Broadcast Business Ownership

Serving the public

The notification of 24 sports events that private broadcaster have rights for will henceforth be shared with Doordarshan. But for broadcasting these “events of national importance”, 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 […]

Ethics & Legal issues Ownership Uncategorized

Basis of media reform

If public interest is the basis of media reform then the professional and economic independence of media practitioners is a yardstick to measure the scenario. From the multi-edition big newspapers to the small town tabloids a de-unionised workforce is the norm. The implications are manifold: contract labour, job insecurity, harassment of various kinds and so […]


Subhash Chandra-zee

Subhash Chandra, who started off as a vegetable oil manufacturer, now lords over the Zee-Essel group. The group is an “indigenous” media conglomerate with its hand in practically every media pie. But Zee did have close business links with Rupert Murdoch’s Star group. Zee’s market capitalisation this year stands at Rs.57,297 million up from Rs.55,358 […]