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Modi to launch DD Arun Prabha 8.2.2019 The Assam Tribune
Modi to launch DD Arun Prabha
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DD scores self-goal with Free Dish 16.10.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The commercialisation of Doordarshan (DD) Direct service, run by Prasar Bharati, which entails lending transponders of its high power satellite to private players, has come a cropper. Touted as a profitable venture that would attract revenues, the scheme has in fact cost the central and state exchequer a hefty amount of Rs 4,785.6 crore in just two years. It has also indirectly helped private channels to avoid taxes. The DD Direct (now also called DD Free Dish) was primarily started as a free platform in the year 2002 to deliver Doordarshan channels to viewers spread across vast hinterlands of India where the reach of terrestrial transmitters was limited. What began as a noble initiative was soon lost in sight as DD Direct began commercialisation of its services by auctioning the slots to private channels. The capacity of the platform was increased to 80 channels by adding more transponders. The commercialisation was projected by Doordarshan as a profitable venture, as the auction prices increased to ...
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Will JioPhone prove to be a TV disruptor? 26.7.2017 Rediff: Business
Competitive price will face stiff challenge from incumbents such as DD Free Dish
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Free-to-air channels can hit pay TV players: Report 9.7.2017 ET: Media
The FTA ad market was pegged at Rs 400-500 crore in 2016 and is expected to grow to Rs 800-1,000 crore by 2017, the report by ICICI Securities said.
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“The Regional voice is the Universal voice” 6.7.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri Venkaiah Naidu has said that the news framework should focus on local content, development and bottoms up approach.
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DD earns Rs 85 crore from auction of 11 slots on its DTH platform 5.7.2017 ET: Media
Total 11 DTH slots were auctioned today...earned a total revenue of Rs 85.10 crore in a day, DG Doordarshan Supriya Sahu said.
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Government focused on Integrated Development & Inclusive Growth 27.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting has said that the focus of the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister has been on Integrated Development, Inclusive Growth and Good Governance. The Government in the last three years had taken various initiatives for the welfare of the people ensuring Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas. The 14 Short Films produced by Doordarshan showcased the success stories under various Flagship Schemes of the Government which had positively impacted people’s lives and had brought a transformational change in the country.
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Trai recommends shutting down of analog transmission by 2023 31.1.2017 ET: Policy
Trai has said that private players should be permitted to provide DTT services along with the public service broadcaster.
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Doordarshan to offer 104 DTH channels from March-end 15.1.2017 ET: Entertainment
'Free Dish', its DTH platform, at present has 20 million subscribers, and is the market-share leader among the seven DTH players in the country, she said.
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Digital transactions have surged upto 1000% since Nov 8: Ravi Shankar Prasad 9.12.2016 DNA: Top News
Digital transactions have surged in the range of 400-1,000% since November 8 when government announced discontinuation of old Rs 500/1000 notes, Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday. "Digital payments have increased in the range of 400 to 1,000% since November 8. This figure does not include transactions done through Master and Visa cards," Prasad said while inauguration a new TV channel and a website to educate people about digital payments. The minister launched free-to-air channel DigiShala which will be available on Doordarshan's DTH platform and 'CashlessIndia' website to educate people about digital transactions. "The Doorsdarshan platform is being used by over 2 crore people specially in rural India. Indian learn technology with passion and increased digital transactions reflect this. From this, it can be understood how fast digital transactions will grow if we educate people," Prasad said. He said that transactions on e-wallets have increased from 17 lakh per day to 63 lakh per ...
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Digital transactions soar up to 1,000 per cent since November 8: Ravi Shankar Prasad 9.12.2016 ET: Policy
Ravi Shankar Prasad said that transactions on e-wallets have increased from 17 lakh per day to 63 lakh per day and value of transactions has increased from Rs 52 crore to Rs 191 crore.
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HRD ministry to launch DTH channels to telecast IIT lectures live 5.6.2016 ET: Education
The government is focusing on using space technology to expand the reach of high quality education with the aim to ensure live classrooms transmissions.
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ISRO wants DTH companies to share transponders on one satellite 26.5.2016 ET: Media
Except for Tata Sky and state-owned DD FreeDish, all DTH operators are currently using foreign satellites for uplinking and downlinking signals via Ku-band transponders.
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64 slots for TV, 21 radio channels in DD's free DTH: Government 11.12.2015 ET: Entertainment
Minister of State for I&B Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said hardware installation of DTH platform of upto 112 TV channels has been completed.
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DD earns Rs 31 cr from sale of slots on its DTH platform 10.11.2015 ET: Media
Doordarshan today claimed to have earned Rs 31.2 crore (Rs 312 million) by selling five slots on its direct-to-home (DTH) platform DD Free Dish, during the e-auction.
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DD seeks action against Tata Sky for not airing its channels 18.6.2015 DNA: Recent Columns
National Broadcaster Doordarshan has sought action against leading Direct to Home(DTH) operator Tata Sky for allegedly taking off 'DD Bharati' and some other channels from its platform, saying it was in violation of the norms. The issue has been taken up by Prasar Bharati with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, who has been requested to initiate action against Tata sky, Doordarshan said in a statement here. Doordarshan also claimed that DD Bharati, India's only channel dedicated to art and culture, has been taken off by Tata Sky from June 13, 2015 till date without any official information. "This accounts to a serious violation from Tata Sky's end," Doordarshan said, adding that it is mandatory for all DTH operators to carry all Doordarshan channels on their network, in accordance with an I&B Ministry order. "DD Bharati and some other important Doordarshan channels including DD UP, DD MP, DD Bihar and DD Rajasthan are not being carried by Tata Sky on its network, which amounts to violation of ...
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LIVE! Lights, camera, interaction as PM meets party workers 26.5.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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DD Kisan channel to be launched on Tuesday 25.5.2015 DNA: Top News
Doordarshan's farmer-centric channel, DD Kisan is all set to be launched on Tuesday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The government has made it a "must carry" channel making it mandatory for cable and Direct to Home (DTH) operators to provide it to their subscribers. "Since there are farmers in every state, so under the Cable Act, the Kisan channel has been made a must-carry channel. Must carry means that it is compulsory for every cable network or DTH network to carry it," Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said. Officials said that earlier there were 24 TV channels which were must carry channels and after the notification issued with regard to DD Kisan, there are 25 such channels now. Several Doordarshan channels are included in the category of 'must carry' channels, they said. Jaitley also said the channel would become available 24x7 after it is launched and its programmes would be primarily for agriculture sector and rural India. Information related to weather can be very ...
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Doordarshan's farmer- centric channel, DD Kisan to be launched tomorrow 25.5.2015 ET: Media
The government has made it a "must carry" channel making it mandatory for cable and DTH operators to provide it to their subscribers.
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As television-owning households increase, DTH dishes push Doordarshan out of the picture in rural India: Report 8.5.2015 ET: Media
A study by Media Foundation stated that the number of television-owning rural households (89.6 million) has outpaced urban TV households(77.7 million).
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