Creative and media sector

An Expert's View about Printing and Media in India

Last updated: 20 Sep 2011

The Indian creative and media industry size efficiencies. is estimated well above £9 billion for 2010 (INR 652 billion) and is estimated to be growing at 13%.

Sector briefing Creative and media sector in India Why India? ? A growing middle-class with increasing disposable incomes, facilitated by the growth in retail infrastructure for entertainment products and services, and the demands for creativity in business, are all opening up vast opportunities for creative industries. ? These industries have been growth sectors within the Indian economy for several years now. Television, Filmed entertainment, Radio, Animation and gaming, Outdoor Advertising and Music are some of the key creative industry sectors. Design, Print Media and Publishing are the other ? South Africa and New Zealand are all substantial creative industry segments. actively exploring business and investment opportunities in India and with Indian ? Very receptive to overseas expertise and companies. technologies that add value to their content and increase production and distribution ? The Indian creative and media industry size efficiencies. is estimated well above £9 billion for 2010 (INR 652 billion) and is estimated to be ? Largely open and liberalised for FDI. 100% growing at 13%. FDI possible in most areas except print media (news and current affairs restriction See the UKTI website for general information of 26%) and DTH broadcasting (cap at about India. The ?Doing business? guide 74%) and FM broadcasting (cap at 26%) includes an overview of the economy, business culture, potential opportunities and other ? Besides British firms, the creative industries relevant issues. from USA, Netherlands, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Singapore, Australia, UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: creative and media sector in India Opportunities Major events and activities A number of opportunities exist for overseas Key events in the market include: compan ies to do business with Indian creative and FICCI Frames media sector. These include: Time: March 23-25, 2012. ? marketing of film locations, location services Broadcast India ? sale of high-technology cinematographic equipment Time: October 20-22, 2011. ? co-production ? post-production technologies and services Nasscom Animation & Gaming ? marketing and distribution services Conference ? dubbing and sale of distribution rights of Time: 11-12 November, 2011 action-oriented foreign language films. ? Bollywood events and festivals CII-NID Design Summit ? DTH & FM broadcasting - studio technology and services Time: December 2011 ? Licensed formats for TV channels ? Licensing & Distribution of international For details of events related to this country or sector, use the events search on the UKTI music website or register to receive regular updates. ? Asset Promotion(Music Managers) New export events are added daily. ? Music content for games developers ? Co-productions, and outsourced work for UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) animation and computer games projects provides grant support for eligible Small & ? Brand design Consulting, Product Design, Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to attend Graphic design services trade shows overseas. ? Investment opportunities for agencies and technology firms on the advertising space ? E-learning and E-Publishing ? Distribution and licensed publishing of books and periodicals, lifestyle magazines If you have any questions about opportunities in the local market, get in touch with the contacts listed at the end of this report. Business opportunities aimed at UK companies are added daily to the UKTI website. These leads are sourced by our staff overseas in British Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 markets. You can search for opportunities by sector or country, or register to receive business opportunity alerts on a regular basis. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: creative and media sector in India UKTI contacts Next steps - how UKTI can help T R Giridhar Senior Trade & Investment Adviser British companies wishing to develop their British Deputy High Commission, Mumbai business in the local market are advised to Tel: +91 22 6650 2234 undertake as much market research and Mobile: +91 98209 18392 planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s local Email: team, with its wide local knowledge and experience, can provide a range of services to British-based companies wishing to grow their Manize Irani business in global markets. Trade & Investment Adviser British Deputy High Commission, Mumbai This can include: Tel: +91 22 6650 2194 ? Provision of market information Email: ? Validated lists of agents/distributors ? Key market players or potential customers in the local market David Moore ? Establishment of interest of such Head of UK Trade and Investment for Western contacts in working with you India ? Arranging appointments British Deputy High Commission, Mumbai ? Organise seminars or other events for Tel: +91 22 6650 2232 you to meet contacts and promote your Email: company in the local market This work is available via our Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable service which assists British-based companies wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. To find out more about commissioning this work, or accessing other UKTI services and specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website to find contact details for your local UKTI office. Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2011 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © You may reuse this information (not including logos, images and case studies) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. To view this licence, visit or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU, or email: This publication is also available from our website at or for more information please telephone +44 (0)20 7215 8000. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: creative and media sector in India
Posted: 16 September 2011, last updated 20 September 2011

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