Media

Whither VissaTV and Raj News?

Whither VissaTV and Raj News?

0 on January 9, 2012, 8:39 pm / in Media, Politics

Remember an entertainment channel by name Vissa? Part of the Raj Group, not known for its quality standards, it was one of the early channel to hit Telugu tv scene in 2003. No one knows where the channel is being telecast now or not, though one gets to see a few vehicles with that sticker on Hyderabad roads. The Raj […]

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Eenadu confirms sale, Sakshi cries foul

Eenadu confirms sale, Sakshi cries foul

0 on January 4, 2012, 6:34 am / in Business, Headlines, Media, Politics

Eenadu has officially announced divesting of its television channel business, even as Sakshi saw a vindication of its allegations of quid pro quo between Ramoji-Relaince-Chandrababu in the entire operation. The Wednesday edition of Eenadu said that 100 per cent stake of 10 ETV channels – except Telugu ETV and ETV2- will now be transferred to Reliance Industries Limited, in lieu […]

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Ramoji will be left with just ETV2

Ramoji will be left with just ETV2

0 on January 3, 2012, 5:53 pm / in Media, Politics

As reported by us earlier, TV18 Broadcast is snapping up Ramoji Rao-owned Eenadu TV to expand its regional broadcasting presence. Following a TV18 Broadcast Board of Directors meeting today, Network18 & TV18 have announced the acquisition of ETV Group channels and that RIL Trust would be funding this deal. According to exchange4media.com, the Board has approved the acquisition of 100 […]

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Urdu papers have more circulation

Urdu papers have more circulation

1 on December 30, 2011, 11:36 am / in Media, Politics

It may be surprising but Urdu papers and periodicals have the third highest circulation, preceded by Hindi and English papers. The 55th Annual Report of Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) for 2010-11 titled “Press in India” says that Telugu is fifth in the number of newspapers published in India. The highest number of newspapers were published in Hindi (7910), […]

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Visalandhra show angers T-journos

Visalandhra show angers T-journos

0 on December 29, 2011, 8:34 pm / in Headlines, Media, Politics

Visalandhra Mahasabha has done it once again. The outfit fighting for united Andhra Pradesh held an exhibition at Sundarayya Vignana Kendram today on development in various regions of the state to show that their was no discrimination per se. As usual, some Telangana activists, who always claim to be journalists, barged in and tried to sabotage the event. A few […]

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TV9 to be sold in a month

TV9 to be sold in a month

0 on December 19, 2011, 8:56 am / in Business, Headlines, Media, Politics

TV 9 sale is now confirmed. Ch Srinivasa Raju, known as Srini Raju, whose iLabs owns 80 percent state in Associated Broadcasting Company Ltd, revealed that the exit was expected to be completed by in a month. His bankers are in discussions for the sale with around half a dozen companies which have media background, Srini Raju claimed. iLabs and […]

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TDP: Should parties run media houses?

TDP: Should parties run media houses?

1 on December 17, 2011, 5:00 pm / in Media, Politics

TDP has requested the Press Council and other media bodies to initiate a debate on the need to regulate media houses promoted and controlled by political parties. The letter was written to express TDP’s grievances against Sakshi paper and news channel. Interestingly, the two major parties Congress and TDP in our state do not have dedicated channels to promote their […]

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TDP complains to Press Council against Sakshi

TDP complains to Press Council against Sakshi

0 on December 16, 2011, 10:49 pm / in Headlines, Media, Politics

The Telugu Desam party has complained to the Press Council of India and other media regulatory bodies on the “vituperative campaign” by the Sakshi TV channel and its news paper on the party and its president N Chandrababu Naidu. This is probably the first time that a political party complained to the Press Council against a mainstream newspaper in Andhra […]

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Many suitors eye ETV channels

Many suitors eye ETV channels

0 on December 16, 2011, 9:25 am / in Headlines, Media, Politics

A host of buyers are eying Ramoji Rao’s ETV boquet of television channels. Months after talks between Sony Television and  Eenadu TV (ETV) fell through, the Raghav Bahl-controlled Network18 Group is inching close to a deal with ETV, according to Business Standard. However, a latest Time of India report says Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s Jupiter Capital may be in the fray for […]

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Sakshi faces funds crunch

Sakshi in crisis, hikes cost

0 on December 15, 2011, 1:02 pm / in Headlines, Media, Politics

Jagan has started feeling the heat of the ongoing CBI and other inquiries into his assets. His Sakshi daily newspaper has been forced to increase its price per copy from Rs 2.50 to Rs 3 effective immediately to tide over the imminent financial crisis. In a signed message in Sakshi paper today, YSR Congress chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy […]

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