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TRAI suggests private FM broadcasters to migrate to digital radio broadcasting in metro and major cities to increase the number of radio channels and revenue opportunities

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 14, 2017 8:08 AM

Among the myriad issues that India’s private FM sector faces, the case of statutory licenses and the formation of an independent Copyright Board have been simmering for the longest time

exchange4media Staff Jul 3, 2017 7:32 AM

Radio Mirchi cuts ad volumes by 30%, increases ad rates by 20%

Radio Mirchi will be reducing advertising on its channels to 12-14 minutes per hour this year with each ad break lasting 2.5-3 minutes

Abhinn Shreshtha Apr 26, 2017 8:23 AM

Radio Mirchi acquires 21 new licenses for Rs 51.3 crore

With these 21 cities, the core Mirchi brand will expand its footprint deeper into strategically important and fast growing cities and states. Its presence will increase from 43 to 64 cities in India.

exchange4media Staff Mar 1, 2017 9:20 AM

TV Today Network announces Mail Today, radio rejig

The TV Today Network has informed the BSE that its board of directors has inter-alia approved the acquisition of equity shares of Mail Today Newspapers Private Limited (Mail Today) from its other shareholders along with a reorganization of its radio business.

exchange4media Staff Dec 14, 2016 2:23 PM

FM operators want larger sample size, more accurate data collection

Radio operators welcome TRAI’s decision to relook at the current audience measurement system in place for radio broadcasting in the country and feel a more modern and inclusive system will help the industry and advertisers

Abhinn Shreshtha Apr 1, 2016 7:59 AM

Union Budget 2016: Industry experts and Analysts hail pro start-up budget

The Budget 2016 had hardly anything to offer for the Media and Entertainment sector. However, the focus on rural and start-up development could have an indirect effect on the sector. Industry experts and analysts share their views on the Union Budget 2016.

exchange4media Staff Mar 1, 2016 9:00 AM

Satyanarayana Murthy quits Radio City

Murthy served as National Marketing Head and Executive VP at Radio City.

exchange4media Staff Feb 4, 2016 8:29 AM

Ad woes and music license costs continue to hamper growth of internet radio

Despite a high potential, internet radio is still getting bogged down by problems of ad revenues and high music license costs, which will need to be addressed to see any growth in the sector.

Abhinn Shreshtha Feb 3, 2016 8:55 AM

Radio Mirchi’s Hitesh Sharma moves to new role in Bennett & Coleman

Hitesh Sharma, who served as Executive President at ENIL (the holding company of Radio Mirchi) will now move to ENIL’s parent company BCCL. He will be joining the Brand Capital team in his new role

exchange4media Staff Dec 24, 2015 8:12 AM

Rate hikes not a long-term solution for radio

Though no one doubts that the Indian private FM industry is in for good times with analysts predicting a growth rate of 18-20 per cent once the new channels become operational, the growth in the industry might not come in ways that are expected

Abhinn Shreshtha Sep 24, 2015 8:13 AM

TV Today sells 4 radio stations to ENIL in Rs 4 crore deal

TV Today Network (parent company of Oye FM) has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it has entered into a binding contract with ENIL (parent company of Radio Mirchi) to sell its four stations (Jodhpur, Amritsar, Patiala, and Shimla)

exchange4media Staff Sep 15, 2015 3:21 PM

Rs 550 crore Phase III auctions finally underway

As the long awaited first part of the Phase III auctions finally gets underway, it will set the stage for the overall expansion of private FM, which is expected to be worth more than Rs 2,000 crore overall

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 27, 2015 8:11 AM

Radio Mirchi gets MIB nod to acquire Oye FM's four stations

Radio Mirchi has received MIB's go-ahead to acquire Oye FM's non-metro radio stations in Amritsar, Jodhpur, Patiala and Shimla

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 23, 2015 4:02 PM

Radio Mirchi-Oye FM merger blocked by MIB

MIB declined to give its approval for the deal to go through stating it does not meet the Phase III guidelines. ENIL, in a stock filing dated May 9, 2015, said the companies will be appealing against the decision

Abhinn Shreshtha May 18, 2015 8:13 AM

Fever FM-Aahaa FM deal given a go-ahead by MIB?

Reliable sources have indicated that the pending acquisition of Chennai-based Aahaa 91.9 FM by Fever FM has been green-lit by the MIB

Abhinn Shreshtha May 7, 2015 8:57 AM

TV Today approaches HC for Oye FM sale

TV Today Network wants to complete sale of its radio business to ENIL, a move that is still awaiting MIB approval

Abhinn Shreshtha Apr 22, 2015 2:00 PM

FM biggies & regional players submit applications for 135 channels in first level of Phase III auctions

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) says it has received 28 applications for the first stage of the Phase III partial auctions that will see 135 FM radio channels go under the hammer in 69 cities

exchange4media Staff Apr 2, 2015 8:17 AM

 Govt releases confirmation of Phase III auctions in 69 existing cities

The auctions will be carried out in an ascending e-auction basis, as was earlier suggested by TRAI. The cabinet has also given approval to migration (renewal) of private FM Radio licenses from Phase-II to Phase-Ill on payment of migration fee

Abhinn Shreshtha Jan 17, 2015 6:42 PM

Radio to gain prominence in e-commerce ad spends in 2015?

E-commerce players have effectively used TV as a lead medium of reach. Can radio play a bigger role?

Deepa Balasubramanian Jan 8, 2015 8:19 AM