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The Top 10 developments in Indian television in 2000

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1) Rupert Murdoch's India visit. The revival of Star Plus under Peter Mukerjea and its great success following Kaun Banega Crorepati and Amitabh Bachchan.



2) The arrival of Kerry Packer in India and the appointment of the first Indian woman TV CEO Ravina Raj Kohli at Channel Nine. (Chandni Sehgal headed MTV India before and during its launch but was general manager of the channel and left soon thereafter .)



3) The rise and fall of Zee Telefilms.



4) The hype around Richard Li's NOW convergence project.



5) The IPO fever amongst wannabe stock market media darlings and the concurrent disenchantment.



6) The dot com acquisition craze by broadcasters and the subsequent collapse.



7) The failure of cricket as a programming genre because of corruption in the sport.



8) The rise of the new television companies - Balaji Telefilms, Cinevista, Nimbus, Broadcast Worldwide, Hathway, etc.



9) The revival of DD under RR Shah through the route of privatisation and commercialisation.



10) The continuing spate of announcements around broadcasting and convergence legislation and the lack of follow up thereafter.

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