Ajay Vidyasagar named Director of Partnerships, YouTube APAC

22 Oct. 2014
Ajay Vidyasagar, Regional Director, APAC, YouTube & Google Video Solutions will join the YouTube APAC team as Director of Partnerships. In this role, he will manage India Core Partnerships organization and will also be responsible for Google’s broader cross-functional YouTube related initiatives for India, said Google. He will continue to be based out of Singapore and in addition to his India responsibilities will also drive forward key content initiatives across APAC on a regional basis.

“India has always been an extremely important market for YouTube where we’ve seen a lot of success and engagement from our partners and Ajay will lead our efforts going forward in a market that holds tremendous potential for us across partnerships, usage and revenue,” said the spokesperson.
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Greetings from Gulbarga

22 Oct. Gulbarga is a distant town in the state of Karnataka, in the southern part of India. This is one of the 29 districts of Karnataka, nearly 600 km north of Bangalore, and borders along erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, closer to Hyderabad. It also also a neighbouring district of – the northern most district- Bidar which borders on Maharashtra. Hence, you can naturally expect this little distant district to be neglected by politicians, in spite of so many of them representing at the national and state levels.

Some of the top politicians who have consistently let down the people of Gulbarga are former railways minister Mallikarjun Kharge, former chief minister of Karnataka Dharam Signh, former MP Khandre, and a host of others.

Recently, I visited Gulbarga and spent two days -doing my official work and visiting the “heritage” of Gulbarga (you remember, in the last week, the Central Govt has OKayed the State changing the names of eight cities including Gulbarga, which will now on be known as Kalaburgi! That is the only thing our politicians can do!

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Fr Melwyn, Dr Norbert Lobo, and Yours Truly with the Bishop of Gulbarga.
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Gulbarga’s Cathedral:
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Jamia Masjid, said to be built in 1367:
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Multi-sided, symmetrical architecture of this Jamia Masjid:
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Gulbarga Fort:
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“Writing on the wall” of the Fort:
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The massive, 24-foot long canon atop the fort:
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One of the many rings to manoeuvre the giant canon:
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The fort also is a fun-place for these little boys for their “kite-flying”IMG_8157

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Nothing fascinates little kids as a camera does:
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St Aloysius International University, Gulbarga! But please don’t ask if it actually exists or if there is any building associated with it! This board is found in Asian Business Centre (Mall) in the city. When I tried clicking this picture, the people were troubled; they asked me, ‘why’, ‘who’, etc!
St Aloysius is a reputed College in the southern part of Karnataka (Mangalore), which is also known in Gulbarga, and is directly associated with St Xaviers’ Pre-University College (Higher Secondary). Hence, the name-stealing!
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How to move from print to multimedia newsroom

22 Oct.
Posted on October 21, 2014 by Sunil Saxena
It is hard to say what a multimedia newsroom should look like or will look like in the near future. What best can be said is that the media will continue to move towards a converged model. There will be plenty of tries and misses in the process.

Much will depend on technology, and devices on which content will be transferred. But one thing is certain. The walls in the newsroom will continue to come down. There will be more interaction between traditional and digital teams. Many existing job profiles will disappear, and many new ones will emerge.

It’s an exciting time to be in the media for those who want to ride the technology wave; and uncertain times for those who want to stick to what they know best.

Here’s my vision of tomorrow’s newsroom – how a traditional print newsroom will metamorphose into a converged newsroom. The major domo in this newsroom will not be the News Editor but the Web Producer, who will guide print, audio, video, online and multimedia editors.

The team in black (in the graphic below) will be the print interface. It will share a common workspace with the team in blue which will include Audio Editors, Video Editors, Knowledge Editors, Social Media Editors, Web Administrator and Research Editors.

multimedia newsroom

There will be a dramatic change in work flow. News breaks will be processed for being consumed on mobile devices. This will be a priority because more and more people are turning to their mobile handhelds for information.

The Internet website will be the next recipient of the information. This will include text, audio and video stories.

The final processing of information will be done for the newspaper. This will be in depth, and the news team will be greatly helped by the Research Editors in putting this content together. It will be narrow focussed content, and will be targeted at a high brow, up market audience.

Even as the specialised content is being assembled for the newspaper, the central desk will continue to produce updates for the web and mobile devices.

newsroom workflow

This operation can run smoothly only if the newspaper staff goes “multimedia”.

The chart below gives the list of professionals that a traditional print newsroom will have to hire to become a multimedia newsroom.

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How social media got it right with Maha polls How social media got it right with Maha polls

22 Oct. 2014
The Maharashtra state assembly elections are over and now the only question that remains is how the new government will be formed; who the BJP will partner with and who will be the state’s new CM.

In the build-up to the elections we saw how new platforms were being used by all political parties to connect with the electorate and spread their message. From Congress’ use of Whatsapp to constant tweets and Facebook posts by the BJP to the ‘Majha Nava Shiv Sena’ series of videos created by the Shiv Sena, it was an election that saw parties embrace technology and utilise it to the fullest.

As with the Lok Sabha elections, social media was a cornerstone in the campaign process. Would it be far-fetched to assume that the party that generated the most buzz on social platforms also performed the best in the elections?

Maha Elections on social media: BJP outshines the rest

Social analysis agency, Simplify360 was tracking the social buzz around the elections. Vang Lian, Head of Research at the company pointed out the final seat share between the parties which was determined post the declaration of results was on similar lines with the social media buzz share.

Another social analysis firm, Meltwater tracked nearly 1,00,000 social mentions on the Maharashtra state elections on the day of the result and the succeeding day, of which, BJP again took the lion’s share. The statistics show that BJP saw the most positive conversation with most people expecting the party to win in the state since the morning of October 19 (the day of the counting of the votes).

But is this a real indicator or just a one off coincidence? We have asked Meltwater and Simlify360 for an analysis of the social buzz around the Haryana elections to see what the situation in that state was.

Meltwater, which has had previous experience in analysing social interactions around the US presidential elections and the UK general elections, feels social media is becoming a pretty nifty barometer for such events. “In most of these elections we observed that whatever the social media trends suggested were pretty much in line with the actual poling and results,” maintains Nitin Bhatia, Director (Agency Partnerships), Indian Subcontinent, Meltwater Inc.

An interesting outtake of the social analysis was that the Prime Minister saw a total of 2500 negative mentions as opposed to 1800 positive ones out of a total of 8,000 mentions on October 19 and 20. The percentage of negative mentions was higher than what had been seen in the run up to the elections. Overall, Meltwater said it saw over 78,000 mentions in English and more than 19000 posts in regional Hindi & Marathi language on the Maharashtra elections on these two days.

“As per our reports earlier, we saw BJP leading from the front on total mentions, Marathi mentions and Hindi mentions, as well as in terms of positive mentions. Seeing the final results, I won’t hesitate to say that social media trends are a very strong indicator to predict the winners,” said Bhatia. He points out to the keywords that were seen trending in the days preceding the election, which show that BJP was again the most popular among all the parties.

The traditional way of compiling exit polls through polling station interviews or outreach programs might be working for now but we have seen that they do not always give the most accurate results. With social media becoming more and more ubiquitous as the most common platform for the vox populi, perhaps it is time that political analysts, like their counterparts in the marketing and commercial sectors start turning to them to better understand the pulse of the common man. It might not give a completely accurate picture but it does seem to give a fair indication of what to expect.
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Censored! The journalism they didn’t want you to see

22 Oct. From The Guardian
Most of the stories you read in the newspaper have been extensively redacted. But what gets cut, and why?

“So the writer who breeds
More words than he needs
Is making a chore
For the reader who reads”
-Dr Seuss

There’s an endless appetite among film buffs for the contents of the cutting-room floor. We’re forever being offered outtakes and alternative endings and “director’s cuts” of movies. But what do newspaper editors excise from raw copy destined for the printed page? What would a “writer’s cut” look like?

When commissioning news stories, desk editors invariably ask for more words than they need, and writers invariably file more words than they were asked to. This is just common sense: it’s better for a story to be too long than too short, because cutting it down is much quicker than padding it out.

Furthermore, stories move on. New details come to light; police issue statements; witnesses (and, increasingly, celebrities on Twitter) give reactions. And sometimes a bigger story breaks, evicting the first story from its home and sending it snivelling to a smaller slot.

As a result, desk editors and subeditors generally find themselves with an article that’s anything from 5% to 500% too long for the allocated space. Some of the reporter’s sweat-spattered words have to go. (The biggest cut I’ve had to make was to a collection of portraits of influential media folk, which were to run at full length on the internet, but in a considerably smaller space in the paper. Total overmatter: 60,000 words. A novella. That was a fun day.)

There are several schools of opinion on how to go about this. “Cut from the top,” say some. And it’s true that a few writers – mostly inexperienced ones – are guilty of beating around the bush at the start of a story, setting the scene, offering anecdotes, quotations, and twee descriptions of the decor, when all the reader wants is to know what’s happened. But this is a lesson that most reporters learn early, and besides, it usually only saves you a couple of lines.

Others recommend starting at the bottom. Once you’ve conveyed the essential facts of a story, the immediate background to the events, and the reactions of the most important players, things tend to tail off a little, with more detailed context, waffly quotations from bit-part actors, and speculation as to future developments. These can usually be shed with minimal damage to the story.

Over the centuries, editors have devised a plethora of space-saving tricks. We run paragraphs together – reporters, particularly at news agencies, seem to have a phobia of writing paragraphs consisting of any more than one sentence, and stories often read more coherently when organised into meatier chunks.

Abbreviations are another easy option. Often, for example, you can save yourself a crucial couple of lines by replacing all instances of “Liberal Democrats” with “Lib Dems”.

You can save about this much space by reducing ‘Liberal Democrats’ to Lib Dems.
You can save about this much space by reducing ‘Liberal Democrats’ to Lib Dems. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images
Quotations, too, are highly expendable. People – politicians in particular – are prone to waffle, wander off the point and repeat themselves, and we’re under no obligation to recount their meanderings in full. You can usually boil their sentiment down to a sentence or two without any compromise in meaning.

Some editors systematically strip out all instances of the word “that” – “He said that he was coming” – but this is sometimes a false economy, as it saves space, but wastes the reader’s time. While constructions like “The prime minister said that he was appalled by the news” and “She insisted that she was right” read well enough, with some verbs, the omission of “that” sounds unnatural: “He complained the service was bad.” It’s even worse when the verb in question is transitive: “He claimed the ground was uneven” and “She denied the charge was trumped up” lead the brain down a cul-de-sac that it then has to reverse out of.

But much of the time, I’ve found, the greatest economies can be found in the reporter’s prose. Literary colossi from Cicero to St Exupéry, from Shakespeare to Seuss, have expatiated on the virtues of concision (although Hardy and Joyce were largely silent on the matter), and in this attention-deficient era, when hard news is competing with videos of burping hamsters and revelations about Michael Gove’s favourite Game of Thrones character, the need to get to the point is surely greater than ever.

Yet while there are a handful of writers whose prose is so beautifully crafted that cutting a single word is like pulling teeth, many more make our jobs easy by employing 20 words where 10 would do. Perhaps understandably, given the intense time pressure they’re sometimes under, reporters are often guilty of taking a scattergun approach to writing, throwing several words at an idea in the hope that one will stick.

I find I can usually save one or two lines with what I call “Wikicuts”. You know the sort of thing: “Lady Gaga , real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, whose hits include Poker Face and Telephone, became embroiled in a new scandal yesterday when … ” Chances are, if you’re reading an article about Gaga, you’ll already know this stuff.

Cliches, those hoary old troopers that are drafted in more or less, I suspect, unconsciously, are also prime candidates for the chop: landmark speech, raging controversy, flagship policy, major row, ignominious exit, vast majority, iconic , but hey , count ‘em , whisper it! . I hit the delete key with extra glee when removing these gems.

Another stock phrase I look out for is “The announcement comes as … ” – a Google search shows that on any given day, it’s trotted out around 200 times by various news outlets – which is generally just a limp effort at linking two events whose connection is already glaringly obvious. In most cases, it can be expunged altogether: “Access to a GP seven days a week by 2020 would be guaranteed under a Tory government, David Cameron will announce on Tuesday … The announcement comes as the work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, said he was introducing benefit cards for claimants with addiction issues such as alcoholism or drugs.” Similarly, “The decision comes two weeks after” can be downsized to “Two weeks ago”.

News stories often throw up knee-jerk tautologies: can you find the ones in the examples below?
News stories often throw up knee-jerk tautologies: can you find the ones in the examples below? Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Finally – and this is where a small amount of skill comes in – there’s tautology. In a newspaper with so little space, aimed at readers with so little time, there should be no excuse for superfluity, but we’re at it all the time. Rather than show you what I would do, though, for a bit of fun, let’s see if you can identify for yourselves the redundant words in the following (genuine) excerpts. What would you cut?

“The impact was soon followed by the roar of a fighter jet above the blacked-out town below.”

“A top state secondary school adds an extra £21,000 to house prices in the local area.”

“The America’s Cup is currently embroiled in bitter acrimony.”

“Clegg said: ‘The Conservatives have got to ask themselves a really fundamental question,’ adding, ‘If they constantly run after Ukip, it has only one destination.’”

“Signs of a diplomatic breakthrough on the Syrian civil war at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland appeared unlikely yesterday.”

“Steinmetz’s wealth is estimated to be worth more than $4bn (£2.6bn).”

“Cleveland Fire Brigade received nearly 240 calls for help during the flooding, which washed away two cars. Their drivers made a narrow escape.”

“Air Marshall Iain McNicholl, formerly the RAF’s deputy commander of operations, said Scotland would need to buy up to 30 foreign fighters from abroad for as much as £1.7bn.”

“The figures show post-retirement life expectancy in the UK is now lower than previously expected.”

“Sixteen local authority areas – all in England – have been identified as being at greater risk of complaints of alleged vote-rigging being reported.”

“Pubs can currently be converted to a range of other uses without planning permission.”

“They made the admission yesterday after the campaigner and three media organisations – the Guardian, BBC’s Newsnight and the Press Association – applied for an explanation for the reasons why the conviction was being overturned.”

I hope this article has thrown a little light on the news editing process. But if you want a fuller picture, just compare any story in the newspaper with its online equivalent. Because of time constraints, and because space on the web isn’t an issue, we generally run stories there in full, warts, cliches, redundancies and all. But given that concision isn’t just about space – it’s about time, and elegance, and clarity, and precision – is it perhaps time that we revisited this policy?

Andy Bodle is a subeditor and scriptwriter who blogs at http://www.womanology.co.uk
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‘Love Jihad’ hurts dignity of women: RSS – The Hindu

‘Love Jihad’ hurts dignity of women: RSS – The Hindu.

Happy New Year set to record the widest release for a Bollywood film

by Urvi Malvania  |  Mumbai.

marks the coming together of directorand Shah Rukh Khan, after the success of the pair in films such as Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om

This Diwali, teams from Shah Rukh Khan’s and Yash Raj Filmswill gear up for the widestrelease so far. Next week, Happy New Year, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and Boman Irani, will hit as many as 6,000 screens worldwide, the most ever. This will surpass releases of films such as Dhoom 3 (2013), Kick (2014) and Bang Bang (2014).

Sources say the makers of Happy New Year are targeting release in 5,000 screens in India and 1,000 abroad. The film is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment; and will be distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films, which also the force behind the widespread distribution of Dhoom 3 in December 2013, the biggest film of that year. The thriller was released in about 4,500 screens in India and 800 abroad.

Happy New Year marks the reunion of director Farah Khan and after the success of the pair in films such as Om Shanti Om and Main Hoon Na, while Khan and Padukone have delivered hits such as Om Shanti Om andChennai Express. The two Khans, not related to each other, had a brief falling out but have since patched up for this film.

Last year, Chennai Express was released across 750 screens abroad, a record in terms of foreign release on the day on the film being released in India. Movies such as Krrish 3 and Dhoom 3 also saw similar exposure last year. This year, Kick and Bang Bang stepped up the game, with release across up to 850 screens in foreign markets.

Kamal Gianchandani, chief operating officer, PVR Ltd, says, “You cannot get a better combination in Bollywood. Happy New Year marks the return of SRK and Deepika after Chennai Express and SRK and Farah (Khan) after hits such as Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om; and, it’s the occasion of Diwali. The film is set for a wide release and, at least at PVR, 80 per cent of our screens will be running the movie.”

Shah Rukh Khan has seen immense success in the case of Diwali releases, with Om Shanti Om (2007) earning about Rs 98 crore in India and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) raking in Rs 102 crore.

Suniel Wadhwa, independent distributor and a box-office analyst, adds, “Wide release strategies are typical for major films with blockbuster potential. Distributors book a film in a huge number of screens to record maximum results due to the festive occasion of Diwali. Happy New Year‘s release strategy is the widest in the history of cinema; it’s not only being released in the original language, but also dubbed Tamil and Telugu versions, with 4,500-4,700 screens in India, surpassing Kick.”

Shah Rukh Khan has a huge fan following in the traditional foreign markets of North America, the UK and West Asia and given the occasion of Diwali, the film will be released in these markets on October 23, a day before the India release. The reason is while Indians abroad celebrate the occasion as a community, in India, audiences are known to stay away from theatres on Diwali day.

Happy New Year has been marketed extensively. While digital media has been the driving force, Shah Rukh Khan and his team have ensured no stone is left unturned – from a trailer launch on Facebook and WhatsApp, to interviews in print and television and spots on radio. Promotion was also boosted by the Slam tour – the cast toured across countries and acted as judges on a dance reality show on Zee TV – Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale.

“Shah Rukh is a marketer’s delight and you can see that in the promotions of the film across media. We were very glad when the team from PVR approached him and the rest of the cast to shoot some public service messages, and the team agreed,” says Gianchandani. All the 454 screens across the country from the PVR stable are airing 15-20 second films on Happy New Year.

It is expected the film will garner more than Rs 30 crore on the first day. However, Wadhwa adds the length of movie could be a deterrent for showcasing it in multiplexes. Gianchandani agrees, but adds the team at PVR has ensured convenient timings. He, however, says despite the big-banner release, ticket sales will not see a huge jump.

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Black money: U-turn by NDA – The Hindu

Narendra Modi and his supporters (which included the actor baba), made a lot of noise against black money stashed in Swiss banks. They said they would bring the black money home and punish the guilty.
Now it’s over 100 days since Modi came to power with absolute majority. what has he done to bring black money or expose and punish the Congress & other guilty? This:-
Black money: U-turn by NDA – The Hindu.

ZEE records advertising revenues of Rs 6,259 million, up 7.3% YOY

ZEE records advertising revenues of Rs 6,259 million, up 7.3% YOY

Zee Entertainment has reported its second quarter fiscal 2015 consolidated revenue of Rs 11, 178 million.

The company has declared that advertising revenues were Rs 6,259 million, recording a growth of 7.3% over Q2 FY14. Excluding sports business, advertising revenue growth is in low teens.

Subscription revenues were Rs 4,245 million for the quarter. Domestic revenues stood at Rs 3,373 million. Though the reported revenue reflects a growth of 0.7%, like-to-like growth is in high single digits (difference due to accounting changes necessitated by change in TRAI’s content aggregator regulation).

International subscription revenues were Rs 872 million. Due to change in arrangement with various operators across international territories, the reporting of subscription revenue for the current year has undergone a change and hence previous year figures are not comparable with that of current period. On a like to like basis, the growth has been in low single digits.

Consolidated operating revenues for the quarter stood at Rs 11,178 million. The revenue figure is not comparable to corresponding figure last year owing to changes outlined above.

Operating profit, (EBITDA) stood at Rs 3,205 million, recording a growth of 3.2% over Q2 FY14. EBITDA margin stood at 28.7%. PAT for the quarter was Rs 2,270 million. PAT margin stood at 20.3%.

Commenting on the results of the Company, Subhash Chandra, Chairman, ZEEL said, “Our performance during the quarter reflects the investments that Zee is making to grow its business and market share. The viewership market share is on an uptrend, which will help us to continue to grow ahead of the market. We will continue to pursue growth opportunities, which will enhance long term shareholder value. We have a strong balance sheet and we are confident that we would benefit from the growth opportunities ahead of us.”

Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, ZEEL commented, “Our quarterly performance has been satisfactory. It has been a mixed quarter as far as TV industry advertising spends is concerned. Even though the overall economic sentiment was positive during the quarter, it translated into increased advertising spends only during the fag end of the quarter. Our expectation is that the advertising spends will continue to increase during the rest of the year. Our performance in the quarter reflects industry wide trend. On the subscription front, the transition of distribution of channels from MediaPro to Taj Television is now complete and we continue to grow in high single digits. Implementation of digitisation in the remaining parts of the country will push the growth momentum further. We have also enhanced our HD offering with the launch of ‘&Pictures HD’. As a result of our consistent performance, we continue to maintain healthy operating margins.”

Speaking about the outlook for the business, Goenka added, “Though the digitisation deadlines for Phase III and Phase IV have been pushed back, timely implementation would greatly benefit the industry. The proposed move to scrap advertisement cap for FTA channels would be a welcome step for the industry. Also, the rollout of BARC in the near future is expected to enhance the representativeness of the viewership data. Creation and acquisition of excellent quality content remains core to our business and we continue to channelize investments to strengthen this core. We also continue to explore growth opportunities in domestic markets, international markets and in digital space.”Zee Entertainment has reported its second quarter fiscal 2015 consolidated revenue of Rs 11, 178 million.

The company has declared that advertising revenues were Rs 6,259 million, recording a growth of 7.3% over Q2 FY14. Excluding sports business, advertising revenue growth is in low teens.
Subscription revenues were Rs 4,245 million for the quarter. Domestic revenues stood at Rs 3,373 million. Though the reported revenue reflects a growth of 0.7%, like-to-like growth is in high single digits (difference due to accounting changes necessitated by change in TRAI’s content aggregator regulation).

International subscription revenues were Rs 872 million. Due to change in arrangement with various operators across international territories, the reporting of subscription revenue for the current year has undergone a change and hence previous year figures are not comparable with that of current period. On a like to like basis, the growth has been in low single digits.
Consolidated operating revenues for the quarter stood at Rs 11,178 million. The revenue figure is not comparable to corresponding figure last year owing to changes outlined above.
Operating profit, (EBITDA) stood at Rs 3,205 million, recording a growth of 3.2% over Q2 FY14. EBITDA margin stood at 28.7%. PAT for the quarter was Rs 2,270 million. PAT margin stood at 20.3%.

Commenting on the results of the Company, Subhash Chandra, Chairman, ZEEL said, “Our performance during the quarter reflects the investments that Zee is making to grow its business and market share. The viewership market share is on an uptrend, which will help us to continue to grow ahead of the market. We will continue to pursue growth opportunities, which will enhance long term shareholder value. We have a strong balance sheet and we are confident that we would benefit from the growth opportunities ahead of us.”
Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, ZEEL commented, “Our quarterly performance has been satisfactory. It has been a mixed quarter as far as TV industry advertising spends is concerned. Even though the overall economic sentiment was positive during the quarter, it translated into increased advertising spends only during the fag end of the quarter. Our expectation is that the advertising spends will continue to increase during the rest of the year. Our performance in the quarter reflects industry wide trend. On the subscription front, the transition of distribution of channels from MediaPro to Taj Television is now complete and we continue to grow in high single digits. Implementation of digitisation in the remaining parts of the country will push the growth momentum further. We have also enhanced our HD offering with the launch of ‘&Pictures HD’. As a result of our consistent performance, we continue to maintain healthy operating margins.”

Speaking about the outlook for the business, Goenka added, “Though the digitisation deadlines for Phase III and Phase IV have been pushed back, timely implementation would greatly benefit the industry. The proposed move to scrap advertisement cap for FTA channels would be a welcome step for the industry. Also, the rollout of BARC in the near future is expected to enhance the representativeness of the viewership data. Creation and acquisition of excellent quality content remains core to our business and we continue to channelize investments to strengthen this core. We also continue to explore growth opportunities in domestic markets, international markets and in digital space.”

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WHY CAN’T DD BE LIKE BBC? YOU WISH…

More Bhagwats in store? Why can’t DD stand up to its master like BBC.

DD BBC Newslaundry
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s annual speech broadcast live on state-owned Doordarshan(DD) has confirmed two facts that most educated Indians knew, though the government in power hoped they believed otherwise. That India’s public broadcaster neither aspires to achieve autonomy, nor does the government in power have any intention of relinquishing control over this  Continue reading

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