TV News Channels in India

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This is the first book on TV news in India providing perspectives of 11 authors with a statistical history of 10 years of TV news trends. The book is based on CMS Media Lab’s data bank of nearly 90,000 hours of prime time programmes of prominent TV news channels—Aaj Tak, ABP News, Zee News, DD News, CNN-IBN and NDTV 24x7. The book examines the era of explosive growth of TV news channels in India from the eyes of TV news professionals, critics, researchers and academicians with national and international perspectives. It provides insights on policy and regulation, and investigates important aspects of ownership of Indian TV news channels. It highlights structural issues of TV news in India and presents analytical case studies on the coverage of entertainment and corruption in TV news channels.


Prabhakar Kumar is Head of CMS Media Lab. He has over 13 years of experience in media research, production and training. He has led the research projects on prime-time TV news programmes of 90,000 hours. He is a member of the Scrutiny Committee (on Violations) of Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC) under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting since 2008. His area of research includes critical analysis of different domains of Indian media and its quality. P.N. Vasanti is Director-General of Centre for Media Studies (CMS). She is a researcher and specialist in studies on media habits, policy issues in broadcasting and media consumption patterns. Her concerns include: the impact and role of media; use and implications of various communication forms on behaviour/practice. She is also an independent adviser on research, policy and strategies in communication and media sector.