Prasar Bharati to shut down AIR's national channel and regional training academies

Regional academies across Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Shillong, and Thiruvananthapuram, along with AIR's national channel will be shut down immediately

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Jan 7, 2019 8:42 AM Updated: Jan 7, 2019 8:42 AM
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Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has announced that it will be shutting down the All India Radio's national channel and regional training academies in five cities in an effort to cut costs and streamline operations, according to media reports.

Regional academies across Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Shillong, and Thiruvananthapuram, along with AIB's national channel will be shut down immediately. Programmes considered to be of archival value will be digitised for preservation at the central archives in Delhi.

According to reports, an order sent to the All India Radio Director-General on the 24th December, 2018 stated, “The programme, technical, ministerial and other staff posted at National Channel in Todapur and Nagpur etc, apart from those working at Regional Academies of Broadcasting and Multimedia in five cities, may be posted as per the requirement of the organisation".

The All India Radio channel was established in 1987.

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