Index
Aastha tv, 168–69, 175–76
advice on life/lifestyle. See lifestyle television
aging viewers. See senior viewers
Alva, Niret, 43, 82, 83
Amin, Ash, 22, 84, 104–5, 269
Anand, Ambika, 134, 137
Andy (vj Andy), 149, 201–3, 204, 209
Anhui Province: comparison with Shanghai,
53–55; perceptions of, 54–55, 68
Appadurai, Arjun, 100, 102, 107
Arora, Bharat, 134
Art Beat, 131
Asian tiger economies, 3, 9, 13. See also Singa-
pore; Taiwan
astrologers, 162–65
Astronomics, 164
Astro Uncle, 164–65, 194
At Your Service, 32
audience studies, 20, 268
Bachchan, Amitabh, 90
Baike Quan Shuo (Encyclopedia), 31
Balaji, Akul, 94
Balinghou Juchang (The Post- 80 Theater),
214–16, 220–21
Band Baajaa Bride, 134–38
Bao Xiaoqun, 33, 56–58, 63, 64
baraeti bangumi. See Japanese variety shows
bbc, 30
bbtv (Bengbu Television), 34, 55–56, 103;
audience, 69, 72; content and program-
ming, 69–75, 80; health shows, 144–47;
intermediary between citizen and local
government, 77–81; lifestyle programs, 71,
75–79, 80; local nature, 68–75; pedagogical
orientation, 70, 72–77, 80, 144. See also
specific programs: Let Me Help You; Zero
Distance to Health
Beauty Rescue Team, 148, 152
Beck, Ulrich, 162–63, 193, 194–95, 199, 256
Beijing, comparison with Shanghai, 56–57
Beijing tv, 32; Yangsheng House, 34, 73, 74
Bengbu, 68; television channels available,
68–69. See also bbtv (Bengbu Television)
Bergman, Manfred Max, 107–8, 125
Between Generations, 187–93
Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People’s Party),
159–60
Bhihane Bhihane, 138–39
Bhojpuri language programs, 138–39
Bigg Boss (Big Brother), 47, 90, 94
The Biggest Loser, 5, 20; in China (Chaoji
Jianfei Wang), 30
Boddhi Among the People, 186
Bollywood culture and aesthetics: trans-
national reach of, 7
Bonner, Frances, 31
Bourdain, Anthony, 48, 109
Bourdieu, Pierre, 114, 127, 136
Buddhism: Da Ai tv, 184, 185–95, 264; in
Taiwan, 176–77, 183–85
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