Comments on: Is the media going overboard in its coverage of the Ambani feud? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/10/14/is-the-media-going-overboard-in-its-coverage-of-the-ambani-feud/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: r.c.narayanan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/10/14/is-the-media-going-overboard-in-its-coverage-of-the-ambani-feud/comment-page-1/#comment-11062 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 18:04:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2054#comment-11062 all said & done, the name “reliance” tends to be anything but reliable…!
the media is, as well, trying to make delicious hay of trp rating while the feud goes on..on..& on.
the ultimate sufferer is alas the investor(s)-as always.
btw what was the govt doing until the brothers’ feud was heard in the court?

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By: Gaurav Mathur http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/10/14/is-the-media-going-overboard-in-its-coverage-of-the-ambani-feud/comment-page-1/#comment-11051 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:59:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2054#comment-11051 The issue raised here is not a new one and shows that the media/news channels show only what can increase their TRP’.
From their perspective its absolutely correct – since their business is to generate revenues and no better way than to show only what can generate more TRP’s. When it comes to business news, Reliance (both ADAG and RIL) have been the economic powerhouses for a v.long time now. The huge public investment in the shares of these 2 companies ensures that people want to listen to anything related to Reliance.
But again there has to be an end to all this i.e. chasing TRP’s. But the greed for TRP’s coupled with cut throat competition won’t make things any better in the near future. After, all its business.

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By: The only human http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/10/14/is-the-media-going-overboard-in-its-coverage-of-the-ambani-feud/comment-page-1/#comment-11002 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:19:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2054#comment-11002 Its amazing how noone has a problem when regional language news channels set agenda for the rest of the Indian media with sad and pathetic coverage of events that are just not important.Vir Snaghavi for a fact should know a HT carries the same news items on its front page which make prime time vieweing on a India Tv or Aaj Tak the previous nite. Noone seems to have a problem with that! In this case..its the question of investor’s money at stake.It is their right to get details of every bit of information that is there.
And as far as the soap opera on tv is concerned, it is very much the ambani brothers who are to blame..They are using the media as a platform to squabble or raise the white flag.

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