The Indian Media and Entertainment Industry

The Media and Entertainment Industry of India is one of the fastest growing in the world, growing at a CAGR of percent from 2011-2016; and is expected to growat a CAGR of 13.9 percent to touch INR 2,41,940Crores by 2021 from INR 1,26,210 Crores in 2016. Film and television segments constitute almost 60% of the entire Industry and its key drivers.

Though demonetisation adversely impacted the Media and Entertainment sector's performance in 2016, especially advertising revenue, the impact was short lived and normalcy has returned. The long-term factors driving the future growth are expected to remain positive, with growing rural demand, increasing digital access and consumption, and the expected culmination of the digitisation process of television distribution over the next two or three years.

In the year 2001, the film industry was granted the status of an 'industry'. Since then,the GOI has taken several initiatives to liberalise the foreign policy regualtions relating to films. Through the liberalisation of the foreign exchange regualtions, the GOI has allowed 100 percent FDI in the film sector. Film entertainment companies are now listed on Indian and International stock markets and have attracted significant private equity and venture capital from accross the world.India's leading corporate houses like Reliance, Birla and Mahindra have also entered this sector. Reputable banks and financial institutions now provide funding and insurance services to the industry.

With close to 900 television channels, 183 million TV households, 299.24 million smartphone usersand 2,000 films produced annually, India's vibrant media and entertainment (M & E) industry provides attractive growth opportunities for global corporations. In recent years, with near double-digit annual growth and a fast-growing middle class, there has been a renewed surge in investments into the country by multionational companies.

Film Entertainment Industry

“ The Indian film industry is the largest in the world in terms of number of films produced with around 1,500 to 2,000 films produced every year in more than 20 languages. ”

Historically, the Film industry in India has grown at a CAGR of over 10%. In the year 2016, the film industry grosses total revenue of INR 14,230 Crores. Going forward, the industry is expected to grow at a much faster pace year-on- year reaching total gross realization of INR 20,660 Crores by 2021. The key growth drivers are expansion of multiplexes in smaller cities, investments by foreign studios in domestic and regional productions, growing popularity of niche movies, and the emergence of digital and ancillary revenue streams.

Worlds Fastest Growing

Film And Entertainment Industry

India M&E Industry (Rs Crores)

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  • 72840
    2011
  • 82100
    2012
  • 91810
    2013
  • 102550
    2014
  • 115650
    2015
  • 126210
    2016
  • 140870
    2017
  • 160620
    2018
  • 186470
    2019
  • 211520
    2020
  • 241940
    2020

India Film Industry (Rs Crores)

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  • 9300
    2011
  • 11300
    2012
  • 12530
    2013
  • 12640
    2014
  • 13820
    2015
  • 14230
    2016
  • 15500
    2017
  • 16600
    2018
  • 17820
    2019
  • 19160
    2020
  • 20660
    2020

Worlds Largest Film Industry

Number of Films made in 2016

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  • 736
    USA
  • 1986
    INDIA

Number of Tickets sold in 2016 (Rs Crores)

  • 320
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  • 90
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    USA
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    Chaina
  • 226.3
    India