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Business heads of radio stations forecast the growth and trends in the radio sector in 2019

Madhuwanti Saha 10-January-2019

Prashant Panday, MD & CEO of Entertainment Network (India) Limited, talks of high growth potential of radio if the govt frees up additional spectrum & curbs on content and much more.

Srabana Lahiri 03-December-2018

In the closed-door meeting with broadcasters, Pai is said to have discussed growing pressure of social media & content democratisation

exchange4media Staff 27-October-2018

Entertainment Network India Limited recorded a total revenue of Rs 148.4 crores for the same quarter as against Rs 150.6 crores in the year-ago quarter

exchange4media Staff 07-February-2018

Radio sector expects better streamlining of tax laws, lowering the license fee for operating in smaller cities and bringing it under 5 per cent GST slab from the upcoming Union Budget 2018

exchange4media Staff 31-January-2018

TRAI suggests private FM broadcasters to migrate to digital radio broadcasting in metro and major cities to increase the number of radio channels and revenue opportunities

Abhinn Shreshtha 14-July-2017

Among the myriad issues that India’s private FM sector faces, the case of statutory licenses and the formation of an independent Copyright Board have been simmering for the longest time

exchange4media Staff 03-July-2017

Radio Mirchi will be reducing advertising on its channels to 12-14 minutes per hour this year with each ad break lasting 2.5-3 minutes

Abhinn Shreshtha 26-April-2017

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 01-March-2017

After seeing a slump in revenues in Q1’16, FM radio saw a marginal increase in ad revenues in Q2’16 (quarter ending September) with revenues increasing to Rs 502.13 crore for 259 private FM radio stations as against Rs 468.08 crore for 244 private FM radio stations in the previous quarter

exchange4media Staff 04-January-2017

As the year 2016 comes to an end, Prashant Panday, MD & CEO, Radio Mirchi shares the key highlights and trends that fuelled the growth of the FM radio industry

Prashant Panday 27-December-2016

The private FM sector is hoping the government will not delay in holding the next stage of the Phase III auctions this year. Meanwhile, the move to start in-train broadcast of radio FM has been welcomed by heads of radio channels

Abhinn Shreshtha 14-March-2016

The Budget 2016 had hardly anything to offer for the Media and Entertainment sector. However, the focus on rural and start-up development could have an indirect effect on the sector. Industry experts and analysts share their views on the Union Budget 2016.

exchange4media Staff 01-March-2016

Despite a high potential, internet radio is still getting bogged down by problems of ad revenues and high music license costs, which will need to be addressed to see any growth in the sector.

Abhinn Shreshtha 03-February-2016

On the back of a successful 2015 in terms of ad spends, new content properties and the expansion of radio to new networks through the first stage of Phase III, leaders from the radio industry said the sector was on track to see a 14 per cent growth in 2015

exchange4media Staff 31-December-2015

Radio Mirchi has increased its presence in the Punjab market with the launch of new stations in Amirtsar and Patiala

exchange4media Staff 15-December-2015

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 24-September-2015

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 23-September-2015

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 06-April-2015

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

Abhinn Shreshtha 14-February-2015