Children's Television in India: A Situational Analysis

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About the Book :

The Situational Analysis Repot on Children's Television prepared on the request of UNICEF has brought out a critical review about educational television. The Book provides a set of recommendations to improve the quality of children's television in India. Written jointly by television producer, media manager, television engineer and communication researcher, the authors emphasized on the team-mode of television production involving experts from various disciplines for quality and meaningful children's television. This book argues for dedicated children's programme and communication research as an essential component of production process. Twenty percent transmission time toward children's programmes both for and about children is recommended. The book has reference and reading material for students and practitioners.

About Author :

Binod C. Agrawal (Ph. D, Wisconsin) works at Developments and Educational Communication Unit, Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad; has taught at lowa State University and the Indian Agricultural Research institute, Delhi, besides having bee Executive Secretary of the Xth International congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. His publications include "Cultural Contours of Religion and Economics in he Hindu Universe" (1980), Television comes to Village: An Evaluation of SITE (1980), "SITE Social Evaluation: Results, Experiments and Implications" (1981) and "Yanadi Response to Change: An Attempt in Action Anthropology" (1985). He is international editorial consultant of Encyclopeadia of Communication and Media Development.

Kiran S. Karnik,  currently Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President, Discovery channel in India. After graduation form Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, joined technology management team Indian Space Research organization, where he was Director, Development and Educational Communication Unit at Ahmedabad. He played a key role in the design, planning and implementation of SITE.

C. Lal, currently, Group Director in the area of Digital Communication in Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad. Holds his Masters degree in Elections and Telecommunications from Allahabad University. He has been responsible for development of a number of satellite communication related technologies and led the team of engineers responsible for hardware development of SITE.