Television

FM radio Round 2: Govt. to get richer by Rs 11 billion

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/06/25/Radio%20City.jpg?itok=bsgjuhlb

NEW DELHI / MUMBAI: The government is set to collect approximately Rs 11.34 billion in licence fee from the second round of FM radio licensing. This is inclusive of Rs 2.27 billion in migration fee from existing players.

At today's last round of bidding for the South India zone, the government collected Rs 1.77 billion as licence fee from successful bidders.

In 19 cities of five South Indian states, 64 frequencies were up for grabs. Of these, 53 bids prima facie qualified.

Of the frequencies auctioned today, 17 are in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, while 15 are for five cities in Andhra Pradesh, 12 in three Karnataka cities and three in Pondicherry.

Anil Ambani's Adlabs, Sun Group (through Kal and South Asia FM), Radio Mirchi, Synergy Media (Bhaskar group) and Radio City have emerged as major players till now.

Media Broadcast Private Ltd, which manages the brand Radio City won bids in Coimbatore and Vizag. The company will pay the migration fee amounting to Rs 7.2 million for its four existing stations of Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and Lucknow.

According to rough estimates, Adlabs is likely to end up spending approximately Rs 1.5-1.6 billion after surrendering some licences as their total claim has gone up way above the 15 per cent national cap on FM radio licences.

ENIL, which manages Radio Mirchi, bagged licences in six cities of Coimbatore, Madurai, Mangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Vijaywada and Visakhapatnam. With the entry in the six Southern cities, Radio Mirchis presence extends to almost all the major cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Pune.

According to a spokesperson for Radio Mirchi, the company has bagged 32 licences till now and will be spending approximately Rs 1.3 billion as one time licence fee in the second phase of FM radio. The migration fee amount
will be Rs 820 millions for the seven cities, in which they are operational.

As for the Sun Group, a company source today said that the southern media powerhouse might end up investing nearly Rs 2 billion towards FM licence fees. Kal and South Asia FM together have, however, to give up some stations to adhere to the national cap of 15 per cent as they have bagged over 65 frequencies.

Century Communications Ltd bagged in six towns, including Gulbarga, Mangalore, Rajamundry, Tirunelveli, Warangal and Tuticorin amounting to approximately Rs 35 million.

The government had put up for sale 338 frequencies in 91 cities in the second round of radio FM licensing. Out of the total frequencies under hammer, 279 have been sold till now.

Another round of bidding is likely to take place for those frequencies that would be given up by the leaders topping the national cap of 15 per cent. A decision on that issue will be taken later by the government.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/30/rps%20%281%29.jpg?itok=xyUC64h7
Smith to lead Motorola-backed Rising Pune Supergiant, Ben Stokes on board

Heralding a new edition of Indian Premier League with renewed hope and vision in their second season, Rising Pune Supergiant, made a dashing entry into the 10th season of IPL, with their dynamic new Captain, Steve Smith and spirited middle order batsman Ajinkya Rahane by welcoming the new addition...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/30/pacigfic%20%281%29.jpg?itok=ZGmbPGMh
Star World Premiere HD to air 'The Pacific'

Star World Premiere HD, one of India’s leading English Entertainment channel, has been a champion in introducing some of the biggest path-breaking stories ever told. These, coupled with memorable performances, award-winning characters and the biggest stars are sure to raise the entertainment...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/30/bheem%20%281%29.jpg?itok=swEHQtH7
Super Bheem to be weekly show from 2 April

After the success of the television films on Super Bheem, Green Gold Animation & Pogo are gearing up to present Super Bheem in a weekly episodic format every Sunday, starting, 2 April 2017. The makers of Chhota Bheem, Green Gold Animation has come up with an upscale 3D-off shoot avatar to...

Television TV Channels Kids
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/30/Batman-v-Superman%20%281%29.jpg?itok=glffr2iV
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' TV premiere on HBO & HBO HD

Home to the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, HBO India is all set to host the Indian television premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The movie will air on 2 April at 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. on HBO and HBO HD. The superhero movie is the first live-action film bringing Batman and Superman...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/30/channel-v%20%281%29.jpg?itok=3ezp0Kmg
Channel V launches ‘Only On V’, ties up with Sanam

In a step to further strengthen its position as a music channel, Star India’s Channel V has launched Only On V. The platform plans to offer differentiated content akin to the tastes of the new generation which enjoys both Indian and international music.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/30/zstuido%20%281%29.jpg?itok=CHWVYbdH
English Ent channels witness increased ratings except FX

HBO dropped out of the Top 5 English Movie channels' list this week paving way for the entry of Zee Studio. Players in the genre witnessed mixed ratings. Channels in the English Entertainment genre have seen a steep rise in the viewership except FX.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/30/nagin2%20%281%29.jpg?itok=eQ4wcoNL
Star Plus & Sony Pal retain respective leadership, Naagin 2 maintains lead

Week 12 of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India saw no major change in the rankings. Star Plus and Sony Pal continued to lead their respective markets. Zee TV in Hindi GEC Urban market grabbed the third slot, and Sony Entertainment Television slipped to fourth.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/30/amc%20%281%29.jpg?itok=NDDeZ2CT
AMC Networks promotes Geraud Alazard to SVP - marketing

AMC Networks International, a subsidiary of AMC Networks Inc., has appointed Géraud Alazard as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Promoted from the position of Vice President of Marketing for AMC Global and SundanceTV Global, Alazard now has responsibility for all AMCNI portfolio brands including...

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/30/star-india%20%281%29.jpg?itok=wBlLOULk
Star India producer: Incredible to know about art and evolution of storytelling

"It was insightful to know about the conscious and subconscious mind, and it was incredible to know about the art and evolution of storytelling," said Star India senior producer Avni Bhatija. She was among a gathering of creative heads at Qench Studioz at Lower Parel, Mumbai, recently.

Television TV Channels GECs

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories