For some reason, at the NDTV New Media Congress, the session focusing on mass media companies taking to the Internet digressed down the New…

For some reason, at the NDTV New Media Congress, the session focusing on mass media companies taking to the Internet digressed down the New Media vs Old Media path. Kevin Obi, SVP (Digital Assets) for NBCU International seemed rather annoyed at the “ridiculous” distinction between new media and old media, saying that latter evolves with its consumers, and the two domains do not compete, but co-operate. He spoke of Hulu, calling it the number one destination in the US for premium content (from a commercial point of view), saying that NBCU has created a destination site,and are reaching out into the marketplace and partnering with other content providers. In a way, this was also a response to my question, about how business models will change for mass media companies as they move on to the Internet, and will have to compete for attention with multiple, global, content providers; the issue is – there can be an infinite number of destination sites as well.

An answer to this question also came from Viren Popli, SVP & Head of Mobile for STAR India, who said that local content providers are competing with content providers around the world anyway – they bring what is local, and what works for an audience. During his presentation, Popli also mentioned that content creation is becoming more expensive – cost of sets, talent etc is going up, while it’s also becoming cheaper with mobile phone cameras and digicams. Another bugbear – technology is changing very fast, and multiple delivery platforms are evolving – cable, digital cable, DTH, IPTV, Internet and mobile Streaming etc. Business is becoming more scattered – today, having an office in every state capital is not enough. And too much is dependent on advertising – Everyone expects advertisers to fund the future. However, the biggest bottleneck is regulation: every day there are new regulations, and they are not keeping pace with technology. 3G and Mobile TV haven’t happened in India because of regulation.

Another issue that Popli mentioned was with programming and delivering content for consumers in India: multiple generations reside in the same household, with distinctly different preferences and most often, there’s a single user device in the house; at the same time, preferences vary across rural india, class 2 towns, class 1 towns and metros. One suggestion that he gave: opportunity lies not in creating a YouTube for India, but creating a light version so Indian consumers don’t have to wait for the video to load.

Tarun Katial, COO of Big FM sees new media as a new broadcast platform; he mentioned that mass media companies will at monetizing the space with pre and post roll advertising; it’s not as much about moving to a new medium, but about monetizing more than one media. During the Q&A, he mentioned that there’s a saturation of televoting right now, and new ways of monetizing TV on mobile will have to be developed. The session was moderated by Vir Sanghvi, Advisory Editorial Director for HT Media, who concluded as follows: convergence is a reality, people who never had access now have access; the internet makes everyones voice heard. The notion that because you can produce cheap content, entertainment is going to be cheap is not accurate. For example – Hollywood studios have started making money from new streams, and at the same time, the budget for films has gone up.

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  1. Ruchi Singh Gaur Sunday, October 19, 2008



    Mobile no. 9956175827
    Address:-Station Ward Rura,
    Rura Kanpur -209303

    There lives a dream in my eyes,
    To fly and kiss the sky.

    I want to perform a challenging role in an esteem organization where I can enhance My strength & skills.


    • Completed summer internship from IIT campus Kanpur under Mr.
    Satyakiroy in Digital Video Production.

    • Covering news & making video during the youth festival in the campus
    C.S.J.M. University Kanpur.

    • Making a documentary upon SIS Security in the campus of IIT Kanpur.

    • Taking Interview of SIS Security officer Mr.D.K.Dwevedi.

    • Now doing internship in Hindi Hindustan Dainik Newspaper.

    • Working In Such Ke Kareeb Weekly Hindi News papers as a sub editor since 20-10-2006 till now


    • B.A. from C.S.J.M.university 2006
    • Intermediate from U.P.Board Allahabad 2003
    • High School from U.P.Board Allahabad2001


    • Completed Master of Journalism & Mass Communication from C.S.J.M.
    University Kanpur.

    • One year diploma in Multi media course from U.P. Government Authorized
    Data Expert.

    • German Language Basic course from IIT campus Kanpur.

    • HTML from IIT campus Kanpur.

    • Now I wanted to join Ph.D so I am working in Ph.D project.

    I have got first price of NCSTC of 2007-08 in New Delhi INSA.


    Father's Name : Shri Ran Vijay Singh Gaur

    Date of Birth : 20th Jan 1986

    Sex : Female

    Marital Status : Unmarried

    Language Known : Hindi, English, Urdu, German,
    Hindi shorthand.
    Nationality : Indian


    Sketching, Caricaturing

    Reading Books, Painting, Dancing.


    I am a talkative girl, I believe in hardworking & I am conveince
    Others very Easily because of my nature.

    Place: KANPUR



    Name : RAJJI KAUR
    Father’s Name : S. DARSHAN SINGH
    Date of Birth : 28/02/1987
    Permanent Address : POCKET-8, HOUSE NO: 81,
    Contact No. : 9818093698

    Educational Qualification:

     10th : Passed in 2003 from C.B.S.E

     10 + 2 : Passed in 2005 from C.B.S.E
     BACHLOR IN FINE ARTS( APPLIED ARTS) : finish in 2009 result not declared
     BACHLOR IN MULTIMEDIA: perusing it. from arena animation (knows coraldraw,illustrator,photoshop,html,flash,3d max)


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