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India Media Stats

Background:

India's film industry, Bollywood, is the largest in the world, out-producing the more widely recognised US film industry by more than one-third. In 2003, a total of 964 films were produced in India, with Hollywood making 611 films, and Japan 310. Indeed, Indians are film enthusiasts to the extreme, with 2.8 billion cinema tickets sold in India in 2002, which is double US ticket sales, (1.2 billion). India's hunger for information is also extreme with the most newspaper titles (5,221), highest newspaper circulation (59 million) and the 2nd highest TV broadcasters (562) in the world.

Definitions

  • Films produced: Amount of films created in specified country as catalogued by IMDB
  • Households with television: Households with television are the share of households with a television set. Some countries report only the number of households with a color television set, and therefore the true number may be higher than reported.
  • Internet country code: This entry includes the two-letter codes maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the ISO 3166 Alpha-2 list and used by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to establish country-coded top-level domains (ccTLDs).
  • Personal computers: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual.
  • Personal computers > Per capita: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Radio broadcast stations: The total number of AM, FM, and shortwave broadcast stations.
  • Telephone system > Domestic: A brief characterization of the system with details on the domestic components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa.
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  • Telephone system > General assessment: A brief characterization of the system with details on the domestic and international components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa.
  • Telephone system > International: A brief characterization of the system with details on international components. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry: Africa ONE - a fiber-optic submarine cable link encircling the continent of Africa. Arabsat
  • Telephones > Mobile cellular: The total number of mobile cellular telephones in use.
  • Television broadcast stations: This entry gives the total number of separate broadcast stations plus any repeater stations.
  • Television receivers > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Televisions: The total number of televisions
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Broadcast media India's public TV network, operates about 20 national, regional, and local services; large number of privately-owned TV stations are distributed by cable and satellite service providers; government controls AM radio with All India Radio operating domestic and external networks; news broadcasts via radio are limited to the All India Radio Network; since 2000, privately-owned FM stations are permitted but limited to broadcasting entertainment and educational content 2007
Films produced 946 2003 1st out of 50
Households with television 32% 2002 98th out of 142
Internet country code .in 2013
Internet hosts None 2012 17th out of 231
Personal computers 17 million 2005 4th out of 58
Personal computers > Per capita 15.53 per 1,000 people 2005 48th out of 58
Radio broadcast stations AM 153, FM 91, shortwave 68 1998
Telephone system > Domestic mobile cellular service introduced in 1994 and organized nationwide into four metropolitan areas and 19 telecom circles each with multiple private service providers and one or more state-owned service providers; in recent years significant trunk capacity added in the form of fiber-optic cable and one of the world's largest domestic satellite systems, the Indian National Satellite system (INSAT), with 6 satellites supporting 33,000 very small aperture terminals (VSAT) 2013
Telephone system > General assessment supported by recent deregulation and liberalization of telecommunications laws and policies, India has emerged as one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world; total telephone subscribership base exceeded 900 million in 2011, an overall teledensity of roughly 75%, and subscribership is currently growing more than 20 million per month; urban teledensity now exceeds 100% and rural teledensity is steadily growing 2013
Telephone system > International country code - 91; a number of major international submarine cable systems, including Sea-Me-We-3 with landing sites at Cochin and Mumbai (Bombay), Sea-Me-We-4 with a landing site at Chennai, Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) with a landing site at Mumbai (Bombay), South Africa - Far East (SAFE) with a landing site at Cochin, the i2i cable network linking to Singapore with landing sites at Mumbai (Bombay) and Chennai (Madras), and Tata Indicom linking Singapore and Chennai (Madras), provide a significant increase in the bandwidth available for both voice and data traffic; satellite earth stations - 8 Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and 1 Inmarsat (Indian Ocean region); 9 gateway exchanges operating from Mumbai (Bombay), New Delhi, Kolkata (Calcutta), Chennai (Madras), Jalandhar, Kanpur, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, and Ernakulam 2012
Telephones > Mobile cellular 893.86 million 2011 2nd out of 192
Television broadcast stations 562 1997 2nd out of 89
Television receivers > Per capita 65.26 per 1,000 people 1997 113th out of 178
Televisions 63 million 2003 4th out of 214

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Internet Movie Database 2003; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbook, December 2003

Citation

"India Media Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/India/Media

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  • Indians go out to the movies 3 billion times a year - much more than any other nation.

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