FM Phase III: Hyderabad sees 3 bids of Rs 18 crore at end of Day 2?blur=25

Mumbai and Delhi continued to see increased interest with bid amounts crossing Rs 55 crore and Rs 48 crore respectively, while cities like Guwahati, Patna and Bangalore also saw increase in bid amount

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 29, 2015 8:09 AM

Phase III: Mumbai leads with Rs 41.9 crore bid at end of Day 1?blur=25

Mumbai and Delhi showed the highest bids as the day closed with 4 rounds of bidding on the first day of the Phase III auctions

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 28, 2015 8:12 AM

How does Red FM’s entry affect Phase III auctions??blur=25

The High Court’s decision to allow Red FM to participate in the auctions could have serious implications on the ambitions of the other large network giants—Big FM, Radio Mirchi and Radio City

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 28, 2015 8:09 AM

Rs 550 crore Phase III auctions finally underway?blur=25

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

Is Radio Mirchi’s acquisition of Oye FM a threat to Big FM??blur=25

The MIB gave its nod to Radio Mirchi’s proposed buyout of Oye FM from the TV Today Group. However, it has only allowed the sale of 4 out of the 7 stations operated by Oye FM. Interestingly, Big FM is among the strongest national player in these four cities

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 23, 2015 8:15 AM

RED FM's tangled journey with the Home Ministry: A quick rundown?blur=25

RED FM gained some relief after the High Court asked the central govt to allow participation in the mock auctions. With Chennai HC expected to hear the case on Friday, we take a look at how the entire issue has progressed so far

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 23, 2015 8:11 AM

Delhi HC asks Centre to consider postponing Phase III auction?blur=25

The Delhi High Court, today, termed the security clearance process for FM radio auction as ‘vague’. It has further asked the government to consider delaying the Phase III auctions

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 22, 2015 5:40 PM

Should FM industry be worried about potentially delayed Phase III auctions??blur=25

As the FM industry prepares for mock auctions for Phase III, the question on everyone’s mind is whether the auctions will be delayed due to the ongoing Red FM litigation in the High Court

exchange4media Staff Jul 22, 2015 8:16 AM

Red FM to approach Delhi High Court today?blur=25

Red FM has confirmed that it will be moving the court today as it seeks to get the MIB and Home Ministry’s decision against it overturned. Red FM and Suryan FM have not been allowed to participate in the Phase III auctions

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 20, 2015 8:17 AM

RED FM considers legal action after Phase III snub?blur=25

RED FM, Sun TV, Suryan FM, Nisha Narayanan, Phase III, MIB, Abhinn Shreshtha

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 17, 2015 8:45 AM

Hinduja Group launches NXT Digital HITS service for Phase III & IV; plans investment of $100 million?blur=25

The Hinduja Group announced the launch of its Headend-In-The-Sky (HITS) service NXT Digital and shared details of its offerings to the distribution fraternity in a market of over 110 million analog TV households in India. The roll-out of NXT Digital will be a product primarily targeted at the Last Mile Operators in Phase III and IV of DAS markets

exchange4media Staff Jul 16, 2015 9:03 AM

Total pay-TV channel revenues for broadcasters to grow to US$6.1 billion in 2019: MPA Report?blur=25

Media-Partners Asia report said that based on relative growth for other markets in Asia-Pacific (excluding China), India is expected to contribute more than one-third of the total channel revenue business in the region by 2023

exchange4media Staff Jul 16, 2015 8:42 AM

RED FM missing as MIB releases list of qualified bidders for Phase III?blur=25

The list includes 21 names along with their earnest deposit money details. ENIL, which runs Radio Mirchi, Reliance Broadcast, which runs BIG FM, and HT Media, which runs Fever FM, were the three companies with highest deposits

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 16, 2015 8:17 AM

MIB releases migration GOPA papers for Phase III online?blur=25

These include the migration Grant of Permission Agreement (GOPA), GOPA for new applicants and Wireless Planning & Coordination (WPC) Wing license

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 16, 2015 8:13 AM

Amicable outcome in Sun TV issue likely by Thursday??blur=25

The Home Ministry’s delay in passing security clearance to Sun TV has led to further delay in Phase III auctions. However, sources indicate that a decision is likely by end of this week and rumours suggest that we could see a favourable compromise between the embattled parties

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 7, 2015 8:24 AM

Community radio could be a good revenue opportunity: Ashish Pherwani?blur=25

“At some point community radio will start picking up and this will largely be funded by the large FMCGs who want to reach out to small villages and tier 4 cities,” says Ashish Pherwani, Partner (Advisory Services) at Ernst & Young, as he talks about the radio ecosystem which is one of his focus areas

Abhinn Shreshtha Jun 16, 2015 9:28 AM

Industry backs RED FM-Suryan FM as standoff continues?blur=25

Radio fraternity has pledged its support to Sun TV-owned RED FM and Suryan FM which have been denied security clearance by Home Ministry. It is estimated that the govt stands to lose more than Rs 400 crore in migration and bidding revenue if RED FM and Suryan FM are not allowed to participate in Phase III auctions

Abhinn Shreshtha Jun 12, 2015 7:59 AM

Phase III delays continue to plague radio business?blur=25

2015 was to be the year when radio was expected to reach the next level of growth, but with constant delays in the auction, there is no resolution in sight for the industry as of now

Abhinn Shreshtha Jun 1, 2015 7:59 AM

Sun TV-Home Ministry issue delays Phase III auction?blur=25

The Home Ministry's reluctance in granting a security clearance to Sun TV is one of the reasons for the current delay in conducting the first batch of Phase III auctions

Abhinna Shreshtha May 18, 2015 8:03 AM

Delhi, Mumbai could fetch upwards of Rs 70 crore in Phase III auction?blur=25

Delhi and Chennai have 1 frequency each, while Mumbai and Bangalore have 2 frequencies that will go under the hammer. These cities have proven themselves to be the most financially lucrative so it would make sense for radio operators to acquire additional frequencies here

Abhinna Shreshtha May 5, 2015 7:56 AM