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DD’s struggle to stay afloat: How will the White Elephant of broadcasting be revived?

Facing a perennial tough contest from private channels, the public broadcaster has been given financial resuscitation from the government time and again. DD has been taking slow yet steady strides towards progress including the recent Digital TV Russia deal and e-auctions, but monetisation remains a big challenge

exchange4media Staff Aug 31, 2015 8:34 AM

GST Bill likely to pass in Monsoon Session: FM Arun Jaitley

“There will always be friction in politics. Some people will try to stop it, some will try to pass it. I feel the GST Bill is very important and it is likely to be passed in the monsoon session,” said Arun Jaitley in a Doordarshan interview

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 10, 2015 10:10 AM

GST Bill likely to pass in Monsoon Session: FM Arun Jaitley

“There will always be friction in politics. Some people will try to stop it, some will try to pass it. I feel the GST Bill is very important and it is likely to be passed in the monsoon session,” said Arun Jaitley in a Doordarshan interview

Abhinn Shreshtha Jul 10, 2015 8:28 AM

DD Free Dish is a fighting chance to gain our space back: Jawhar Sircar

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar speaks about DD Free Dish, calling it a common man’s substitute, and how it plans to go from 59 to 112 channels

Collin Furtado Mar 30, 2015 8:25 AM

288 million viewers in India tune in to watch India Pakistan match

The most anticipated clash of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 created Indian television history as 288 million viewers (TAM data CS4+ extrapolated to the universe using a standard conversion factor) tuned in to watch India take on Pakistan on February 15, 2015. The game was the most watched television event in India in the last four years, since the finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

exchange4media Staff Feb 27, 2015 2:35 PM

SC extends judgement on DD telecasting World Cup matches to Feb 19

The bench has also directed Star, ESPN and BCCI to give an estimate of the losses they were likely to incur in case DD was allowed to beam all the matches

exchange4media Staff Feb 18, 2015 3:35 PM

 Doordarshan's DTH Service 'DD Free Dish' switching over to an upgraded platform

The migration would result in increase of TV Channels from 59 to 64 and Radio Channels from 22 to 24

exchange4media Staff Jan 10, 2015 10:35 AM

 DD automates its commercial operations

Recently acquired BATS (Broadcast Air Time Scheduling System) application will integrate all the departments of scheduling, sales and billing, which were earlier being handled manually causing delays and several disputes with agencies

exchange4media Staff Dec 17, 2014 10:48 AM

 DD revamps with new programming and tagline

With a fresh palette of programming, the channel will be re-dedicated to the nation with the tagline 'Doordarshan National - Desh Ka Apna Channel'

exchange4media Staff Nov 18, 2014 10:06 AM

Doordarshan announces job openings for DD Kisan

The channel is looking to engage people in the fields of production as well as marketing in positions ranging from senior to mid to junior levels

exchange4media Staff Nov 15, 2014 11:34 AM

 Guest Column: If I were the I&B Minister!

Srinivasan Swamy, Chairman & MD, RK Swamy BBDO, presents his 10-point wish list for I&B Minister Arun Jaitley

Srinivasan Swamy Nov 12, 2014 2:01 PM

Guest Column: If I were the I&B Minister!

Srinivasan Swamy, Chairman & MD, RK Swamy BBDO, presents his 10-point wish list for I&B Minister Arun Jaitley

Srinivasan Swamy Nov 11, 2014 2:05 PM

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawahar Sircar elected ABU vice president

Sircar had also led a three-member contingent to Seoul General Assembly and got Doordarshan re-elected as technical bureau member

exchange4media Staff Oct 29, 2014 9:54 AM

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawahar Sircar elected ABU vice president

Sircar had also led a three-member contingent to Seoul General Assembly and got Doordarshan re-elected as technical bureau member

exchange4media Staff Oct 29, 2014 7:59 AM

PM Modi to address the nation on Mann Ki Baat on AIR

The broadcast will be carried by AIR in different modes and channels such as midwave, shortwave, FM network, Vividhbharati and local radio stations, simultaneously on 3rd October

exchange4media Staff Oct 1, 2014 1:31 PM

DD newsreader sacked for calling Chinese President Xi Jinping ‘Eleven’

An empanelled newsreader for Doordarshan has been debarred from service after reading Chinese president Xi Jinping’s name wrong

Abhinn Shreshtha Sep 20, 2014 7:39 PM

Prasar Bharati issues list of official social media accounts

Prasar Bharati has decided to take the issue of miscreants creating fake accounts head on. The public service broadcaster has released a list of official Twitter handles and Facebook accounts of its various constituent bodies

exchange4media Staff Sep 20, 2014 11:37 AM

Digitisation is on track, to be completed by 2016: Prakash Javadekar

The Govt’s digitisation drive is on track and the third phase of the digitisation drive will be completed by 2015, while the fourth phase will be completed by 2016, the I&B Minister has affirmed, adding “That’s what our commitment is”

exchange4media Staff Sep 20, 2014 10:55 AM

Now, Hollywood stars to make public service announcements on DD

Public broadcaster Doordarshan will soon see global celebrities such as Antonio Bendaras, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Nicole Kidman, and Stevie Wonder make public service announcements on United Nation's Millennium Goals

exchange4media Staff Aug 28, 2014 7:58 AM

MIB advisory to MSOs for mandatory carriage of DD channels

The Ministry has asked MSOs to ensure that all mandatory channels of DD are not only carried on their network, but also that the signals for retransmission are received on C-band dishes only as per the Government notification

exchange4media Staff Aug 8, 2014 2:49 PM