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OOH sector welcomes the Budget as positive and balanced

Despite the possibility that the sector may be liable to be charged service tax, OOH players are satisfied with tax reforms & investments for infrastructure development

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 18, 2014 8:19 AM

CNBC-TV18 leads Budget Day coverage with 67% market share

CNBC-TV18 lead with 67 per cent relative share followed by ET NOW with 22 per cent, NDTV Profit was at No. 3 with 11 per cent and Bloomberg TV had 1 per cent viewership

exchange4media Staff Jul 18, 2014 8:10 AM

Guest Column: Radio needs its fair share of parity with other mediums

We expect the govt will soon allow at least 26% FDI in the radio industry as private radio operators also want to feel at par with other mediums, says Nisha Narayanan, COO, RED FM

Nisha Narayanan Jul 16, 2014 8:44 AM

Budget 2014: Regional print players cautious on ushering in 'achche din'

Print players in the South feel that Modi Govt's maiden Budget falls short on the promise of rolling in the good times, yet they remain optimistic about the Budget spurring economic growth

Deepa Balasubramanian Jul 15, 2014 9:38 AM

Guest Column: The Budget will bring to end the current media crisis: Suresh Srinivasan

Economic slowdown has caused a severe stress on customer spends. Media is a derived business and hence, is bound to get impacted. The economy looks to be getting back & stronger growth is envisaged, says the VP (Advt), The Hindu

Suresh Srinivasan Jul 15, 2014 8:19 AM

Budget 2014: Budget will encourage investment & revive the economy: B'casters

Major broadcasters feel that the Union Budget will preserve the positive sentiment and put the economy on a growth path. It is also a direction of the Government

Abid Hasan Jul 14, 2014 8:50 AM

Left in the lurch again? Budget disappoints radio players

Expectations were high on decisions regarding FDI & tax rationalization, especially in light of the upcoming Phase III auctions; but radio players find there wasn’t much addressing the dire straits of the industry in the Budget

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 14, 2014 8:34 AM

Guest Column: Budget spurs a renewed hope and positivity among marketers

While the 'Digital India' programme proposed in the Budget will help bridge the digital divide, service tax on online & mobile advertising is a setback, says Harish Nair, National Digital Strategy Director, GroupM

Harish Nair Jul 14, 2014 8:16 AM

PwC hails budgetary allocations for M&E sector in Union Budget 2014

While some sections of the industry are not happy with online & mobile advertising being included under the service tax, PWC sees the pruning of the negative list in order to promote GST as a step in the right direction

exchange4media Staff Jul 12, 2014 8:52 AM

Industry expects digital costs to go up post levying of service tax

Marketers & agencies say that costs will now be passed on to the advertiser, making digital advertising more expensive, while others say that it is a setback for a sector that has been booming over the last couple of years

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 11, 2014 10:39 AM

Print players heave a sigh of relief on exemption from service tax

Print players are happy to have been exempted from service tax on sale of space for ads in print media. No imposition of import duty on newsprint is also seen as a positive step for the print industry

Abid Hasan Jul 11, 2014 9:36 AM

Industry expects digital costs to go up post levying of service tax

Marketers & agencies say that costs will now be passed on to the advertiser, making digital advertising more expensive, while others say that it is a setback for a sector that has been booming over the last couple of years

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 11, 2014 9:02 AM

EY hails FM's proposal of funds for start-ups in M&E sector & community radio stations

Rakesh Jariwala & Ashish Pherwani, Partners, EY share their opinion on start-up funds, introducing service tax on sale of ad space, measures to reduce litigation on various direct and indirect taxes & funds for community radio stations proposed in the Budget

exchange4media Staff Jul 11, 2014 8:46 AM

Moneycontrol lets users track Budget's impact on their investment portfolio

Bringing the Budget action live, Moneycontrol.com is facilitating people to track their investments at the same time. One can also monitor stock movements real time

exchange4media Staff Jul 10, 2014 11:06 AM

Budget 2014: Broadcasters expect change in taxation policies, push to digitisation

While mostly optimistic about the Budget, the broadcast industry is looking at removal of dual taxation policy, implementation of key digitisation-related policies & a more aggressive push to digital platforms from the Govt

Collin Furtado Jul 10, 2014 9:28 AM

Guest Column: Usher in fresh investment & provide a tax holiday for radio players

Govt should clear TRAI recommendations, offer a tax break for radio players to invest in the otherwise no-so-viable-markets & allow networking of stations and news, says Apurva Purohit, CEO, MBPL (Radio City)

Apurva Purohit Jul 10, 2014 7:55 AM

Zee News presents comprehensive budget analysis with a special line-up

The channel will showcase special shows to engage viewers with a different perspective on Budget Day

exchange4media Staff Jul 9, 2014 5:37 PM

Radio players seek uniform laws, higher FDI & tax relaxation from Budget

In the wake of Union Budget, Radio, a sector clearly in need of revival, collectively looks forward to expedited policy reforms that allow fresh investments, fair & uniform policy & tax reforms

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 9, 2014 8:21 AM

Budget 2014: FDI hike, simplified taxes, boost to DAS top M&E industry’s wish list

The M&E industry has high expectations from Modi Govt's first Union Budget, with the wish list including hike in FDI in media to 49%, relief from multiple tax points, faster implementation of DAS, revival of the industry & more

Abid Hasan Jul 8, 2014 9:10 AM

ET NOW gears up programming line-up to decode Budget 2014

Taglined 'The Big Reset', the programming includes content on key sectoral expectations & economic imperatives. Economists Bibek Debroy and Mythili Bhusnurmath will be commenting exclusively on ET NOW

exchange4media Staff Jul 3, 2014 8:01 AM