Though the market cap is not a huge figure the company is in for some good times given the fact that its political fortune is currently shining brightly, and may do so for a few years more. Sun TV PAT jumps 70% in FY 06 Sun TV Ltd on Thursday reported a 69.65 per cent […]
If convergence is the name of the game then online journalists better know something about Radio and TV.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi’s diatribe against media owners is not without merit. If the proposed Broadcasting Bill facilitates a discussion on the way the media function, we need to welcome it. While the ratcheting up on the supposed attack on freedom of the press in the Bill is good, even it is unfounded. […]
The notification of 24 sports events that private broadcaster have rights for will henceforth be shared with Doordarshan. But for broadcasting these â€œevents of national importanceâ€, Doordarshan is expected to “pass on 75 per cent of the revenue”. The issue has been settled with the consultation with the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Prasar […]
The bizarre trajectory of India’s media policy continues. This time it seems more on the sensible side of the debate. Apparently, Private FMs may not be able to join DTH platforms. Depending on which side of the fence one wants to belong to, this rule might be seen as progressive or regressive. I go with […]
On day one itself Sun TV has become the “second most valuable company in the media space”. The market capitalisation of the company stood at Rs 10,099 crores. Business Standard has a report.
According to the new guidelines for downlinking for foreign television channels announced by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry: The companies operating in India must be registered under the Indian Companies Act. For what that amounts to, visit the FAQ by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry: http://siadipp.nic.in/publicat/most_frq.htm The company […]
Sorry, I was a bit slow on the uptake. Here I refer to a report that appeared in NYT on November 16. Heard of Kenneth Y. Tomlinson? He was the chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, United States. He “was” because he had to step down owing to the fact that he “repeatedly broke […]
When there is talk of restructuring a public institution by the government one is entitled to be apprehensive. It could be the beginning of privatisation initiatives. There is a news report that the government is planning on restructuring Doordarshan. The bottomline: “[For] expenditure of around Rs. 2,000 crore, Prasar Bharati just manages revenues of around […]