There are so many things happening in and around us, yet somehow the news channels of our country are flooded with the following topics.
5 C’s That Run News Networks in India
From a small robbery to brutal rape, every crime on the news channels is a cake that needs to be served with cherry toppings, making it enjoyable even for the criminals! ‘VARDAAT’ on Aaj Tak, ‘CRIME FILES’ on Zee News, and ‘SANSANI’ on ABP News are a few of the many crimes shows aired on the news channels across the country and have enjoyed an overwhelming response from the audience. This is why we can confirm that crime news without a doubt helps a news network.
Even as cricket goes in vain in most parts of the world, India gives it love, money, and joy, and the sport grows like a great Banyan tree, spreading its tentacles far and wide. India is cricket: cricket in India. Nobody can deny that this runs a news network, especially in India.
With more than fifty percent of youngsters adulating their favorite cricket stars, news channels have plenty to offer in this field. May it be the ‘World Cup Mania’ or the ‘IPL Extravaganza,’ the fanatics will never fall short. India is not a cricket-crazy nation. Truth, as always, makes such a sentence a trifle longer. India is actually an international cricket-crazy nation, so it’s an apparent reason why news channels have a sports session with experts every day.
An hour of comedy in a day is just the dose required to make the viewers interested in a not so ‘Happening’ day. An episode of ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ or ‘Comedy Circus’ would do the job. Jokes dedicated to bodily functions, celebrity takedowns, double standards, children, incest, and even on our beloved Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, anything that would tickle the funny bone is appreciated by the much stressed-out working strata of our nation.
Cinema always runs a news network. Bollywood fever, which has now engulfed most parts of the world, enjoys the highest popularity in the host country. May it be a businessman, a housewife, a servant, a struggling artist, or even a five-year-old child, everyone has a superhero in their mind.
With ‘Big B’ having a temple to his name, ‘Haider’ flag being hoisted on Mount Elbrus by an NRI fan, girls getting the name of Hrithik Roshan tattooed, our beloved ‘Sallu Bhai’ being worshipped like a God, the fandom has turned into total craziness in the nation. News channels provide minute-by-minute updates on our idolized Bollywood stars, keeping everyone glued to their channels without a pause.
When the entire nation is wallowing in corruption like a Rhino in an African pool, how can the news networks lag? Bofors Scam, 2G Spectrum Scam, Coal Allocation Scam, Satyam Scam, Telgi Scam, Bellary Mining Scam, and the list goes on where news channels shower headlines only in phases to gain TRPs. Still, there is no follow-up on the subject matter.
In reality, ever imagined why you always have the ‘good-good’ news about the government in power and an odd sprinkler of news in favor of the opposition? The vast sums of money being offered to these news channels to air news favor political parties.
The secret for a news channel to be at the top of the ladder lies in how they present the above-mentioned 5 Cs to this country’s mammoth 1.25 billion population