The Direct to Home TV was introduced some years back and before that there was an antenna with a few choices of channels. Gone are the days when you had to stick to only one channel; you had no choice but to view only Zee that too for hardly a few hours in the evening. Kids from 90s remember ‘Namaste Zee’ that ran from evening 7 to 10.
As the time passed and we were close to the new millennium, the things changed and we had a few more choices of channels to watch. In a decade, there was a revolution and today, we are flooded with hundreds of channels. Even further, the channels are classified according to genres and we have clear category of movies, entertainment, news, sports, and the like.
A lot has changed. We had new movies on general channels; we had news on the general channels then. Today, things have changed and you have separate channels for movies, news…and what not! But wait, though channels are separated, their content is confusing.
If you are asked to quote the most cacophony sound in the universe, think no further and name any Indian news channels except NDTV (because nobody watches it!). The yelling anchors and dog-like panelist’s shouting from their gut can bleed your ears; and they do it altogether. Least bothered about the viewers who have no clue what’s going on, those swine leave no stone unturned in degrading others.
If that’s not enough, in some of the scenes, the guests and anchors had fight and they rammed into each other’s heads. The epic was when someone openly called an anchor B and D which was trending on Twitter for days. In fact, the anchor is now ‘known’ as B and D.
My sincere request to DTHs such as Airtel and Tata Sky is that all the Indian news channels should be kept under the entertainment category. Hira Thakur from Suryavanshi is not entertaining anymore. Rather, the ‘nation wants to know’, B and D, and the beardo in jumpsuit posing as astronaut are much much better in entertaining.
There are many mothers who keep their infants and toddlers in front of these jokers to make them keep quiet. By shifting or changing the Indian news channels’ category, they’ll only remove the ambiguity. It’ll be a big favor to people like me.