Thursday, November 17, 2005
Ananda Krishnan's empire missing link
Ananda Krishnan's empire comprises telecommunication company (telco) Maxis, pay TV operator Astro All Asia Network, satellite company MEASAT and Tanjong Public Limited Company, which operate in gaming industry and cinema. His fortune was said from petroleum industry.
In China, an American Idol type program get huge response from Chinese youth. It contestant's name are among the top ten search in Chinese search engine. All contestant have their own website with their own profile. A lot of blog in China also cover the incident. Discussing and debating the outcome.
China, rule by communist. Do not have chance to vote. Now have an opportunity to vote their leader now have the opportunity to vote their idol via sms.
TV operator who conduct the show get a lot of sponsorship and advertising money.
Telco also gain from sms. With such a huge population in China. Telco are laughing all the way to the bank.
Internet company in China, some list on NASDAQ also gain from such program.
Thus, some social commentator said the next generation business tycoon comprises person know how to combine the power of 3 industry .......TV, telecommunication and internet.
Ananda Krishnan business empire comprises at least two pillar ......TV (Astro) and telco ( Maxis). Thus, the missing link is internet.
Most reality show in Malaysia now are conducted by free TV network rather then pay TV network. Pay TV Astro however air free TV via their network. A lot of subscriber of Astro actually viewing free TV via Astro. Thus, Astro has indirectly gain from it.
Free TV company do not own telco. Thus, Maxis, being the largest mobile telecommunication company in Malaysia is the biggest gainer.
In Malaysia, another gainer is Music and entertainment industry. Actually, it is the music and entertainment industry that make used of the three sector (TV , Telco and internet). In Malaysia, music and entertainment industry able to get an idol or star that have ready market like Academi Fantasia's Mawi and Malaysia Idol Daniel. Recently, a blogger Dawn Yang sign up by a modeling agency in Singapore. This is how the music and entertainment industry make used if internet after threaten by MP3 and other peer to peer program.
Malaysia, which majority of it population is Malay or bumiputra. Vote a non-bumiputra as their idol. This might signify that youth in Malaysia is not racist.
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