Saturday, March 31, 2007

Sector Watch: India's Entertainment & Media Industry

At a time of flux in the entertainment and media industries in the United States and elsewhere (declining subscriber base for print media, disintermediation from internet video hosting), the Indian market is experiencing heady growth.According to a newly-released report, co-authored by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the Indian Media and Entertainment industry is expected to grow from its current size of $9.7 billion to $22 billion by 2011, a compound annual growth rate of 18%.

The table below summarizes the components of this growth. Some of the numbers are almost certainly understated. For example, the size of the music industry is probably distorted by piracy, while the internet advertising market is distorted because of a lack of reliable reporting services.