We watch news every day, but the stories of who owns the media organisations are as interesting as the news these channels report. According to data released by the Nikesh kumar wife sexual dysfunction of Information and Broadcasting, there are news and current affairs channels in our country, out of a total of television channels that have been given permission to function by the government.
TV 9 was the first Kannada news channel to operate in the language, and the state now has 10 news channels broadcasting news in Kannada. Some are owned by politicians, others by businessmenn and two are are owned by journalists. Although there are 10 news channels, the viewership is disproportionately in favour of TV 9 Kannada, and the rest is shared by three or four news channels.
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The channel has been trying to bring in a culture of serious prime time debating in Kannada, but has not been successful at the TRP charts. It is not a serious contender for news viewership. Its Managing Director M. Raajhendran is a businessman who joined the DMK in June and owns It began operations on July 21,after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated the channel.
It has been plagued with all kinds of troubles, including financial and managerial. Within a year of its launch, ownership changed hands. Former industries minister in the previous BJP government Murugesh Nirani and his associate Sachin Narayan, who owns a liquor business, took over and ran the channel for two years.
In Julythe management had declared a lockout as it was unable to pay salaries to its employees.
The channel was re-launched in July by its new owner Vijay Thathaiah, who has a real estate business. For nearly two months before that, the channel had closed operations and left employees stranded.
Even now, salaries are not paid on time, employees say. Janasri was started by mining baron G Janardhan Reddy in February It is generally known for not showing the party or any of its leaders in a bad light. The news channel was launched only in Until then, the Kasthuri ran periodic news segments.