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Thursday, May 30, 2013

DD signs MoU with Health Ministry to continue series on public health for second year

Source: | 29 May 2013 2:09 pm

NEW DELHI: Swastha Bharat, a health programme that is telecast by Doordarshan from 30 'Kendras' covering 29 states and one Union territory has received a new lease of life with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the public service broadcaster and the Health and Family Welfare Ministry.

A total of 122 programmes are telecast in a week in 19 languages and 17 dialects. Thus 6,344 programmes are telecast annually.

The MoU was signed yesterday by Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar and .........................

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Monday, May 27, 2013

AIR Kohima yearlong golden jubilee celebration

Source: The Morung Express | Our Correspondent Kohima | May 24

As part of its yearlong golden jubilee celebration, the All India Radio (AIR) Kohima organised Musical Concert of Naga Modern Songs here at The Heritage on Thursday. The Musical Concert, with a theme "Tunes from the Hills" was participated by the sixteen tribes of Nagaland, including Naga musician Methanelie Jutakhrie.

In his Introductory Speech the Director Engineering and in-charge of Station Director K. K. Rengma informed that the All India Radio Kohima station is the only Radio Station of the Country, may be in the world, from where altogether 17 bulletins are being broadcasted daily with 15 Dialects, Nagamese and English.

He also informed that the in the midst of political unrest in Nagaland, the AIR, Kohima was........................

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Class act

Source: The Hindu | C. S. VENKITESWARAN
May 25, 2013

Smita Patil with Raj Babbar. A scene from the film, Mirch Masala.
Smita Patil with Raj Babbar. A scene from the film, Mirch Masala.                     Special Arrangement

Doordarshan must buck the trend of TRP-chasing to become again a platform for award-winning Indian cinema, writes C.S. VENKITESWARAN.

According to the so-called golden rules of market logic, competition spurs variety in content and quality of production. But if one looks at the history of Indian television, one can't but think without a tinge of nostalgia at the era when Doordarshan was the only television we had and monopolised our tele-visual world. Maybe, the only thing we do not miss will be their news broadcasts, which were boringly statist than balanced or investigative. All over the world, the very idea of news was radically transformed by the entry of live telecasts and 24x7 news broadcasting, the constant and instantaneous flow of which was something unimaginable to a generation used to scheduled bulletins by very composed and mature news 'readers' and 'presenters'. It was also a time when content was considered king, which in the globalised and privatised era, gave way to scale and reach. But other than news, what about the variety and quality of content in Indian television today? Has the entry of private satellite channels and their endless proliferation actually translated itself into plurality in content and more fulsome representation of our cultural diversity?

The most unfortunate effect of the 'opening up of the sky' was upon our public service broadcasting. Unable to withstand competition from private channels, Doordarshan itself seemed to lose faith in its strengths and began aping private television in programming and content. Instead of setting benchmarks in quality, authenticity and commitment to the non-negotiable values of democracy and pluralism, it began to see itself as just another player in the market, vying like all others to capture eyeballs. It was caught between State and Market, and mired in an identity crisis of sorts. In a cursory comparison of the quality of tele-serials and other cultural programmes then (culture and entertainment didn't mean just 'cinema' then) and now, the fall is strikingly glaring. Serials like Buniyaad, Nukkad, Tamas, etc. were narratives that connected with the collective memories and aspirations of a nation, compared to the saas-bahu variety we are flooded with now. Likewise, in cultural programming too, there was always an attempt to keep in mind the linguistic and socio-cultural diversity of our country.

One such major initiative of Doordarshan was its telecast of award-winning films during the weekends and, most................

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Musical concert of Naga modern songs


All India Radio Kohima will be organizing a Musical Concert of Naga modern songs for invited audience on May 23, to mark the occasion of yearlong Golden Jubilee Celebration of the station. Prominent artistes and bands of all 15 recognised Tribes coming from across Nagaland will perform modern songs in their respective dialects. The concert will begin from 4 p.m. at 'The Heritage' Kohima. Popular musician and singer Methaneilie Jutakhrie will be the special invitee performer on the concert.

Parliamentary Secretary for Information & Public Relations and Printing & Stationery Department, Kropol Vitsu will grace the concert as the chief guest. Director Engineer of All India Radio Kohima K.K. Rengma stated that this is one of the series of programmes being organized in Kohima in commemoration of completion of 50 years of public service broadcasting by All India Radio Kohima in Nagaland.


Monday, May 20, 2013

AIR Tiruchi poised for digitisation by August-September

Source: The Hindu | Special Correspondent | TIRUCHI,May 20, 2013

All India Radio Tiruchirapalli, credited by Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) as a vital link with farmers in central districts of Tamil Nadu for their socio-economic progress through its primary channel, is poised to deliver improved audio quality through a digitisation initiative. The technology upgrade would open up possibilities for launching two additional channels.

A high-power DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) transmitter would be installed to replace the Analog Microwave bands by August-September, for transportation of programmes from studio to transmitter, S.K. Agarwal, Additional Director General-Engineering, AIR, told The Hindu.

Two more channels could be started in the same frequency, he said,.........................................

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Friday, May 17, 2013

A million postcards to save a language

Source: Hindustan Times | Manoj R Nair,
May 17, 2013

Since March 2012, thousands of postcards addressed to the Prime Minister's Office in New Delhi have been sent from cities and small towns in the country that has Sindhi-speaking residents. These handwritten messages postcards, which have the names and telephone numbers of the senders, have one
demand: a Sindhi-language television channel from government-run broadcaster Doordarshan.

Tens of thousands of these cards have been posted from Mumbai too. One group – the Bandra-based Friends of International Sindhis - collected Rs. 60,000 at their Diwali function in 2012 and purchased 1,20,000 postcards priced at 50 paise each.

Sindhi is one of the languages listed in the 8th schedule of the constitution, but with no linguistic state of their own to..............................

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AIR, Jalandhar celebrates its 64th anniversary

Source: HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times | Jalandhar, May 16, 2013

The union minister of information and broadcasting, Manish Tewari, has extended his heartiest gettings to the staff members of the All India Radio station, Jalandhar, on the completion of 64 years of the organisation.

The Prasar Bharati CEO, Jawahar Sircar, has also extended his greetings to the staff and guest participants and has called upon them to put in their best energy, efforts and talent to bring the organisation to the zenith, an AIR press release stated here .

The Jalandhar station is also credited with broadcasting information regarding Green Revolution in Punjab and during Family Planning campaign. At present the station is broadcasting many public oriented programmes as per the requirement of modern India.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

AIR Tiruchi promises more as it steps into its 75 year

Source:The Hindu | By R. Krishnamoorthy | TIRUCHI, May 15, 2013

To celebrate its platinum jubilee from tomorrow with series of new programmes

Starting off with just a 5 KW medium wave transmitter when it was launched 74 years ago, All India Radio, Tiruchi, which now covers 10 districts with a 100 KW high power transmitter, is poised to celebrate its platinum jubilee from May 16 with a series of new programmes targeting both urban and rural listeners.

The first broadcast conveyed a message on spreading happiness to excited listeners from the then Chief Minister of composite Madras State C.Rajagopalachari who inaugurated the country's sixth AIR station in Tiruchi along with the first Controller of Broadcasting India Lionel Fielden, on May 16, 1939. After a year, a separate time chunk was introduced in July 1940, and in July 1969, Ilaya Bharatham (Youth Programme) was started. It was followed by the launch of Regional News Unit on November 14, 1981, for broadcasting daily news bulletin in Tamil, and Audience Research Unit on September 3, 1991.

Ilaya Bharatham, according to senior officials of AIR Tiruchi, has been.....................

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Kin of constables killed in Doordarshan attack question Maoist action

Source: Time Of India | May 15, 2013, 04.15 AM IST

RAIPUR: The morbid contradiction of Maoists murdering the very people they claim to protect hung heavy over every village when bodies of two slain Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) personnel reached their respective villages in tribal Jashpur district in North Chhattisgarh on Monday evening.

These men were killed in an overnight attack by the Maoists at the Doordarshan transmission facility at Marenga village, near Jagdalpur town, late on Sunday night.

Hundreds of people who had assembled from the nearby places at village Sutri in Bagichha block and at village Sajbahar in Farsabahar block could not hold back their emotions. Another CAF constable belonged to Bematara.

DD News and Samachar beat pvt news channels: Prasar Bharati CEO Jawahar Sircar

Source:'s News Headlines | 14 May 2013 6:19 pm

NEW DELHI: Indian pubcaster DD has been seen as a laggard in the Indian broadcasting space, way behind private satellite TV channels. Its news service DD News has been spoken about in high light as being more news driven than other private channels which tend to focus on more trivial matters in their chase for TRPS. But this despite it is perceived as something audiences don't tune in to.

Shattering that "so-called myth" is Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar. Speaking to Sircar says that The DD Newsnight on Doordarshan News in English topped all news channels for five weeks at a stretch from week 14 (24 March-30 March) to week 18 (21-27 April) in TAM's weekly ratings for 2013.

He further adds that this is an all-time record, particularly for........................

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Three police dead as Maoists attack Doordarshan centre

Source: | By Sahar Khan

PUBLISHED:20:50 GMT, 12 May 2013

Maoists targeting a public broadcast installation in Chhattisgarh attacked the transmission centre of Doordarshan in Bastar's Jagdalpur district, killing three police personnel and injuring one on Sunday morning.

The attack occurred at around 2am when the rebels barged into the Doordarshan premises, according to the police.

Those who died in the incident have been identified as a ...............................
Attacked: The Doordarshan transmission centre in Jagdalpur

           Attacked: The Doordarshan transmission centre in Jagdalpur

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DD office stormed; three jawans killed

Source: Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times Raipur, May 13, 2013

Maoists killed four jawans of the Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) and injured another in two separate attacks in Chhattisgarh's Bastar division on Sunday.

The first incident took place at 2 am. In a first-of-its-kind attack, Maoists entered the premises of the Doordarshan transmission centre in Jagdalpur and fired at the sentry, killing him on the spot. Then they entered the relay centre and fired at three security personnel there.

Two of them died immediately and the third was.............................

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Naxals kill 4 security men in Chhattisgarh Doordarshan office, camp targeted in Bastar

Source: The Tribune | Raipur, May 12
Monday, May 13, 2013

Four security personnel were killed while another was seriously injured in two separate insurgency-related incidents in Chhattisgarh's Bastar division, the police said on Sunday. In the first incident, suspected Maoists attacked the Akashwani and Doordarshan Centre at Bade Marenga village on National Highway 16, 13 km away from divisional headquarters Jagdalpur, and killed three Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) personnel.

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Making ‘AIR’ waves is Asha Jhabhak’s current passion

Source: The Indian Express | ByMalavikka Sridharan - CHENNAI
13th May 2013 12:00 AM

As a budding RJ, Asha Jhabhak, a first-year MA communication student of MOP Vaishnav College, Chennai, is very enthusiastic about her experience in All India Radio (AIR), Chennai. Her interest in this field was kindled when her father used to listen to the radio when they travelled in the car together. "I was so fascinated that I always kept tuning to frequencies, which played feet tapping numbers," she says. She started calling up radio shows and requested her favourite songs.

There was a point when she used to stand in front of the mirror, hosting imaginary shows. This deepened her resolve to become an RJ. Asha got to know about AIR, through her colleague when she was working in C2. "When he shared his experience as an RJ, I let him know my passion for the hot seat and auditioned at AIR," says the.................

Chhattisgarh: Naxal attacks AIR station near Jagdalpur, 3 dead

Source: CNN-IBN | Updated May 12, 2013 at 10:25am IST

Jagdalpur: The All India Radio ( AIR) station on Sunday near Jagdalpur in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh was attacked by a naxal group.

Three policemen have been killed and one suffered injuries in the standoff between the naxal group and security personnel.

"The attack took place at the Doordarshan TV tower at Marenga village under Parpa police station in the district on...................

All India Radio DRM implementation on track

Source: | RnM Team 10 May 13 21:10 IST


MUMBAI: With All India Radio (AIR) on the fast track to transition to digital, the implementation of the receivers is also moving quickly with around seven DRM transmitters stated to be operational by July 2013.

A meeting was held by AIR with the radio receiver manufacturers in Akashwani Bhawan New Delhi, which was also attended by eight receiver manufacturers, two chip manufacturers and representatives of the DRM Consortium.

The director general and engineer-in-chief of All India Radio and the joint secretary of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting addressed the participants and outlined the progress of installation of the digital (DRM) transmitters.

It was noted that the 1000 kW DRM transmitter in Rajkot was already operational and six more including the 1000 kW transmitter at Chinsurah (Kolkata) and six 20 kW DRM transmitters in Delhi, Chennai, Guwahati, Tawang, Barmer and Bikaner would be operational by July 2013.

The schedule of implementation for the remaining 27 DRM transmitters which have already been ordered was also announced.

The meeting also highlighted the predicted coverage area for each of these transmitters and once the transmitters are operational in August 2014, they would be enabled to provide coverage to over 70 per cent of the population in the country.

The joint secretary explained that the Government of India has made huge investment in the installation of state-of-art DRM transmitters. Therefore, receiver manufacturers and distributors should come forward so that digital receivers at affordable prices can be made available across the country in order to reap the benefits of digitization.

Receiver manufacturers welcomed the initiative and assured that they would take it forward. They recommended that All India Radio should mount a publicity campaign to outline the advantages and features of digital radio which are not available on the analogue receivers. They further advised that DRM reception on mobile phones should also be ensured. On the issue of cost it was mentioned that digital radio chips are now available and as in the case of mobile phones, the prices will fall sharply once there is an increase in demand.

MUMBAI: With All India Radio (AIR) on the fast track to transition to digital, the implementation of the receivers is also moving quickly with around seven DRM transmitters stated to be operational by July 2013.

A meeting was held by AIR with the radio receiver manufacturers in Akashwani Bhawan New Delhi, which was also attended by eight receiver manufacturers, two chip manufacturers and representatives of the DRM Consortium.

The director general and engineer-in-chief of All India Radio and the joint secretary of.......................

Friday, May 10, 2013

DRM India gathers pace as AIR announces roll-out time line

Source: MM Network | By: MediaMughals May 10, 2013
The AIR roll out is gathering speed and this message was conveyed last week loud and clear to Indian receiver manufacturers gathered at the AIR headquarters. Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM)representatives also attended the meeting in New Delhi where All India Radio presented their roll-out plan for DRM broadcasts to receiver manufacturers. The Director General and Engineer-in-Chief of All India Radio and the Joint Secretary of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting addressed the participants and outlined the progress of installation of the digital (DRM) transmitters. This important meeting was to assist the market in planning the production and distribution of digital radio receivers as part of the AIR roll-out plan. Mr. Yogendra Pal, Chairman of the DRM India Chapter attended the meeting and reports.

Mr. Pal, and Mr. T.V.B. Subrahmanyam from Analog Devices spoke at the APEX forum on DRM at IETE. Mr. Pal presented the 'DRM features, benefits and the All India Radio Implementation plan' whilst Mr. Subrahmanyam explained the 'Transformation challenges of Migrating to Digital Radio'.

These events followed the recent Indian Chamber of Commerce 'Digital and Print in India' meeting held on 25th April where representatives from DRM were also present and on hand to explain the benefits of digitizing radio.

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Udupi: 'Koti Chennayya' serial on DD Chandana channel from May 12

Source: |
Friday, May 10, 2013 11:37:47 AM (IST)

Udupi, May 10: 'Koti Chennayya', Tulu-Kannada TV serial on Tulunadu's legendary twin warriors, produced by Praja Films, Katpadi, will be telecast in Doordarshan's Chandana Vaahini channel from May 12 every Sunday from 9 am to 9.30 am, informed producer K Ashok M Suvarna.

The serial is based on the legendary warriors Koti-Chennayya who fought for social justice. It also portrays the culture and rituals of Tulunadu.

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In Doordarshan, ratings infuse a lease of energy

Source: The Hindu | By Prashant Jha
New Delhi,May 10, 2013

A desktop screen open with an eye on the flurry of e-mails; signing a sheaf of papers; taking calls; fixing meetings; and attending to visitors, CEO of Prasar Bharati (PB) Jawahar Sircar defies the stereotypes — of a lazy 'sarkariyat' and bureaucratism — associated with the organisation he heads.

Mr. Sircar's energy appears to have translated into ratings for Doordarshan, where he admits, even employees were "giving up." He passes on a sheet, showing DD News as having the highest General Rating Points in three out of four recent weeks. DD National is among the top four general entertainment channels "with a fraction of the budget the big players have."

The ratings are contentious. Prasar Bharati itself filed a....................

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SSC, Sekta gets Akashvani Award, 2011 for choral singing

Source: e-pao | Hueiyen News Service

TODAY - Friday, May 10, 2013

Imphal, May 08 2013:The second position of the Akashvani Annual Award, 2011 for the Children Choral Singing (Junior Category) conferred to the students of Social Sporting Club (SSC), Sekta and it office bearers by the All India Radio, Delhi earlier, was handed over to the recipients during an award distribution ceremony held at the office of All India Radio, Imphal here today.

The award distribution ceremony was attended by M Kanankumar, Head of Office, All India Radio, Imphal; Dr Aribam Ibomcha, News Editor of AIR Imphal and M Biramani, Programme Executive, AIR Imphal as presidium members.

SSC, Sekta gets Akashvani Award, 2011 for choral singing

                            SSC, Sekta gets Akashvani Award, 2011 for choral singing

Delivering the key note address, Bijaya Yumlembam, Producer of Children's Programme of AIR Imphal, stated that the Akashvani Annual Award is given to a.............


All India Radio signs MoU with NSTFDC

Source: | RnM Team 09 May 13 13:50 IST


MUMBAI: All India Radio (AIR) has signed a radio partnership MoU with the National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC) for coverage of scheduled tribes related schemes.

The agreement was signed on the launch of the 'Tribal Forest Dwellers Empowerment Scheme' by the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs & Panchayati Raj V Kishore Chandra Deo for the economic upliftment of schedule tribe forest dwellers.

Speaking on the occasion, Deo said that this is a significant scheme for economic development of scheduled tribes. He said the Forest Rights act recognized and...............

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Virbhadra demands 5000 DTH for tribal areas of Himachal

Source: Times of India | , TNN | May 7, 2013, 07.33 PM IST

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh has demanded 5000 direct to home (DTH) sets of Doordarshan for the tribal areas of state. He made this request during his meeting with union minister for information and broadcasting in New Delhi.

Virbhadra Singh requested union minister Manish Tiwari to provide additional 5000 DTH sets to be installed in fringe tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh. He said that Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singhduring his visit to Himachal Pradesh had announced 20,000 DTH for tribal areas of state on May 28, 2005.

He also said that the then union minister for information and broadcasting Ambika Soni in 2009 had informed that the Prasar Bharti had.................


AIR has 84 radio stations in tribal areas, says Tewari

Source: radioandmusic.comRnM Team    07 May 13 17:37 IST


NEW DELHI: All India Radio (AIR) has set up 84 radio stations in the tribal districts in the country, but employees have been posted only at 54 of these.

Information and Broadcasting Minister (I&B) Manish Tewari told Parliament that employees have not been posted at 25 centers. Low power 100 watt FM (relay) transmitters have been installed at these places which are existing Doordarshan sites and regular operation of these transmitters is being looked after by DD employees.

At five stations, shortage of Operation & Maintenance (O&M) staff has.............


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Indian border guards foil intrusion bid on border in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Source: | Souce:Xinhua Publish By Updated 08/05/2013 2:18 am in World

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, May 7 — Indian border guards of India's Border Security Force (BSF) Tuesday foiled an infiltration bid from Pakistani side on Indian- controlled Kashmir border, Indian's official broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) said.

According to AIR, the paramilitary troopers thwarted the attempt early morning in Ramgarh sector of Samba district, around 53 km southwest of Jammu city, the winter capital of Indian- controlled Kashmir.

"BSF men posted at Ballad forward post noticed some suspicious...................................

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DD news tops viewership ratings

Source: Hindustan Times | Zia Haq, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 07, 2013

It doesn't have hectoring anchors scrambling for ratingsor sensationally packaged exposés. That has worked for Doordarshan news, which has topped viewership ratings, according to Prasar Bharati.

According to Doordarshan data, based on TAM or Television Audience Measurement ratings, Doordarshan's Hindi news stood out as the "most watched" among all Hindi channels in the 8pm to 9pm category, with a gross rating point of "1.22" for the week ending April 27.

A gross rating point is the total of....................................


Making Doordarshan work

Source: Business Standard | Vanita Kohli-Khandekar  |  Mumbai  May 6, 2013 Last Updated at 21:46 IST

he Competition Commission of India has asked TAM Media Research to submit an investigative report on its system. This comes after a complaint by Prasar Bharati in 2012 that alleged TAM indulged in abuse of its dominant position and unfair trade practice in determining the television audience. In media reports yesterday, the CEO of TAM, L V Krishnan, was quoted as saying that the firm would co-operate fully and submit its report. He went on to say that TAM would be happy to cover rural markets, as Doordarshan wants - but someone would have to fund it. Last year NDTV had filed a suit in New York against TAM for corrupt data. The suit was dismissed on the grounds that it could be best dealt within India. 

This, however, is not about TAM or NDTV or even ratings. It is about media policy and our priorities.

There have been three papers/reports on television ratings from............................ 

Premiere telecasts of award-winning films to get Rs 2.5 million on Doordarshan

Source:'s News Headlines
6th May, 2013

NEW DELHI: Any Indian film which has won a national film award or has been screened at any international film festival including the Indian festival at Panaji will be paid up to Rs 2.5 million if it is offered to Doordarshan as a premiere telecast.

Doordarshan director general Tripurari Sharan told that the filmS will be shown in a new series on 'New Indian cinema'.

Sharan said he was prepared to consider films from the year 2000 if they had not been telecast so far,............................

Now CCI goes after TAM, acts on DD complaint

Source: exchange4media.comBy Abid Hasan
Monday,May 06, 2013

Television ratings have come under the Competition Commission of India's (CCI) scanner with the CCI ordering TAM Media Research to submit an investigated report on TRP ratings. The order comes following Prasar Bharati filing a petition, citing monopolistic exercise and incorrect illustration of data on Doordarshan's coverage in the ratings. The public broadcaster had filed the petition around September 2012. TAM Media has been given two months' time to submit its report.

Talking exclusively to exchange4media about this decision, Uday Varma, Secretary, MIB said, "It's a welcome decision. For a long while there have been complaints from Doordarshan that its viewing ratings are not been taken appropriately. So, once TAM submits its report and data to CCI, it will reveal the appropriate mechanism. This rating is associated to all the channels and is important for Doordarshan, especially the terrestrial feeds."

Throwing light on the impact of this order, Jawhar Sircar, CEO, Prasar Bharati said, "..................................

Canada's ATN adds Doordarshan to its network

Jagan is watching Doordarshan news, says anchor Ramakanth


'Jagan is watching' is the tagline of the anchor of the Telugu news and views program on the Doordarshan Kendra of Hyderabad.

DD which is meant to be a promoter of public interest development programs has become a campaign tool of the YSRC.

A favorite of the erstwhile YSR regime, Murali and his accomplice Ramakanth in the Hyd news division have turned the bureau into a camp office of YSRC.

Both are very hostile to AP Govt and present CM Kiran Kumar Reddy as both are SC belonging to Dy CM camp, and also that Kiran did not extend the deputation of Murali in AP Government and sent him back to.................

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Competition Commission orders investigation on representation of Doordarshan in TAM

Source:'s News Releases

New Delhi: In a judgement, the Competition Commission of India, has given the verdict under Section 26 (1) of the Competition Art 2002, against TAM Media Research Pvt. Ltd, sole and dominant television viewership measurement firm in India that it has abused its position of strength with respect to measurement of viewership in contravention of the provisions of section 4 of the Act. The total numbers of people meters installed by TAM were only 8000 and these meters were installed in urban areas i.e. cities. No meters were installed in rural areas. The taste of cultural programmes and other programmes differ in urban areas from rural areas. In rural areas viewers may like to watch folk dances etc in the local language. As such, installation of people meters only in urban areas cannot reflect viewers choice. The sample size represented a very minuscule & narrow statistical base, keeping in view 120 millions television households. The rural viewership was completely ignored and excluded from the TAM Services. TAM was not displaying the true picture regarding TVR/TRP of Doordarshan, which had large presence in all rural areas and was broadcasting programmes keeping in view, the taste of rural viewers.

In India, within the Television Industry, about 34% of revenue comes from advertisements. The rating generated had a great bearing on advertisement revenue of a channel. It also had adverse consequences for broadcasters besides affecting the interests of the consumers.

It was observed that the sample size of 8000 homes in a...................

ATN to launch 5 channels in collaboration with Doordarshan

May 3, 2013



Asian Television Network International Limited announced the launch of 5 Canadian channels in collaboration with India's largest Terrestrial Broadcaster Doordarshan, popularly known as DD. Licensing Agreements with DD grants ATN exclusive rights to the five television services- DD India, DD News, DD Bharati, DD Urdu and DD Sports. ATN-DD India is an Indian satellite television channel which is marketed towards Indian audiences living abroad, and offers an update on the social, cultural, and political aspects of India. The programming on this channel continues to be done in a manner to enable it to meet its primary objective of providing a window to the world especially for the Indian diaspora to witness the Indian social, cultural, political and economic scene. ATN-DD News channel is India's only 24 hours terrestrial news channel which telecasts over 16 hours of live news bulletins daily in Hindi and English. ATN-DD Bharati acts as a Cultural Heritage of India. Besides programmes on adventure, quiz contests, fine arts/paintings, crafts and designs, cartoons, talent hunts, etc., it also telecasts MERI BAAT an......................

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Times Internet partners All India Radio for live IPL commentary


Times Internet Limited (TIL) has tied-up national radio broadcaster, All India Radio for broadcast live commentary of 33 select IPL 2013 matches over AIR's National Channel and FM Gold Network. Updates for all matches will be broadcast on AIR FM Rainbow Channel.

The running commentary of the matches of Pepsi IPL 2013, including the Playoffs/Final, being played in India, will be broadcast alternately in Hindi and English on National Channel and FM Gold Network.

Satyan Gajwani, CEO, Times Internet, said ,"We're delighted to renew our association with AIR on ................

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CCI initiates investigation against TAM

Source: HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times New Delhi, May 03, 2013 

The Competition Commission of India on Friday has found prima facie material against India's biggest television audience rating system TAM India of not presenting clear picture on what viewers like to watch on television and had asked its investigation wing to initiate a probe.

The commission issued the direction after hearing the petitioner national broadcaster Prasar Bharati and the respondents Tam India Research Limited, a joint venture of Nielsen (India) Private Limited and Kantar Market Research.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Prasar Bharati Need Industry Professionals, Delhi

Source: | Posted by Ravi Kumar on May 1, 2013 at 12:54

Last Date : 7th May, 2013.

2ND Floor, PTI Building, Sansad Marg, New Delhi

Industry Professionals; A remuneration package commensurate with experience and comparable with industry standards will be offered.
Qualification: A relevant degree in communications and work experience of 5-10 years is essential. Spoken and written fluency in English is essential.



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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Times Internet Limited partners with All India Radio for live Pepsi IPL commentary

Source: The Economics Times | Agencies Apr 30, 2013, 06.50PM IST

NEW DELHI: Times Internet Limited (TIL) and AIR have joined hands to broadcast live commentary of 33 select Pepsi IPL 2013 matches over AIR's National Channel and FM Gold Network. Updates for all matches will be broadcast on AIR FM Rainbow Channel.

The running commentary of the matches of Pepsi IPL 2013, including the Playoffs/Final, being played in India, will be broadcast alternately in Hindi and English on National Channel and FM Gold Network.

The coverage area of National Channel includes.................

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Times Internet partners with AIR for live IPL commentary

Source: BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 1, 2013

Now, cricket fans can listen to live running commentary and match updates on radio in English and Hindi on the National Channel and FM Gold 

Times Internet Limited (TIL) and All India Radio (AIR) have joined hands to broadcast live commentary of 33 select Pepsi IPL 2013 matches over AIR's National Channel and FM Gold Network. Updates for all matches will be broadcast on AIR FM Rainbow Channel. The running commentary, including for the Playoffs/Final will be broadcast alternately in Hindi and English.

The coverage area of the National Channel includes Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Orissa, Pondicherry, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and parts of Assam, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. The live commentary on AIR's National Channel will be available on AM frequencies.............

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ATN Launches Channels in Partnership with India's Largest Broadcaster

Source: www.broadcastermagazine.comDAILY NEWS :May 1, 2013 1:44 PM

Asian Television Network International Limited , Canada's largest South Asian Broadcaster, is pleased to announce the launch of 5 Canadian channels in collaboration with India's largest Terrestrial Broadcaster Doordarshan, popularly known as DD.

Doordarshan is India's most Powerful Broadcaster, a division of Prasar Bharati and is one of the largest broadcasting organizations in the World in terms of the infrastructure of studios and transmitters and is a multi-billion dollar organization.

ATN has signed Licensing Agreements with DD under..........

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

On a musical journey of Bollywood

Source: Deccan Herald | Archana Mishra , May 1, 2013 | News updated at 10:06 AM IST | Wednesday 01 May 2013

Vaadya Vrind celebrated the Indian cinema with a special musical performance at the recently concluded Centenary film festival.

The recently concluded Centenary Film Festival, celebrating 100 years of cinema hosted a mesmerising musical feast to give a glimpse into the evolution and glorious journey of Indian Cinema. And who better than the country's first national orchestra band Vaadya Vrind which performed complex and lilting compositions from Hindi films down the decades. A unit of All India Radio (AIR), Vaadya Vrind stole the hearts of each one present at Siri Fort that evening. 

With more than 30 musicians on stage, the Vaadya Vrind team proved those wrong who maintain that only films can explore unravelled emotions. With their soulful recitals from compositions by Pt Ravi Shanker to a medley of Hindi film numbers that our soul has absorbed since the time we first encountered them in Bollywood films, Vaadya Vrind successfully brought alive images which lie hidden in our collective