Broadcast Worldwide initiates broad based research programme

Rathikant Basu promoted Broadcast Worldwide which will be launching Tara regional channels has initiated a wide based research programmes for its channels.

Tara Marathi will be launched next week and Tara Punjabi will be launched a week after. Similarly Tara Gujarathi will be launched on the 1st of next month. The channel has its research design and framework in place and it will be implemented as soon as the first channel goes on air.

According to Rupa Banerjee, Senior VP Marketing, Broadcast Worldwide, "The research that we are undertaking will have no fixed time frame. The initial time frame is 3 years but it could extend well upto 5 years. The main purpose of the research is to understand the mindset of the regional audience, their aspirations and their demands."

The research will be a multicenter quantitative study. This, the channel claims is the first of its kind in India by any channel, be it regional or national. The channel expects to use the feedback from the consumers for betterment of its programming. 

Because of the continuous nature of the research programme the time-frame for any particular viewers response could be as less as 2-3 weeks. According to Rupa Banerjee, the research will focus on understanding the role of television in the life of viewers, viewers perception. The research will also be used to tap viewers aspirations and anticipate trends.

The research will not only focus on programming preferences but will also try to find out channel and band preferences.

The study will be carried on extensively throughout India and Bangladesh. The channel has hired leading research agency IMRB for this purpose.

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