The Indian Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry is a sunrise sector for the economy and is making significant strides. Proving its resilience to the world, Indian M&E industry is on the cusp of a strong phase of growth, backed by rising consumer demand and improving advertising revenue. The industry has largely been driven by increasing digitisation and higher internet usage over the last decade. Internet has almost become a mainstream media for entertainment for most of the people.
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.
The Indian advertising industry is projected to be the second fastest growing advertising market in Asia after China. At present, advertising revenue accounts for around 0.38 per cent of India’s gross domestic product. By 2021, Indian media and entertainment industry will reach Rs 2.35 trillion.
India ranks 15 in the world in the music industry and is expected to enter the top 10 music markets by 2022.
The M&E 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 coun try. India’s video streaming industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.82 per cent by 2023.