Television

Govt asks broadcasters to sensitise audience about North-East Indians

MUMBAI: The sad demise of 19-year-old Nido Tania in Delhi has created a furore all over. The gory incident has just not got the protestors on the streets to seek justice for the slain student, but has even put the government on a hyperactive active mode. Considering the rising instances of bias against the North Eastern community, the Home Ministry has sent a letter to various broadcasting bodies in the country asking them to sensitise the TV audiences about the culture of the North East.

 

Since the seven states of North East India don’t get much prominence on the channels, the Ministry has requested them to come up with programmes centered on NE citizens and culture. The Ministry is of the opinion that the migrated population from the region ‘might be getting treated differently due to their different culture’ that include their typical physical features, culture, food habits and dressing sense. It has also advised the news channels to send journalists to the NE region to cover its issues and also increase interaction with those who have migrated to different cities.

 

A broadcaster, however, says that from a business point of view, it is too expensive to cover the region. He points out that since the TV ratings agency TAM does not cover the entire region, except few parts of Assam, it becomes difficult to keep a tab on TVTs. Secondly, the area doesn’t have many advertisers, except for few tea brands.

 

For now, the letters have been sent out to the various broadcasting bodies such as the News Broadcasters Association and the Indian Broadcasting Federation. They will have to think about whether or not they would want to take up the suggestion by the Ministry.

 

Nido Tania, son of an Arunachal Pradesh Congressman in Delhi, was killed during an argument with a shopkeeper over his hair colour.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/Rishtey%20Cineplex.jpg?itok=y5UWcri6
Viacom18’s Rishtey Cineplex now in Europe, N America

Viacom18 has announced its plans to launch its Hindi movie channel, Rishtey Cineplex’ in the international markets.

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/Untitled-1_0.jpg?itok=ktuRN7ch
GoQuest, Arre tie up for content syndication

GoQuest Media has tied up with Arré, a multi-format, multi-genre digital media brand co-founded by B Sai Kumar, Ajay Chacko and Sanjay Ray Chaudhuri to distribute and monetize Arré’s vibrant content offering with the digital players & re-broadcasters across the world.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/30/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=gLoRGwSQ
Another comic roast raises a storm

Comic Roasts can backfire. Ask the AIB guys. And now you can ask the cast of Comedy Nights Bachao. In an episode that is yet to be telecast, the cast of the Krushna Abhishek-Bharati Singh-led show on Colors resorted to some leg-pulling of an actress during a film promotion on it.

Television TV Shows Comedy
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/29/Untitled-1_11.jpg?itok=1VlUyikl
Rs 3 crore up for grabs on Colors Marathi KBC 3 from 3 Oct

Inspiration from the US game show “Who wants to be a Millionnaire” in India 16 years ago has worked wonders for the countrymen and television viewers as well as the broadcasters. “Kaun Banega Crorepati” has got the viewers sticky eyeballs and surely showcased some of life’s most inspiring real-life...

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/29/Untitled-1_2.jpg?itok=mHKNp1Km
Zee acquires UAE's Hum 106.2 FM

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) has forayed into radio with the acquisition of UAE’s first radio station, Hum 106.2 FM. The radio station was previously owned and operated by Shamal Media Services.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/29/Ekta%20Kapoor.jpg?itok=ARYYpyWQ
Balaji Telefilms to restructure its motion picture business

MUMBAI: It’s restructuring time at Balaji Telefilms Ltd (BTL). The company has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it has got the board approval to rejig some of the businesses its subsidiary companies Balaji Motion Pictures Ltd (BMPL) and Bolt Media Ltd (BML).

Television Production House Fiction
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/29/Untitled-1.jpg?itok=jqxbsxLn
Zee Classic refreshes in attempt to attract mass audiences

The Punit Goenka-led Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) has got into a hyper-refresh mood, revamping its channels, one after the other. First, it announced the relaunch of Zindagi, and now it’s the turn of Zee Classic.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/28/Untitled-1_9.jpg?itok=KzrJ1aud
Zeel relaunches Zindagi with new shows; dual audio feed

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd’s alternative Hindi GEC Zindagi, as announced earlier, is going in for a refresh. And in its new avatar Zindagi is rolling out a programming line up consisting of South Korean, Latin American, Spanish Italian, Turkish and home grown Indian shows from 3 October. For...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/28/Untitled-3_0.jpg?itok=ZKMU8dAW
Star India's Gaurav Banerjee's take on 'P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke'

It has been labeled as the pioneer of saas bahu sagas. But, the leadership trio -- Uday Shankar-Sanjay Gupta-Gaurav Banerjee -- at the Twenty First Century Corp-owned Hindi GEC Star Plus -- has over the past few years been working at breaking down this myth.

Television TV Shows Thriller

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories