Top Story


Home >> Media - TV >> Article

Doordarshan to broadcast regional language news for overseas audiences

Font Size   16
Doordarshan to broadcast regional language news for overseas audiences

In a major initiative to increase its reach among overseas viewers, Doordarshan has decided to telecast regional language news bulletins on its international channel – DD India.

As part of its strategy to woo viewers abroad amidst the onslaught of news broadcasts in regional languages by private satellite channels, Doordarshan will be airing news bulletins on DD India in Malayalam, Telegu, Tamil, Gujarati, Punjabi and Bengla.

The regional language news will considerably push up the news contents on DD India where 17 per cent of the content is news and current affairs. There is three hours and 35 minutes of daily live news on this channel. The proposed regional news bulletins are specially targeted at Indian diasporas in about 150 countries. DD India is currently broadcasting its programmes in USA , Canada and Mexico through PAS 9 satellite and country like UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Mauritius, Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Russia etc through PAS 10.

According to Director General Doordarshan Dr. S Y Quraishi, the regional language bulletins of 15-minute durations will be telecast on DD India from November 12 (Public Service Broadcasting Day). With these regional news telecasts DD India will be taking on private satellite channels like Asianet, Kairali, Surya in Malayalam, Jaya TV, Sun TV, Vijaya TV, Raj TV in Tamil, Eenadu TV, Gemini TV, Teja TV in Telegu, Alpha Gujarati, Tara Gujarati and Gurjari in Gujrati, etc Bengla, ATN Bengla, TARA Bangla and Alpha Bengla in Bengla language and etc Punjabi, TARA Punjabi, Alpha Punjabi and Laskara in Punjabi language.


Aparna Bhosle, Business Cluster Head - Premium & FTA GEC channels - ‎ZEEL, on its new property, sponsors, investment on acquisition and response to BBC First

In an interview with exchange4media, Ferzad Palia says that most successful brands are not those who spend the most money

As Milind Pathak takes over as Managing Director - Southeast Asia, Httpool, we chat with him on his new role, aspirations and his plans to aggressively penetrate the operations of the group in the Southeast Asian market

The group released the Little Hearts online-only campaign, #BreakSomeHearts, early this year and is on the path to make many more of its brands available on the digital platform

Though business has picked up, the private FM industry expects festive ad spends to be subdued compared to 2016