The television industry is no less than the other sectors of the entertainment industry. Full of its own gossip, news and updates, its a small version on Bollywood.
Television in India is a huge industry which has thousands of programs in many languages. Moreover, the small screen has produced numerous celebrities. More than half of all Indian households own a television. As of 2016, the country had over 857 channels of which 184 are paid channels.
Television is one of the major mass media of India. Furthermore, it is a huge industry and has thousands of programs in all the states of India. Today, India boasts of being the second largest television market in the world.
TV soaps are extremely popular with housewives as well as working women. Television first came to India in the form of Doordarshan (DD) on Sept 15, 1959. Doordarshan is the National Television Network of India and also one of the largest broadcasting organisations in the world.