zeee.jpg?itok=5gFmKxE7

MUMBAI: Revenue growth for the Big Three of Indian broadcasting --- Star India, Sony Entertainment TV India and Zee Telefilms --- are likely to remain robust over the next year. These are the findings put out in a new study by research and publishing firm Media Partners Asia (MPA).

According to the Hong Kong-based company, in terms of revenue, Star India will continue to remain the key driver for News Corp's Star Group. MPA forecasts indicate that the Star Group's EBITDA could reach $109 million for its FY 2005 (year ending June 30 2005) period with turnover growing 16 per cent year on year to $475 million.

As far as Star India is concerned the dominant programming property for the coming year is the second and final season of Kaun Banega Crorepati, which launches 5 August on Star Plus. A few other shows are also expected to launch during the next few months with which Star hopes to extend its lead in the market.

The MPA report quotes market estimates as indicating that KBC2 could realise at least $55 million in advertising revenue over its 85-week run with profit margins running over 65 per cent. The MPA numbers tie in well to the figures thrown up in an exclusive report filed by Indiantelevision.com last month that had pegged total ad sales revenue expected to be generated solely from KBC2 at Rs 2,550 million with actual profits standing somewhere around Rs 1,700 million. (Rs 2,550 million is equivalent to $ 56.7 million at a $ 1 = Rs 45 exchange rate).

Star has also won government approval for its 20 per cent directly held DTH JV with the Tatas in India. The JV requires a total investment of $370 million, which includes the funding of STB subsidies and operating losses.

Star's principal rivals in the market - Zee and Sony - are also expected to grow significantly. Zee's 20 per cent-owned Dish TV (one million subscribers target by March 2006) will be facing stiff competition from the Star JV but the company expects its recent rebound in advertising and improvement in ratings to continue and boost earnings through its FY 2005 period (year ending March 2006) with turnover potentially growing by 14 per cent to $366 million and EBITDA also up 14 per cent to $115 million, a 31 per cent margin.

For the same period, turnover for Sony Entertainment Television (SET) India is expected to grow by 25 per cent year on year to $245 million (fuelled by advertising growth and solid distribution gains) while EBITDA could reach $74 million (12 per cent year on year growth), a 30 per cent margin.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/13/uday.jpg?itok=JWjW_ZUg
Disney hoicks Uday Shankar to top job at Fox-Disney combined unit for APAC

MUMBAI - As part of the integration planning for the pending acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (“21st Century Fox”-NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX), the Direct-to-Consumer & International (DTCI) segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) today announced plans for the strategic alignment of...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/13/golf.jpg?itok=t1xZuWYj
Discovery strikes agreement with European Tour to expand GOLFTV portfolio and establish the ‘digital home of golf

Discovery and the European Tour have announced a new partnership that will see GOLFTV continue to expand its portfolio and move towards becoming the established ‘digital home of golf’ for fans around the world.

Television TV Channels Factual @ Discovery
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/13/cnn.jpg?itok=IIZst38X
TURNER’S KIDS AND NEWS CHANNELS WIN BIG AT INAUGURAL ASIAN ACADEMY CREATIVE AWARDS

CNN and Cartoon Network won eight honours – also known as “Goddess of Creativity” wins – at the Asian Academy Creative Awards on December 6, the region's version of the International Emmy Awards.

Television TV Channels Kids
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/13/history.jpg?itok=B9C8evmw
Uncover the enthralling journey of the most notorious drug lord on HISTORY TV18 HD’s ‘The Rise & Fall of Pablo Escobar’

Pablo Escobar’s belief that “Life is full of surprises, some good, some not so good.” forms the basis for a thrillingbiography of the world’s most infamous drug lord.

Television TV Channels Factual @ Discovery
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/13/fest.jpg?itok=5V_pyoi4
Mumbai, Gear Up For DreamHack - The World’s Largest Gaming Festival

Starting 21st December, get ready to experience the world’s largest gaming festival – DreamHack, right here in Mumbai

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/13/dicsovery.jpg?itok=ZYY7lByI
DISCOVERY channel to premiere ‘Extreme Jobs with Tim Kennedy’ from 17th December

Discovery Channel to premiere no holds barred series EXTREME JOBS WITH TIM KENNEDY hosted by Special Forces Sniper and fearless Green Beret, Tim Kennedy.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/13/EPIC.jpg?itok=i91JRmMd
EPIC To End The Year On A Special Note

India’s leading Hindi infotainment channel continues to strengthen its position in the infotainment genre through innovative and engaging programming. EPIC Channel is bringing two new special shows – a war documentary ‘Sentinels of the Snow’ by Maj. Gen. G.D. Bakshi and a glimpse into the lives of...

Television TV Channels Factual @ Discovery
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/13/VBS_18.jpg?itok=QUi27pWH
TV still has headroom for monetising from underpenetrated areas

With the advent of OTT platforms, technological disruptions and change in content consumption trends, traditional linear TV has been facing a difficult time. Moreover, demonetisation and inclusion of GST also came as additional challenges in the recent past, with effects that lingered for long,...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/12/news.jpg?itok=U8axkKyv
Times Network sets India’s $5 Trillion growth agenda through the 5thedition of ‘India Economic Conclave 2018’: Day 1

Times Network, a part of India’s largest media conglomerate, The Times Group, commenced its signature event, India Economic Conclave 2018 in its 5th edition in Mumbai today.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories