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The Media in India

The media wherever contribute to the democracy and contribute to the development of a public sphere, and now in India the Media enjoys a great amount of freedom of speech, and therefore is flourishing, but also is the most powerful tool used by the major powers to control and change the Indian public perception; although, the Indian press had a quickly development since independence and perhaps perform the most critical function. Almost all the major Media in India began and flourishing during ninety century, and broadcast was growing quickly in different Medias as radio, TV, newspaper, and internet.


The number of private television channels increased during nineteen century and grown enormously the last years. Broadcasting also has flourished since State TV’s monopoly was broken in 1992; the Media in India have to the Doordarshan, the public TV service now operates with 21 services; and two operators of cable TV, Direct-To-Home (DHT) TV operation and The Zee Group’s subscription- based Dish TV; the market of cable TV in India is one of the world’s largest, with more than 60 million subscriber. Some of the important TV channels are listed below.

Doordarshan Television
Zee TV
Sony Entertainment TV
Aaj Tak
New Delhi TV (NDTV)
Sun Network
CNBC / TV 18
India TV
Channel 7


The radio in India perhaps is in its beginnings, since they were sanctioned in 2000, only public All India Radio (AIR) can broadcast news, and the rest is music-based FM stations proliferated in the cities. Some of them stations are listed below.

All India Radio (AIR)
Radio Mirchi
Radio City
Red FM


India’s newspaper was transferred from British to Indian business groups during the ninety century, and this fact contribute to the independence from the government. Now the press is driven by a growing middle class; the circulation of newspapers has risen, and the new dailies compete with established newspapers.

Deccan Herald
The Hindu
The Hindustan Times
The Pioneer
The Indian Express
The Statesman
The Times of India
The Asian Age
India Today


This Media in India played a key role in the development of the country, and given the constraints of the mass media; dailies and others Media of India use this tool to profiler the communications, now the internet represent the major Media of information in the country and counts with more than 38 million of Indian subscribers.

What is media?

Media is the way people communicate and it changed in the history.
Taking a look to the media through time shows us how much the way of spreading the information has changed. From the usage of signs and symbols, the appearance of writing and printing, creation of the television and radio to the diffusion of information through internet.

Here you are going to find how media has changed during the years, and how almost all of them have been replaced by the internet and computer. Most people now prefer the media online instead of their printed versions.

The history of the media occurs this way:

Newspapers and magazines, the newspaper was invented in the 17th century and it was used as bulletins in some centralized empires. It began to spread because of the printing. Magazines began the publishing in 1731 and it continues until now. Electric Telegraph, it was created in the 1840’s; this machine allows people to communicate without transportation, in few seconds and efficiently.

Movies, the cinema began in 1894. The movies are always on development since the time they were created. Motion pictures or movies are affected by the arts, technology and politics. Radios, the first time it broadcasted was on 1920. The radio itself was created after 1920 and was used with different purposes such as: commercial, military and naval. Televisions, the first TV broadcast was in 1936 in UK and Germany. It also developed like the radio, during the time it had better quality and it was lighter than the first ones. Modern communication, these kinds of technology or most of them uses laser and fiber optics.

Internet, it is a mix of the use of laser and optical fiber; it is a global system in which computers are interconnected by networks. On the internet you can find tons and tons of information and the majority is available worldwide.
Cell phones, cellular phones, mobile phones or hand phones are the names that this device has. They were created in 1973 by Motorola and it has been developing since then. Fax machine or telecopying, they work transmitting documents via telephone line. Nowadays it has been replaced by computers. Pagers or beepers, it is a device that is able to receive and send messages. It is small but now it is replaced by cellular text messaging.

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