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The biggest risk for media stocks...- II

Oct 9, 2013

Equitymaster discusses the risks that Indian media sector faces currently.

The biggest risk for media stocks...I

Oct 4, 2013

Equitymaster discusses advertisement led changes in media sector

Opportunities in offing for TV media companies?

Nov 24, 2011

This article discusses the impact of digitization on Television media companies.

Television media companies- Rivals or partners?

Sep 9, 2011

This article discusses the impact of Zee-Star alliance on the industry and the companies involved in the deal.

Is Facebook the new company website?

Apr 11, 2011

This article discusses that social media is now a new medium of advertising.

The era of Mobisodes and Webisodes is here

Mar 2, 2011

This article discusses the latest trends in the media industry- new media platforms.

Indian media: What lies ahead?

Jul 10, 2010

Equitymaster discusses the growth drivers which will propel the Indian media industry.

The other brother in the Print industry

Jan 6, 2010

Equitymaster describes why within the Indian print industry, segments such as magazine, directories and journals will soon achieve prominence.

The money is in Indian languages

Dec 11, 2009

Equitymaster presents examines the increasing dominance of regional media and why the money is in Indian languages

Media: Elections bring no windfall

Mar 18, 2009

Media companies earn more than half of the revenues from advertising. However, the last couple of quarters have not been particularly good for this sector due to economic slowdown and lower ad spends by the corporate sector.

Media companies: Fingers in many pies

Dec 19, 2008

The US has the most developed media industry in the world. The US media giants have established a presence here by partnering with the Indian media houses. Interestingly, the structure of the Indian media industry is evolving to look a lot like its US counterpart. In this article we shall highlight the central theme in the US media industry: conglomerates. Conglomerates are diversified firms with presence in many industries or industry segments.

DTH: The road ahead

Dec 15, 2008

Television media is among the fastest growing industries in India. Its value chain consists of three parts -content providers (production houses), distributors (channels) and platforms (cable, DTH or Direct-To-Home). All three are witnessing massive investments and severe competition. In this article, we shall compare the DTH space with the telecom industry in search of lessons for the road ahead.

Media: Weaving a complex web

Aug 14, 2008

The Indian media industry is currently in an exciting phase of growth. With buoyant demand for entertainment from the burgeoning middle class, many new players are joining the fray. Competition and the battle for survival forces not only organisms to evolve to adapt to their surroundings, but it also forces business organizations to do so.

Media: The advertising story

Mar 26, 2008

2007 has been a robust year for the media sector. Buoyant economic growth, rising income and increasing customer base has led the Indian entertainment and media industry to record a growth of 17% YoY in 2007 with the industry touching Rs 513 bn (Rs 438 bn in 2006).

ENIL- An overview

Dec 14, 2007

In this article, we shall provide an overview of ENIL, the leading FM radio station operator. ENIL owns and operates radio stations under the brand name 'Radio Mirchi' in India. It was the first private FM radio player in India and currently has a pan-India presence.

Balaji Telefilms- Putting it all together

Dec 13, 2007

Over the past few weeks, we analysed the company's performance on a year-by-year basis starting from FY04. In this 'summing it all up' article in the series, we shall see how Balaji Telefilms has evolved over the last four years to become the leading television entertainment content provider.

Balaji Telefilms: A rear mirror gaze IV

Dec 11, 2007

This article is the last in our series of annual report analysis of Balaji Telefilms. In an earlier article, we had analysed the FY06 annual report of the company. In this article, we shall analyse the FY07 annual report.

TV Media: Importance of TR's

Dec 6, 2007

TRP's (Television rating points) measure the viewership of programmes. They are of prime importance to all the stakeholders in the television entertainment industry namely the advertisers, broadcasters, and content producers.

Balaji Telefilms: A rear mirror gaze - III

Dec 5, 2007

We have started a series of annual report analysis of Balaji Telefilms in order to understand how Balaji has evolved to become the largest television entertainment content producer.

Media:Fragmented ad revenues?

Dec 3, 2007

The Hindi general entertainment channel space (GEC) currently comprises of Star Plus, Zee TV, Sony, Sahara One, SAB TV and Star One.


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