WHEN THE DISH KNOCKED DOWN THE ANTENNA

BY MEDIA FOUNDATION| IN Videos | 24/07/2015
The DTH revolution is sweeping India's villages and the public broadcaster Doordarshan is losing its rural audience to commercial DTH players.
A MEDIA FOUNDATION FILM. MAY 2014.
WHEN THE DISH KNOCKED DOWN THE ANTENNA

                                                                                           

       This film is based on focus group discussions recorded in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

 

Farmers in coastal Andhra talk about farm information needs.

  Farmers in coastal Andhra talk about farm information needs.

 Rural women in Dewri, Chhattisgarh, talk about their television viewing.

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