What is the Asian media industry like?

India, the world's largest country by population, is served by media serving a range of different languages. There are Hindu language media like Dainik Bhaskar, English language media like The Times of India, and media covering the languages of Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. The state of Maharashtra is the base for most media, with more newspapers covering Bombay than to other cities like Delhi.

Of the over 100 television stations, Star Plus seems to been the most popular in the 400 million television viewing households. Most households can gain access to around 12 stations, but there is little regulations placed upon the many cable television operators because the government has thought little about the issue. Major American cable networks operate national stations through cable providers and are welcomed but not appreciated by the government.

In Japan, the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation has been operating radio since 1923 and began television broadcasting in 1953, to be followed by many others including Tokyo stations like Fuji Television, Television Tokyo and Tokyo Metropolitan Television Inc. Major newspapers inlcude The Asahi Shimbun, The Mainichi Shimbun, The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun and Nikkei's daily business newspaper, The Nikkei Sangyo Shimbun.

A variety of local and American-influenced media operate in China and Hong Kong. Local Chinese media serve through regional and national publications and broadcast stations, while English media operate that are either owned locally or often by American conglomerates and have a strong American focus.