Rupert Murdoch's Star cable network's entertainment, movie and sports channels are among the most popular in the burgeoning Indian market. Star News is the No. 2 Hindi news channel in India and its market share is growing.
Last week, though, Star News was making headlines rather than broadcasting them. Murdoch was suspected by Information and Broadcasting Ministry officials of sidestepping a government rule intended to keep foreigners from controlling local media. The issue is a regulation passed earlier
this year requiring that news broadcasters be 74% Indian-owned. When Star News launched in 1998, it bought its programming...
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