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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.
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WFH has meant 2 extra hours of TV during Covid pandemic, finds study

According to a survey by Nielsen, workers are watching 21% more TV on weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm, or about 26 minutes more per day.
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Why TRPs are important for broadcasters, and are also prone to ‘manipulation’

TRPs are an estimate of the number of people who watch a particular channel during a specific time period. The system is being questioned, again, after Republic TV case.
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Ramayan, Bigg Boss reruns keep viewers hooked, but lockdown is bleeding TV of crores a day

Industry insiders say the TV landscape is likely to look very different even once the lockdown ends, with social distancing keeping reality show shoots on backburner.
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No kissing, no extras: How to make TV in the age of the virus

While studios can film late-night talk shows and singing competitions using Zoom, there is no way to make an entire sitcom or a movie with all the actors in remote locations.

How to torture a bahu: My mom’s very real struggle without Bengali TV serials

The strike could've been also used to solve a few serious issues in TV serials like why the good bahu never calls the domestic violence helpline.
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On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
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.