STAR India, a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation and India’s leading media and entertainment company, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Comcast, launching four channels into two additional U.S. markets, Washington, DC and the city of Philadelphia, PA. Prior to this, STAR channels were distributed by Comcast in multiple locations across the United States, including California, Georgia, Texas, Illinois, Florida and Washington State.
As the biggest clash in cricket is all set to grip cricket enthusiasts in India, CNN-IBN, IBN7 & IBN-Lokmat, for the first time on Indian Television brings a special series on the World Cup winning champions since 1975. Watch these champions as they relive their journeys to winning cricket’s biggest prize on ‘Idea Champions of the World’. This special series is starting from 15th January on CNN-IBN at 8:00PM, on IBN7 at 6:30PM and from 16th January on IBN-Lokmat at 1:30PM every weekend.
The current ratings system is the biggest disservice that broadcasters have done to themselves. I don’t believe our rating system is universal; it is focussed around a few large pivots and the niche channels suffer as a consequence. The parameter of our rating system is based on the Chief Wage Earner who may not necessarily be the target audience. There is no language or genre preference. Our concepts of measurement in this country are limited. They need to be challenged. They need to expand into many more markets and recognise the size of the television industry.