India is one of the biggest media markets with 17,000 registered daily newspapers, 866 private and 49 state-run television channels, and 850 radio stations. It produces on an average more than 1,000 films a year in various Indian languages. India is the second biggest consumer of Internet and mobile technology in the world. The advent of satellite and digital technologies, and globalization after the 1980s, transformed the media industries in India from state-run, closely regulated entities into a highly competitive marketplace. The changing media landscape necessitated the expansion of regulatory regimes to deal with the emerging challenges of new technologies, market practices, and public interest concerns such as tariffs, access, and privacy.

While the initial stages of expansion brought in new players, the television and print ...

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