Television

Reddy seeks media's help in eradicating poverty

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2015/12/14/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=TZwTMNNA

NEW DELHI: The Union minister for information and broadcasting and culture S Jaipal Reddy today said that the media representatives of SAARC countries should work towards creating an atmosphere of goodwill in the region.



Inaugurating the Second conference of editors and working journalists of SAARC countries here today, he said the region needs to work towards a common economic zone for which the regional media will have to play role of 'ambassador of goodwill'.



According to Reddy, despite prolonged prevalence of poverty, countries in the region continue to be dominated by the historical baggage of wrong priorities and mindset. The ongoing information revolution has opened immense opportunities, which need to be collectively tapped to aggressively work towards routing out poverty from the region.



He said the media should rise above narrow national identities and play the role of trendsetter.



As a first step in this direction, the minister said, SAARC should work towards facilitating free movement of journalists in the region that can work as a catalyst towards changing the political mindset and drive the region towards a collective effort in that eradicating poverty and creating atmosphere for common economic zone.



Secretary in the I&B ministry Navin B Chawla said in the era of breath-taking technological advances in the media scene, the conference would help further strengthen the process of mutual dependence and co-operation.



It can work towards evolving a common strategy to draw attention towards the common problems of the region.



The SAARC secretariat representative Shri Pradhumna Shah drew the attention towards the recommendations of the SAARC Information Ministers Conference. He said the SAARC Information Centre is being set up in Nepal, which would facilitate exchange of information among the member countries.



The new chairperson of the conference, Shakuntala Mahawal, Principal Information Officer, Indian government, said the forum would help in expanding the horizons of understanding and issues pertaining to media of the south Asian region.



Agenda for the two-day conference includes country presentations on current situation of print and electronic media in member countries, consideration of directives from the third meeting of SAARC, including proposal to set up SAARC-recognised regional media forum and discussion paper by Bangladesh for setting up of a SAARC Media Development Fund.



The conference will also work towards identifying points relating to print media for evolving a SAARC Common position for presentation at the World Summit on the Information Society scheduled in Tunis in December next year.



The conference will also provide inputs for the revised plan of action on information and media as it is being felt that many items of the action plan of 1998 have become outdated due to innovative developments in the field of information technology.



The heads of TV and radio organisations at their third meeting held in Thimpu in April 2004 had identified some areas for inclusion in the revised plan.



These include development of SAARC media training academy to carry out training programmes/courses for human resource development in ICT sector, encourage member countries for e-government and e-strategies and also work towards establishment of gradual digitised technology for TV and Radio. A similar action programme for print media is also to be worked out by the conference.



Delegations from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are attending the two-day conference. Mahawal leads the Indian delegation.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/22/star.jpg?itok=nH3qWMLI
Star Sports unveils #BattleofSixes campaign for the upcoming PAYTM India- West Indies ODI and T20 series

This festive season is set to take cricket fans by storm as the battle of sixes begins with India taking on West Indies in the PAYTM ODI and T20 series, starting Oct 21st and November 4th, 2018 respectively.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/22/laliga.jpg?itok=x-xZDNBY
LaLiga Football Schools launch in Kerala

LaLiga, Spain’s top football league, recently launched the LaLiga Football Schools in India. It is a comprehensive grassroots football development programme in association with India On Track

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/22/pro.jpg?itok=sugTQBrT
Triple gold medalist and former autralian olympic swimmer, stephanie rice debuts as an expert presenter on vivo pro kabaddi season vi in india

This season Star Sports, the official broadcaster for VIVO Pro Kabaddi League 2018 lifts the spirit of the game a notch higher with the announcement of three - time Olympic Gold medallist, Stephanie Rice, as an addition to the illustrious expert panel.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/22/anuj.jpg?itok=-E5WfiLv
IndiaCast rejigs revenue top brass in bid to grow across markets, platforms

In a move aimed at synergizing processes and business opportunities to scale up revenues, IndiaCast, the domestic, international and digital distribution arm of Viacom18 and TV18, today, announced an organizational rejig of its revenue management structure.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/22/maa.jpg?itok=i996yNGM
Sun TV, Star Maa only non-Hindi GEC channels in across genre list

For the second consecutive week in a row, the Sun TV Network’s flagship Tamil GEC and Star India’s flagship Telugu GEC Star Maa were the only non-Hindi GEC channels in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genre.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/22/net.jpg?itok=nUmDLaeP
Infotainment genre’s steady shift towards localisation

It’s home! That’s the cry that almost every broadcaster is uttering today when it comes to wooing viewers with content. Even as kids’, lifestyle and GECs are witnessing an uptake in local content, the infotainment genre isn’t going to be left behind.

Television TV Channels Specialised and Niche
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/20/Amazon_NEW.jpg?itok=KI9MRqO5
Amazon most advertised brand in BARC week 41

The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India has released its data for last week’s top advertisers and brands between 6-12 October 2018. The data is a reflection of top 10 advertiser and brands across genre on Indian television (U+R) : 2+ Individuals.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/20/Marathi_BARC.jpg?itok=DUC_6K8L
No changes in Bhojpuri, Kannada, Marathi segments in BARC week 41

In the Bengali space, Jalsha Movies and Colors Bangla swapped their third and fourth positions in BARC data week 41. No changes were observed in the Bhojpuri, Kannada and Marathi segments. Moreover, Gemini TV and Zee Telugu swapped their second and third positions in the Telugu sector. Flowers TV...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/10/20/Anil%20Ambani.jpg?itok=4eNnBDRM
Anil Ambani’s Reliance sues NDTV for Rs 10,000 cr

NDTV has been sued for Rs 10,000 crore by Anil Ambani's Reliance Group in an Ahmedabad court for its reportage on the Rafale fighter jet deal. The lawsuit is filed against NDTV's weekly show, Truth vs Hype, which aired on 29 September.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories