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Media and Entertainment sector is one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the Indian economy. Indian media and entertainment industry stood at the value of USD 9.12 billion in 2006. The sector witnessed a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.5 percent in 2006, highest in Asia-Pacific. Indian film industry is second largest in the world and the largest in terms of the films produced and tickets sold. The rising incomes of the people of India, increased spending on leisure and entertainment, penetration of television and internet into the remote areas and relatively poorer sections of the economy, emergence of mobile entertainment, wireless and various other technologies, new distribution networks and channels like DTH, success of crossover movies and Indian movies
abroad, and most importantly, increasing foreign investment and liberal measures by Indian government, are fueling the growth of the media and entertainment industry in India. The Indian Media and Entertainment sector can be categorized in the following divisions:

  • Film Entertainment
  • Television
  • Music
  • Radio
  • Print (Primarily Newspapers & Magazines)
  • Live Entertainment

Although highly fragmented, the Indian Media and Entertainment industry is expected to grow at an annual growth rate of 19% to reach Rs 83,740 crore by 2010and is poised to achieve greater heights in the coming years.

Employment in the sector:
Thanks to the boom in India's Media and Entertainment industry, the nature of jobs in the sector has been transformed. The sector has given ample opportunities especially to the youth to convert their hobbies into rewarding full-time careers. From radio jockeys, actors, musicians, dancers, journalists, video technology creators and managers to accounts planning, cameramen, editors, soundmen and public relations managers, this sector offers career opportunities for all in various fields like films, television, mass communication, live entertainment etc.

Attrition rate in the sector:
Currently at 25 per cent, the attrition rate in the media and entertainment sector has recently witnessed an increase in people leaving the organisations and the sector itself. The sector is facing a dearth of the required skills, especially at the junior and the middle level management. The big media houses are luring its existing employees through various schemes and tools like ESOP to retain them.

The Best Workplaces ranking is an endeavour of Naukrihub which attempts to rank companies as an employer in the Indian Media and Entertainment sector. The employers are ranked on the various HR practices, procedures and policies prevalent in the media and entertainment industry. The report is an attempt to evaluate the organisations by ranking them on various HR parameters like recruitment practices, compensation policies, and work culture, recognition for good work, retention, and flexible work timings and other significant issues that effect the employer-employee relationship, and make the organisation a preferred workplace amongst employees and job-seekers. The ranks are given on the basis of in-depth study of the individual company practices from various sources and the compilation of data collected through recent surveys and studies by renowned names like Business Today, Hewitt Associations, IDC Data Quest and NASSCOM. Some of the key players in the sector are Star India, Sahara One Media and Entertainment Limited, New Delhi Television Limited, Bennett, Coleman & Co. (The Times of India Group), Malayala Manorama, Dainik Jagran, Balaji Telefilms Limited, Television Eighteen India Limited, Zee Telefilms Limited.