BY AN ANALYST| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |13/05/2017
The saga of a media group that has had, in the last decade and a half, more ups and downs than a roller coaster in an amusement park.
BY AN ANALYST| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |13/05/2017
Why the promoters acquired control over an obscure non-banking company, pumped cash into it and set it up as the parent company holding investments in the media operations of the Group.
BY AN ANALYST| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |13/05/2017
The new owner has deep pockets, sees synergy with his mobile empire, and begins the salvage with a Rs 1000 crore write-off.
BY AN ANALYST| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |13/05/2017
No amount of ‘restructuring’ could turn operations around. Soon a change in management and ownership control became the only feasible course of action.
BY AN ANALYST| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |29/01/2017
General entertainment brings in the profits, News TV and distribution remain viable, DNA shows a modest cut in losses.
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Journalists following up on a story on a secret diary that indicated the bribing and corruption of members of the Tamil Nadu cabinet by industrialist and mining baron Sekhar Reddy found that another diary was quickly doing the rounds, this time with the names of  journalists and alleged payouts to them in what is seen as a clumsy attempt to discredit their work. The News Minute editor-in-chief Dhanya Rajendran who quickly put out a screenshot of the offending page with the watermark 'Made by idiots' tweeted that journalists can make a lot of money if they want to but are here to do a job, with integrity!                    

Ravi Belagere, editor of Kannada tabloid Hi Bangalore, was arrested on Dec 8 on allegations  of hiring a contract killer to murder a fellow journalist, his former employee  Sunil Heggaravanahalli. Police found guns and ammunition in his home.  In June this year he was one of two editors to attract a jail sentence ordered by the Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly for breach of privilege following  allegedly defamatory articles against legislators. ( The News Minute)                              

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