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English news channels, saw a dip of 2 per cent in their viewership in 2020 (representational image) | Flickr

In the year of Covid, TV news appealed more to Indians than entertainment channels

BARC report shows TV news grew at the highest, at 27%, while the viewership for general entertainment channels and movies rose by 9% and 10%, respectively.

Baywatch, racy music videos and VJs — how Rupert Murdoch ‘corrupted’ India through Star TV

In ‘Starstruck’, Peter Mukerjea writes about foreign-owned Star TV’s journey to becoming one of the leading entertainment channels in India.
Logos of Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema | Twitter and Facebook

All about Fakt Marathi and Box Cinema — two TV channels named with Republic in ‘TRP scandal’

Owners of Fakt Marathi, a Marathi general entertainment channel, and Box Cinema, a Hindi movie channel, were arrested by the Mumbai Police.
Republic TV editor and owner Arnab Goswami. | Photo: Twitter/Republic TV

Republic TV, 2 other channels bribed households to manipulate TRPs — Mumbai Police

Republic TV accused the Mumbai Police chief of making false accusations, and said it will file a criminal defamation case.
Screen grab of Chandrayaan-2's Vikram module taken before the final moon landing. | PTI Photo

Indian TV media’s Chandrayaan-2 coverage: Modi, Pakistan & Deepak Chaurasia’s tinfoil suit

TV anchors sat on the Moon’s ‘surface’ even before Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander approached it. They credited Modi and discussed buying lunar property.
Image adapted from the serial Udaan

Udaan — DD series on life of DGP Kanchan Chaudhary inspired an entire generation of women

India's first woman DGP India's first woman DGP Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, the inspiration for Doordarshan’s popular show Udaan, has left behind a large legacy.
India This Week

Post-Babri, this DD programme showed a vibrant, secular India to home & the world

Over the years, the show covered both news and entertainment in a style similar to a weekly magazine.
Representational image of a child watching TV

Govt goes after TV reality shows portraying kids in a ‘sleazy’ way

An I&B ministry advisory to private TV channels says it has noticed dance-based shows with children ‘performing dance moves originally done by adults’.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.