The most disturbing reality might be that there are “more Indians have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet,” but there are other digital facts like “60 percent of all households have cable and satellite” or that “DD National, covers about 92 percent of the 1,200 million-plus population,” and so on, makes for a heady digital mix that requires a serious study to get a fair understanding. Mapping Digital Media: India, a report that has been spearheaded by Vibodh Parthasarathi and Alam Srinivas for the Open Society Foundations does just that.
A Reuters report by Jeremy Pelofsky says: “The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee approved sweeping communications reform legislation on Wednesday that would make it easier for telephone companies like AT&T Inc. to offer subscription television to consumers.But the panel narrowly rejected attempts by some lawmakers to strengthen safeguards on Internet service, which had pitted high-speed Internet, […]
The upgraded Digg.com, due out on Monday, threatens to further disrupt a professional news industry already reeling from the fragmentation of mass-market audiences, the rise of self-published blogs and rapid changes that have reshaped the advertising markets on which publishers have long depended. read more | digg story
Television Eighteen India Ltd is emerging as a serious player in the Indian internet space. This “new” media group has its internet properties under Web18. Exchange4media reports that Web18 has acquired Cricketnext.com and Compareindia.com. The group boast of news website such as IBNLive.com, which should make it a serious contender as a vertical portal what […]