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Govt and the bogey of content regulation

Even if it wants to censor what you read, watch, or consume, the amount of content online is so huge that it is physically impossible for any government to do it, notes Vanita Kohli-Khandekar.......

TV journalists have become politicians!

India's news broadcasters are a national shame that have polarised Indians, observes Vanita Kohli-Khandekar.   IMAGE: Kindly note that this image has only been posted for representational......

It is time to fix Indian news television

'Of the 202 debates, 79 were around attacking Pakistan and 66 attacking the Opposition and Nehru.''The PMC Bank scam where thousands of depositors lost their savings got just one,' points out......

How to tackle fake news

The ability to make out fake news from real could save the coming generations a huge amount of conflict and heartburn, says Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. Recently, the ministry of information and......

Coming soon: BBC News in Indian languages

The BBC is all set to produce daily newscasts in Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi and Marathi (in addition to the existing Hindi, Tamil and Urdu), Jim Egan, CEO, BBC Global News, tells Vanita......

Shrinking screens: Is cable TV dying in India?

For years it has been evident that fibre and DTH would give tough competition to cable in India where regulatory overload has mutilated an already warped industry structure. OTT added fuel to the......

Zee's Punit Goenka: Not Just The Owner's Son

Puneet Goenka's ability to stay calm is probably what helped Zee rise from a down-in-the-dumps broadcaster into one of the largest, steadiest and most profitable media companies in India, reports......

Why is Subhash Chandra RESTLESS?

The chairman of the Essel Group says he has settled 91.2 per cent of the estimated Rs 11,000 crore debt on the group's books.Vanita Kohli-Khandekar reports. IMAGE: By the age of 41, Subhash......

Netflix-ication of print media in India?

Monetising online readership, a deeper focus on content and getting revenue from the reader are ways to make the business future-proof, observes Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. Illustration: Dominic......

Uday Shankar, the Star performer

Uday Shankar’s biggest contribution was that he managed to take years of resentment about Star’s foreign origins and turn that around. Most people now think of Star as an Indian......

Young, male and metropolitan: The Indian OTT Viewer

Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad account for 33% of the total active paid subscriptions.Vanita Kohli-Khandekar reports. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com At 9.7 million people a......

Movie business loses Rs 120 billion!

From Rs 191 billion in 2019, the world's largest film producing industry now stands at Rs 72 billion, thanks to the pandemic.Vanita Kohli-Khandekar reports. IMAGE: A scene from Saina streaming on......

How Amazon Prime Video is pushing the envelope

From convincing film-makers to do shows for online, to having a slate with some of the best films and shows, Amazon Prime Video has come a long way since it came to India four years ago.Vanita......

Love your music? Read this about Spotify

About 18 months after its entry in India, a Spotify listener spent an average of 97 minutes on the app, almost ten times more than any other streaming music brand, reports Vanita Kohli-Khandekar.......

Salute the Power & Glory of Indian Cinema!

It is the most potent symbol of India's soft power -- more perhaps than the IT industry and our managerial skill, notes Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. IMAGE: Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan in a scene from......

Could this be the most watched IPL ever?

IPL could reach more than 530 million viewers on TV and a few hundred million more online.But can it make money for Disney Star?Vanita Kohli-Khandekar reports. IMAGE: Royal Challengers Bangalore......

Why did viewership for kabbadi fall?

'Why was PKL scheduled bang in the middle of festivals and big film releases?' asks Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. Photograph: Kind courtesy ProKabaddi/Facebook The viewership for the current season of......

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