Television

TV and film production companies have a bumpy FY’10

Television content production companies have had a bumpy ride during the 12-month period ended March 2010 as broadcasters cut costs and restructured businesses to tide over the recession.The listed TV content companies - Balaji Telefilms, UTV Television, BAG Films and Media, Creative Eye and Sri Adhikari Bros – posted a combined revenue of Rs 3.36 billion, down 38.32 per cent from Rs 5.44 billion in the year ago period. Barring Sri Adhikari Bros, which has low revenues, each company’s turnover de-grew during the fiscal.

Realisation per hour of programming fell dramatically and the content creators had to work on squeezed margins. The existence of too many content companies did not make the task any easier.



The listed companies, in fact, swung into losses at an operational level. The combined loss stood at Rs 25.79 millon compared to operating profit of Rs 186.73 million in the year-ago period.



 

Expenses were kept under tight control as projects fell, amounting to Rs 2.25 billion, or a drop of 37.48 per cent.

(We have taken UTV’s content financials which include airtime sales as they don’t disclose them separately. Also, expenses and net profit are not available for UTV and BAG separately).

The movie production houses also had a rough patch as it was caught in a row with multiplex operators, cluttered releases and high ratio of box office disasters.

The combined revenues of the five listed companies – UTV Motion Pictures, Cinevistaas, Pritish Nandy Communications, Mukta Arts and Shree Ashtavinayak - dropped 20.48 per cent to Rs 13.78 billion (from Rs 17.33 billion).



 

On an operational level, these companies, however, posted a profit of Rs 1.43 billion, up 2.6 per cent from the earlier year.

Expenses fell by 24 per cent to Rs 8.13 billion, as against Rs 10.71 billion in the year-ago period.

The content entertainment revenue pie, in fact, fell by 24.74 per cent in FY’10. Revenue of the listed film and television production companies stood at Rs 17.14 billion, down from Rs 22.77 billion a year ago.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/03/starwprld.jpg?itok=6lHWNy-d
Star World Invites You to Its ‘Weekend Watch Party’

After a long week of work, some leisure time is essential. With all our weekends now being spent within the confines of our home, there is no better time to catch-up on some of the most talked-about, mind-bending drama series on television! So, tune-in to Star World Weekend Watch Party every...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/03/banijay.jpg?itok=FcHRhIEB
Banijay completes landmark deal to acquire Endemol Shine Group

MUMBAI: Banijay today announced the completion of the acquisition of Endemol Shine Group, previously co-owned by The Walt Disney Company and funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management Inc. The closed deal, which has been successfully approved by the relevant regulators worldwide in...

Television Production House Fiction
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/03/barc.jpg?itok=7MVLSMfP
BARC week 25: Star Plus continues to hold top spot in urban market and pay platform

Star Plus topped the chart on the pay platform and in the urban market in Week 25 of 2020 ( Saturday 20 June 2020 to Friday 26 June 2020  ) of Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) data. However, Star Plus slipped down to seventh position in the rural market.

Television TV Channels Viewership
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/03/indiatv.jpg?itok=BYww9CQn
India TV makes 3 key appointments

India TV has appointed experienced professionals at three key positions. Ajay Kumar has been appointed as consulting editor, Anand Pandey will be editor- research and planning and Jaya Prakash Singh has joined as chief of bureau, Mumbai.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/03/tv.jpg?itok=N3bOhVl2
TV ad volumes on Kannada channels grow as Covid2019 situation improves

The third biggest contributor to south India’s ad space, amounting to Rs 5,000 crore in the year 2019 (as per TAM AdEx South Side Story), Karnataka is a crowded space when it comes to advertisers and marketers both.

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/02/prive.jpg?itok=BS6zPI6d
This July, Immerse yourself in a wonderful world of amazing stories with Privé Collection on &PrivéHD

Be it true love, ghosts, football, killing – you name it and the collection has it all! Here’s an exciting, tragic, creepy, action-packed and funny assortment of tales like no other! From fearless action sequences to epic adventures or maybe a cheerful animation to something hysterically funny, we...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/01/aplause.jpg?itok=lMwW7zks
Applause Entertainment partners with Gurinder Chadha and Sunder Aaron

MUMBAI: With a strong focus on building an exciting and ambitious content slate that serves a diverse set of audiences, Applause Entertainment has rapidly emerged as one of the leading studios in India. An Aditya Birla Group venture, the content studio led by media veteran Sameer Nair has announced...

Television Production House Fiction
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/01/sportskeeda.jpg?itok=BQrqjlhJ
Sportskeeda to launch an original interview series “Free Hit” with Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev, and Yuvraj Singh

Sportskeeda, India’s largest all-sports news website is all set to launch its original interview series “Free Hit”. The first-of-its-kind series FreeHit catches-up with legendary cricketers in their own homes, and listens-in as they narrate their journey of becoming what they are today. 

Television TV Channels Sports
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/01/Raktim-Das_0.jpg?itok=Oy5L5CQe
TV9 appoints Raktim Das as COO of Studio9

Beefing up its management team and adding momentum to its pan-network digital expansion plans, TV9 Bharatvarsh announced the appointment of former Zee executive cluster head, innovation studio, and custom content Raktim Das as COO of its property Studio9.

Television TV Channels Regional

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required