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 […]
This is an interesting story. It doesn’t come as a surprise. After 8 years of Bush’s dirty tricks, what does one expect.Obama choices for FCC chairman haven’t been very reassuring though.
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 […]
Steve Yelvington’s got it right: Why does Microsoft want Yahoo, anyway? Here’s why: It’s four o’clock in the afternoon for the Microsoft software empire. At four o’clock there’s plenty of daylight left, but night is on the way.Â Â Â Read the full postÂ here…
It is uncommon to hear of journalists involving themselves in helping out the management about the future of a newspaper. I’ve heard only of ownershipÂ of newspapers by journalists’ collectives and so on.Â Here’s a new one: The Los Angeles Times “is dedicating three investigative reporters and half a dozen editors to find ideas, at […]
A special edition of The World Debate, one of the BBC’s flagship programmes, will be filmed on Thursday October 26 at the World Congress on Communication for Development in Rome, Italy. Entitled “Is a free media essential for development?” it will be broadcast on BBC World on 28-29 October, as well as made available online. […]
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.
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. […]
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, […]
Here’s what Susan Crawford thinks about Net Neutrality. Sheâ€™s a professor at the Cardozo School of Law and on the Board of Directors of ICANN. Now we’ve got http://www.savetheinternet.com/. Follow the blog for the lastest on the issue.