Money and Paywalls

As 2011 winds down, paywalls seem to be going up. The Chicago Sun-Times in the US and Scotish papers the Herald and the Sunday Herald have decided to go the NYT way. The new year will certainly see more such attempts. I reckon Indian newspapers might be keenly observing how paywalls pan out of lesser […]

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 […]

Business Telecom

BSNL is more "customer friendly”

Here’s something that should bring cheer to a very few people in this country: The state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd’s subscribers who are doing the talking. BSNL has the highest minutes of mobile usage across 10 circles, according to data collected by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. <<Read on>> technorati tags:BSNL, Telecom


Essel and UNI

I don’t quite get what this is all about. A 60 per cent stake? Something to keep an eye on… Essel may take 60% stake in UNI Media West, an investment company promoted by Subhash Chandra’s Essel Group is close to picking up about 60 per cent stake in the news agency United News of […]