India has specialty that it published copies of newspapers
more than 99 million in 2007 and made the record as the 2nd
biggest newspaper market.
Radio broadcasting started in India in 1927. First, its name
was All India Radio in 1937. Then in 1957 onward, it was named
as “Akashvani”. Television broadcasting was started
in 1959, but on a small scale. Then in 1965, it spread and
the MIB (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting) took control
of the media. “Doordarshan” was one of the TV
channels at that time.
Media of India are free, progressive and liberal media. It
has played a vital role in the spread of educational activities
in rural and urban areas of India. The number of television
stations increased to 1400 by 2009 making a record on 4th
number all over the world. India follows the Community Radio
Policy set by the government of India in Nov, 2006. It has
been allowed to use 100W ERP (Effective radiated Power) and
the height of tower allowed is 30 meters maximum. The strict
policy states that one license can be issued to one system
with the maximum duration of 5 years.
There are millions of websites, blogs, informative forums
and many online business platforms in India. In the decade
of 1980-1990, the computer networks were formed by the Indian
government. The popular networking schemes of that time are
called INDONET (Intended to Serve the IBM Mainframes in India),
NICNET (Network for the National Informatics Center) and ERNET
(Education and Research Network).
According to another estimate, India is at the 10th number
in the list of Broadband Internet Users. It was roughly figured
in 2010 that more than 13 million internet users are there
in India. The Indian film industry is also one of the biggest
industries of the world.