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Media: Quirky facts

The number of television sets in India increased from around 500,000 in 1976 to 9 million in early 1987 and to around 47 million in 1994.

delhi Updated: Jun 27, 2012 12:21 IST

Hindustan Times
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The number of television sets in India increased from around 500,000 in 1976 to 9 million in early 1987 and to around 47 million in 1994.



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Indians saw their first news bulletin in 1965, six years after the inception of television broadcasting in 1959.



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The first ever news bulletin in the country went on the air from the Bombay Station on July 23, 1927 under a private company, the Indian Broadcasting Company. It went into liquidation in 1930 and came under the control of the Government of India.

* In 1995, NDTV became India’s first private producer of national news with News Tonight, which was aired on Doordarshan.