Year Enders

Year Enders

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The year the industry entered the ICU

Perhaps that best expresses what Television News underwent in 2013. Simply because it spells out to say: What (the) Hell Ever Happened!

A pause would have been a positive sentiment; in a year that felt like the roller coaster was going to crash. Yes, flat revenues, would have been a positive. Flat viewership would have been a positive.

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The year of the big risk

MUMBAI: As the headline states, Year 2013 will go down in history as the year of the big risk in Indian television and media. Whether it was with big jump into cable TV digitisation or in the area of experimenting with new programming formats or working on changing the status quo in TV ratings or in battling the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI's) ad cap, the year saw everyone playing a long hand.

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English GECs bet big on digitisation

The early exit of BBC Entertainment and focus on target segmentation marked the English general entertainment channel (GEC) genre as digitisation propelled change in 2012.

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Music channels sing growth tune in 2012: Punit Pandey, EVP & Business Head, 9X Media Group

The Music Broadcasting scenario in 2012 has registered a significant growth both in terms of viewership, which is more consumption of the genre leading to absolute GRPs, and also in terms of ad revenues as compared to 2010.

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TV industry immune to 2012 slowdown

In 2012, the television industry was immune to the slowdown effect.

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2012: Fighting for change in the media and ad biz

2012 proved to be a year when the broadcasters, media and ad agencies were fighting for change.

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2012: The pace of change showed no signs of slowing in India: Peter Hutton FIC Sports SVP

In sport, sometimes you just need to sit back and admire.

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India heading towards oligopoly in sports broadcasting: Zeel Sports Business CEO Atul Pande

The events in 2012 could be an indicator at how the sports business will look going forward. An oligopoly, with two primary broadcasters driving the business.

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2012 : A year of agency consolidation : Anita Nayyar, CEO, Havas Media India and South Asia

India because it is English speaking, in addition to all the other factors, has every global brand, executive and company vying for a place in the sun.

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2012: Industry unites to avert deadlocks : Arvind Sharma, Chairman of Leo Burnett India Sub-Continent

As the ancient Chinese proverb goes - May you live in interesting times!

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