TV Today approaches HC for Oye FM sale?blur=25

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

Phase III auctions may fail, predict FM operators?blur=25

Private FM operators are not impressed with TRAI’s recommendations on the reserve prices of stations in new cities under Phase III and say it reduces the feasibility

Abhinn Shreshtha Apr 6, 2015 8:25 AM

FM biggies & regional players submit applications for 135 channels in first level of Phase III auctions?blur=25

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

TRAI releases recommendations for Phase III reserve price?blur=25

TRAI recommends that reserve price for FM radio channels in a new city should be set equal to 0.8 times the valuation of FM radio channels in that city

exchange4media Staff Mar 27, 2015 8:52 AM

Phase III auctions may face delay as MIB juggles dates?blur=25

The new tentative deadline for submission of entries is now March 27, 2015. This means that the e-auctions, which were earlier expected to start on April 24, 2015 at the earliest, will now be delayed by another 4-5 days

exchange4media Staff Mar 25, 2015 8:23 AM

First set of Phase III auctions expected by April 24, 2015?blur=25

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has released a Notice Inviting Application (NIA) for the e-auction of the first batch of Phase III frequencies

exchange4media Staff Mar 4, 2015 8:14 AM

MIB releases migration undertaking letter?blur=25

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has announced the format of the Phase III migration for current license holders. Operators wanting to move to Phase III need to submit their application by March 9 and before March 23, said the Ministry

exchange4media Staff Feb 25, 2015 8:27 AM

MIB responds to radio operators' Phase III pre-bid queries; turns down most requests?blur=25

Waiving 15% cap, removing three-year lock in period, and revising two-stage auction process to a single process were some of the suggestions turned down by MIB

Abhinn Shreshtha Feb 18, 2015 8:13 AM

Radio Mirchi acquires Oye FM?blur=25

Terms of the deal remain undisclosed. Industry insiders indicate the deal is worth around Rs 50 crore

Abhinn Shreshtha Feb 14, 2015 9:34 PM

Why TV Today put Oye FM on the block?blur=25

This will not be the first time that TV Today Group will engage in selling a radio property. In 2006, when the industry was on the verge of moving from Phase I to Phase II expansion, it sold off its stake in RED FM to a consortium, which included Value Lab and NDTV. Sun TV later picked up majority stake in RED FM

Abhinn Shreshtha Feb 10, 2015 9:22 AM

15 per cent cap irks FM operators?blur=25

A 15 per cent cap on owned frequencies has upset a few operators as the ministry outlined its process for carrying out the auctions

Abhinn Shreshtha Jan 29, 2015 8:46 AM

Here's why Friday's cabinet approval is a big decision for FM?blur=25

Radio operators are ecstatic after receiving cabinet approval for Phase III auctions and here is why

Abhinn Shreshtha Jan 19, 2015 8:14 AM

 Govt releases confirmation of Phase III auctions in 69 existing cities?blur=25

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

2015: A year of great expectations for the private FM sector?blur=25

From Phase III auction, royalty issue resolution to a conducive Union Budget, radio players make a wish list for what they expect for the radio industry in 2015

Abhinn Shreshtha Jan 9, 2015 8:50 AM

Radio's coming-of-age: Sector preps for massive growth in 2015?blur=25

Aided by innovation, expansion & advertisers' renewed faith & Phase III rollout, 2015 is the year that radio industry is all set to flourish

Abhinn Shreshtha Jan 2, 2015 8:03 AM

Why Radio City acquisition makes sense for JPL?blur=25

With the addition of Radio City in its portfolio, Jagran gets access to a well-run and organized operator with presence in key, advertiser-friendly cities like Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi among its 20 stations. Financially, Radio City is in a healthy position

Abhinn Shreshtha Dec 18, 2014 8:02 AM

I&B Minister Arun Jaitley gives the nod to Phase III partial auctions?blur=25

Radio players delighted with the resolution which is now awaiting cabinet approval

Abhinn Shreshtha Dec 16, 2014 8:05 AM

Govt to announce 'partial auctions' for Phase III this week?blur=25

Sources say an announcement to this effect is expected to be made by Wednesday and the first lot of frequencies to go under the hammer will be 68 leftover frequencies from the Phase II auctions, which critically include 42 reference city frequencies

Abhinn Shreshtha Dec 9, 2014 7:57 AM

Standalone FM operators ride the wave of expansion with Phase III auctions?blur=25

Smaller FM operators are as excited about Phase III as their larger counterparts and could prove to be no easy pushovers as the country prepares for the next phase of radio expansion

Abhinn Shreshtha Dec 4, 2014 7:51 AM

 I&B Minister Arun Jaitley hints at Phase III expansion of radio this financial year?blur=25

Not only doing it on an expedited basis is a good reason, but it would also generate revenues for the government in view of the next Budget, said Jaitley according to media reports

exchange4media Staff Nov 26, 2014 12:20 PM