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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Hungry for news

Singapore may not be a big market for Indian channels and hence viewers in Singapore generally get to see only the most popular ones (Sun TV, Zee, Sony, Star Plus & Asianet). In sharp contrast, viewers in the US and UK get to enjoy a large bouquet of Indian channels. Indian news channels like NDTV, Aaj Tak and Headlines Today seem to be on an expansion spree abroad and their focus is primarily restricted to the West. CNN-IBN seems to be the only option for people who don’t have access to any other Indian news channel. I don’t know how long CNN-IBN is going to offer free live streaming, but do enjoy it till it lasts.

5 Comments:

  • The Indian Media bandwagon is on an expansion spree but this has led to the degeneration of news.
    http://yuppieland.blogspot.com/2006/02/con-banega-crorepati.html

    By Blogger Indian Yuppie, at 3:26 PM  

  • I went to Singapore recently and though its achievements are creditable for its size, it seemed a little snobbish. Well if the Indian channels are not shown, it is then Spekabore

    By Blogger Hiren, at 4:16 PM  

  • What about Malaysia?

    By Anonymous SloganMurugan, at 6:12 PM  

  • One more coming up... by Times Group and Reutuers...


    "TIMES NOW"

    By Blogger Ambimama, at 4:49 PM  

  • @Indian Yuppie,
    can't agree more....you are spot on.

    @Hiren,
    the fact is that it may not make economic sense to offer a plethora of desi channels given the quantity (not in percentage terms) of people living here.

    @Slogan Murugan,
    I think the cable industry there is also controlled. they might get Tamil and Hindi channels but not other languages.

    @Ambimama,
    I don't have high hopes on that.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 10:18 PM  

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