TRAI releases Phase III recommendations, agrees with broadcasters on most points?blur=25

TRAI has agreed with radio operators on most points, such as granting licenses for 15 years from the date of migration to Phase III and fixing the date of migration as March 31, 2015, among other recommendations

Abhinna Shreshtha Feb 21, 2014 8:47 AM

Operators want lower reserve fee as Phase III auction looms?blur=25

Radio stakeholders are expected to meet later this week to thrash out their list of recommendations to TRAI; lower reserve fee & clarity on the migration process seem to be high on the agenda

Abhinna Shreshtha Dec 12, 2013 8:16 AM

TRAI seeks stakeholders' comments on FM Phase III migration?blur=25

Last date for sending in comments on migration of FM radio broadcasters from Phase II to Phase III is Dec 17, 2013. Counter-comments can be submitted by Dec 24

Abid Hasan Dec 4, 2013 8:27 AM

Radio Mirchi Q2 FY14 net up 59% at Rs 16.4 cr; revenues up 12%?blur=25

Revenues for Q2 FY14 stood at Rs 86.5 crore, as against Rs 77.1 crore in Q2 FY13. Radio Mirchi's EBITDA recorded a 33.6% growth to Rs 25.3 crore

exchange4media Staff Nov 14, 2013 7:52 AM

40% of STBs should be procured from domestic manufacturers: Uday Varma?blur=25

With rising Dollar prices & imports becoming costlier, the former I&B Secy feels that it is time for local manufacturers to penetrate the STB market & get the maximum share

Abid Hasan Oct 9, 2013 8:35 AM

We have asked MIB to conduct an external audit on the digitisation process: Manish Tewari?blur=25

The audit will be done to gauge the satisfaction quotient of b'casters, MSOs, LCOs and consumers, and better the process in Phase III, says the I&B Minister

Abid Hasan Oct 7, 2013 8:52 AM

Is the industry ready for radio Phase III auctions in Oct??blur=25

While the industry celebrated when I&B Minister Manish Tewari announced the roll-out of Phase III in Oct, we take a look at whether the radio fraternity is prepared to take the auctions head-on

Saloni Surti Sep 20, 2013 8:58 AM

FM Phase III auctions by next month: Manish Tewari?blur=25

The I&B Minister assured that the Government is putting in place certain processes and will make the e-auction bids as transparent & hassle free as possible

Abid Hasan Sep 14, 2013 9:37 AM

Networking model way forward for radio players post Phase III?blur=25

Networking model makes a large chunk of C & D towns viable & reduces expenditure significantly, which will be the need post Phase III. We take a look at its pros & cons...

Saloni Surti Aug 30, 2013 8:19 AM

"Radio will benefit from revenues flowing in from TV and print"?blur=25

With the upcoming inventory cap on television & real estate clients reducing their print spends, radio is the direct beneficiary, says Vineet Singh Hukmani, MD & CEO, Radio One

Saloni Surti Jul 17, 2013 7:46 AM

Taxation issues may cripple radio expansion?blur=25

License woes, inadequate FDI relief, lack of Govt. support and the numerous taxes are bottleneck to smooth radio Phase III expansion

Saloni Surti Jun 6, 2013 7:58 PM

Thought auction is the only thing giving radio industry sleepless nights??blur=25

In addition to pre-auction issues such as base price & license period, post-auction challenges such as management, IT support & increased costs add to the players’ woes

Saloni Surti May 16, 2013 8:08 PM

Phase III auctions may not see reduction of minimum frequency separation?blur=25

Reducing inter-channel spacing from 800 KHz to 400 KHz would double the no. of radio channels but this demand is unlikely to be met, at least for now

Simran Sabherwal May 15, 2013 8:06 PM

Radio rues Govt policy on Phase III, fears large no. of licences going unsold?blur=25

Radio players have still not been able to freeze on expansion strategies owing to concerns such as base price, migration fee, license extension, etc.

Saloni Surti May 8, 2013 7:28 PM

Radio Phase III rollout likely to be completed this FY: Uday Varma?blur=25

MIB is planning to issue request for proposal this month and put in place an auctioneer in coming two months, says the MIB Secretary

Abid Hasan May 2, 2013 11:06 PM

I'm planning to meet TRAI Chairman on the ad cap issue: Uday Varma?blur=25

The MIB Secretary feels that while the 12-min ad cap could stretch to 13-15 minutes, he questions why ads are stretching to 30-35 minutes in a clock hour

Abid Hasan Apr 26, 2013 7:47 PM

EGoM fast tracks FM Phase III process?blur=25

In a post-Budget meeting, the Empowered Group of Ministers declared some strong measures for Phase III auctions, including taking up fee issues with TRAI

Saloni Surti Mar 7, 2013 2:39 AM

Rewind 2012: How it all began with Phase III?blur=25

To give our readers a fun recap of the radio sector in 2012, exchange4media rewinds the year in ‘How I Met Your Mother’ style

Saloni Surti Jan 1, 2013 5:16 PM

“Bidding high or low is in the FM players’ hands”?blur=25

Vineet Singh Hukmani, MD, Radio One states that while Phase III FM auctions are still stuck, there are a few things that the Govt is now doing right

Saloni Surti Dec 20, 2012 4:44 AM

Phase III biggest miss of the year: Hitesh Sharma?blur=25

After all the number crunching, plans and approvals, phase III suffered a delay causing setbacks to radio players, says the COO of ENIL

Saloni Surti Dec 3, 2012 6:28 PM