Year Enders

Year Enders

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Movie premieres, HD adoption, OTT challenge for English entertainment, movies in 2018

It was a good year for English entertainment and movies channels. 2018 saw some big Hollywood premieres even as channels went the route of content segmentation and HD adoption. Leaving behind the concerns of GST and demonetisation, the industry did much better this year. Industry experts suggest that a small correction expected in the content acquisition cost in 2019.

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Hindi GECs flirted with formats, sensed OTT challenge

It was a year of bittersweet changes for the Indian general entertainment channels (GEC) industry. Top-notch industry executives decided to call it quits including industry veteran Colors COO Raj Nayak who dropped the bomb recently that he is moving out of Viacom18 after his seven-year stint with the company.

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A year when OTT onward march & TRAI tariff issue hogged limelight

2018 could have been easily dubbed as the Indian year digital or OTT, with its chaotic growth continuing and multi-million dollars being poured into programming by global and local players, however, the new tariff and regulatory regime for the broadcast and cable sector occupied as much mind space.

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The year M&A changed the face of the media and entertainment industry

The emergence of numerous streaming platforms and convergence between technology, media, and telecom companies shook the core of the media and entertainment business globally. Giant tech and telco players, on the back of their direct customer reach, started taking content creation and distribution a lot more seriously.

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Media and entertainment industry: hindsight 2018, foresight 2019

The Indian media and entertainment industry continued to be robust in 2018, aided by the domestic consumption story remaining strong, as well as the impact of one-time events such as demonetisation and GST progressively fading away.

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2017's Top India TV industry leaders - Part I

MUMBAI: The year 2017 threw up myriad conundrums and dilemmas for the men and women who are the showrunners of India’s media and entertainment (M&E) sector, which is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.9 per cent, to reach USD 37.55 billion by 2021 from USD 19.59 billion in 2016, outshining the global average of 4.2 per cent.

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Guest Column: Tech trends & their ability to change the game in 2018

Whether you’re a fan of technology or merely sifting through the massive puddle of everyday innovations, you can’t help but wonder at the developments that lie in the future. The world we live in has changed from “is it possible” to “how better can it get” with smartphones and technology changing the way consumers purchase and utilise services.

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2017 for infotainment and lifestyle channels

MUMBAI: The infotainment and lifestyle genres can’t compete with GECs when it comes to ratings but that doesn’t dampen the spirits of channel heads. New shows are constantly launched to engage the tight community of viewers that channels in the category command.

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2017 was a regulatory roller coaster and the ride continues

NEW DELHI: The year 2017 for the media industry certainly couldn’t be called easy from the point of doing business despite efforts and claims by the federal government that significant progress had been made in the regard.

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Guest column: Digital outlook for 2018

MUMBAI: The year 2017 is behind us and, as we peek into 2018, there is so much to look forward to. The digital landscape is so dynamic and ever-evolving that an annual trend-spotting article would be unfair. But still there are key areas where digital is heading and I can safely say that 2018 is going to be a year of technology and innovation.

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