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India Media Monitor (Issue 8, July 2009)
India Media Monitor (Issue 8, July 2009)
India Media Monitor (Issue 8, July 2009)
India Media Monitor (Issue 8, July 2009)
India Media Monitor (Issue 8, July 2009)
India Media Monitor (Issue 8, July 2009)
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India Media Monitor (Issue 8, July 2009)

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A fortnightly newsletter covering developments in the Indian media industry. The newsletter is free and is also available for download at G2Mi.com. G2Mi.com is a leading website providing …

A fortnightly newsletter covering developments in the Indian media industry. The newsletter is free and is also available for download at G2Mi.com. G2Mi.com is a leading website providing information and analysis on the global media industry.

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  • 1. India Media Monitor Monitoring industry and company developments in the Indian media and entertainment industries | Fortnightly newsletter | Issue No. 8, Published 27th July 2009 | Published by Heernet Ventures Limited (heernet.com) | Subscribe at G2Mi.com | News Raj Television Network CEO resigns Just Dial gets funding from Sequoia Capital Reliance Big Entertainment in production deal with DreamWorks Colors in No.1 spot with GEC market share of 22% Nav Bharat Times to launch Nasik Edition Big FM launches FM station in Shimla Etisalat DB Telecom seals agreement with Reliance Communications for infrastructure service Tata Docomo launches GSM services in Andhra Pradesh circle Reliance Communications launches post-paid GSM services in Madhurai Idea Cellular and babajobs.com launch job portal Idea Cellular launches GSM services in Chennai Data Share price data Deal Sheet Radio audience analysis Advisory services Heernet Ventures publishes this newsletter as part of its research coverage of the Indian media industry. You can access more research on the Indian media industry from our research website at G2Mi.com. If you are a media company or financial investor seeking growth opportunities in the Indian media industry, we can assist you to ensure that you are successful in identifying and executing the best opportunities. With dedicated teams in both London and India, we are well placed to provide ‘on the ground’ assistance and support. We can help you understand the structure of the Indian media industry and the key challenges that exist for foreign investors. We can also assist with deep analysis of key industry segments and assist you in both identifying and negotiating with suitable, local companies. Over the last five years, we have worked on assignments across the publishing, Internet and broadcasting sectors. For an initial discussion, contact Harjinder Singh-Heer on +44 (0) 208 180 7223 or by email on harjinder@heernet.com. © Heernet Ventures Limited 2009
  • 2. India Media Monitor News Media Navbharat Times to launch Nasik Edition Raj Television Network CEO resigns 22nd July, 2009 th 24 July, 2009 Hindi language daily news title Navbharat Times will launch Suresh Iyer has resigned as CEO of Raj TV. Iyer joined Raj a Nasik edition in mid-August. The news title is already TV in 2008 and previously worked as President of published in 11 cities, including Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune. Marketing at Pyramid Saimira Group. He has now resigned Earlier this month the company started republishing its Pune to start his own venture. edition. Navbharat Times is the Times of India Group’s Hindi language news title. Just Dial gets funding from Sequoia Capital Reliance Big Entertainment in production deal with 23rd July, 2009 DreamWorks Indian telephone and web search service provider Just Dial th 16 July, 2009 has received US$8.2 million in funding from venture capital firm Sequoia Capital India. Sequoia Capital India is the Big Entertainment, the film entertainment arm of Reliance Indian investing arm of US private equity firm Sequoia ADA Group, has announced that it has signed a movie Capital. Just Dial is a local telephone and web-based search production agreement with Steven Spielberg’s company with an 80% market share in local search in India. DreamWorks. The deal is worth US$825 million, including a US$325 million investment from Reliance, US$125 million from Walt Disney Company (which will handle Colors in No.1 spot with GEC market share of 22% movie distribution rights worldwide ex India) and US$375 from banks and financial institutions. 23rd July, 2009 TAM figures put Colors as the most watched channel in week 29. The channel commanded a 22% share with 308 Idea Cellular and babajobs.com launch job portal gross rating points. Star Plus and Zee TV were ranked 13th July, 2009 second and third with 293 and 266 GRPs respectively. Indian cellular operator Idea Cellular and job search portal Channel GRPs % Share babajobs.com have partnered to launch a job portal for people working in the informal and household segments. Colors 308 22% The companies have developed a web solution for job search Star Plus 293 21% and job postings on mobile phones. The service will be Zee TV 266 19% available to 47 million Idea subscribers. Sony 142 11% NDTV Imagine 138 10% Star One 51 4% Big FM launches FM station in Shimla Sab TV 59 4% 10th July, 2009 Source: TAM Media Research data for C&S 4+, HSM, Week 29 Big Fm, Reliance ADA Group’s radio arm, has launched an FM radio channel in Shimla, the first private FM channel in Himachal Pradesh. Big FM is now available in 45 Indian Big FM launches FM station in Shimla cities. 10th July, 2009 Big Fm, Reliance ADA Group’s radio arm, has launched an FM radio channel in Shimla, the first private FM channel in Himachal Pradesh. Big FM is now available in 45 Indian cities. © Heernet Ventures Limited. All Rights Reserved
  • 3. India Media Monitor Telecom Idea Cellular launches GSM services in Chennai 10th July, 2009 Etisalat DB Telecom seals agreement with Reliance GSM mobile operator Idea Cellular has announced the Communications for infrastructure service launch of services in Chennai. With this launch the 23rd July, 2009 company now covers the whole of Southern India (it launched GSM services in Tamil Nadu last month). Telecom service provider Etisalat DB Telecom has announced a 10-year passive infrastructure agreement with Idea Cellular is a telecom subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group. Reliance Communications whereby Etisalat DB Telecom The company has a pan-India licence to operate telecom will outsource network infrastructure (including towers) to services and is currently present in 17 circles with 42 million Reliance. The deal is worth US$2.2 billion over 10 years. mobile subscribers (May 09). Etisalat DB Telecom is a joint venture between Gulf-based Etisalat Telecom and Indian telecom service provider Swan Telecom. The company has licences to provide mobile NTT Docomo to launch wireless information services in 15 telecom circles in India. Reliance services Communications is an Indian telecom company and 8th July, 2009 provides CDMA and GSM mobile, wire-line and broadband services. Japanese telecom services provider NTT Docomo has announced plans to launch wireless information services in India. The company will introduce i-channel services to Tata Docomo launches GSM services in Andhra deliver news and other information to cell phone users. It Pradesh will launch its services through Tata Teleservices, in which 17th July, 2009 NTT has a 26% equity stake. Tata Docomo, a joint venture between Indian telecom operator Tata Teleservices and Japanese telecom operator BSNL launches IPTV services Docomo, has announced the launch of GSM services in nd 2 July, 2009 Andhra Pradesh. The company launched services in the Karnataka circle earlier this month. Tata Teleservices BSNL, an Indian public sector telecom operator, has currently offers CDMA mobile services under the Tata launched IPTV services in Ahmedabad under the MyWay Indicom brand and has approximately 36.4 million brand in partnership with Smart Digivision. The services subscribers (May 09). can be accessed via broadband, fixed line or set-top box and offer videos, games, music, chat and travel. Reliance Communications launches post-paid GSM services in Madhurai th Reliance Mobile in agreement with BBC for mobile 17 July, 2009 content Indian telecom service provider Reliance Communications 26th June, 2009 has announced the launch of post-paid GSM services in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Indian telecom player Reliance Mobile has announced a tie- up with BBC World Services for live audio services. The partnership will offer Reliance mobile users access to BBC World Service Radio on handsets using Rworld. © Heernet Ventures Limited. All Rights Reserved
  • 4. India Media Monitor Information and analysis on the global media industry We publish a wide range of reports and market data on the global media industry. Details on the publications can be viewed at our online research shop (shop.g2mi.com). In addition to our publications, we can undertake bespoke research and consulting assignments for clients. Our client base includes leading media companies, private equity firms and investment banks. Contact details: Tel: +44 (0) 208 180 7223 | Email: service@g2mi.com | Offices in London and Gurgaon (India) © Heernet Ventures Limited. All Rights Reserved
  • 5. India Media Monitor Share Price Data Company name Reuters Code Bloomberg Currency Current price % Change Code 1 mth 6 mth 12 mth Diversified Media Adlabs Films ADLF.BO ADLF:IN INR 346.05 -2.08% 112.04% -31.88% UTV Software Communications UTVS.BO UTV:IN INR 404.00 11.17% 57.44% -46.95% Broadcasting Balaji Telefilms BLTE.BO BLJT:IN INR 48.35 15.62% -8.25% -72.35% Entertainment Network India ENIL.BO ENIL:IN INR 196.00 10.11% 27.27% -37.02% ETC Network ETNT.NS ETCN:IN INR 108.35 6.23% 59.34% -34.98% IBN Broadcast IBN.NS IBN18:IN INR 112.40 16.48% 38.77% 4.07% NDTV NDTV.BO NDTV:IN INR 134.05 -2.86 55.24% -66.33% Sun TV SUTV.BO SUNTV:IN INR 244.55 4.49% 61.42% -13.89% TV Today Network TVTO.NS TVTN:IN INR 90.95 2.65% 34.84% -2.83% Zee Entertainment ZEE.NS Z:IN INR 184.25 9.67% 88.39% -11.84% Zee News ZEEN.NS ZEE:IN INR 41.15 5.24% 27.01% -13.73% Publishing Deccan Chronicle DCHL.BO DECH:IN INR 89.40 17.86% 127.77% -24.81% Mid Day Multimedia MIDD.BO MIDM:IN INR 17.05 -5.28% 45.11% -31.80% Navneet Publication NAVN.BO NPI:IN INR 83.70 21.75% 108.99% 19.57% HT Media HTML.BO HTML:IN INR 107.35 15.12% 116.43% -5.71% Jagran Prakashan JAGP.BO JAGP:IN INR 88.15 13.74% 75.95% 37.20% Entertainment K Sera Sera Productions KSER.BO GPM:IN INR 14.70 13.08% -18.33% -29.83% Mukta Arts MUKR.BO MUKR:IN INR 62.65 27.86% 25.30% -29.05% Prime Focus PRFO.BO PRIF:IN INR 177.00 2.25% 63.89% -61.10% Pritish Nandy Communications PNCL.BO PRTN:IN INR 22.30 -2.62% 31.56% -43.11% Pyramid Saimira Theatre Limited PYSA.BO PSTL.IN INR 28.55 14.20% 20.72% -81.91% Crest Animation CRCO.BO CRSA:IN INR 21.65 -22.12% -2.91% -50.80% PVR Limited PVRL.BO PVRL:IN INR 105.55 4.40% 9.95% -40.70% Internet Info Edge INED.BO INED:IN INR 631.85 -1.27% 40.41% -26.95% Northgate Technologies NOTC.BO NORT:IN INR 46.55 19.36% 4.14% -84.60% as on 24/07/09 © Heernet Ventures Limited. All Rights Reserved
  • 6. India Media Monitor Deal Sheet A summary of key deals and joint ventures. Date Sub Sector Investor Investee Terms Details July-09 Directory Sequoia Capital Just Dial US$8.2 million Just Dial is a local telephone and web-based search service provider. Sequoia Capital is a US venture capital firm. July-09 Newspaper Independent News & Jagran 7.30% stake Independent News & Media is a newspaper publisher based Media Prakashan for INR1.51 in Ireland. The company publishes more than 200 billion newspaper and magazine titles worldwide. Jagran Prakashan is an Indian newspaper publisher. July-09 Value-added IMImobile Mobytec 100% stake IMImobile is an Indian value-added services provider. services Mobytec is a mobile data backup and sharing services provider. Jun-09 Education Pearson PLC Educomp 50% stake in Pearson PLC, based in the UK, is a textbook publisher. Solutions Ltd Educomp and Educomp operates Indian vocational training centres and and Tutorvista 17.5% stake in Tutovista is a Bangalore-based online tutoring company. Tutorvista for US$30 million Jun-09 Telecommuni C Sivasankaran S Tel 51% stake for S Tel is an Indian telecommunications company that cation INR11.5 billion provides services in Eastern and Northern states. C Sivasankaran is a prominent investor. May-09 Value-added Geodesic Ltd Interactive 100% stake Geodesic Ltd is a communications and entertainment services Networks Inc solutions provider. Interactive Networks Inc is a value- added services provider in South America. May-09 Advertising Ybrant Digital Dream Ad n.a. Ybrant Digital is an e-marketing company. Dream Ad is an Argentina-based ad network. May-09 Television Zee Entertainment Resource 40% stake for Zee Entertainment Enterprise Ltd is an entertainment Enterprise Ltd Software US$56 million company. Limited May-09 Telecommuni Sahara Group S Tel 11.7% stake S Tel is a Chennai-based telecom operator. Sahara Group cation is an entertainment conglomerate. Apr-09 Advertising Future Group Dhar & Hoon 60% stake Future Group is a major retailer in India. Dhar & Hoon is a mid-sized advertising company. Apr-09 Television Oman Investment Fund Neo Sports INR2.58 billion Oman Investment is an Oman-based venture capital (Oman) and 3i Broadcasting company and 3i is a Mauritius-based investment company. (Mauritius) Neo Sports is owned by Zenith, a sports subsidiary of Nimbus Communication Ltd. Apr-09 Outdoor Hype Integracomm Pvt Asawari n.a Hype Integracomm Ltd is a Mumbai-based advertising advertising Ltd (India) Publicity company. Asawari Publicity is a Pune-based outdoor advertising company. © Heernet Ventures Limited. All Rights Reserved
  • 7. India Media Monitor Data Radio audience share analysis Audience share data from Week 26 (2009) Mumbai Delhi Channel Broadcaster % Share Channel Broadcaster % Share Red Fm Sun TV, NDTV, Value Labs 16.1% Radio Mirchi ENIL 25.2% Fever FM HT Music 13.2% Fever FM HT Music 17.3% Radio Mirchi ENIL 18.2% AIR FM Gold All India Radio 16.2% AIR FM Gold All India Radio 11.6% Radio City Music Broadcast Private Ltd 8.6% Big FM Adlabs Radio 13.2% Red FM Sun TV, NDTV, Value Labs 8.8% Radio City Music Broadcast Private Ltd 10.0% Radio One Mid-Day Multimedia 6.6% Radio One Mid-Day Multimedia 7.1% Big FM Adlabs Radio 7.3% AIR FM Rainbow All India Radio 4.9% Meow FM Radio Today Broadcasting Ltd 2.8% Akashvani All India Radio 1.4% Hit FM Clear Media 2.6% Meow FM Radio Today Broadcasting Ltd 2.3% AIR FM Rainbow All India Radio 2.9% Vividh Bharti All India Radio 1.8% Vividh Bharti All India Radio 2.4% Akashvani All India Radio 0.2% Bengaluru Kolkata Channel Broadcaster % Share Channel Broadcaster % Share Big FM Adlabs Radio 17.30% Radio Mirchi ENIL 19.10% Radio Mirchi ENIL 20.10% Big FM Adlabs Radio 15.30% Radio One Mid-Day Multimedia 7.90% Friends FM Ananda offset 12.40% AIR FM Rainbow All India Radio 11.00% Amaar FM Hitz fm 10.90% Fever FM HT Music 13.70% Red FM Sun TV, NDTV, Value Labs 8.90% Radio City Music Broadcast Private Ltd 12.20% Fever FM HT Music 7.20% S FM Udaya TV 8.80% Radio One Mid-Day Multimedia 6.40% Radio Indigo India Radio Ventures 3.60% Meow FM Radio Today Broadcasting Ltd 6.50% Vividh Bharti All India Radio 4.40% AIR FM Rainbow All India Radio 4.60% Gyan Vani All India Radio 0.40% AIR FM Gold All India Radio 3.50% Akashvani All India Radio 0.50% Akashvani All India Radio 2.40% Power FM India fm 1.80% Vividh Bharti All India Radio 0.90% © Heernet Ventures Limited. All Rights Reserved
  • 8. India Media Monitor Published by: Heernet ventures limited London UK, Gurgaon India Tel: +44 (0) 208 180 7223 Fax: +44 (0) 870 762 3014 Web: heernet.com, G2Mi.com © Heernet ventures limited 2009. All Rights Reserved. All corporate logos, images and brands are copyright of the respective companies. TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE Every attempt has been made to ensure that the information in this report is correct at the time of publication. Heernet ventures limited and its directors do not accept any liability for any errors or omissions within this report. Unless specified, the views expressed in this report are purely those of the author. The content of this report does not in anyway constitute investment advice or investment recommendations. Heernet ventures limited does not provide investment advice or investment advisory services and is not regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK or any other financial services regulator in any other country. The content of this report can not be reproduced without the written permission of the author. This copy must not be circulated in either electronic or print format outside of the purchasing organisation. © Heernet Ventures Limited. All Rights Reserved

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