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The company’s collective YouTube subscriber base has grown to over 7 million, a 150% growth from last year

exchange4media Staff Jul 23, 2019 5:27 PM

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

Madhuwanti Saha Jan 10, 2019 8:49 AM

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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 Dec 3, 2018 9:32 AM

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

exchange4media Staff Oct 27, 2018 9:30 AM

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 Feb 7, 2018 3:00 PM

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 Jan 31, 2018 8:56 AM

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 Jul 14, 2017 8:08 AM

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 Jul 3, 2017 7:32 AM

Radio Mirchi cuts ad volumes by 30%, increases ad rates by 20%

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 Apr 26, 2017 8:23 AM

Radio Mirchi acquires 21 new licenses for Rs 51.3 crore

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 Mar 1, 2017 9:20 AM

FM radio ad revenues cross Rs 500 crore in Q2'16: TRAI

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 Jan 4, 2017 8:15 AM

Guest Column: FY16 a great year from revenue perspective; radio grew 14%: Prashant Panday, ENIL

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 Dec 27, 2016 8:12 AM

Private FM sector expecting radio auctions in coming months

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 Mar 14, 2016 8:07 AM

Union Budget 2016: Industry experts and Analysts hail pro start-up budget

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 Mar 1, 2016 9:00 AM

Ad woes and music license costs continue to hamper growth of internet radio

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 Feb 3, 2016 8:55 AM

Radio grew by 14 per cent in 2015, say experts

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 Dec 31, 2015 9:26 AM

Radio Mirchi launches Amritsar & Patiala stations

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

exchange4media Staff Dec 15, 2015 1:32 PM

Rate hikes not a long-term solution for radio

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 Sep 24, 2015 8:13 AM

I would any day lose a city than bid too high for it: Prashant Panday

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 Sep 23, 2015 8:14 AM

Phase III auctions may fail, predict FM operators

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