Specials

Arnab Goswami's brand of journalism is infotainment, says NDTV's Vishnu Som

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/event-coverage/2014/03/13/IMG_8858.jpg?itok=mpINHutO
MUMBAI: Sensationalism vs old style journalism: The debate on highly opinionated journalism vs plain reporting of events as a journalist can be unending. But when it comes to highly capital intensive television journalism, the debate boils down to viewership and its monetisation.
 
 
Times Now Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami's brand of aggressive journalism, some call it sensationalism while the man himself describes it as passionate journalism, was the subject of a panel discussion on 'The Big Fight For Primetime' at FICCI Frames 2014.
 
 
NDTV Editor Vishnu Som, when prodded by BBC Global News Senior Anchor Jon Sopel, said "An editor's job is to provide news. I believe Arnab does infotainment."
 
 
Som though admitted that the issues taken up by Goswami are valid but his style and way of presenting is different. "We cannot be aggressive beyond a point. I don't think it is for journalists to define news. You just report it," said Som.
 
 
News that does not get the eyeballs is not good enough content from the monetisation point of view. "If it does not get good ratings, it is not good content. It is all about viewers. That connect has to be there. If not, it cannot be monetised," said Zee Media group CEO Bhaskar Das, claiming Goswami's primetime show advertisement slots sell for Rs 25,000 per 10 seconds, while it could be Rs 20,000 for NDTV and is barely Rs 2,000 for Zee News.
 
 
Arnab has made himself a brand and he has been rewarded for it, said Das, who was with the Times of India group when Times Now was launched.
MCCS India CEO Ashok Venkataramani said brand building is equal to the charge of your slots and once you have built a brand, the ad slot charge can be higher than what the ratings demand. "The best way to get advertising revenue is by stopping TRPs. My Hindi and Marathi and Bangla channels don't get high revenue because of ratings but because they are premium channels." MCSS owns ABP group of news channels.
 
NDTV's Som said, "We dont believe in TAM. We have done five studies to know that we are the number one channel and people may disagree. What the advertisers are looking at right now is corrupted data  (in the form of TAM ratings)."
 
 
The news television industry is heavily dependent on advertising revenues and the quality of journalism is directly impacted by the revenue flow. "If advertisers cut rates, we can't do good journalism," Som said.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/23/Shridhar%20Subramaniam%20and%20Thomas%20L%20Vajda.jpg?itok=c1HuYYXL
FICCI FRAMES: Legitimate screens, stricter laws, best practices for IPR

MUMBAI: A National Intellectual Property Rights policy is a healthy prescription for the creative industry that seeks to provide an enabling framework for monetisation, protection and enforcement of copyright, but this can only succeed if there is robust law enforcement in addition to more punitive...

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/23/FICCI_Frames_2017%20%281%29.jpg?itok=bavvvr9c
FICCI Frames 2017: Birth of other mediums cannot kill traditional TV

MUMBAI: The fast changing scenario and the content ecosystem have gone through a significant change over the years and are keeping all the production houses and the broadcasters on their toes. The 'Grammar of the new TV content' on the second day of FICCI FRAMES 2017 was discussed as experts from...

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/23/Aranb-goswami-ficci-800x800.jpg?itok=-EJIhzkv
Arnab Goswami: Best time to enter news market when there's no leader

MUMBAI: Whether off screen or on screen Arnab Goswami is a passionate and animated speaker, though some would say he’s given to histrionics. "The best time to enter the (news) market is when there is no leader," Goswami said with his trademark flourish, barely few months after leaving Times TV...

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/22/raj%20%281%29.jpg?itok=-NRkQv4f
'Make piracy an economic offence, good cos 'badvertise' too'

Protection and enforcement of copyright continues to remain a challenge for the Media and Entertainment industry. According to estimates, rogue or pirate sites earned 35 per cent more revenues than the Indian Film Industry in 2016.

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/23/Brijesh-Singh.jpg?itok=xj2jjHJI
FICCI Frames ’17: Maharashtra to form IP crime unit to fight online piracy

MUMBAI: Well, well. The Indian media industry and the government are finally getting serious about content piracy. After Telangana Intellectual Property Crime Unit (TIPCU), Copyright Force and the government-mandated Copyright Board, Maharashtra state is all set to get Maharashtra Intellectual...

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/22/FICCI_Frames_2017%20%281%29.jpg?itok=n-qaHXPv
FICCI-KPMG report: Rural India fuels digital consumption; FTA channels gain prominence

MUMBAI: The ‘Bharat’ story strengthened with expansion of rural measurement in TV and 4G data price wars deepened digital consumption, which were spurred further by mobile Internet and smartphone penetration. While print and films segments were supported by growing demand from the regional markets...

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/22/FICCI_Frames_2017.jpg?itok=mUqT5idy
FICCI Frames 2017: Stakeholders feel regulations cripple monetization

MUMBAI: In keeping with the tone set in the morning about the changing scenario as far the political climate and censorship were concerned, every participant was keen to hear what the Government had to say about this on day one of the FICCI FRAMES meet here.

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/21/FICCI_Frames_2017%20%281%29.jpg?itok=bnqpprsI
FICCI-KPMG report projects TV sector to reach Rs 1166 bn by 2021

The year 2016 was a mixed bag for the Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry. The sector is projected to grow at a faster pace of 14 per cent over the period 2016–21 with advertising revenue expected to increase at a CAGR of 15.3 per cent, according to a report released today.

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/20/FICCI_Frames_2017.jpg?itok=xdQA7MTy
FICCI Frames: Bridging the gap between story-tellers & industry veterans

MUMBAI: An initiative started in 2015, to bridge the gap between the media and entertainment industry experts and the storytellers, Frame Your Idea (FYI) is back once again for its third edition. It will be taking place simultaneously with FICCI FRAMES 2017, from 21 March to 23 March 2017 at...

Specials Event Coverage Ficci Frames

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories