Year Enders

Year Enders

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BBC establishes integrated international news division

BBC World in the year 2002 successfully completed the ongoing process of digitalisation of the channel in South Asia, which began in October 2001 with the introduction of a digital signal on PAS 10.

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BBC establishes integrated international news division

BBC World in the year 2002 successfully completed the ongoing process of digitalisation of the channel in South Asia, which began in October 2001 with the introduction of a digital signal on PAS 10.

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The slumbering giant is awakening

Prasar Bharati Corporation (PBC). One of the biggest broadcasters in the world. Assets at its disposal is worth about Rs 54 billion, the reach covers over 90 per cent of the population and the infrastructure at its command can be the envy of most private broadcasters (radio and TV). But even these awesome facts have failed to deter private players from making hay in India, while Doordarshan and All India Radio struggle to cover the gap between the huge running expenses (pegged at Rs 10,508.3 million during 2001-2002) and the revenues that are generated (estimated to be worth slightly over Rs 7 billion).

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"With CAS, I think some pay channels will become free to air"

In her third stint at Shastri Bhawan, which houses the I&B ministry, amongst others, in the Capital, Swaraj has not only managed to wrest the initiatives from other aggressive fellow politicians like IT& telecom minister Pramod Mahajan (who probably secretly wishes that the I&B ministry is also merged with his present portfolio so he can lord over the convergence space), but has also unleashed policies which are sure to have far-reaching effect on the media industry.

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2002 - THE YEAR WHEN GOVT. CALLED THE SHOTS

One thing stands crystal clear: Year 2002 definitely belonged to the Indian government and the policy-makers. It was a time when the whole government machinery flexed its muscles in almost every sphere of the media, be it electronic or print or the outdoors.

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Crystal Ball gazing

2002. Now that the Convergence Bill has been tabled, we should have a convergence law by mid to late this year. After five years of wait a broadcasting regulation should finally be in place.

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2001 : The Year Ahead

What a year, yaar !!!!! Indian media stocks soared like there was no tomorrow before the (in hindsight inevitable) turnaround and since then it‘s just been down, down, down...

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Media stocks 2000: A roller coaster ride

What a year, yaar !!!!! Indian media stocks soared like there was no tomorrow before the (in hindsight inevitable) turnaround and since then it‘s just been down, down, down...

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Indiantelevision.com Year end special: Television wrap up of the year 2000

The year 2000. It will go down as the year of the Great Media Meltdown.

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