Media in kerala

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Dozens of newspapers are published in Kerala;they are printed in nine major languages.The principal languages of publication are Malayalam and English.The most widely circulating Malayalam-language newspapers include Malayala Manorama, Mathrubhumi, Deepika, Kerala Kaumudi, and Desabhimani.Among major Malayalam periodicals are India Today Malayalam, Vanitha,Veedu,Gruhalakshmi,Chithrabhumi,Kanyaka and Bhashaposhini.Doordarshan is the state-owned television broadcaster. Multi system operators provide a mix of Malayalam, English, and international channels via cable television. Manorama News (MM TV) and Asianet are among the Malayalam-language channels that compete with the major national channels. All India Radio, the national radio service, reaches much of Kerala via its Thiruvananthapuram 'A' Malayalam-language broadcaster.BSNL,Reliance Infocomm,Tata Indicom,Vodafone and Airtel compete to provide cellular phone services. Broadband internet is available in most of the towns and cities and is provided by different agencies like the state-run Kerala Telecommunications (which is run by BSNL) and by other private companies like Asianet Satellite communications, VSNL.Dial-up access is provided throughout the state by BSNL and other providers.A substantial Malayalam film industry effectively competes against both Bollywood and Hollywood.Television (especially "mega serials" and cartoons) and the Internet have affected Keralite culture.Yet Keralites maintain high rates of newspaper and magazine subscriptions; 50% spend an average of about seven hours a week reading novels and other books. A sizeable "people's science" movement has taken root in the state, and such activities as writers' cooperatives are becoming increasingly common.

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