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India has the evolving media with the millions of newspapers and TV channels. Its newspaper market is the largest one round the whole world. It is considered the oldest media as well.
Print media in India began working in 1780. Nowadays, according to an estimate, above 70,000 newspapers are being sold. More than 700 satellite channels are there in India. The Bengal Gazette was the first main newspaper that James Augustus published in 1780. With the passage of time, other newspapers also appeared on the scene such as The India Gazette, The Madras Gazette, The Bombay Herald, etc. It is said that Bombay Samachar is still the oldest newspaper in all over Asia and it is printed in Gujarati.


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.

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