Media and Entertainment Industry

Media & Entertainment sector is expected to generate Rs. 4 lakh crore (US$ 48 billion) annually by 2025 and reach Rs. 7.5 lakh crore (US$ 91 billion) by 2030.

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Robust
Demand

* According to a report published by IAMAI and Kantar Research, India internet users are expected to reach 900 million by 2025, from ~622 million internet users in 2020, increasing at a CAGR of 45% until 2025.

* The country's entertainment and media industry is expected to see a growth of 9.7% annually in revenues to reach US$ 73.6 billion by 2027.

* The advertising-based video on demand (AVoD) segment is expected to rise at a CAGR of 24% to reach US$ 2.6 billion by 2025.

Attractive
Opportunities

* Revenue of the Indian video OTT market that is dominated by players such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Disney+ Hotstar is set to double from US$ 1.8 billion in 2022 to US$ 3.5 billion by 2027.

* According to a FICCI-EY report, within the M&E sector, TV is expected to remain the largest segment and likely to post a CAGR of 7% to Rs. 847 billion (US$ 12.01 billion) by 2023.

* The Indian mobile gaming market is poised to reach US$ 7 billion, in value, by 2025.

Policy
Support

* The Government of India has increased the FDI limit from 74% to 100%.

* In November 2021, the government announced that it is working towards creating a National Centre of Excellence for AVGC (animation, visual effects, gaming and comics).

Higher
Investments

* FDI inflows in the information and broadcasting sector (including print media) stood at US$ 10.87 billion between April 2000-September 2023.

* The rapid growth of OTT channels, increased emphasis on animated intellectual property (IP) content and larger investments in VFX by studios has provided animation and VFX studios with opportunities in both domestic and international markets.

Last updated: Feb, 2024

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