IN Media Watch Briefs | 10/11/2010
Prasar Bharati getting greedy during the opening ceremony telecast of the Commonwealth Games proved counter productive in the long run. Its revenue from advertising during the CWG was just a little over a quarter of the Rs 200 crore projected. The government reacted to adverse criticism of the onslaught of ads at the opening by telling PB not to air any during the closing ceremony, and the organisation lost lots of revenue as a result. (The Hindu)  
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The new term for self censorship is voluntary censorship, as proposed by companies like Netflix and Hotstar. ET reports that streaming video service Amazon Prime is opposing a move by its peers to adopt a voluntary censorship code in anticipation of the Indian government coming up with its own rules. Amazon is resisting because it fears that it may alienate paying subscribers.                   

Clearly, the run to the 2019 elections is on. A journalist received a call from someone saying they were from Aajtak channel and were conducting a survey, asking whom she was going to vote for in 2019. On being told that her vote was secret, the caller assumed she wasn't going to vote for 'Modiji'. The caller, a woman, also didn't identify herself. A month or two earlier the same journalist received a call, this time from a man, asking if she was going to vote for the BSP.                 

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