BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |12/10/2017
Helped by their role in muddying in the US election, Rupert Murdoch’s campaign to whittle away Google and Facebook’s supremacy is showing results.
BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |09/10/2017
Publishers are losing direct traffic, regional language sites see an uptick, WhatsApp is India’s largest media consumption platform, and start-ups find that millennials are willing to pay for news.
The expanded profile of bidders this year suggests that IPL rights now attract players from various segments of the ICE business.
The company that publishes Dainik Jagran goes from strength to strength ten years after its 2006 IPO.
BY CHINTAMANI RAO| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |28/08/2017
Last week the Supreme Court upheld a Delhi High Court verdict barring Doordarshan from sharing with cable operators the live feed of cricket matches for which private broadcasters had the exclusive rights.
BCCL has achieved this scale mainly through diversification into a variety of non-print media and ploughing its surplus cash into many venture-fund like investment bets.
The strenuous legal defence mounted by NDTV against the IT Department’s claims of irregularities, could be prolonged.
Does income in the books of a subsidiary count as profit accruing to the main company?
Modest growth, stagnant core business profitability, and poor shareholder returns combined could be the reasons for cost-cutting and streamlining its workforce.
If Fox chose to disclose that it paid $45 million over nine months to settle sexual harassment claims, including those against Ailes, it had good business reasons for doing so.
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Srinivasan Jain of NDTV posted on his Facebook page that a report by him and a colleague  on loans given to Jay Shah's companies was taken down from NDTV's website because the channel's lawyer said it needed to be removed for 'legal vetting'. He adds that it has still not been restored though  the report is based entirely on facts in the public domain  and "makes no unsubstantiated or unwarranted assertions". He says he is treating this as a distressing aberration and will continue reporting for NDTV.                                     

Aroon Purie, chairman of the India Today Group, announced today that he was handing over charge to his daughter Kalli Purie, who will now become Vice Chairman. All those who report to him will now report to her his letter said, but the Group Editorial Director, publishing, and the CFO would "have a dotted line" reporting to him.                                            
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