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Zee drops Zindagi from TV

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |03/06/2017

ZEE TV has decided to discontinue Zindagi, its Hindi general entertainment channel, on June 30and shift its content to its video-on-demand platform OZEE from July 1. Last year  it had dropped the immensely popular Pakistani serials from this channel in the wake of the Uri attack, and the resulting outcry against Pakistan. (Television Post)..

 

Quiet, but strong flows Big Ganga

BY PRADYUMAN MAHESHWARI| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |30/03/2017

A non-fiction channel catering to Bihar, Jharkhand and East UP taps into devotional content and Buddhism to command 58 per cent of the viewership.

 

Bye-bye Balika Vadhu

BY SHUMA RAHA| IN OPINION |27/07/2016

The serial that tried to make a difference ran longer than any other soap but now calls it a day after eight years.

 

Rural market shapes serials

BY SUNETRA NARAYAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/01/2014

Consumerist imperatives ensured that realism and experimentation took a back-seat to saccharine and neo-conservatism in the portrayal of women in Indian soaps.

 

Costing a bomb

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |17/09/2013

TV entertainment is getting more big budget than ever before. Launched on Sunday on Colors, every episode of Bigg Boss will cost approx Rs 1.5 crore for the season which will last for  95 days. Similarly, each episode of Mahabharat – that began airing on Star Plus from Monday -..

 

Why Satyamev Jayate worked

BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/10/2012

A HOOT ANALYSIS- Looking back, its resounding success was because it borrowed the format of family soap to discuss social malaises. The victim was the veritable script-writer of the show.

 

Gauging Satyamev Jayate's impact

BY sevanti ninan| IN OPINION |02/08/2012

So as Satyamev Jayate bowed out basking in the glow of media approbation, how much did it do, and for whom

 

Life after Satyamev Jayate

BY Radhika sachdev| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/07/2012

So what should we conclude in the wake of Satyamev Jayate about the power of television

 

A coincidence or a copied idea?

BY Abhishek Upadhyay| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/05/2012

Aamir Khan's Satyamev Jayate has striking similarities with IBN7's Zindagi Live in content, production, and presentation...

 

Did Aamir Khan go where angels fear to tread ?

BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |10/05/2012

Missing the story of"India's missing girls": Khan had to do this because our prolific media never took this issue head-on as a never-say-die campaign, ??

 

Miracle man?

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |06/05/2012

Ninety minutes of female foeticide and sex determination on Sunday mornings? Is India ready for it? The advertisers are assuming it is. The ads came thick and fast during the last half hour of the show, much as they would for a Hindi movie.  Aamir Change-the-World Khan is betting on his own..

 

Balika Vadhu: Showcasing reality through drama and text 

BY Sanjay Ranade| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/08/2009

Far from "encouraging" child marriage as some politicians feel, Balika Vadhu is the rare serial that induces audiences to engage intellectually with social conflicts on an entertainment platform..

 

For saying it out loud

BY Shubhra Gupta|IN MEDIA PRACTICE|01/08/2009

In that one fell swoop, Sach Ka Saamna, the Indian version of the controversial Moment Of Truth, pushed everything right over the edge.

 

 Small wonders

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |12/12/2008

The plotting and pleading bahus in heavy make-up and matching sarees are passe. The tube now belongs to the little ones and their histronics. Following the success of their famed bahu--little Avika Gaur in Balika Vadhu, Colors has come up with another child-centric programme, Uttaran, where an evocative performer Sparsh plays out the aspirations of an..

 

Balika Vadhu

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |06/11/2008

Balika Vadhu on Colours has been getting heavily into issues of class. Apart from Maasa repeatedly reminding each of the daughters in law that they get better food to eat in her home  than in their parental homes,  she has now begun to object to people from Anandi¿s village visiting..

 

No country for young girls?

BY sevanti ninan| IN OPINION |12/09/2008

Focusing on foeticide and child marriage, a documentary and a TV serial find imaginative ways to explore still-grim gender realities in India.

 

The public as "Big Brother"

BY B.P. Sanjay| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/01/2007

Reality shows represent a genre where several interests, including public opinion and economics, converge.

 

Soft in the head?

BY sevanti ninan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/10/2006

Television abounds in examples of how ritual, faith, wellness and stress management are marketed as a continuum.

 

‘Indian Idol’ and regional dynamics

BY sanjay| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/04/2006

?Hyderabad recorded its disappointment on the pages of the Hindu and Deccan Chronicle when Karuna lost the crown.

 

After ‘Indian Idol’, itøs time for ‘Nepal Star’

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/01/2005

"Nepal Star" is being organised by Nepal One, the Indian TV channel headed by Nalini Singh

 

The new face of Reality

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |29/10/2004

 

Anyone for more ‘reality’ TV?

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/09/2004

Gudiya Kiski was manufactured reality produced by Zee News

 

Indian media’s cultural influence on Pakistan

BY Zainab Mahmood| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/08/2004

The reality is that cable TV does not require a visa nor does it bend under the pressure of conservative and religious lobbies.

 

Why people relate to "Friends"

BY mandira banerjee| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/02/2004

 

BY Lalitha Sridhar| IN OPINION |02/12/2002
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