If convergence is the name of the game then online journalists better know something about Radio and TV.


Spectrum and Community Radio

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 […]

Broadcast Business Ownership

Turner International’s bullish on India

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 […]


TRAI's undercut on CAS

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 […]

Broadcast ICTs

‘Radio panchayat’, whazzat?

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, […]

Broadcast Ethics & Legal issues

What about we the people?

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 […]