Mixed Media:  Let’s get Real… do we need another GEC??blur=25

All eyes are on the Alva Brothers-Turner JV’s announcement of the proposed general entertainment channel’s name and plans this week. But is there room for another GEC, asks Pradyuman Maheshwari.

Pradyuman Maheshwari Jan 19, 2009 6:38 AM

Comment: Gag order – a united media can put Govt on the backfoot?blur=25

Some good sense has finally prevailed upon the Manmohan Singh Government. If our sources are to be believed, the Prime Minister has put on hold the proposed amendments to the Cable Bill until possibly the General Elections. It is good to see the industry united on the issue with the NBA playing a key role in mobilising opinion.

Pradyuman Maheshwari Jan 15, 2009 7:20 AM

Mixed Media: How Raju fuelled the dotcom mania in '99?blur=25

It was Satyam’s acquisition of Rajesh Jain’s IndiaWorld that sold the dotcom dream in the late 1990s. When people questioned the deal, the allegations were brushed aside as small talk by business rival, writes Pradyuman Maheshwari.

Pradyuman Maheshwari Jan 12, 2009 6:26 AM

Mixed Media: TRP chase, mobile may dominate the year ahead?blur=25

With not much revenue available from advertisers, the chase for ratings and readership numbers will leapfrog in 2009, forecasts Pradyuman Maheshwari.

Pradyuman Maheshwari Jan 5, 2009 7:00 AM

Goodbye 2008; Hello, a happier New Year!?blur=25

The New Year was welcomed variously across India. It was cold and foggy in some parts of the country and bright and sunny elsewhere. Not so for the economy though, where there is much gloom across the world. But we need to be upbeat and herald the year with cheer, writes Pradyuman Maheshwari.

Pradyuman Maheshwari Jan 1, 2009 8:18 AM

Mixed Media:  The 2008 News Media Awards?blur=25

As the year comes to an end, it is time to take a look at the news media players that scored in 2008. The Times of India, Mint, Sunday HT, India Today, Times Now, Aaj Tak and several others win top honours in Pradyuman Maheshwari’s 2008 News Media Awards.

Pradyuman Maheshwari Dec 29, 2008 5:43 AM

Mixed Media:  News media buckles under pressure!?blur=25

Given that our law-makers are intent on regulating news channels, one would have liked the News Broadcasters Association to have put up a braver front, writes Pradyuman Maheshwari, Group Chief Editor, and impact.

Pradyuman Maheshwari Dec 22, 2008 6:36 AM

Mixed Media: Leave the media alone!?blur=25

It’s unfortunate that a Rajya Sabha committee suggests that self-regulation will not work for the Indian media, comments Pradyuman Maheshwari, Group Chief Editor, and impact.

Pradyuman Maheshwari Dec 15, 2008 7:04 AM

Mixed Media: Who scored and who bored in the Mumbai siege coverage?blur=25

The Mumbai siege had the television, print and online media put in their best efforts to score with their coverage. But not everyone came out tops, writes Pradyuman Maheshwari, Group Chief Editor, and impact in his no-holds-barred weekly column.

Pradyuman Maheshwari Dec 8, 2008 6:30 AM

Mixed Media:  Don’t damn the news channels for the terror coverage?blur=25

Introducing Mixed Media, a no-holds-barred weekly column by Pradyuman Maheshwari, Group Chief Editor, and impact. This week, he says it is wrong to condemn our news channels for coverage of the Mumbai siege and rues about TRAI’s acceptance of the government belief that FM radio stations can’t air their own news.

Pradyuman Maheshwari Dec 1, 2008 8:56 AM

e4m View<br> Mumbai Siege: Spare a thought for the victims?blur=25

Crime and terror are not new to Mumbai. It was all unfolding on television from late on Wednesday. While the Government and law-enforcers will do their bit to fight terrorism, it is time to reach out to the families and friends of all those killed in the blasts.

Pradyuman Maheshwari Nov 28, 2008 6:50 AM