Television

Digital radio is where it's at

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/05/24/indiantelevision.jpg?itok=gOv8ywtA

SINGAPORE: Looks like it's time for traditional radio stations in India to pull up their socks, as digital and internet radio is already being lapped up by about 50 million music lovers across the world.

Not just that, but new ways of accessing music, (via wireless and Internet) has brought in a paradigm shift in the functioning of the traditional audio medium...

Just a quick dekko at some facts and sweeping changes. With Podcasting gaining ground, interactive and savvy consumers are creating their own customized radio stations online. We already have have more than 40,000 radio stations podcasting live; which is a disturbing fact considering that there are only 30,000 traditional radio stations across the world. Also, the success of sites like myspace.com have gone on to show that social networking sites will become more important for selling music as compared to TV or Radio.

Media futurist, & ThinkAndLink, CEO, Gerd Leonhard dwelled at length on the future of radio yesterday, the last day of Broadcst Asia. Addressing a packed audience of professionals from across the world, Leonhard said, "Digital & internet radio is now big in countries like UK, Japan, Korea, Scandinavia and very soon it's going to catch on across the world. Traditional radio companies have to accept this and move ahead with the changes."

He further added, "The radio industry is touted to be roughly around $ 50 billion a year, constituting around 15 per cent of total advertising revenues. Now, this pie is going to be further fragmented and shared by mobile companies, and even companies like Apple, Google; even mobile companies as well as wireless companies. What has now emerged is that content owners will not hold distribution rights to their content anymore, so the only thing is to accept this and try to monetize from this. So, one will see a a new type of advertising which will be the revenue driver along with the content.

Some relevant data which emerged from the session was that myspace.com, which currently has 28 billion page views, seems to be more important tpo advertisers than even a heavy rotation on MTV. Also, to listen to music, it's the always with you/always on devices that are critical (2 billion mobile users, coupled with 50 million ipods). 

When queried on his views on the Indian radio market, Leonhard said that, India along with China, and some untapped markets in Africa and Middle East will lead the rapid growth.

Also, with the mobile and technology revolution sweeping India, the rates will fall further and people will access digital radio sooner than even other parts of the world.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/17/star.jpg?itok=VclldYU3
Star India mobilises disaster relief for Kerala; Star network rallies public support #AllForKerala

As Kerala struggles with the devastation of massive floods, Star India, and its employees have stepped up to donate to and mobilise disaster relief for the flood-ravaged state #AllForKerala

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/17/debate.jpg?itok=jDHt_-OJ
BARC week 32: Republic TV regains top position in English News

After losing its top position in week 31 of BARC ratings Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV regained its top position in the English news genre in week 32. Times Now stepped down to second position.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/17/zee.jpg?itok=earyuT-k
Zee Anmol leads Hindi GEC (U+R) in BARC week 32

Dangal TV emerged as the new entrant in Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data for week 32 of 2018 in the Hindi GEC (U+R) market.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/17/animal.jpg?itok=nTozo4Fd
HCL Corporation & The Habitats Trust tie-up with Animal Planet to create awareness about the need to save species and their habitats with ‘On the Brink’

HCL Corporation, a global technology conglomerate, & The Habitats Trust, a recently launched foundation working towards protecting habitats and their indigenous species

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/17/flix.jpg?itok=WvSHeMmv
&flix brings the explosive action thriller this Sunday with ‘S.W.A.T.: Under Siege’

It’s triple the trouble and thrice the thrill – this season, your favorite Special Weapons and Tactics team – S.W.A.T. are back with the third installment of the blockbuster series.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/17/romedy.jpg?itok=UvNBe24n
Romedy NOW launches ‘Happy Hours’ in collaboration with ‘Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi’

Romedy NOW, India’s favourite English Entertainment channel, introduces a specially curated property ‘Happy Hours’, an exciting line-up of romantic comedies, in collaboration with Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/17/now.jpg?itok=efrMUKoV
Movies NOW to premiere Academy Award-winning movie, ‘The Big Short’

For the first time on Indian television, Movies NOW, India’s favorite English movie channel, premieres the celebrated biographical film ‘The Big Short’.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/17/telugu.jpg?itok=0k2ExwXj
Gear up for the Grand Finale of Zee Telugu’s Drama Juniors Season 3

Known to provide a platform in order to identify and showcase talent from every walk of life, Zee Telugu is proud to announce the finale of yet another exciting season of Drama Juniors.

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/08/17/chrome2.jpg?itok=WUiRBQHI
Sports genre dethrones English GEC in week 32 of Chrome DM

With a growth of 31 per cent as compared to last week (31), the sports genre marked the highest opportunity to see (OTS) among all categories in week 32 of Chrome Data Analytics & Media.

Television TV Channels Viewership

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories