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Literature from the Indian Context

Snehashish Ghosh, Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995, Centre for Internet and Society (2013)

In this article, the author examines the purpose of the legislation, the persons affected by it, the administrative bodies which come under the Act, the penalties including the consequences in case of non-compliance, appeal process and the debates surrounding the legislation.

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Nikhil Pahwa, TRAI’s Digital Cable Regulations: Fixes Carriage Fee, Channels, Tariffs, MediaNama (2012)

The article analyses the Tariff Order and Interconnection Regulations for the Digital Addressable Cable TV Systems, issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in 2012.

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Amandeep Sandhu, How Cable Cartels Shut Out Independent Views, Tehelka (2013)

In this article, the author examines how politically-influenced cartels among cable television operators are adversely restricting consumer’s abilities to watch channels of their choice.

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Sukumar Muralidharan, Broadcast Regulation and Public Right to Know, 42(9) Economic and Political Weekly 743 (2007)

The article discusses the debate around regulation of satellite television in India. The author argues that while the Constitutional provisions ensuring the freedom of expression remain open-ended on the matter of regulation, the debate itself has been between the interests of the television networks vis-à-vis those of the Government, as a result of which the public have ended up sidelined.

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Daya Krishnan Thussu, The ‘Murdochization’ of news? The case of Star TV in India, 29 Media Culture Society 593 (2007)

This article discusses the growth of Rupert Murdoch’s Star TV group into a powerful player in India across various aspects of media. It argues that the resultant  ‘Murdochization’ of the media – described as a ‘process which involves the shift of media power from the public to privately owned, transnational, multimedia corporations controlling both delivery systems and the content of global information networks’ – in India, is debasing the quality of public deliberations in the country.

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Aakshita Bansal, Vertical Integration in TV Broadcasting and Distribution Sector in India: A Competition Audit (2013)

This paper discusses relevant aspects of vertical integration and provides recommendations by analyzing the current market conditions and the future predictions for the media sector in India, in the context of the regulatory framework of the Competition Act and the regulations framed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

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Apar Gupta, What is Network neutrality?, Mylaw.net podcast (2013)

The speaker discusses the principle of network neutrality, i.e. whether network providers should be allowed to discriminate between the information passing through their networks, in the context of applicable Indian law and regulatory frameworks.

Prashant Reddy, Google’s partnership with Airtel: The beginning of the end of ‘network neutrality’ in India?, SpicyIP (2013)

The author expresses concerns about the status of net neutrality in India and the lack of effective regulation by TRAI, in the context of a partnership between Google and Airtel to offer the former’s services at no cost to customers on the latter’s network.

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Vanita Kohli-Khandekar, The Indian Media Business, (3rd edn., SAGE, 2010), pp. 55-116

The book can be downloaded from the SAGE Knowledge website, but access is restricted by a paywall. 

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