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Friday, September 19, 2014

All India Radio launches free news SMS alerts in five languages


Sep 19, 2014 at 05:01pm IST

Home: All India Radio launches News SMS service in five Indian languages

New Delhi: After the launch of its English language free news SMS alerts, All India Radio (AIR) on Friday launched a similar service in five Indian languages - Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Dogri and Nepali.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday launched the free news SMS service of AIR News Services Division.
Speaking on the occasion, Javadekar said the SMS service aimed at providing important news to subscribers in their preferred language on their mobile phones.
All India Radio launches free news SMS alerts in five languages
All India Radio launched service in five Indian languages - Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Dogri and Nepali.

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Guest Times: PPV on digital cable poised to be biggest wave with DAS


Significant subscription revenues will be driven by VAS which will push subscription revenues over Rs 6 trillion crore with PPV. DAS has thrown up multiple challenges around the last mile and the mother of all challenges has been acclimatisation of LCOs

Ashish Kaul | Mumbai | September 18, 2014

The in-market subscription revenue for C&S market is likely to cross Rs 6 trillion crore by the end of the next financial year. Digitisation is going to change the subscription revenue model forever with industry entering a quasi-consumer domain for the first time since its debut in the Indian market since the first Gulf War over 20 years ago.
The subscription revenue landscape has radically changed and will continue to do so at least for next 24 months amidst serious challenges from rival DTH brethren. The industry is undergoing a metamorphosis on various fronts. The first step is to accept that the business has shifted to the consumer domain and driven entirely by consumer marketing benchmarks. The digitization has opened a whole new world of subscription revenue opportunities that didn't exist before, thus creating a win-win situation for LCOs, MSOs and Broadcasters together. The industry is on a precipice and it can either emerge as the largest consumer services and VAS driven as the largest VAS subscription revenue aggregator in the world or lose out to DTH. The industry size is expected to touch Rs 120 million C&S consumers by the end of 2015-16.

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India, China Sign Film Co-Production Treaty

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10:19 AM PST 09/18/2014 by Nyay Bhushan

The signing ceremony took place as part of the ongoing state visit of China's President Xi Jinping to India

India and China signed an audio-visual co-production treaty on Thursday which aims to bring the film industries of the two large countries together.

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Radio Kashmir keeps hope afloat, unites divided families


Peerzada Ashiq , Hindustan Times Srinagar, September 17, 2014

Nazeer Ahmad (55), a desperate father whose daughter went missing since September 7, changed boats and buses several times to reach Srinagar from cut-off south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday. His only hope to trace her daughter was trekking the peak of the Shankar Achrya hill, east of the city.

Perched at the height of 1,000 feet above the marooned Srinagar city, the small makeshift one-room recording centre of Radio Kashmir has emerged as a single window to unite hundreds of the flood-ravaged divided families and keep the population connected with whatever remained of the administration.

"On reaching Srinagar, I trekked the hill to pass on the message of my missing daughter who studies at Srinagar's Government Medical College. Last time we spoke was Sunday, the day water took over the premises of the college. Since then there was no clue: if they were evacuated or still stuck there or met any mishap," said Ahmad.

Prasar Bharati concerned over fake social media accounts


Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi  September 18, 2014 Last Updated at 22:20 IST

Fake social media accounts that are issuing information in the name of organisations connected with the Prasar Bharati have caught the attention of the country's public sector broadcaster. 

In a statement issued today, Prasar Bharati said that social media has proved to be of immense importance in allowing it to stay connected with its audience. 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

DD serial on e-governance plan


Last Updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 02:26

New Delhi: With the aim of spreading awareness about national e-governance plan, Doordarshan has launched a television series 'Zindagi Dot Com'.

The series, produced by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) in 39 episodes, was launched on August 17 and will be telecast every Sunday at 10 AM on Doordarshan's national network and will repeat its telcast on DD Bharati every Monday at 8.30 PM, an official statement said today.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati crippled by staff shortage as NDA delays appointments

PUBLISHED: 21:46 GMT, 16 September 2014 | UPDATED: 22:56 GMT, 16 September 2014

The functioning of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has been crippled, with the NDA government delaying crucial appointments, including that of chairman.
Though the government has now appointed former journalist P.V. Suryakumar as the chairperson and head of the 13-member board, it still needs to fill the positions of seven part-time members to get the organisation back on track. 

Suryakumar succeeds Mrinal Pande as Prasar Bharati's chairperson. 

The Doordarshan Bhawan in New Delhi. DD has been without a director general since July.

आकाशवाणी इंदौर में हिन्दी पखवाड़ा सम्पन्न

इंदौर, मंगलवार, 16 सितम्बर 2014 (18:58 IST)

इंदौर। 'जब हिन्दी की गंगा ऊपर से बहेगी तो फिर वह देशभर में बहने लगेगी। आकाशवाणी, दूरदर्शन और इलेक्ट्रॉनिक मीडिया ने हिन्दी के प्रचार प्रसार में अपनी महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाई है।' यह बात आकाशवाणी इंदौर में 'हिन्दी दिवस' के मौके पर आयोजित 'हिन्दी पखवाड़ा' के समापन व पुरस्कार वितरण समारोह के मुख्य अतिथि जे.एस अहीरवाल (क्षेत्रीय निदेशक, कर्मचारी राज्य बीमा निगम, इंदौर) ने व्यक्त किए।

उन्होंने कहा कि आजादी के पूर्व हिन्दी ही पूरे देश में व्यवहार में आने वाली भाषा थी, इसीलिए महात्मा गांधी ने इसे राष्ट्रभाषा बनाए जाने की बात कही थी। स्वतंत्रता प्राप्ति के बाद जब देश में राजभाषा बनाए जाने का प्रश्न आया तो संविधान सभा ने 14 सितम्बर 1949 के दिन हिन्दी को ही राजभाषा के रूप में मान्य किया और तभी से हिन्दी हमारी राजभाषा है और हर 14 सितम्बर को हिन्दी दिवस मनाया जाता है।

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

उप्र: प्रदेश के दूरदराज इलाकों में रेडियो की सहायता से पहुंचेगा स्वास्थ्य विभाग

Published by: Sandeep Sharma, Published on: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 at 12:42 IST

लखनऊ। स्वास्थ्य विभाग ने उत्तर प्रदेश के दूरदराज के अंचलों में रेडियो के माध्यम से पहुंचने की तैयारी की है। सिफ्सा के तत्वावधान में चलने वाले कार्यक्रम 'चलो गांव की ओर' के तहत 'सुनहरे सपने, संवरती राहें' धारावाहिक का प्रसारण किया जाएगा। इसका उद्घाटन 24 सितंबर को किया जाएगा तथा प्रसारण एक अक्टूबर से शुरू होगा। 

महिला एवं बाल स्वास्थ्य योजनाओं को प्रदेश के ज्यादा से ज्यादा ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों तक पहुंचाने के लिए स्वास्थ्य विभाग ने अब एआईआर (आकाशवाणी) का सहारा लिया है। स्वास्थ्य योजनाओं विशेष रूप से सुरक्षित प्रसव व शिशु मृत्युदर कम करने के लिए राष्ट्रीय ग्रामीण स्वास्थ्य मिशन (एनआरएचएम) ने सिफ्सा से मदद ली है। सिफ्सा के हौसला कैम्पेन के तहत 'चलो गांव की ओर' कार्यक्रम की कड़ी में इसे शामिल किया गया है। 

AIR Kashmir restarts operations after flood havoc

ANI  |  Srinagar  September 16, 2014 Last Updated at 12:47 IST

AIR Kashmir resumed operations through a makeshift studio at Shankaracharaya hills with the help of Army, after it went off air due to the recent J-K floods.

The floods in Jammu and Kashmir, besides causing a huge loss of life and property, also resulted in complete collapse of broadcast infrastructure.

Sailaja assumes charges as AP DD head

M N Samdani | Sep 15, 2014, 10.40 PM IST

VIJAYAWADA: In the run up to launch a dedicated news channel for Andhra Pradesh, Prasara Bharathi appointed Malladi Sailaja Suman as head of AP doordarshan. Sailaja Suman, who been deputy director general and programme head at Hyderabad, assumed charge as first director of Doordarshan Vijayawada Kendra here Monday. Malladi Sailaja Suman is native of Krishna district and married to grandson of a scholar Malladi Chandrasekhara Sastry, Dr.Rajeswar Sastry.