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Doordarshan turns 60

The Public Service Broadcaster of India, Doordarshan celebrated its 60th anniversary on 15th September 2019. Doordarshan: Timeline Doordarshan made his beginnings from the studios of the All India Radio in 1959. It became a service in 1965 when it began beaming signals to reach television sets in living rooms in and around the national capital. ..

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting organizes 2nd All India Annual Conference of IIS Officers

On 5th August 2019, the 2nd All India Annual Conference of Indian Information Service (IIS) Officers was organized at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi. The Conference was organized with a view to attain greater integration of all Media Units under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in order to further amplify government communication. A ..

Prasar Bharati signs MoU with IIT Kanpur for research collaboration in newly emerging technologies

Prasar Bharati has signed MoU with IIT Kanpur for research collaboration in newly emerging technologies and broadcasting-related areas in New Delhi. The move is likely to boost research activities in the broadcasting field. Direct to mobile broadcasting, Convergence of 5G, Artificial Intelligence Incubation Centre by Prasar Bharati and student internship for students of IIT Kanpur ..

DD India channel to be made available to Bangladesh

In a bid to boost India’s relations with its neighbours, the Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I&B) has signed agreements with Bangladesh and South Korea to make DD India available to viewers in the two countries respectively. Under this agreement, Bangaldesh’s BTV World and South Korea’s KBS World will also be made available on ..

Prasar Bharati signs MoU with Mizzima Media Group of Myanmar

Prasar Bharati has recently signed MoU with Mizzima Media Group of Myanmar to realize cooperation and collaboration in broadcasting and content sharing. The agreement was signed in the presence of Prasar Bharati CEO, Shashi Shekhar Vempati and Editor-in-chief and MD, Mizzima in New Delhi. The agreement will realize cooperation and collaboration in broadcasting and envisions ..

Prasar Bharati ties up with Google to telecast 2018 Independence Day programme live online

Prasar Bharati has tied up with Google and its video sharing platform YouTube to telecast the 72nd Independence Day programme live online on 15th August 2018 to increase digital presence. Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati has stated that the live stream window will be seen on the homepage of Google itself so that people ..

AIR & DD to meet technical challenges to improve programme

As per CEO of Prasar Bharti, Mr. Jawhar Sircar, All India Radio and Doordarshan need to meet the technical challenges to get better its programme quantum. A separate Recruitment Board of Prasar Bharti will be established soon after receiving approval of the recruitment rules by the Union Cabinet.

Prasar Bharati exempted from paying income tax

In a key respite to the nation’s public broadcaster, the Prasar Bharati has been relieved from paying any income tax. As per one of the amendments in the Finance Bill, 2012, “any income of Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India)” is now mentioned among entities who will not have to pay tax.