Sharmila-Media in India-Statistics
Facts and Figures
There are 35,595 newspapers in India. Included therein are 369 dailies in 18 languages, with a circulation of 20 million.
- About 30 percent of the periodicals and newspapers are printed in Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Madras.
- Hindi newspapers have the highest number and circulation...following them, in order, are English, Urdu, Bengali and Marathi publications.
|All India Radio|
- All India Radio (AIR) heads a network of 168 broadcasting centers, reaching 96 percent of the population and covering 85 percent of the total area of India. Broadcasting on AIR is controlled by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
- The News Services Division of AIR has 42 regional news units; it broadcasts 273 daily bulletins in 24 languages and 38 dialects, making it one of the largest news organizations in the world.
- There are 45 million tv homes in India.
- The number of tv-owning households is expected to rise to 65 million by the turn of the century.
- There are 578 transmitters in operation.
- The television industry estimates that the number of cable tv homes will go up from the present 12 million to 25 million.
The broadcasting of Doordarshan India is controlled by the Ministry of Education.
- The programming consists of 280 hours per week of broadcasting on two main channels -- the national channel and the Metro channel (broadcasting mainly in Hindi) and 11 regional-language channels.
- There are 20 program production centers, concentrated in Ahmedabad, bangalore, Mumbai, Calcutta, Cuttack, Delhi, Guahati, Gorakhpur, Hyderabad, Jaipur, jalandhar, Lucknow, nagpur, Panaji, rajkot, ranchi, Srinagar and Thiruvananthapuram.
- By 2000, it is expected that tv's share of advertising revenue will grow to Rs 3000 crore from the 1995 high of Rs 1000 crore.
- The four major distributors of satellite tv viewing are Zee TV, Sony, Home TV and Star Plus, with Zee TV having a much strongest hold on the market than the other channels.