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Phase III auctions: Edged out by biggies, small players stay in the bidding war?blur=25

Regional players might have found the going tough with most seemingly muscled out by the more financially strong nationwide operators. However, there is still intense bidding going on between the tier 2 players for frequencies in the North-east and other non-metros

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 28, 2015 7:50 AM

How the Phase III auctions could shape the private FM ecosystem?blur=25

With 94 frequencies in 56 cities possibly getting bought in the first stage of the Phase III auctions, creating separate networks on the basis of differentiated content could be the future of large FM operators

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 25, 2015 7:43 AM

FM Phase III: Cumulative provisional winning price reaches Rs 1130.51 crore?blur=25

Big money networks drive aggressive bidding as first stage of Phase III auctions reaches Day 20. The auction activity requirement now stands at 100 per cent

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 24, 2015 7:47 AM

Govt to challenge HC decision on RED FM?blur=25

The govt is readying to file a Special Leave Petition in the SC for challenging a July 26 order by the Delhi HC that allowed Red FM, which is owned by Sun TV, to participate in FM Phase III auctions

exchange4media Staff Aug 19, 2015 2:42 PM

Phase III: How successful are the FM auctions??blur=25

The first stage of the Phase III FM auctions is in full swing with the government already assured of Rs 1005 crore. But is the grand plan of introducing the benefits of FM radio to every nook and cranny of the country getting neglected in the process?

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 19, 2015 8:04 AM

PM Modi says he was pressured to not hold FM Phase III auctions?blur=25

In his Independence Day speech, the Prime Minister said, "A lot of big people were worried. They told me, 'FM radio was for common people, there is no earning so why do you want to hold auctions? I was put under a lot of pressure but I said that Team India, which comprises of 125 crore people, wants transparency..."

exchange4media Staff Aug 18, 2015 3:39 PM

Phase III auctions: Mumbai provisional winning price reaches Rs 114.66 crore?blur=25

The battle for Mumbai’s 2 frequencies continues with the city seeing provisional winning price go up to Rs 114.66 crore as it received 2 new bids on Day 16

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 18, 2015 8:01 AM

Phase III auctions: Cumulative provisional winning price crosses Rs 1000 Crore?blur=25

As the first stage of the Phase III FM auctions finishes its third week, 87 channels in 56 cities became provisional winning channels with cumulative provisional winning price of Rs 1005 crore against their aggregate reserve price of about Rs 425 crore

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 17, 2015 8:06 AM

FM Phase III: Mumbai edges closer to Rs 100 crore mark?blur=25

Delhi too crossed the Rs 162 crore mark with one active bid at close of day

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 13, 2015 7:57 AM

Phase III auctions: Aurangabad and Kolhapur only cities with excess demand?blur=25

Aurangabad has 3 bids for its 2 frequencies with a provisional winning price of Rs 5.87 crore at the end of Day 12. Kolhapur has 3 bids for its 2 frequencies with the highest bid price at approximately Rs 8 crore. Delhi had one bid with the provisional winning price at Rs 156 crore

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 12, 2015 8:01 AM

Phase III: Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai shine: Non-metros fail to see big action?blur=25

Though the first stage of the FM auctions has seen a lot of interest for the metros, other cities like Lucknow, Surat, Patna, Mangalore, Mysore and Nagpur, didn't see much buzz

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 11, 2015 7:57 AM

Phase III: At Rs 144 crore, has Delhi stolen everyone’s thunder??blur=25

With 40 rounds of bidding over a course of 10 days, Delhi crossed Rs 144 crore, much higher than any other city. The closest is Bangalore, which stands at Rs 104 crore. In fact, a number of other cities which were expected to do well have seen relatively poor demand

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 10, 2015 8:15 AM

FM Phase III: Jaipur overtakes Hyderabad with Rs 19 crore bid?blur=25

Delhi has a single bid of Rs 138 crore at the end of Day 9. Ahmedabad, Bhubaneshwar and Bangalore saw no new bids on Day 9

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 7, 2015 7:58 AM

FM Phase III: Delhi, Rs 133 crore and counting?blur=25

Day 8 of the first stage of the Phase III auctions ended with now a total of 32 rounds having occurred. Delhi still overwhelms all other cities, proving that it is the most sought after frequency in the country

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 6, 2015 8:06 AM

Phase III: Delhi crosses Rs 124 crore, no takers for Ahmedabad?blur=25

Day 7 of the first stage of the Phase III auctions ended with now a total of 28 rounds having occurred. Though Delhi and Mumbai had a strong showing, news was not that good for all cities

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 5, 2015 8:11 AM

Phase III: Delhi bids fall from 5 to 1 on Monday?blur=25

Mumbai was supposed to be one of the most sought after frequencies, but after a week of bidding the market for the city is not really holding up to expectations. As of yesterday, it had two bids for its two frequencies, with the highest bid of around Rs 86 crore

exchange4media Staff Aug 4, 2015 8:15 AM

FM Phase III: Delhi crosses Rs 100 crore, Chandigarh gets maiden bid?blur=25

As the first stage of the Phase III FM auctions finishes, 80 channels in 55 cities combined to give a provisional winning price of over Rs 714 crore

Abhinn Shreshtha Aug 3, 2015 8:17 AM

FM Phase III: Delhi overtakes Mumbai with Rs 86 crore bid on Day 4?blur=25

Day 4 of the Phase III auctions ended with a total of 16 rounds having occurred

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 31, 2015 8:05 AM

FM Phase III: Mumbai and Delhi cross Rs 65 crore bids on Day 3?blur=25

Interest seems to be focused on just a section of the available channels with a lot of money being bid on Tier 1 and Tier II cities

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 30, 2015 8:05 AM

FM Phase III: Bhubaneshwar surprises with multiple bids?blur=25

As the second day of FM frequency auctions concluded yesterday, there were some cities that clearly received the most interest. We analyze the bids behind cities like Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Pune, and Ahmedabad

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 29, 2015 8:13 AM