NEW DELHI: Even as it denies any delay in implementation of projects, Prasar Bharati has admitted to several projects that were earmarked in the Tenth Plan but are being continued in the Eleventh Plan in both television and radio. Prasar Bharati sources admitted that three Doordarshan projects and 47 radio stations were still to be completed, though approved in the Tenth Plan.
NEW DELHI: Doordarshan, India’s public broadcaster, is poised for a major expansion, with the Prasar Bharati Board clearing the decks for 150 channels on its direct-to-home (DTH) platform by year-end. Encouraged by the success of the e-auction of the slots on its free-to-air DTH platform DD Direct Plus, the expansion of another 100 channels in […]
The Prasar Bharati board today approved further expansion of Direct to Home (DTH) platform of Doordarshan, so as to reach 150 channels by December. In addition, the Board also approved the expansion of another 100 channels in 2012. Official sources said this would be a substantial increase from the Doordarshan’s present strength of 59 DTH […]
Prasar Bharati operates as the public service broadcaster and is largely dependent on government funding. It has two arms: the television arm Doordarshan and the radio arm All India Radio (AIR), with a collective workforce of around 36,000 employees drawing salaries from government funding. Over the past several years, its expenditure has outgrown its revenue […]
NEW DELHI: Employees of Prasar Bharati held a protest meeting to protest the decision of the Board to what they term outsourcing of the direct-to-home platform DD Direct Plus, outside broadcast of cricket on Doordarshan and All India Radio, and procurement and projects under the strategy for New Year. The National Federation of Akashvani and […]
New Delhi: Aiming to generate R1,500 crore in revenues for the first time in two decades so as to become financially independent, public broadcaster Prasar Bharati is opening up new revenue streams. The Prasar Bharati board has now decided to allow private media companies to advertise on Doordarshan’s network of 21 channels. The move is […]