Media and Entertainment is one of the best sectors of industry in India. Media sector contributes the much better share to the economy of India. India’s media and Entertainment industry are one of the biggest in the world. The government also give considerable support to the media by issuing the license to the TV channels. More over-digitalization helps media industry to touch various levels. Most of the political party have their own TV channel. Our country has the countless political party that also helps to the growth of media. Media and Entertainment are also becoming the part of people.
Here are the list top 10 media and entertainment companies which rule this industry for the prolonged period.
PVR cinemas are one of the leading film entertainment and cinema hall owned company. It started its commercial operations in 1997 with the partnership of Village Roadshow limited. Initially, it was called as Priya Exhibitors Private Limited. It was founded by Mr. Ajay Bijli, Chairman, And M.D of PVR cinemas. PVR cinema halls are present in around 47 cities with 121 locations and also have 533 screens makes PVR cinema Hall chain is the largest in the Country.
9. DB CORP LTD
DB Corp acronym of Dainik Bhaskar Corp is one of the largest newspaper company in India. It was issued as 63 editions in 4 languages and have approx. 4.4 crore people reading it in 14 different states of India. It was first established in 1956 as Subah Savere in Bhopal. Later, it expands its business level across the country by the relishing paper in 4 languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, and Saurashtra. DB was owned by Agarwal family from Bhopal.
8. Eros Intl
Eros International Media Ltd is one of the largest cinema production and distribution company in India. it was founded in 1977 by Arjan Lulla. This company has acquired and distributes India Films in many ways like theatrical, television and digital platforms using Eros application for mobile users and Eros website for computer users. They also dubbed Indian movies in over 25 languages and also have their offices in Australia, Fiji, USA, UK, and Dubai. Headquartered in Mumbai, India.
7. DEN Networks
Den Networks is the leading cable TV distribution in India. It also serves in 13 states with 200 cities having more than 13 million subscribers. DEN networks provide the wide range of TV channels for the subscribers with all type of genre. It also has almost 6 million digital subscribers and it was the front runner in Digitalization of cable networks. This company is the proud owner Delhi-based Football Team Delhi Dynamos Fc, a team in Indian Super League (ISL).
6. Hathway cable and Datacom Ltd
Hathway is India’s leading cable TV service operator. Initially, it was called as Business India Television Limited. It was founded in 1993 and providing cable networks in major cities like Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore. It was founded by Pheroza Billimora and Roopesh Rao. Hathway investments acquired this in the year 1999. It also provides broadband Internet connection in various cities of India.
5. HT Media
Hindustan Times is one of the leading mass media company in India. It was founded as The Hindustan Times in 1922 and it changes to Hindustan Times Ltd., in the year 1927. It also has various types of websites for news (Hindustantimes.com), business (Livemint.com), entertainment(desimartini.com) and also a job portal website Shine.com. it has the capacity to print 1.5 million copies of newspaper per hour using its 19 printing facilities.
4. Inox Leisure
Inox is the group which owns Chain of theaters across the country. It was also the second largest chain of theater group have 433 screens in 110 multiplexes in 57 cities. Most of the major cities in India have an Inox multiplex. Inox Leisure is the subsidiary company of Mumbai-based Gujarat Fluorochemicals limited. Inox has its headquarters in Mumbai, India.
TV18 is the joint venture company between NBC Universal and Network 18 based in Mumbai, India. Tv18 operates 10 regional channels under the name ETV and colors brand which also has 5 regional entertainment channel. Channels like CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD are NBC Universal channels and are operated by TV18 for Indian viewers. It also joins venture with A+E networks and operates History Channel in various different regional language across India.
2. SUN TV Networks
SUN TV Network is a Chennai based mass media company. This network is the Asia’s largest Tv network operated in 32 channels in 4 different regional languages like Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, and Kannada. It was established by Kalanithi Maran in 1993 under SUN Group. It also has channels for each genre except sports. Suntv by Sun Network is the first privately owned Tamil channel in India. they also have the newspaper named Dina Karan which was acquired by Sun Network in 2003 from K.P. K. Kumaran. It was the second leading newspaper behind Daily Thanthi. They also operating 48 FM radio stations under the name of Suryan FM and RED Fm. This group also owns IPL team based on Hyderabad called Sunrisers Hyderabad, champions of IPL 2016.
1. Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., is the leader in Indian Media Industry. It is the Mumbai-based media and entertainment company operates about 35 channels in different regional languages in India and also telecast Indian Contents in 169 other countries. This company was founded in 1991 by Subash Chandra. This company also owns a music label called Zee music company. It also produces various Indian Movies under its banner.