Posted: 24 May 2011 at 1:45pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Darklord_Rehan
The online audience cannot be counted as viewers. No country can do that and there is logic behind this system. 1000 people can record the same video and upload it on YouTube at the same time; so whom are you gonna charge. For that you need a Copyright such that only a certain uploader is authorized to upload a particular serial's video. But that is possible only if the serial is completely over. For example, the Rajshri Productions are the authorized uploaders of the serial Mahabharat. Others trying to upload its Episodes would be charged of Copyright infringement and their IDs will be banned. But you can't get Copyright on daily basis for ongoing shows. That is why the YouTube is in no way answerable to the channel for hosting its videos for free.
>> You are again getting me wrong. Nobody charges the uploader. Uploaders are actually helping the serial getting popular. See, even the basic concepts need to change here . The revenue is from the advertisements and not from the uploaders or viewers. You show the advertisers how popular your show is by showing the Internet data. All sensible do that. All media people do that. There is nothing illegal in this, You are showing the popularity of your own show based on Internet stats instead of old-age TRP system. Where does logal issue come in that?
The method of collecting samples also has its own relevance. You need to understand that all class of Indians do not have access to all sort of channels. In the countryside, most of these channels are unavailable. So the Ministry of Information and Broadcast selects those sample houses which have access to almost all channels and the family members watch most of these channels. As per Indian Urban demographics, this number is quite low compared to the Western countries.
>>Okay then may be there needs to be two TRP systems - one for suburbans and one for urbans. Then only the right advertisements can go to right people.
@Red Even now you can't get why? Because most of the urbans are going to watch online. This is what I am cribbing about. In the most desnsly populated country of the world, which probably has the highest urban population, Channels can't get enough youth viewers? Why? Does that sound right? And in five years, you will loose all PKYEK fans to TVD or to say correctly, all Indian youth to Western Internet TVs. What will Indian channel do then?
As I said earlier, the channel can Promote its shows in as many ways as it can, but it cannot do anything outside the legal system lest it would be banned and its owners would be sentenced.
>>I said above, promoting your own show using Internet stats is not outside any legal system in the world. Unless ofcourse the systems where Internet itself is banned. I don't think Indian democratic is going that way.