Thursday, March 30, 2006


People´s Daily Online: Journalist number doubles in 20 years

"The number of journalists in China has doubled compared with 20 years earlier, official statistics show. Figures released by the General Administration of Press and Publication indicated that more than 700,000 people chose journalism as their career last year, 150,000 of them armed with a journalist certificate."

China/English TV Channel

Xinhua: Guangzhou launches 1st regional English TV channel

"China's first regional English TV channel started broadcasting on Tuesday in Guangzhou, capital of the southern Guangdong Province. The channel is broadcast to the entire south of China and mainly deals with news and stories around the Pearl River Delta."


Two of India's biggest corporate names launched a joint venture yesterday to offer editing, post-production and archiving services to the world's media companies."

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Thailand/Ad Growth

Thai Day: No growth seen for advertising industry

"One of the country’s leading advertising industry groups is predicting zero growth for Thailand’s advertising industry this year.Industry watchers had previously predicted growth of five to six percent, but political uncertainty is causing advertisers to hold back on big-money projects, including new product launches and branding campaigns."

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

India/Predictions on Media Growth

The Times of India: Entertainment, media to grow 19%: Study

"The Indian entertainment and media (E&M) industry is poised to grow at an annual compounding rate of 19% per annum to reach at Rs 83,740 crore by 2010, from the present size of Rs 35,300 crore, according to a Ficci-PricewaterhouseCoopers report Indian Entertainment and Media Industry Unravelling the Potential. The main drivers for such a high growth are rising income level, consumerism coupled with technological advancements and policy initiatives taken by government, the report said."