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Globalisation, television and developmental agenda

Rodrigues, Usha M. 2009, Globalisation, television and developmental agenda, Global media journal, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 1-15.

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Title Globalisation, television and developmental agenda
Author(s) Rodrigues, Usha M.ORCID iD for Rodrigues, Usha M. orcid.org/0000-0003-4688-4625
Journal name Global media journal
Volume number 3
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Publisher Global Media Journal
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1835-2340
1550-7521
Summary Theorising the impact of foreign and private television in India since 1991, does not neatly fit into the old debates about one way flow of news and information as reflected in the demand for the New World Information and Communication Order in the 1970s and early 1980s. In the 1990s, Indian society was invaded from the skies by a number of satellite television signals. However, did this advent of satellite television, vis à vis foreign and private television channels, lead to one way flow of information and entertainment programs from the Western world? Or, did it lead to rapid growth of Indian television industry, resulting in exponential increase in quality and quantity of television programs available to audience?

This paper argues that the de facto de-regulation of the television media since 1991 has led to an enviable growth in local production of programs for more than 450 channels, estimated to be worth Rs30 billion (AS$1 billion), thereby providing an increased level of opportunity for articulation of Indian local stories and culture. This way, the Indian television industry seems to have come full circle – where television, which was launched in the country as a means of development and education but became complacent and the government’s mouth-piece, finally in the past decade-and-a-half has grown sufficiently to potentially provide an outlet for diverse local expressions thereby revitalising democracy in India.
Language eng
Field of Research 190301 Journalism Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Global Media Journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051415

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