Indian media industry has tremendous scope for growth in all the segments due to rising income and evolving lifestyle. 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. Animation and VFX industry in India reached Rs 87.7 billion (US$ 1.25 billion) in FY19 at a CAGR of 18.7 per cent. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16 per cent till FY24 and reach Rs 184 billion (US$ 2.63 billion). India ranks 15 in the world in the music industry and is expected to enter the top 10 music markets by 2022.
The media and entertainment industry will grow at a CAGR of 13.5 per cent during FY19-FY24. It is expected to reach around Rs 3.1 lakh crore (US$ 43.93 million) by 2024.
India's advertisement market is projected to grow 10.62 per cent y-o-y to Rs 85,250 crore (US$ 12.06 billion) till 2021. India’s advertisement spending touched Rs 67,603 crore (US$ 9.67 billion) in 2019, up 11 per cent y-o-y. Digital advertising has emerged as the third largest advertising medium in India. It generated revenue worth Rs 15,467 crore (US$ 2.21 billion) in 2019. Digital will contribute 29 per cent of the ad market size by 2021.
The online video market in India is estimated to reach US$ 4 billion by 2025, with subscription services contributing more than US$ 1.5 billion and advertising adding US$ 2.5 billion.
The Indian film industry reached Rs 100 billion (US$ 1.43 billion) in 2019. Increasing share of Hollywood content in Indian box office and 3D cinema is driving the growth of digital screens in the country. India’s video streaming industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.82 per cent by 2023.
The Government of India has supported this sector's growth by taking various initiatives such as digitizing 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. FDI inflow in the information and broadcasting sector stood at US$ 9.20 billion during April 2000 to March 2020.
In 2019, the sector witnessed 21 mergers and acquisition (M&A) worth US$ 240 million.
Note: * - according to Digital Advertising Report by Dentsu Aegis Network, ^ - CAGR is calculated from Rs figures