Immense Popularity Of Non-Fiction Shows In India Fetched The Viewers’ Attention Of Fiction Shows


Seventeen years since the launch of formats like Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), we now see non-fiction shows boast of a much larger budget than most fiction shows. In fact, viewers have also found their dose of masala entertainment through a bevy of big ticket non-fiction formats like Bigg Boss, Indian Idol, Khatron ke Khiladi, etc that have been adapted from…

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Tegna To Buy KFMB TV And Radio


Tegna has agreed to pay $325 million for Midwest Television’s KFMB-TV suite of TV and radio stations, with Tegna President Dave Lougee saying the company has a track record as a “strategic consoldator.” Tegna will get CBS affiliate KFMB-TV, digital multicast channel KFMB-D2 (CW), as well as radio stations KFMB-AM-FM. San Diego is market 29 in TV and 17th in radio.…

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RT To Launch French Channel

Russian state broadcaster RT

Russian state broadcaster RT is set to launch a French-language channel, seven months after being labelled a spreader of “deceitful propaganda” by President Emmanuel Macron. RT (formerly Russia Today) already has a foothold in France through a French-language website and a popular YouTube channel with videos dubbed or subtitled in French, some of which have chalked up hundreds of thousands…

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Discovery India To Launch Its Digital Channels

Discovery India

Discovery Communications India, the television network housing the Discovery, Animal Planet and TLC brands, announced its digital foray. Unlike its peers, however, the network is not going the video streaming platform route. Instead, it has announced the launch of digital/mobile-first channels starting January 2018. The network will launch four digital-first channels, each for a different genre – military, food, automobiles…

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Sony PSA Formed Sony Media Solutions

Sony Professional Solutions

Sony Professional Solutions Americas (PSA) has announced the formation of Sony Media Solutions, which combines many of the company’s technology resources designed to help media customers maximize, and monetize, content distribution, as well as drive efficiencies at every stage of the media production lifecycle—from content acquisition to distribution to archive. John Studdert, vice president of the new group, characterized the…

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Demonetisation, A History Now Broadcasting Industry Adapted Well With It


With the most-talked-about economic move in recent times, completing a year, the media and entertainment industry has finally managed to recover from it and is already witnessing a steady growth. With demonetisation, the broadcast industry de-grew in November-December 2016 as much as 21 per cent compared to last year losing an estimated Rs. 850 crores, but things started looking up…

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BBC Ties Up With Eenadu And India News

bbc news

BBC has launched news services in four Indian languages – Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Punjabi as it expanded business in the country for which BBC director-general Anthony William “Tony” Hall has arrived. BBC Duniya, a nightly television news bulletin in Hindi, has also been relaunched; it will be telecast on India News. The Punjabi service will initially be online and…

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