Specials

2nd most significant year in broadcast media history

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/10/Shrutib.jpg?itok=kAoOs_kg

The media space has always been explosive over the past years but this year, in my opinion, has been the second most significant year in the history of media (since the launch of cable TV in the early nineties).

DTH, though having being launched in 2005/06 really became "noisy" and aggressive this year.

CAS, though with more than just teething troubles, was finally implemented this year.

Lastly, one also saw launches or impending launches of channels in the general entertainment space and other important categories and therefore creating more networks other than the 3-4 networks that rule currently. Overall, with the launch of channels, change in the viewership habits and DTH & CAS taking off, the industry has been extremely dynamic.

Of course, the audience still continues to have limited time now that with a crazy set of choices. Moving forward, this will automatically mean that launching a platform or a channel will be the easiest part of the story. Competing well and sustaining the respective businesses will be the biggest challenge in the coming years. I, for one don't believe that all new entrants are here for the long term so it will be interesting to see how this space pans out in the next five years and what consolidation of businesses take place.

With regards to HBO, the channel has been growing year on year and is more than a channel …it is a brand that epitomizes quality Hollywood entertainment. We will continue to offer the best in Hollywood entertainment. However, we too, will need to be mindful of the changing viewing "formats" if you like and the plethora of choices that viewers now have and that will form an important part of our game plan for the next few years.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/30/Vijay-Subramaniam.jpg?itok=CnCjlTo_
Amazon Prime Video India’s Vijay Subramaniam on content strategy, audience response, product proposition

India’s burgeoning over-the-top (OTT) space is witnessing an explosion what with aggressive competition brewing between home-grown and international players fighting for eyeballs and time spent. Amazon Prime Video, one of the leading global contenders, is aggressively expanding its Indian original...

Specials Event Coverage Content Hub
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/22/image.jpg?itok=b7Uo4Vru
Sony Pictures Networks' sports cluster's year in review, road ahead

In the tough two-horse race of Indian sports broadcasting, Sony Pictures Networks has had a slight edge over Star India when it comes to football events, while the latter holds the sway in Indian cricket. Currently, the NP Singh-led network is in charge of premier football properties like La Liga,...

Specials Year Enders
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/21/iamge.jpg?itok=dcivEwoi
Inside ZEEL’s ambitious new bet on Zee Studios Originals

MUMBAI: 20 years of traversing across television networks and production houses, Ashima Avasthi now finds herself saddled in the hot seat at Zee Studios as head of its digital content arm. She's been quick off the blocks, equipping herself to be battle-ready within two months of her arrival at the...

Specials Event Coverage Content Hub
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/15/sun_0.jpg?itok=qe2OCQAU
Sun continues to shine on its namesake broadcaster

Television penetration is high in South India about 95 per cent as compared to the national average of about 65 per cent. A little less than forty per cent of television viewership in India is from South India. According to a Sun TV Network investor presentation, the addressable television...

Specials Year Enders
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/14/year_0.jpg?itok=YmsXp7Oc
Star India awaits cricket bonanza in 2019 after solid sports growth in 2018

Uday Shankar, who was recently promoted to president of The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific and chairman of Star and Disney India after the Fox-Disney units combined, has disrupted the Indian sports broadcasting business in the last couple of years.

Specials Year Enders
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/12/Deepika_Tewari.jpg?itok=CH-WK1ee
Modern brand marketing methods not just digital-exclusive

The use of the internet and other digital media and technology to support 'modern marketing’ has given rise to the concept of digital marketing, and we at Tanishq believe that the focus has always been on building a 360-degree marketing plan, with seamless integration of products, services and...

Specials Year Enders
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/12/aaa_1.jpg?itok=0Cnszvsa
Expectations from the brand and marketing industry in 2019

The world of marketing is perpetually changing with constant innovative practices in the field of social media and automated ad tech. As broad-brush marketing techniques have dwindled, brands are battling to maintain their originality and meet customer expectations in an ever-evolving...

Specials Year Enders
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/12/st.jpg?itok=t88Gntxw
2019 OTT TV trends in Asia and India

2018 wrapped up as a fascinating year for OTT TV in Asia, with global content owners, Pay TV operators, and OTT players all ramping up their direct-to-consumer OTT offerings. With falling smartphone prices, OTT content market saw a boom in India as players across the spectrum set up shop. Original...

Specials Year Enders
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/01/10/DTH.jpg?itok=ZQjy1M4D
TRAI tariff order, disruption posed challenges to DPOs in 2018

Distribution platform operators (DPOs) in India trod a tricky terrain throughout 2018. Both DTH and cable operators continued to face the heat of Jio FTTH, the rapid growth of over-the-top (OTT) platforms and the uncertainties posed by the implementation of the new tariff regime towards the end of...

Specials Year Enders

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories