Prasar Bharati Corporation has launched a pilot project for digital terrestrial television (DTT) broadcasting in Delhi. It plans to extend it to the three other metros in the next three months.
DTT, which enables five channels to be broadcast from a single transmitter, has better audio-visual quality.
Prasar Bharati will look at having other channels come on board if the pilot project is successful. For the pilot, however, Prasar Bharati is carrying only Doordarshan channels and beaming them internally. Prasar Bharati is investing around Rs 30 crore in the four pilot projects.
The funds would go into setting up transmission facilities and purchasing equipment, mainly set-top boxes to receive the signal.
Source: Business Standard