Like the last two years, this year too several IPL franchises have roped in radio partners to reach out to their audience. The ad revenues of FM radio partners are expected to see a jump of about 15 per cent this year. exchange4media speaks to a few industry players to get their view on IPL as a property and the advertising opportunities it provides.
Indian Premier League has managed to reach every nook and corner of the country, including the usually considered to be remote North-East. Leading the spread there are the region’s FM radio stations with several on-air and on-ground activities. With a lot of supporters of Kolkata Night Riders in the North-East, Nine FM and Radio Misty are helping the IPL franchise further strengthen its fan base here.
The FM radio market in Sikkim is dominated by three players – Radio Misty, Nine FM and Red FM. The functioning of FM radio in the hilly state presents its own set of challenges and opportunities. exchange4media finds out more from Radio Misty’s Nishant Mittal and Nine FM’s Bobby Gupta.