Entertainment industry of India is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15 per cent over 2011-2016, one of the highest rates globally. The total market size of the industry expanded to US$ 15.2 billion in 2011 from US$ 9.2 billion in 2006, a CAGR of 10.6 per cent.
Rising incomes, with their positive impact on the consumer base, will be the key growth driver for the entertainment industry (across the country). The entertainment industry will also benefit from the continued rise in propensity to spend among individuals; empirical evidence points to the fact that decreasing dependency ratio leads to higher discretionary spending on entertainment.
The Government of India has increased foreign direct investment (FDI) limit from 49 per cent to 74 per cent for broadcast carriage service providers who upgrade to digital and addressable environments. The government also plans to create a uniform tax regime across all states which will reduce the tax burden and boost the entertainment industry of India.
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