The Indian media industry has tremendous scope for growth in all the segments due to rising incomes and evolving lifestyles. Media is consumed by audience across demographics and various avenues such as television, films, out of home (OOH), radio, animation and visual effect (VFX), music, gaming, digital advertising, and print.
In India, the Media & Entertainment industry was worth US$ 17.0 billion in 2014. The market size of the industry is anticipated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.98 per cent during 2014-18 to reach US$ 32.7 billion.
With 168 million television households in 2014, India is the third largest television market in the world with US$ 7.9 billion in revenue. The country has one of the largest broadcasting industries in the world with approximately 800 satellite television channels, 242 FM channels and more than 100 operational community radio networks. The Indian film industry is the largest producer of films globally with 400 production and corporate houses involved in film production.
The Government of India has supported this sector's growth by taking various initiatives such as digitising the cable distribution sector to attract greater institutional funding, increasing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit from 74 per cent to 100 per cent in cable and Direct-to-home (DTH) satellite platforms, and granting industry status to the film industry for easy access to institutional finance. Cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into the sector stood at US$ 4 billion between April 2000 and May 2015.
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