Guest Post by Ram Bhat of maraa, a Bangalore-based media collective. Community Radio became a reality in India, on the 16th of November 2006. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MoIB) released official guidelines enabling civil society organizations, educational institutions and agricultural centres to broadcast locally via FM. The government, at that time, has […]
If convergence is the name of the game then online journalists better know something about Radio and TV.
Turner International, a unit of Time Warner Inc, has recently bought a minority stake in the Indian production firm Miditech Pvt Ltd, which makes regional-language general entertainment channels. Turner operates the Cartoon Network and Pogo channels for kids. CNN-IBN news channel is it’s venture with Global Broadcast News Ltd. India’s TV industry revenues are forecast […]
The Hindu reports that: “Nearly 10 days after the Bombay High Court passed an order banning adult content on movie channels, cable operators here continue to block out nine movie channels. The stand off is a result of the confusion that has arisen following the Court’s ruling in a public interest litigation.” “Adult content” in […]
TRAI fixes Rs.5 a month for pay channels Broadcasters have to offer pay channels on an a la carte basis — stupendous Maximum price of FTA for 30 channels fixed at Rs. 77 plus taxes — not new Two compulsory schemes for set-top boxes also announced — good But the broadcaster are set to go […]
The Hindu reports: “Radio panchayat”, a new programme that will broadcast the progress of development projects taken up in gram panchayats, was launched at Maragodu village in Madikeri taluk in Kodagu. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30 p.m. to 7.50 p.m. people can call up and seek clarifications from panchayat representatives and officials. Ahllo, Ahllo, […]
There have been only disparaging comments about Speaker Somnath Chatterjee’s brainchild the Lok Sabha Television. Here’s a thorough look by the Business Standard.
The government will not be presenting the proposed Broadcasting Bill in the monsoon session of Parliament. The media industry’s concerns have been presented to the government by IMG and the IBF. The citiznens of India don’t seem to figure the consultative process. There’s still time. Govt to address industry concerns on broadcast bill Under attack […]
HT Media Q1 net up 212% to Rs 30.6 cr HT Media on Friday reported a whopping 212 per cent increase in its profit after tax at Rs 30.6 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2006, against Rs 9.8 crore in the corresponding period previous year.
Mid-day Multimedia Ltd is to invest upto Rs 100 cr in its radio business. This is another media organisation that has gone to the market. The numbers, again, are small but this is a company to watch out. Something closer home: they are to start a radio channel in Chennai. Mid-day to invest in radio […]