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A recent Top 7 Newsspapers Known to Favor Certain Political Parties in India paper, Top 7 Known to Favor Certain Political Parties in India, spoke about how most pop papers prefer certain particular party politics. The confederation between politics and the press is taking TV to a whole new dimension. Rather than pay for advertising in the shape of messages, policymakers have chosen that it is much more economic to own only TVs.
There is a very long shortlist of direct and indirect channel ownership by policymakers. Nearly all information stations are either directly or indirectely in the possession of policy-makers. Because the number of canals that belong to policy makers is so great, I cannot cover them all, but here are 7 of the more well-known canals that have a clear interest in spreading policy messages because their holders are all policy makers themselves.
Prior to getting into the top 7 newscasters, here are some local and less known stations just for your information: Riniki Bhuyan, the woman of Riniki Bhuyan, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Secretary of Ministry of Health, is the chairman of Live and Rankews. The Kasturi TV is the property of former Prime Minster H.D. Kumaraswamy. The Suvarna TV of the Asianet Group belongs to Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar.
Jagan Mohan Reddy belongs to Sakshi TV along with NTV and TV5 in Andhra Pradesh. The Studio N is the property of Narne Srinivasa Rao, a business man associated with N. Chandrababu Naidu. TV Odisha is the property of the BJD's own company named Baïjayant Pandas. In Orissa, other canals are also in the possession of politicians. India vision in Kerala is the property of Muslim League Secretary M.K. Muneer.
CPI( M) in West Bengal is controlling TV-24 Ghanta. Singh Badal own PTC and PTC New in Punjab together with PTC Punjabi and PTC Chak De. Now we come to the cream of the crop of political controlled newscasters in India. Renamed after its proprietor, Jaya TV is the property of Jayalalalithaa, the head of AIADMK.
Has Jaya Max, Jaya Plus and J Movie. It holds all of this through the Mavis Satcom Ltd. parent corporation. She' s not alone in Tamil Nadu to own a TV station. The Congress has Mega TV and Vasanth TV, while Vijayakanth has DMDK Captain Tv. Despite all this policing of Tamil Nadu TV, the highest awards go to the grandson of DMK head Karunanidhi, Kalanithi Maran.
Sun TV, Sun News, KTV, Sun Music, Chutti TV, Sumangali Cable, Adithya TV, Chintu TV, Kiran TV, Khushi TV, Udaya Comedy, Udaya Music, Gemini TV, Gemini Comedy and Gemini Movies. Kalaignar TV is owned by Karunanidhi himself and a closely collaborated M. Raajhendran owned Raj TV and Raj Digital Plus.
This group also has IBNLokmat in connection with the TV18 group. Indian news is the property of Karthikeya Sharma, the sibling of Manu Sharma, who was condemned to lifelong detention in the Jessica Lal assassination. The Karthikeya Sharma has the ITV Media Group, which runs many media stations, among them Xews. Karthikeya and Manu are the descendants of Venod Sharma, the Congress Director.
Among other things, Rajeev Shukla is Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Planning and Minister of the All India Congress Committee. Steering News 24 with his spouse Anuradha Prasad. The NDTV is held by Prannoy Roy. NDTV Group includes NDTV India, NDTV Good Times, NDTV 24×7 and NDTV Profit as well as other broadcasters.
The NDTV is known for being friendly to commie people. The Brinda Karat is husband of Prakash Karat, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). The Times Now is part of the Times Group, a very large publishing company operating Times of India, Mid-Day, Nav-Bharath Times, Stardust, Femina, Vijay Times, Vijaya Karnataka and Times Now.
The Times Group is held by Bennet & Coleman. Any remaining channel from this lists could be either because the politician did a good job concealing any shortcuts, or because I got tired of doing research on them all. In addition to policy makers, business people also like to have some degree of ownership over the medium and are either involved in medium enterprises or pass their stakes on to medium enterprises in return for cheap messages.
Every commercial channel offering financial advisory services is so infamous for publicity that the Indian government has issued a warning to equity traders to follow the counsel of the press at their own peril. It is true that all of India's mainstream communications have become corrupted and the only trusted resource for messages that remains is the web through blog ging and small message boards or through twitter where messages come directly from the sources to the people.
When someone makes cash while providing the information from the sources to the general audience, you can be sure that it won't be 100% real.