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Friday, January 31, 2014

Jawhar Sircar, CEO, Prasar Bharati has been given the News Television Network CEO of the Year ENBA 2013 Award


Shri Jawhar Sircar, CEO, Prasar Bharati has been given the News Television Network CEO of the Year – Hindi Award during  exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA) 2013 event held at a glittering ceremony in Delhi on January 18, 2014
Shri S M Khan DG News has received the award. 
The event was attended by the who’s who of India’s news broadcasting industry. In its fifth year now, ENBA 2013 recognises the best in television news – broadcasters, editorial personnel as well as industry leaders who are responsible for shaping the future of television broadcasting in India. This year, Awards were given across four broad categories – Programming, Personality, Marketing and Overall excellence. Dish TV is the presenting sponsor of ENBA 2013.

Courtesy: exchange4media.com
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ENBA 2013: NDTV 24x7, Aaj Tak adjudged News Channels of the Year

Source: Exchange4Media.com | exchange4media News Service
Monday, Jan 20,2014 9:30 AM

he exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA) 2013 were given away at a glittering ceremony in Delhi on January 18, 2014. The event was attended by the who’s who of India’s news broadcasting industry. In its fifth year now, ENBA 2013 recognises the best in television news – broadcasters, editorial personnel as well as industry leaders who are responsible for shaping the future of television broadcasting in India. This year, Awards were given across four broad categories – Programming, Personality, Marketing and Overall excellence. Dish TV is the presenting sponsor of ENBA 2013.

NDTV 24x7 has been adjudged News Channel of the Year – English, while Aaj Tak has been declared News Channel of the Year – Hindi. Raghav Bahl, Managing Director, Network18 has been conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jawhar Sircar, CEO, Prasar Bharati has been given the News Television Network CEO of the Year – Hindi Award, while.....................


IMPCC meeting held in Kohima

Source: Nagaland Post | KOHIMA
Published on 31 Jan. 2014

Inter-Media Publicity Coordination Committee (IMPCC), Nagaland Chapter’s first meeting for the year 2014 was held today at All India Radio, Kohima. The main purpose of holding IMPCC meeting was to highlight various publicity efforts undertaken by the member department and other development activities initiated through various state and central department.

Addressing the meeting, director engineering, AIR, Kohima, and chairperson IMPCC, K.K. Rengma called upon various departments, especially those implementing centrally sponsored schemes, to coordinate and work together with various media organisations in creating awareness and highlighting their respective success stories.

The house resolved to make an open invitation to all key departments and..............

Manpower shortage at DDK Kohima

Source: The Morung Express | DIMAPUR, JANUARY 30:

he Nagaland state unit of the BJP has expressed concern over the shortage of manpower at the Kohima Doordarshan Kendra (DDK), and has urged the state and central government to look into the matter.
 
A press note from M Chuba Ao, President, Nagaland BJP unit informed that in 1995, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, while implementing the 10% Economy cut, abolished the entire Programme Post (group C non- gazette), along with some Engineering Posts, which included 56 programme Posts and 44 Engineering Posts for DDK Kohima.

Presently, there are four Post Production Assistants, two of whom are from Kendras of other states for a tenure of one year and two locals, with their posts from Guwahati PPC NE. It also employs two Programme Executives, one of whom is deputed from Itanagar and one local, who is on medical leave, the BJP informed.

Regular transmission of DDK Kohima started in 1993 and..........

EC holds DD News guilty of violating Model Code in Delhi polls

Source: Zee News |  Thursday, January 30, 2014, 22:17

New Delhi: The Election Commission has held the state-run Doordarshan guilty of violating the Model Code of Conduct by telecasting news about reduced prices of vegetables on the day of Delhi assembly polls and asked its Director General to fix responsibility of officers involved.

Rejecting the contention of Doordarshan that it had not violated the Model Code by telecasting such a news early morning on the day of Delhi elections, the Commission has held that it had violated the Model Code and sought fixing of responsibility.

According to sources, DD News was issued a notice by the Commission after it was brought to its notice that on.......................

Read more at http://zeenews.india.com/news/delhi/ec-holds-dd-news-guilty-of-violating-model-code-in-delhi-polls_908020.html 

All India Radio FM Gold launches 'India 360' focussing on India's relations with other countries

India 360- AIR FM Gold: Inaugural program on Japan


Please listen the Youtube audio to know more: 



Thursday, January 30, 2014

SSC Prasar Bharati Engineering Assistant Results 2014 Interview Dates www.ssc.nic.in

Source: Govt Job Notifications | 29 January, 2013

SSC Prasar Bharati Engineering Assistant Results 2014 Interview Dates www.ssc.nic.in.SSC Prasar Bharti Engineering Assistant Exam 2013 Results are announced by Staff Selection Commission which has conducted the SSC Prasar Bharati Engineering Assistant Examination on 21st July 2013 for the selection of Engineering Assistant posts in Prasar Bharati. Huge participation of candidates for the SSC Prasar Bharati has done and now the SSC Prasar Bharati Engineering Assistant Exam Results 2014 with List of Shortlisted candidates for th further Part-2 SSC Prasar Bharat Engineering Assistant Interview which is soon scheduled by Staff Selection Commission.


Org Name: Staff Selection Commission(SSC)

Name of Official Website: www.ssc.nic.in

Job Type: Latest Govt Jobs in India 2014

Exam Name: SSC Prasar Bharati Engineering Assistant Exam 2013

Job Name: Engineering Assistant & Technician Posts


SSC Prasar Bharati Engineering Assistant Examination is held on 21-07-2013


Paper 2 Result for Combined Recruitment for the post of Engg. Assistant and Technician in Prasar Bharti Examination, 2013 List of candidates qualified for Interview for Engg. Assistant

Source: Staff Selection Commission | 28th January, 2014

SSC declared result for the Paper 2 for Combined Recruitment for the post of Engg. Assistant and Technician in Prasar Bharati Examination, 2013. The same can be viewed on the following urls: 

Main SSC Webiste url: http://ssc.nic.in/SSC.html




Government panel suggests manpower audit, re-deployment plan for Prasar Bharati

Source: The Economic Times | By PTI | 29 Jan, 2014

NEW DELHI: Noting that Prasar Bharati has a workforce which is much bigger in size as compared to public broadcasters in other countries, a government-appointed panel has recommended a comprehensive manpower audit to map its staff requirements for the future.

The Expert Committee, headed by Sam Pitroda, has in its report said that no systematic, independent and professional review has been held of the norms, staffing and structure of the existing PB workforce.

PB has expanded.....................

Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/29564541.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst 

Doordarshan contemplates abandoning terrestrial TV

Source: ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union)

India’s public broadcaster Doordarshan is suggesting to the country’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting that the government should consider totally abandoning terrestrial TV.

Advanced Television reports that Doordarshan could then consider DTH as its primary transmission mode, which would serve cable distribution as well as private homes, and save a fortune in the process.

Prasar Bharati’s Expert Committee, headed up by Sam Pitroda, in its report to the ministry, said: “This scenario presents a strong case for switching off analogue terrestrial TV broadcasts within a short period of time and adoption of DD Direct (DTH) as Doordarshan’s primary mode of transmission.”

The special committee argued that Doordarshan should continue to support DTH and cable distribution but ending analogue transmissions would result in considerable savings while at the same time permit Doordarshan to expand the number of channels it offers viewers.

Source Link: http://www.abu.org.my/Latest_News-@-Doordarshan_contemplates_abandoning_terrestrial_TV.aspx

India, Sri Lanka discuss bilateral relations, maritime security

Source: Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) 
29/01/2014   |   09:43 PM

NEW DELHI, Jan 29 (KUNA) -- Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid and his Sri Lankan counterpart G. L. Peiris in New Delhi held extensive discussions on key bilateral issues including fishermen, India-assisted developmental projects in Sri Lanka's Northern Province and prospects for enhanced economic cooperation.
The two sides agreed to remain engaged to ensure that fishermen on both sides can continue to pursue their livelihood in a safe, secure and sustainable manner, the state-run All India Radio (AIR) reported on Wednesday.

The progress in trilateral cooperation on maritime security among India, Sri Lanka and Maldives also came up in the ministerial talks, the AIR added. (end) wk.gb KUNA 292143 Jan 14NNNN

Source link: http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2358409&language=en 

Panel suggests manpower audit, re-deployment plan for Prasar

Source: Business Standard | Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi  January 29, 2014

Noting that Prasar Bharati has a workforce which is much bigger in size as compared to public broadcasters in other countries, a government-appointed panel has recommended a comprehensive manpower audit to map its staff requirements for the future.

The Expert Committee, headed by Sam Pitroda, has in its report said that no systematic, independent and professional review has been held of the norms, staffing and structure of the existing PB workforce.

PB has expanded over the years to meet its programming, transmission and logistical needs and currently employs 31,621 full-time and 7,269 casual employees, the committee found.

But despite its substantial staff strength, PB today faces challenges of rapid and......................

Read more at
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/panel-suggests-manpower-audit-re-deployment-plan-for-prasar-114012901043_1.html 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Doordarshan urged to scrap analogue terrestrial TV service

Source: Rapid TV News | Rebecca Hawkes | 29-01-2014

Direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television transmission should entirely replace the terrestrial analogue TV service of India's public television provider Doordarshan, an expert panel has told the government.

In its report, submitted to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on 24 January 2104, the Prasar Bharati Expert Committee, chaired by Sam Pitroda, says that 92% of Indian households currently access TV through cable and satellite platforms.

It suggests that Doordarshan should expand its existing satellite and digital cable TV services and continue to provide channels for..................

Read more: Doordarshan urged to scrap analogue terrestrial TV service | Rapid TV News http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/2014012932016/doordarshan-urged-to-scrap-analogue-terrestrial-tv-service.html#ixzz2rmSt3oBL 

India wants to abandon terrestrial TV

Source: Advanced Television | By Chris Forrester
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

India’s giant public broadcaster Doordarshan is suggesting to the country’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting that the government should consider totally abandoning terrestrial TV.

The thought is that Doordarshan could then consider DTH as its primary transmission mode, which would serve cable distribution as well as private homes, and save a fortune in the process.

India’s Prasar Bharati (which looks after Doordarshan as well as All India Radio) in the shape of its Expert Committee, headed up by Sam Pitroda, in its report to the ministry, said:..............................

Read more at http://advanced-television.com/2014/01/28/india-wants-to-abandon-terrestrial-tv/ 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Satyamev Jayate 2 to go on air from Mar. 2

Source: The Hindu | PTI | NEW DELHI
January 27, 2014

Actor Aamir Khan's show Satyamev Jayate is back with its second season, which will go on air from March 2.

The 48-year-old garnered appreciation for creating a debate on country's pressing social problems through the show, that dealt with a number of hard-hitting social topics.

Some of the issues included female foeticide, healthcare scenario and domestic violence.

The first season was shown on Star Plus along with Doordarshan's DD National.

The second season will also be shown on the same channel.

Source link: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/satyamev-jayate-2-to-go-on-air-from-mar-2/article5621189.ece 

Doordarshan needs radical overhaul

Source: Television Post
Posted on: 27/01/2014 08:10 AM

MUMBAI: Doordarshan, India's public service broadcaster, needs a radical overhaul of its programming structure as it bids to keep pace with private television channels.

The shake-up, essential for finding more audiences and revenues, will involve new ways of building and sourcing content. A government-appointed expert committee, headed by technocrat Sam Pitroda, has recommended partially doing away with the tendering and bidding systems to select outsourced programmes. Also, a flexible financial approach to content creation needs to be adopted.

Splitting DD News into separate 24×7 Hindi and English news channels, converting DD Sports into a hybrid sports and movies channel, and introducing teleshopping bands for commercial exploitation are among some of the other suggestions made by the expert committee.

The programming structure overhaul

According to the panel, a clear demarcation between Prasar Bharati's commercial and non-commercial properties needs to be made in terms of programming and time bands. A notional, monetised value must be assigned to the public service properties delivered by the broadcaster on each of its channels for overall revenue generation.

Given that Prasar Bharati's expenditure on content creation is very low, a larger share should be devoted to this purpose. Moreover, it needs financial........................

Read more at: http://www.televisionpost.com/television/doordarshan-needs-radical-overhaul/ 

Doordarshan – The Lusofonia Games 2014 Host Broadcaster

Source: The Navhind Times
Published on: January 27, 2014

Lusofonia Games Goa 2014 and the Organising Committee along with the Host broadcaster - Doordarshan have put up a splendid show that would be remembered in the history of Goa.

The third edition of Lusofonia Games in Goa is the first ever international sporting event held in the state. Thorough preparations were made by the India's Public Service Broadcaster to host the show.

Doordarshan has been providing relentless support in the delivery of the Games.

Doordarshan prepared for the Games at a very short notice and designed the production plan to match the high broadcasting standards as seen in the Olympics. Doordarshan has deployed special infrastructure for Lusofonia Games Goa 2014 and a dedicated team in Delhi has been appointed for the flawless transmission of the Games. Round the clock operations have been going on for the timely coverage of the events.

The crew includes the best professionals with an......................

Read more at http://www.navhindtimes.in/sports/doordarshan-lusofonia-games-2014-host-broadcaster 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Pitroda panel favours autonomy to transform Prasar Bharati

Source: bestmediainfo.com | BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi
January 27, 2014

The Expert Committee headed by Sam Pitroda and set up by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to review the functioning of Prasar Bharati, has submitted its report after ten months of deliberations. The report has suggested steps that can be taken to transform Prasar Bharati into a world-class public broadcasting service, on a par with the best in the world.

To revitalise Prasar Bharati, the committee has submitted 26 recommendations in the critical areas of Governance and Organisation; Funding; Human Resources; Content; Technology; Archiving; Social Media; and Global Outreach. The committee is of the opinion that transformation of Prasar Bharati must be approached from three primary  levels – the environment it functions in, its internal structure and resources, and a refocus on its primary task, that of providing content of value to citizens.

The recommendations address issues of financial and administrative autonomy of Prasar Bharati to ensure that....................

Read more at http://www.bestmediainfo.com/2014/01/pitroda-panel-favours-autonomy-to-transform-prasar-bharati/ 

Biting the bullet on Prasar Bharati

Source: The Hoot | Posted/Updated Sunday, Jan 26 17:13:32, 2014

The Pitroda Committee report identifies clearly the outstanding blocks to Prasar Bharati's autonomous functioning and sets out the drastic changes required. SEVANTI NINAN says the report deserves closer attention.

It is typical of  the way the public service broadcaster is run that when yet another committee report comes out on Prasar Bharati, they produce for the press a summary of recommendations which does no justice at all to the report. The media therefore has gone away and not explored the significant proposals that have been made.

Also, the Pitroda Committee appointed around this time last year has  taken so long over its labours that any decisions on its recommendations are unlikely to be taken during 
the remaining life of the United Progressive Alliance government.  Any new government that comes in  is unlikely to treat public service broadcasting as its immediate priority. And since there are recommendations here which do address fundamental problems, a new dispensation may take its time getting down to an overhaul.


But even so, the many current problems which plague the broadcaster have................


Doordarshan’s live streaming of Republic Day gets 13,000 views

Source: FirstPost.India | Jan 26, 2014

New Delhi: In a first, national broadcaster Doordarshan Sunday broadcast on internet High Definition live streaming of the Republic Day Parade in the capital, fetching over 13,000 views.

The crystal clear picture quality of the parade arrived on computers, laptops and mobile phones, barely a few seconds behind the actual proceedings.

It was a welcome development for those who were unable to watch the colourful parade on their television screens. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting helped spread the word about the direct broadcast through its tweets that...............

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/india/doordarshans-live-streaming-of-republic-day-gets-13000-views-1359863.html?utm_source=ref_article 

DD to telecast R-Day ceremony on HD channel, You Tube

Source: oneIndia news | Sunday, January 26, 2014

R-Day ceremony on HD channel, You Tube
New Delhi, Jan 25: In a first, national broadcaster Doordarshan will telecast the live proceedings of Republic Day celebrations from Rajpath here tomorrow in High Definition, which is superior quality transmission. 

Also for the first time, the hearing impaired people will be able to follow the entire live coverage with the help of sign language commentary on three channels DD News, DD Bharati and DD Urdu. The High Definition content will also be streamed live on You Tube. 

The Republic Day coverage has been so far done by Doordarshan only in............ 

Read more at: http://news.oneindia.in/india/dd-to-telecast-r-day-ceremony-on-hd-channel-youtube-1383170.html 

AIR slot on external relations from today

Source: The Hindu | By Aarti Dhar, NEW DELHI
January 25, 2014

First weekly programme is about Japan

Beginning today (January 26), All India Radio will launch a new programme on India's relations with other countries.

The first programme, to be broadcast on AIR FM Gold at 4.30 p.m., will focus on Japan to coincide with the visit of its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for Republic Day celebrations.

India 360, as the weekly programme will be known, will be produced by the News Services Division with inputs from the External Publicity (XP) Division of the External Affairs Ministry. It will profile a country each week and its relations with India.

The eight-minute programme aims to give listeners a feel of...............

Read more at http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/air-slot-on-external-relations-from-today/article5618064.ece 

Autonomy will help in quick decision making: Jawahar Sircar, CEO, Prasar Bharti

Source: The Economic Times | PTI Jan 24, 2014

NEW DELHI: Pushing for autonomy of Prasar Bharati, its CEO Jawahar Sircar today said it would give the public broadcaster the freedom of "options" and the freedom to take decisions swiftly.

He talked of the practical operational problems under the present system where even engaging a radio jockeywould take not less than three years.

His comments came in the backdrop of the Sam Pitroda committee report today recommending "effective" freedom to the public broadcaster with administrative and financial powers.

"Autonomy is a highly charged term. It gets emotional on............

Read more at http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-01-24/news/46562656_1_radio-jockey-autonomy-sam-pitroda 

More autonomy for Prasar Bharati mooted

Source: Deccan Herald | New Delhi, Jan 25, 2014, DHNS

A panel headed by adviser to the Prime Minister on public information infrastructure and innovation Sam Pitroda has recommended allowing Prasar Bharati become "genuine" public broadcaster as against a "government broadcaster" by giving it a complete administrative and financial autonomy.

"It should be perceived as an unbiased, credible, autonomous, independent voice that makes Indians better citizens and enriches their lives with right information, quality entertainment and value education," the report released here on Friday said.

The committee urged the government to make the public broadcaster directly accountable to Parliament through a legislative committee, instead of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The panel gave example of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), saying it was governed by a Trust and its independence was.......................

Read more at http://www.deccanherald.com/content/382580/more-autonomy-prasar-bharati-mooted.html  

Prasar Bharti’s International Foray Must Be Born Online, Recommends Sam Pitroda Committee

Source : NextBigWhat | By Lakshmi Sivadas · in India Online
January 25, 2014

A government committee, charged with reviewing India's national broadcasting network Prasar Bharti, has recommended that it must set up an international channel which will begin its run on new media like YouTube & Twitter, to rival the likes of the BBC & Al Jazeera.

The launch and distribution of the official "global" channel, must begin with social media and then move on to mainstream television in order to garner maximum reach outside of India, the committee recommended.

"When we wish to address the world we need to address digitally connected consumers first," said the committee comprising of representatives from Google, Facebook, Twitter & the government. If the government okays the recommendations, the channel will be born digital, so to say.

The global channel will be separate from DD's domestic channels and.............

See more at: http://www.nextbigwhat.com/prasar-bharti-sam-pitroda-committee-297/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+pluggd+(NextBigWhat.com)#sthash.l3Jcipjl.dpuf 

Adopt DTH as DD's primary mode of telecasting content: Panel

Source: The Economic Times | By PTI | 26 Jan, 2014

NEW DELHI: An expert panel has recommended making direct-to-home (DTH) signals the primary mode of transmitting content for Doordarshan and to discontinue terrestrial analog transmission.

The Prasar Bharati Expert Committee, headed by technocrat Sam Pitroda, submitted its report to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on January 24.

It observed that in the present scenario, 92 per cent of Indian households access television through cable and satellite systems (Cable and ..

Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/29394395.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst 

Expert panel favours total autonomy for Prasar Bharati

Source: The Hindu | By Aarti Dhar
NEW DELHI, January 25, 2014

Government-appointed committee recommends a third arm for new emerging media

Making out a strong case for granting total autonomy to Prasar Bharati, a government-appointed expert committee has recommended amendments to the Prasar Bharati Act, 1990 to give "effective freedom to the public broadcaster with administrative and financial powers."

It calls for reorganisation of the Prasar Bharati Board to make it a professionally managed body effective in guiding the organisation. The committee also strongly batted for the use of social media by Prasar Bharati "which can be implemented immediately" and defining a social media strategy for the organisation.

It has called for setting up of a 'Prasar Bharati connect' as a third arm of the public service broadcaster independent of the Doordarshan and All India Radio and mandate it to manage the various social media initiatives of the organisation.

Headed by Sam Pitroda, the committee has said a funding...................

Read more at http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/expert-panel-favours-total-autonomy-for-prasar-bharati/article5616268.ece 

Pitroda Committee: Prasar Bharati should be free of govt hold

Source: IndianTelevision.com | Reported by B B Nagpal
Posted on : 24 Jan 2014 07:36 pm

NEW DELHI:  A high-level committee under veteran technocrat Sam Pitroda set up to review the working of Prasar Bharati has stressed the need for constituting a Parliamentary Committee, as originally envisaged in the Prasar Bharati Act 1990 to ensure that the pubcaster discharges its duties in accordance with the provisions of the Act and Government defined duties.
 
In the report submitted today to the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Manish Tewari, it has recommended reorganisation of the pubcaster Board to make it a professionally managed body and make it more effective in guiding the organisation.
 
Noting that Prasar Bharati's vision must be to become a genuine 'public broadcaster' as against a 'government broadcaster', Pitroda told a press meet after submission of the report that....................

Read more at http://www.indiantelevision.com/television/tv-channels/terrestrial/pitroda-committee-prasar-bharati-should-be-free-of-govt-hold-140124 

Parl Committee Should Oversee Prasar Bharati: Pitroda Panel

Source: The New Indian Express | By Express News Service - NEW DELHI
Published: 25th January 2014

Sam Pitroda-led expert panel has recommended that a Parliamentary Committee must oversee the functioning of Prasar Bharati to give it financial and administrative freedom so that it becomes a "genuine public broadcaster as against a government broadcaster".

The expert panel, which submitted its report to the Centre on Friday, said the Prasar Bharati Act-- that governs the functioning of the public broadcaster-- should be amended to grant the broadcaster more freedom to break free from the routine interference by the parent ministry-- the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

Set up in January last, the panel's mandate was to suggest a suitable administrative and financial model for the Prasar Bharati that governs Doordarshan and the................

Read more at http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Parl-Committee-Should-Oversee-Prasar-Bharati-Pitroda-Panel/2014/01/25/article2018854.ece 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Live Streaming of Indian Republic Day Parade

First Time Doordarshan is going to live streaming the Republic Day Parade on You Tube in Full HD. First time DD is going to shot the Republic Day event in Full HD format. Special Telecast with Sign Language for hearing impaired on DOORDARSHAN News, DOORDARSHAN Bharati and DOORDARSHAN Urdu  would also be available for the first time in history.

To watch live streaming, please click the link below:


Also DOORDARSHAN National can be viewed on Free Dish-1, Tata Sky-104, Videocon-119, Sundirect-302, Dish TV-115, Airtel Digital -114





Tuesday, January 21, 2014

R-Day broadcast: I&B ministry refuses sign language interpreter

Source: twocircles.net | Submitted by admin4 on 20 January 2014 - 9:33pm

By IANS,

New Delhi : The ministry of information and broadcasting Monday turned down the demand of the disabled community in the country to broadcast live the Republic Day parade via sign language interpreter on all the major channels of Doordarshan.

Taking cognizance of the issue raised by the disabled community a few weeks ago, the ministry had offered them accessible telecast on three channels -- DD Bharati, DD News and DD Urdu.

"Disabled are always ignored and the I&B ministry has proved it today," said Javed Abidi, convener of the Disabled Rights Group, who was part of the meeting with the secretary of the ministry of information and broadcasting and social empowerment and justice held at the Shastri Bhawan.

"I&B ministry and Doordarshan believe that by live broadcasting the Republic Day parade via.....................

Read more at http://twocircles.net/2014jan20/rday_broadcast_ib_ministry_refuses_sign_language_interpreter.html 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Changes in AIR Programmes

Source: The New Indian Express | By Express News Service - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
Published: 18th January 2014 11:19 AM

Taking feedback from its regular audience, All India Radio (AIR) will effect changes in the timings of the programmes being broadcast from its Thiruvananthapuram and Alappuzha stations.

The changes will come into effect from January 19, according to a statement from Prasar Bharati Additional Director General P K Subash. Major changes will be made in the timing of morning programmes. 'Subhashitham' being broadcast in the beginning of the morning session will be followed by 'Kavyanjali'.

Popular programme 'Prabhatabheri' will be broadcast at 6.30 and..........

Read more at http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/Changes-in-AIR-Programmes/2014/01/18/article2005537.ece  

DD Sports to beam Lusofonia Games 'live'

Source: PTI News | 19th January, 2014

Margao, Jan 18 (PTI) State-owned Doordarshan Sports, has been named as the official broadcaster for the 2014 Lusofonia Games which kicks off in Goa today.

The national sports channel has invested Rs 10 crore to telecast the Games 'live'.

In view of the new development, all programming requests from National and International channels will now be directed to DD Sports.

The channel will provide feeds to local television channels as well.

Source link: http://www.ptinews.com/news/4328430_DD-Sports-to-beam-Lusofonia-Games--live--.html 

Government to decide on inclusion of sign language for Republic Day parade telecast

Source: The Hindu | Aarti Dhar | Updated: January 19, 2014 20:50 IST

Government has convened a meeting on Monday to decide on inclusion of sign language during live telecast of Republic Day Parade on channels of Doordarshan.

As of now, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has agreed to include sign language for interpretation of Republic Day Parade on three channels of public broadcaster Doordarshan – DD Bharti, DD News and DD Urdu.

However, Disabled Rights Groups activists point out that all private channels take feed from DD National which had not been included in the list. India is home to more than.......................

Read more at http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/government-to-decide-on-inclusion-of-sign-language-for-republic-day-parade-telecast/article5593933.ece 

Serial based on Khurshid's play on DD Urdu every Friday

Source: Business Standard | Press Trust of India
New Delhi | January 19, 2014

A popular play written by Union minister Salman Khurshid has been adapted into a 13-episode television serial by Doordarshan and is currently being telecast on its Urdu channel.

'Hindustan ki Talaash', which began on January 17, is based on Khurshid's 'Sons of Babur', a 121-page play which was written in 2008, officials said.

Actor Tom Alter is playing a key role in the show. Alter has previously acted in the play which revolves around the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar as a central character.

"'Sons of Babur' is a highly acclaimed play which was first directed by noted theatre director M Syeed Alam and now it.................

Read more at
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/serial-based-on-khurshid-s-play-on-dd-urdu-every-friday-114011900064_1.html 

Prasar Bharati, Korean broadcaster sign cooperation agreement

Source: The Economic Times | PTI 
Jan 17, 2014, 10.29PM IST

NEW DELHI: Prasar Bharati today signed an agreement with Korea International Broadcasting Foundation for cooperation in areas related to exchange of programmes, personnel and technical assistance.

Officials said during the current visit of South KoreanPresident Park Geun-Hye, Korean Minister for Science, ICT and Future Planning Choi Mun-Kee and Prasar Bharati CEOJawhar Sircar had a meeting accompanied by their officials.

After this, a formal agreement was signed today between Doordarshan and.............

Read more at http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-01-17/news/46301294_1_prasar-bharati-doordarshan-cooperation 

Arirang TV signs MOU with Indian broadcaster Doordarshan

Source: Arirang News | dated: 2014-01-17 PM 10:00:31 (KST)

Arirang TV, Korea's only global television network, has signed an MOU with Indian public broadcaster Doordarshan, blazing a new trail for the exchange of content.

The CEOs from the two stations met in New Delhi on Friday and agreed to an exchange that will foster cultural ties between Korea and India.

"Through this exchange of broadcasting and broadcasters, we can jumpstart this cultural exchange between two very strong culturally rich countries."

Korea's minister of science, ICT and future planning Choi Mun-kee also took part in...........


Read more at http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=156165 

Disabled want R-Day parade sign language on all Doordarshan channels

Source: Business Standard | IANS  |  New Delhi
January 17, 2014

Over 300 disabled people Friday staged a protest against the information and broadcasting ministry here, demanding live telecast of the Republic Day parade via sign language interpreter on all the major channels of Doordarshan.

Taking cognizance of the issue raised by the disabled community a few weeks ago, the ministry had offered them accessible telecast on three channels -- DD Bharati, DD News and DD Urdu.

However, the community has now demanded telecast on all channels, especially on DD National and its internet version.

"This is something to be done by the government on...............

Read more at http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/disabled-want-r-day-parade-sign-language-on-all-doordarshan-channels-114011701208_1.html 

Friday, January 17, 2014

That fateful Sunday

Source: The Hindu | BAIJU CHANDRAN |
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, January 16, 2014

Mediaperson Baiju Chandran goes back to the day when Prem Nazir passed away

That January 15, 25 years ago was a Sunday. I was at home, enjoying my weekly off. Around 5 p.m., a car came with a message from K. Kunhikrishnan, the then director, of Doordarshan Kendra: 'Prem Nazir is critical. Prepare a story immediately'.

I was a news producer then. I couldn't believe it because nearly a month ago he had participated in an advisory committee meeting of Doordarshan held at Kanakakkunnu.

We got down to work immediately. His last interview, scenes from important movies, visuals of songs, a few reels of his movie..............

Read more at http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/that-fateful-sunday/article5582316.ece 

Republic Day parade telecast to have sign language interpreter

Source: Business Line

NEW DELHI, JAN 16:  The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has directed Prasar Bharati to have a sign language interpreter during the telecast of the Republic Day ceremony.

Prasar Bharati will have an inset box on TV screens for a sign language expert to give the hearing-impaired access to the parade proceedings. This will be available on three of its all-India channels as well as DD Urdu, DD Bharati and DD News.

The move comes after the I&B Minister Manish Tewari received a representation from the National Association of the Deaf.

meenakshi.v@thehindu.co.in 

(This article was published on January 16, 2014)

Source link: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/republic-day-parade-telecast-to-have-sign-language-interpreter/article5582528.ece 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

AIR transmits FM out of Pilot’s home to Rahul’s

Source: The Indian Express | Written by Sweta Dutta 2 
Jaipur | January 16, 2014

Robbing Peter to pay Paul, All India Radio has hurriedly shifted an FM transmitter meant for Ajmer to Amethi instead. Amethi in UP is Rahul Gandhi's constituency while Ajmer in Rajasthan is represented by Sachin Pilot. The Congress may have rewarded Ajmer by making Pilot the Rajasthan unit chief, but the Information and Broadcasting Ministry's denial of the gift the city was expecting has upset the cultural circuit, while the BJP-led government is crying foul.

Of the 22 new centres nationwide slated to get an AIR FM radio station over the next one year, Ajmer's project was close to completion. Officials said a transmitter had already reached Ajmer and was awaiting installation before it was shifted to Amethi in a last-minute decision. Ajmer, home to a popular Sufi shrine and a major tourist hub, had been awaiting a local radio station for years now. Last July, the central government announced several projects for Amethi including the AIR FM radio station at an investment of Rs 10.50 crore. "The infrastructure facilities at Ajmer are still under implementation. However the infrastructure at Amethi is already available," R K Budhraja, engineer-in-chief (AIR), told The Indian Express. Therefore,..............

Read more at http://indianexpress.com/article/india/politics/air-transmits-fm-out-of-pilots-home-to-rahuls/#.Utd7odIW0b0 

S M Khan elected IICC trustee

Source: Business Standard | Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi  
January 15, 2014

Doordarshan Director General S M Khan has been elected as one of the trustees in board for India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC), a centre of excellence for Islamic art, culture and civilisation here.

Sirajuddin Qureshi was elected as the president for the third time in a row defeating Shakeel-uz-Zaman Ansari, Member National Commission for Backward Castes, while DelhiMinorities Commission Chairman Safdar H Khan, got elected as Vice-President, a press release said.

IICC members, who are spread across the country and many other international geographic locations, voted in................

Read more at
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/s-m-khan-elected-iicc-trustee-114011501165_1.html 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sun Direct to add remaining DD channels within 72 hours

Source: IndianTelevision.com | Reported by Vishaka Chakrapani
Posted on : 15 Jan 2014 04:56 am

MUMBAI: A week after notices were sent by the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) to three DTH operators for not carrying the mandatory 24 Doordarshan channels, one of the three  has decided that it will be adding the remaining six channels to its packages within the next 72 hours.
 
"Even before the notice was issued, we had initiated a technical upgrade that will facilitate to add more channels on the same transponder. We took steps nearly three months ago to import equipments and to upgrade our software," says Sun Direct CEO Mahesh Kumar.
 
As far as the reply to the MIB notice is concerned Kumar says that he will be writing to the ministry post the addition stating that it is complying with the rules. He also mentioned that currently Sun Direct is carrying 18 DD..................

Read more at http://www.indiantelevision.com/dth/dth-operator/sun-direct-to-add-remaining-dd-channels-within-72-hours-140115

DD launches a series on innovations in science across the world

Source: IndianTelevision.com | Reported by indiantelevision.com Team
Posted on : 14 Jan 2014 05:39 pm




NEW DELHI: Doordarshan has commenced telecast of a new series, A Question of Sciencein which scientific curiosity and the chase for answers is the central theme.
 
This 26-part series on the most exciting cutting-edge research and innovations happening across India's science labs and technology hubs is telecast every Wednesday on DD National at 09 am.
 
Each 22-24 minute episode introduces viewers to a team of researchers, working to solve a pressing problem of science. It traverses a wide range of fields: from genetics to particle physics, from wildlife conservation to.................

Read more at http://www.indiantelevision.com/television/tv-channels/gecs/dd-launches-a-series-on-innovations-in-science-across-the-world-140114 

India's Doordarshan Selects Harris Broadcast for Nationwide Digital Transition

Source: Digital Journal | PR Newswire | NEW DELHI, Jan. 14, 2014

Technology maximizes spectrum capacity to provide multi-lingual HD content across India's diverse metropolises/regions

NEW DELHI, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Broadcast, a market share leader of content management and network infrastructure solutions serving the global broadcast, communication service provider, government and enterprise markets, today announced it has been selected by national broadcaster Doordarshan to deploy a new DVB-T2 transmission infrastructure across the country.

The government of India is pushing ahead with plans to complete the move from analogue to digital television transmission by 2017. As the leading public service broadcaster in India, Doordarshan has an obligation to cover the whole country and to reflect the diversity of Indian society, including content in the more than 40 languages. At the same time, it is promoting a boost in quality and viewer engagement by rolling out high definition channels, as well as delivering its multi-lingual content across multiple platforms including mobile devices in the future.

"This is not only a large-scale project for Doordarshan, but it is also one of the most high profile and important projects the broadcaster has undertaken," said Joe Khodeir, senior vice president Asia at Harris Broadcast. "Our DVB-T2 solution maximises spectrum capacity, allowing Doordarshan to........................


Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1682000#ixzz2qRU6x5pV 

India's Doordarshan Selects Harris Broadcast for Nationwide Digital Transition

Source: abc27.com | Harris Broadcast

Technology maximizes spectrum capacity to provide multi-lingual HD content across India's diverse metropolises/regions

NEW DELHI, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Broadcast, a market share leader of content management and network infrastructure solutions serving the global broadcast, communication service provider, government and enterprise markets, today announced it has been selected by national broadcaster Doordarshan to deploy a new DVB-T2 transmission infrastructure across the country.

The government of India is pushing ahead with plans to complete the move from analogue to digital television transmission by 2017. As the leading public service broadcaster in India, Doordarshan has an obligation to cover the whole country and to reflect the diversity of Indian society, including content in the more than 40 languages. At the same time, it is promoting a boost in quality and viewer engagement by rolling out high definition channels, as well as delivering its multi-lingual content across multiple platforms including mobile devices in the future.

"This is not only a large-scale project for Doordarshan, but it is also one of the most high............................

Read more at http://www.abc27.com/story/24451101/indias-doordarshan-selects-harris-broadcast-for-nationwide-digital-transition 

DD Saptagiri Launches Four New Daily Soaps

Source: IndiaWest.com | By PTI
Jan 14, 2014

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    • HYDERABAD, India

      Promising entertaining fare to television viewers in South Indian state Andhra Pradesh, Doordarshan Saptagiri (Telugu) launched four new daily serials Jan. 13 on the occasion of the Sankranti festival.

      The four new shows — "Iswarya Kalasam," "Brundavanam," "Srinivasa Kalyanam" and "Maa Ayana Bangaram" — would be broadcast from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (IST) from Monday to Friday, Sailaja Suman, deputy director general, Doordarshan Kendra, Hyderabad, told reporters.

      The serials have been made under the self-financed commissioning (SFC) scheme for the first time in South India.

      Replying to a query about competition from private channels, the official said DD is more.....................


      Read more at http://www.indiawest.com/news/16225-dd-saptagiri-launches-four-new-daily-soaps.html#aJFqyrcuyBjV6ItD.99 

Install more FM towers to reach out to cellphone users: Prasar Bharti CEO

Source: The Economic Times | By PTI | 14 Jan, 2014

NEW DELHI: Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar today said that All India Radio (AIR) should consider installing more FM towers to take advantage of the opportunity presented by mobile phones which can receive radio signals.

He said that most cellular phone sets nowadays were capable of receiving radio signals provided they were in the Frequency Modulation (FM) mode.

Noting that all AIR stations had mandatory medium wave towers, Sircar said what was needed was to install a parallel .............................

Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/28796204.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst 

Install more FM towers to reach out to cellphone users: Prasar

Source: Business Standard | Press Trust of India | New Delhi  | January 14, 2014

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar today said that All IndiaRadio (AIR) should consider installing more FM towers to take advantage of the opportunity presented by mobile phones which can receive radio signals.

He said that most cellular phone sets nowadays were capable of receiving radio signals provided they were in the Frequency Modulation (FM) mode.

Noting that all AIR stations had mandatory medium wave towers, Sircar said what was needed was to..........................

Read more at
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/install-more-fm-towers-to-reach-out-to-cellphone-users-prasar-114011400833_1.html 

Will DD, All India Radio ever cease to be govt mouthpieces?

Source: FirstPost.com | by Sindhu Bhattacharya
Jan 13, 2014

Will the UPA government have the guts to free Prasar Bharti of its clutches in an election year? It has made all the right noises so far and even constituted a panel headed by Sam Pitroda to study Prasar Bharti and make recommendations on its overhaul. Pitroda is widely expected to recommend that Prasar Bharati be made autonomous, as was desired by Parliament when it passed the Prasar Bharati Act. This will ensure that Prasar Bharti becomes a genuine public service broadcaster, benchmarked with global peers like BBC instead of remaining merely a government mouthpiece.

But autonomy will mean Prasar Bharti ceases to be under the control of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Will Pitroda's recommendations be followed? Speaking to Firstpost, Pitroda was careful with his words. "Autonomy is something everyone has strong views on. It is a very tricky, complex issue". He said a comprehensive report on restructuring Prasar Bharti will be submitted by......................

Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/business/will-dd-all-india-radio-ever-cease-to-be-govt-mouthpieces-1336947.html?utm_source=ref_article 

Monday, January 13, 2014

AIR to launch 'India 360'

Source: Greater Kashmir | PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 12: Bringing the world to radio listeners in a unique format, All India Radio (AIR) will launch 'India 360' initiative this Republic Day, highlighting India's bilateral ties with countries by presenting interesting facts and anecdotes.

"We will cover all countries with whom we have diplomatic ties. This initiative will be a unique effort to connect the radio listeners with the world," AIR Director General (News) Archana Datta said.

The programme will be of 8-10 minutes duration and will be broadcast in English once a week in coordination with the External Affairs Ministry's external publicity division.
It will be aired on FM Gold which is popular among the listeners, she said.


Source link: http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2014/Jan/13/air-to-launch-india-360--43.asp 

Doordarshan to air health-care initiatives

Source: The Hindu | THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, January 12, 2014

Arogya Darshan, a new television series jointly produced by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the Department of Health in collaboration with Doordarshan Kendra, Thiruvananthapuram, goes on air from January 13.

The series, a depiction of innovative health-care initiatives implemented by local self-governments as part of the Comprehensive Health Plan (CHP) of the State government, will be aired by Doordarshan four days a week, from Monday to Thursday at 7.20 p.m.

The CHP is an initiative launched by the Health Department and the NRHM to...................

Read more at http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/doordarshan-to-air-healthcare-initiatives/article5569049.ece 

Sports law pricks DD - Prasar seeks change in revenue share clause

Source: The Telegraph | SUMI SUKANYA
Sunday , January 12 , 2014

New Delhi, Jan. 11: A seven-year-old law aimed at helping Doordarshan make money and help viewers watch major sporting events across the world has ended up causing heavy losses to the public broadcaster.

According to a financial statement, the channel had lost nearly Rs 140 crore till the Indian cricket team's recent South Africa tour.

Prasar Bharati, which runs Doordarshan, now wants the "contentious" Sports (mandatory sharing of signals) Act, 2007, which it believes is loaded in favour of foreign broadcasters, amended at the earliest.

The act says that any sporting event of national importance being...............

Read more at http://www.telegraphindia.com/1140112/jsp/nation/story_17779365.jsp#.UtPK0tIW0b0 

All India Radio displays equipment at Northeast Book Fair in Guwahati

Source: Business Standard | ANI  
Guwahati  
January 12, 2014

The 15th edition of the Northeast Book Fair was recently held at the Chandmari field in Guwahati.

During the fair, the Guwahati Centre of All India Radio put up a stall where they displayed old equipments like Microphone, Amplifier, recorders, Players, Valves and transmitters.

Several artists also took part in the fair and displayed their paintings.

The Bishnu Pria Manipuri community set up a stall called "Sristikon" to promote their tradition and culture through painting and literature.

Source link: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/all-india-radio-displays-equipment-at-northeast-book-fair-in-guwahati-114011200275_1.html 

All India Radio to launch 'India 360' to connect listeners with world

Source: DNA |  Agency: PTI
Sunday, Jan 12, 2014, 18:12 IST

Bringing the world to radio listeners in a unique format, All India Radio (AIR) will launch 'India 360' initiative this Republic Day, highlighting India's bilateral ties with countries by presenting interesting facts and anecdotes.

"We will cover all countries with whom we have diplomatic ties. This initiative will be a unique effort to connect the radio listeners with the world," AIR Director General (News) Archana Datta said.

The programme will be of 8-10 minutes duration and will be broadcast in English once a week in coordination with the External Affairs Ministry's external publicity division. It will be aired on FM Gold which is popular among the listeners, she said.

The aim is to highlight India's bilateral relations with the countries in an............

Read more at http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-all-india-radio-to-launch-india-360-to-connect-listeners-with-world-1949745 

Broadcast battles

Source: The Hindu | By Nitya Menon
January 11, 2014

Tracing the fascinating story of the rivalry that raged between All India Radio and Radio Ceylon between the 1950s and 1970s.

Last December, Radio Ceylon, as the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation is now known, turned 88. Inaugurated on December 16, 1925, Radio Ceylon was the first broadcasting station of South Asia. In today's age of dish TV and podcasting, radio is almost forgotten but for an entire generation in India, Radio Ceylon set the benchmark for radio programming and enjoyed immense popularity. Then, from the 1950s and up until the 70s, Radio Ceylon was challenged by the new kid on the block, All India Radio (AIR). This is the story of the fractious relationship the two competitors shared during the peak of their popularity.

India and Sri Lanka, by virtue of their shared colonial past, are bound by a peculiar dynamic, at once familiar yet complicated. The relationship that All India Radio and...................

Read more at http://www.thehindu.com/features/magazine/broadcast-battles/article5562685.ece?homepage=true 

Radio programme to bring pride back to farming

Source: The Hindu | Special Correspondent
January 11, 2014

AIR to broadcast 'Marali Baa Mannige' on Sundays

'Marali Baa Mannige' (Return to soil), a programme on financial and agricultural literacy designed by All India Radio (AIR), Mysore, and the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), was launched here on Friday.

The series will be broadcast across all AIR stations in the State on Sundays from 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. from January 12.

The programme has been designed to spread the message that rural areas offer ample economic opportunities for the youth in agriculture and other rural sectors, and that financial institutions have resources to support entrepreneurial spirit of youth in rural areas for rural economic activities. The programme will highlight schemes of the Union and State governments aimed at promoting agriculture and.............

Read more at http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/radio-programme-to-bring-pride-back-to-farming/article5563141.ece 

Calendar on health

Source: ePao.net | Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, January 10 2014 : An annual calendar for the year 2014 named Healthy India Calendar was released this afternoon at Doordarshan Kendra, Imphal, Porompat.

Regional Director, Health and Family Welfare, Government of India Dr L Ashananda, Family Welfare Services, Government of Manipur Dr Th Arunkumar and DDK Imphal Programme Executive (HOO) AK Khogendra attended the function as chief guest, guest of honour and president respectively.

Speaking at the function, Healthy India DCD Producer Th Brajabidhu said that............

Read more at http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=Snipp6..110114.jan14 

DD Saptagiri to launch four new daily soaps on Jan 13

Source: Business Standard | Press Trust of India
Hyderabad  
January 10, 2014

Promising an entertaining fare to TV viewers in Andhra Pradesh, the Doordarshan Saptagiri (Telugu) would be launching four new daily serials on January 13 on the occasion of Sankranti festival.

The four new serials -- 'Iswarya Kalasam', 'Brundavanam', 'Srinivasa Kalyanam' and 'Maa Ayana Bangaram' would be broadcast from 3 PM to 5 PM from Monday to Friday, Sailaja Suman, Deputy Director General, Doordarshan Kendra,Hyderabad, told reporters here today.

The serials have been made under 'self-financed commissioning' (SFC) scheme, for the first time in SouthIndia.

Replying to a query about competition from...............

Read more at
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/dd-saptagiri-to-launch-four-new-daily-soaps-on-jan-13-114011000941_1.html 

Tata Sky to reply to MIB’s showcause notice

Source: Indian Television.com | Reported by Vishaka Chakrapani
Posted on : 09 Jan 2014 07:54 pm

MUMBAI: A month after the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) came out with its mandate that 24 Doordarshan channels have to be carried on all DTH platforms; the ministry has cracked the whip on three DTH players in the country for not obeying the notification. Showcause notices have reportedly been sent to Reliance Digital TV, Sun Direct and Tata Sky as to why action shouldn't be taken against them for not complying with this requirement.
 
Now, one of the big players is all set to give a fitting reply to the ministry - Tata Sky, which has unsuccessfully been chasing the MIB for transponders on ISRO's GSAT-10 satellite. "Our licence with Doordarshan was to carry eight channels but we were carrying 15 since our customers wanted them. We have been running pillar to post to get capacity but no one has been helping us," says and agitated Tata Sky CEO Harit Nagpal.
 
The DTH operator has signed long term contracts with all its channels and has no more capacity left for any more channels. "I am ready to carry the 24 channels that the government says I should but I need time to..............

Read more at http://www.indiantelevision.com/dth/dth-operator/tata-sky-to-reply-to-mib%E2%80%99s-showcause-notice-140901 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Prasar Bharati, I&B dept tussle over appointment rules for board members

Source: The Statesman | Press Trust of India, New Delhi, 9 January
10 Jan 2014

The Information and Broadcasting ministry and Prasar Bharati are locked in a tussle over who should have the final say in the appointment as well as the removal of chairperson and members of a board being set up to carry out recruitments for the public broadcaster.

A draft notification proposed by the I & B ministry suggests that Prasar Bharati board should select suitable persons for the post of chairperson and two full time members of Prasar Bharati Recruitment Board (PBRB) and forward them to the central government for approval.
The broadcaster however has sought modifications as it feels the idea goes against "legislative intent."

As per the notification proposed by the ministry, appointments should be made after.........

Governor Narasimhan Talk About All India Radio & Doordarshan-YouTube

Source: YouTube|  TV5 News

Governor Narasimhan Talk About All India Radio & Doordarsha on YouTube. Link given as below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbRAb-zodRI 

Governor to Inaugurate Hyderabad AIR National Symposium of Poets Today

Source: The New Indian Expres | By Express News Service - HYDERABAD
Published: 09th January 2014


All India Radio director general R Venkateswarulu (left) along with deputy director general MA Prasad addressing a media conference in Hyderabad on Wednesday | Express Photo
All India Radio director general R Venkateswarulu (left) along with deputy director general MA Prasad addressing a media conference in Hyderabad on Wednesday | Express Photo

All India Radio (AIR), Hyderabad, will organise a Sarva Bhasha Kavi Sammelan (National Symposium of Poets) on Thursday at APSRTC Kala Bhavan in  Baghlingampally.

Governor ESL Narasimhan will inaugurate the event. As many as 66 poets (comprising the 22 original poets and 44 others who will translate the poems into Hindi and English) will participate in the symposium.

Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, AIR director general R Venkateswarlu said the national symposium of poets is an annual event and was being organised regularly since 1956.

The event is special this year as it is being organised in.............

Read more at http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/Governor-to-Inaugurate-Hyderabad-AIR-National-Symposium-of-Poets-Today/2014/01/09/article1990628.ece 

Cabinet clears guidelines for TV rating agencies, makes registration mandatory

Source: The Economic Times | By ET Bureau | 9 Jan, 2014

NEW DELHI: The cabinet made it mandatory today for television rating agencies to have multiple owners to prevent any conflict of interest, saying that no company will be allowed to hold more than 10% in a TV ratings agency as well as in a media company.

TV rating agencies measure the total viewership of a channel or television programme and impact business decisions of advertisers and broadcasters.

The government also directed rating agencies to scale up to a minimum panel 
size of 20,000 homes within six months of the guidelines coming into force and there thereafter increase the panel size by 10,000 every year till it reaches 50,000 homes. Of the total panel homes, 25% will be rotated every year.

"Present TV rating system used a sample size of around 10,000 which is not adequate to represent the population of 15.4 crore TV households in India. It also does not................. 


Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/28603943.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst 

Prasar, I&B tussle over appointment rules for recruitment of

Source: Business Standard | Press Trust of India
New Delhi  January 9, 2014

The Information and Broadcasting ministry and Prasar Bharati are locked in a tussle over who should have the final say in the appointment as well as the removal of chairperson and members of a board being set up to carry out recruitments for the public broadcaster.

A draft notification proposed by the I and B ministry suggests that Prasar Bharati board should select suitable persons for the post of chairperson and two full time members of Prasar Bharati Recruitment Board (PBRB) and forward them to the central government for approval.

The broadcaster however has sought modifications a............

Read more at http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/prasar-i-b-tussle-over-appointment-rules-for-recruitment-of-114010900731_1.html 

Vividh Bharati service to be available on Internet

Source: The Hindu | HYDERABAD, January 9, 2014

Number of listeners has gone up considerably, says AIR Director General

The Vividh Bharati service of All India Radio will now be available on Internet soon. The radio channel, which presents a mix of music, skits, short plays and interactive programmes, can be accessed round the clock. This is in addition to the Urdu service and FM Gold which is already offered on the net.

According to R. Venkateshwarlu, Director General, AIR, radio is back in the reckoning. There is 30 per cent rise in the number of listeners as compared to the previous year. The new listeners are mostly outdoor ones, such as those using car radio and the radio facility in their mobiles.

Consequently, the revenue of AIR is...............

Read more at http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/vividh-bharati-service-to-be-available-on-internet/article5556150.ece 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

AIR to hold poets's symposium today

Source: Times of India | TNN 
January 9, 2014

HYDERABAD: All India Radio will be organizing a national Kavi Sammelan or symposium on poetry in Hyderabad on Thursday to mark the upcoming Republic Day.

R Venkateswarlu, director general, Prasar Bharti, told mediapersons on Wednesday that 21 poets from various regional languages and two from Hindi would be participating at the event. Their works would be translated by other litterateurs during the poetic session in Telugu and Hindi. "In all 66 poets will be taking part in the event which has become an annual feature of the AIR. Last year the gathering of poets was held in Bhilai, Chattisgarh," he said.

Telugu poetry will be represented by R Anantha Padmanabha Rao and...................................

Read more at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/AIR-to-hold-poetss-symposium-today/articleshow/28567428.cms 

Hyderabad to host annual national symposium of poets tomorrow

Source: Business Standard | Press Trust of India 
Hyderabad,  January 8, 2014

Over 20 poets from different regional languages will participate in the annual National Symposium of Poets organised by the All India Radio (AIR) here tomorrow.

Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan would be the chief guest at the event.

"It is the biggest gathering of the national poets from all regional languages. We are organising it in Hyderabad this year with 22 poets from different regional languages," AIR Director General R Venkateswarlu said here today.

The 22 poems in regional languages will.....................

Read more at
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/hyderabad-to-host-annual-national-symposium-of-poets-tomorrow-114010800425_1.html 

AIR eyes Rs 440 crore revenues

Source: Business Standard | BS Reporter
Hyderabad,  January 8, 2014

Public broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) expects its revenues to grow by around 18 per cent to touch Rs 440 crore in the current financial year, up from Rs 376 crore it clocked in the 2012-13 fiscal.

In the current fiscal till date, the revenues of AIR stood at Rs 307 crore. For it, revenues come from various sources, including government, public sector units, and private establishments.

From the Union government's Rs 3,500 crore budgetary allocation for Prasar Bharati, AIR was allotted Rs 800 crore for...................

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DD Kendra obsessed with old technology!

Source: Deccan Chronicle | DC | Nadeesh Kareemadathil
Thursday, Jan 09, 2014

Thrissur: The Doordarshan Kendra here, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in the state, still uses outdated technology such as Low Power Transmission centres and spends lakhs of rupees to maintain them.

The centres were started to support LPT  in the regional base. Such a mode is used to support terrestrial transmission for those who receive  signals through the antenna. This is when technology has developed and satellite and cable networks have become common.

According to DD technical sources, there are only five families..............

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

TV viewership ratings to come under govt’s scanner

Source: The Financial Express | Priyadarshi Siddhanta | New Delhi
January 08, 2014


SUMMARYNon compliance of the proposals would lead to forfeiture of bank guarantees worth Rs 1 crore.

In a clampdown on TV rating agencies, the government has decided to direct them to get officially registered with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, significantly broad-base the size of the sample households used by them for the viewership surveys and submit the detailed methodology of the assessment mechanism followed by them to the government.

The proposal by the ministry, listed to come up before the Cabinet on Thursday, requires TV rating agencies to enlist at least 50,000 households for the surveys, up from a sample size of around 10,000 being used currently. The move comes amid complaints from TV channels on the alleged opaque methodology employed by the rating agencies to size up viewership. The Television Audience Measurement (TAM) flowed by the TAM Media Research has come under flak from some TV channels, which have accused the body of indulging in unfair trade practices and making viewership projections through a flawed methodology.

Accordingly, the I&B ministry proposal seeks to usher in "...................

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Galli Galli Sim Sim Season 6 goes on air on Doordarshan

Source: Bestmediainfo.com | BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi
January 8, 2014

The popular children's programme has a brand new message, 'Hasaye Zabardast, Seekhaye Mast'. Season 6 will run every Saturday, a total of 52 episodes of 22 minutes each
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Sesame Workshop in India (SWI) has launched Season 6 of Galli Galli Sim Sim, the popular children's programme, on Doordarshan with a brand new message, 'Hasaye Zabardast, Seekhaye Mast'.

Tune in to learn with the Galli Galli Sim Sim Muppets. Join Grover in his dhaba as he takes on Hero, chase dancing akshars with Elmo, go on fantastic adventures with Bert and Ernie, and ride on Aanchoo's bookmobile. Season 6 will run every Saturday at the same time, a total of 52 episodes of 22 minutes each.

Galli Galli Sim Sim is India's only educational programme..............


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Doordarshan brings out rare telefilm to honour Farooque Shaikh's memory

Source: Times of India | Bella Jaisinghani,TNN
Jan 8, 2014

MUMBAI: Actor Farooque Shaikh's passing on December 28 has drawn a rush of memories from state broadcasters All India Radio and Doordarshan, with whom he did some stellar work from the seventies through the nineties.

On Sunday, January 5, Doordarshan's national channel telecast Sai Paranjpye's 'Katha' at noon, but saved a little-known nugget starring the actor for the 1.30am slot on Monday.

'Hindola', a 107-minute telefilm made in 1993, sees Farooque Shaikh play a cardiac surgeon who...........

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I & B Ministry issues notice to Tata Sky, Reliance & Sun Direct

Source: Media Mughals | By MediaMughals, MMNetwork
January 07, 2014

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting have issued a showcase notice to leading DTH operators, Tata Sky, Reliance Big TV, and Sun Direct for not showing all the 24 mandatory Doordarshan channels to their subscribers.

As per the basic guidelines of mandatory telecasts, every DTH operator is liable to provide 24 DD channels to their subscribers. No matter which bouquet of channels is being subscribed by them.

"It had come to the notice of the ministry that some DTH operators were either not showing all the mandatory channels or...............

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Lusofonia Games 2014: Doordarshan going live, but not on the beach

Source: Time Of India | Marcus Mergulhao,TNN
Jan 7, 2014

PANAJI: Beach volleyball will be one of the biggest attraction at the Lusofonia Games 2014 with 25 teams vying for top honours but those who fail to turn up at the Miramar beach will be unable to sample the thrill and excitement that the game provides on television.

DD Sports will telecast most of the disciplines live but beach volleyball -- curiously, the most attractive television sport -- will not be beamed live across the country.

"Beach volleyball schedule clashes with events at other venues. DD Sports has....................

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