Bangladeshi and South Korean TV channels to be aired on DD Free Dish
The move comes in as a boost for cross-border relations and has been taken up under an MoU signed between Prasar Bharati and Bangladesh TV (BTV) on May 7
Published - Jun 19, 2019 6:20 PM Updated: Jun 19, 2019 6:20 PM
In a big move to endorse India-Bangladesh cooperation, the government of India on Wednesday announced that Bangladesh TV owned BTV World will now be aired on DD Free Dish. While BTV World will be aired by Doordarshan in India, DD India would be aired in Bangladesh.
The move comes in as a big boost for cross-border relations and was taken up under an MoU signed between Prasar Bharati and Bangladesh TV (BTV) on May 7.
The channel – BTV World - would be of special interest to the viewers of Eastern India, said newly appointed Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar. "It’s a very robust cultural exchange. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Look East policy is working very well and this is all part of that larger vision. This mutual co-operation with the neighbouring countries is very important and such engagements help build mutual relationships," he said.
The decision marks an important watershed in the strengthening of ties between the two countries and follows an earlier decision taken by the two governments to co-produce a film on Banga Bandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which will be directed by Director/Producer Shyam Benegal.
The government has also approved a proposal of Prasar Bharati for airing KBS World, an English 24x7 channel of the Government of Republic of South Korea on DD Free Dish for the Indian viewers. Simultaneously, people of Korea would be able to view DD India in their country.
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We have decided to show BTV World, a channel owned by Bangladesh TV, on the DD Free Dish which will be available for the viewers of Doordarshan in our country. At the same time, DD India would be made available in Bangladesh: Union Min @PrakashJavdekar @DrSJaishankar @ihcdhaka pic.twitter.com/q7hxv3uq4H— PIB India (@PIB_India) 19 June 2019
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