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MY FM launches in Bikaner and Akola

Akola is the last station launch of the network bid during phase III auctions

exchange4media Staff Mar 29, 2017 8:09 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

High reserve price irks operators as second batch of Phase III radio auctions begin

Auction of second batch of Phase III frequencies, which began on Tuesday, has seen a muted response by the radio sector with many large operators not participating in the auction process, with high reserve price being stated as one of the key reasons

Abhinn Shreshtha Oct 28, 2016 8:04 AM

MIB releases details of RED FM's successful wins in first round of Phase III

The Madras High Court had earlier allowed South Asia FM (which runs Red FM as well as Suryan FM) to participate in the Phase III auctions held last year but had asked MIB to keep the results sealed

exchange4media Staff Oct 28, 2016 8:02 AM

HT Media Launches Radio Nasha 107.2 FM in Delhi

Radio Nasha will be HT Media's second radio station in Delhi and will play retro Bollywood music from '70s-'90s

exchange4media Staff Mar 11, 2016 11:05 AM

The government believes in self-regulation: JS Mathur

exchange4media group and Madison Media released the 2016 edition of the Pitch Madison Advertising Outlook Report (PMAR) in Mumbai. The Chief Guest on the occasion was J.S. Mathur, Special Secretary, Ministry of State for Information & Broadcasting (I&B).

exchange4media Staff Feb 12, 2016 8:19 AM

SC declines govt’s plea against Red FM

The apex court, on Friday, declined the government plea against the Delhi High Court’s decision to allow Red FM to participate in the first stage of the Phase III of the FM auctions

exchange4media Staff Feb 1, 2016 8:38 AM

Bombay HC grants stay order on DAS Phase III in Maharashtra

Bombay High Court has granted a stay order on implementation of Phase III of cable digitization in Maharashtra

exchange4media Staff Jan 4, 2016 2:14 PM

Guest Column: A new era for private FM: Nisha Narayanan

Nisha Narayanan, COO of Red FM, takes a look back at 2015 and highlights the expectation a newly resurgent radio industry has for 2016

Nisha Narayanan Jan 4, 2016 8:32 AM

Rewind 2015: Internet companies will be biggest spenders on radio: Harrish Bhatia

As 2015 draws to a close, Harrish Bhatia, CEO of MY FM, talks about the importance of Phase III in providing a fillip to the private FM sector

Abhinn Shreshtha Dec 2, 2015 9:35 AM

Rewind 2015: Internet companies will be biggest spenders on radio: Harrish Bhatia

As 2015 draws to a close, Harrish Bhatia, CEO of MY FM, talks about the importance of Phase III in providing a fillip to the private FM sector

Abhinn Shreshtha Dec 2, 2015 8:46 AM

Are second networks the way to go for FM radio?

Phase III of radio has brought in a number of new regulations that will help radio operators explore new content and programming opportunities. Is this the future of private FM in India?

exchange4media Staff Sep 29, 2015 8:49 AM

Migration fee for FM radio players announced

The MIB has released the city-wise non-refundable one time migration fee (NOTMF) for migration from FM Phase II to Phase III for existing private FM operators. Mumbai has the highest migration fee with Rs 36.69 crore, followed by Delhi with Rs 33.33 crore

exchange4media Staff Sep 26, 2015 4:11 PM

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

I would any day lose a city than bid too high for it: Prashant Panday

Radio Mirchi’s Prashant Panday talks to about the first stage of the Phase III auctions, the rationale behind getting 2 additional stations in Hyderabad and how the FM radio industry can now look to expand

Abhinn Shreshtha Sep 23, 2015 8:14 AM

Mini-metros will play a big part in our growth strategy: Tarun Katial

Tarun Katial, CEO of RBNL (Big FM) talks about how the network plans to leverage the addition of 14 new frequencies to its bouquet. The operator spent to the tune of Rs 117 crore for the new frequencies

Abhinna Shreshtha Sep 22, 2015 9:35 AM

Fever FM CEO justifies high price paid for Mumbai & Delhi frequencies

The first stage of the Phase III FM auctions saw frequencies in metros like Mumbai and Delhi exceed all expectations, but have operators overplayed their hand?

Abhinn Shreshtha Sep 21, 2015 7:46 AM

FM auction results expected by Tuesday

Sources familiar with the developments said that the final list of winners has now been sent to the ministry secretaries for final checks and clearances and an announcement would be made by Monday or Tuesday

Abhinn Shreshtha Sep 11, 2015 8:13 AM

Delhi leads with Rs 169 crore bid as FM auctions reach conclusion

Mumbai was second with Rs 122 crore bid. The operators with successful bids will get a chance to choose frequencies in their respective cities with the highest bidder getting the first choice in cities with multiple frequencies

Abhinn Shreshtha Sep 9, 2015 7:54 AM

5 key challenges that face new MIB Secretary Sunil Arora

In a role that comes with monumental responsibilities of digitisation, auction, FDI, to name a few, the new MIB secretary's path is set with difficult decisions ahead

Abid Hasan Aug 31, 2015 9:47 AM