Television

Broad categorisation of FM radio in India; Industry has seen double digit growth

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2014/04/24/Bollywood%20on%20Sandalwood%201.jpg?itok=NJrjfr5d

BENGALURU:  The FICCI-KPMG Media and Entertainment Report 2014 (M&E-2014 Report) says that the private FM radio industry comprises network players (national, regional and metro-focused), single stations and some niche players. A broad categorisation of the FM radio industry is Private FM radio companies and Public sector companies.

The eco-system

Prasar Bharti operates All India Radio (‘AIR’), India’s public sector radio service. AIR’s home service comprises 406 stations across the country, reaching nearly 92 per cent of the country’s area and 99.19 percent of the total population. AIR originates programming in 23 languages and 146 dialects.

At present, AIR operates 18 FM stereo radio channels, called AIR FM Rainbow, targeting the urban audiences. Four more FM radio channels called, AIR FM Gold, broadcast composite news and entertainment programmes from Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai. With FM popular across the country, AIR is augmenting its Medium Wave transmission with additional FM transmitters at Regional stations.

As mentioned above, private sector companies can be further classified into companies that have an all India presence; companies that have a metro focus; companies that are non-metro focused; niche radio stations.

Some of the major private FM players in each of the categories are:

Red FM with 47 radio stations in the country is the biggest FM radio player closely followed by the Reliance ADAG group’s Big FM that has 45 radio stations. The Times group affiliate Radio Mirchi with 32 radio stations and Radio City with 20 radio stations are amongst the biggest radio operators in terms of number of radio stations in the country says the report.

Oye FM with 7 metro stations, Digital Radio with three stations and Fever with four stations are among the metro focused private FM radio stations in the country.

The non-metro focused players in the country are My FM with 17 stations; Dhamal with 10 stations; CCL radio with nine; Radio Mantra with eight stations; Hello FM with seven stations; Club FM and Radio OOOLALA with four stations each.

Radio Tadka and Radio Mango with four stations each and Nine FM, Radio Indigo and Radio Choklate with two stations each are among the niche radio stations in India.

An industry that has seen double digit growth rate

The report further says the overall revenues of listed radio players exhibited double-digit growth rate over the previous year, approximately 12-14 per cent. This growth was driven equally by volume enhancements in tier II and tier III cities and increase in ad effective rates (‘ER’). The industry managed to keep the Compounded Annual Growth Rate (‘CAGR’) steady in 2013 with smaller players turning profitable during the year as their networks matured. Categories like real estate, FMCG, government, retail and media and entertainment increased their spend on radio.

The report further says that one witnessed a change of attitude towards radio - FM radio is no longer seen as an add-on medium; today, it is an integral part of a media plan and sometimes, campaigns are planned around it. The innovations in radio advertising along with growth of the industry and the positive vibe surrounding it have made sure that advertisers can no longer afford to take the industry lightly.

The report adds that revenue growth in FM radio is expected to be driven by:

Launch of stations and increase in their popularity across more tier II and tier III cities, which enables radio companies to provide advertisers with a bouquet of channels that can support brand launches across states or regions as a substitute for print or regional TV

Growth in advertising ER on radio

Expected regulatory reforms are likely to improve profitability and stimulate foreign investment.

Implementation of an accurate nationwide measurement mechanism including allowing multiple station ownership in a single city and content networking will increase returns across FM stations.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/24/FIFA-Story.jpg?itok=-v_bg075
U-20 & U-17 FIFA '19 bidding for host launched, Sony to telecast U-17 in seven countries

Broadcasters, OTT/VoD platforms and digital companies are looking forward to entertaining and engaging viewers by providing the best adrenalin. Sports lately is the genre which is in vogue. Leading broadcast and streaming companies are seeking out avenues and sporting event opportunities to keep...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/24/Brooks_Meek-Anthony_Moore.jpg?itok=5ynTynEr
India among prospects to train at NBA Academy

MUMBAI: The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Basketball Australia (BA) has announced the official opening of The NBA Global Academy, an elite basketball training center at BA’s Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. The NBA Global Academy will serve as the...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/24/Prannoy_Roy-Radhika_Roy.jpg?itok=U3wkYBz0
NDTV resolutions confirm re-appointment of Roys & sale of subsidiaries

MUMBAI: NDTV, in a communique to the secretary, BSE Limited, and assistant VP, Listing Department, National Stock Exchange of India, signed by the company secretary Navneet Raghuvanshi, confirmed that four special resolutions as mentioned in the Postal Ballot Notice dated 11 May, 2017, have been...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/24/Carlos-Amoros.jpg?itok=nKVSW3ay
Tripleplay to provide Atlético de Madrid stadium tech solution

MUMBAI: Tripleplay, a leader in the development of Digital Signage, IPTV and Video Streaming Solutions, has been chosen by Atlético de Madrid to implement its technology at the brand new, 68,000 capacity, Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid this July.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/23/ntony_0.jpg?itok=s8hztsgm
Roy C. Anthony joins Ventuz Technology as VP - creative development & ops

Roy C. Anthony, a leading figure in the digital creative world, has joined Ventuz Technology AG. For over 20 years, Roy has been a force of innovation in fields ranging from VR, film, event and staging environments. Pushing boundaries in large scale interactive immersive display technologies, he...

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/23/zee.jpg?itok=em5ZBwe8
Zee Cafe targets 20-40-yr-olds with BBC First drama

MUMBAI: Zee’s English entertainment channel Zee Café has partnered with BBC Worldwide to bring award-winning premium British drama to its audience. Starting from 26 June, the channel will host BBC First content block with 11 new shows set to air every weeknight at 10pm time slot. The channel has an...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/23/Dhimant%20Parekh.jpg?itok=7Qv1DKpo
HistoryTV18: #BossWomen to tell stories of Indian women

NEW DELHI: #BossWomen, a weekly video series showcasing the stories of extraordinary Indian women, has commenced telecast on HistoryTV18. The programme is part of a first-of-its-kind digital collaboration with disruptive tech-media platfvorm The Better India. The first episode is on with the story...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/23/DD-800x800.jpg?itok=mThViP0X
Doordarshan: Soaps & travelogues make Arun Prabha shortlist, presentations early July

NEW DELHI: The producers of the 390 proposals in nine genres which have been shortlisted for soon-to-be-launched DD Aruna Prabha for the northeast have been asked to make their presentations in DD Headquarters in Delhi from 6 to 10 July. All the shortlisted productions are in the commissioned...

Television TV Channels Terrestrial
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/23/Virat-Kohli-800x800.jpg?itok=8Zi6rB7w
UCWeb: Cricket viewership soars 230%, Lucknow, Pune, Bhopal, Delhi & Mumbai see max traction

NEW DELHI: Consumption of Cricket-related content exceeded 0.75 billion on UCWeb Platforms - UC News and UC Browser, for the latest edition of IPL 2017 and the recently-concluded ICC Champions Trophy 2017. According to a data report titled Insights into India’s Cricket Frenzy released by Alibaba...

Television TV Channels Sports

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories