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Friday, October 31, 2014

Sardar Patel, Indira Gandhi to be remembered by AIR, DD on their anniversaries

By Team Posted on : 30 Oct 2014 12:24 pm

NEW DELHI: Both All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan are celebrating India's Iron Man Sardar Vallabhai Patel's birthday this week with different programmes.
As in previous years, AIR had organised a discussion on 29 October, which will be broadcast on 30 October.  This year's topic is Marxism, Socialism and Integral Humanism. The speaker is veteran mediaperson and member of Parliament Chandan Mitra.
Meanwhile, AIR Delhi will also broadcast live the function relating to the 30th Death Anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi from 1 Akbar Road, New Delhi on 30 October from 8.15 am onwards on Indraprastha Channel MW 366.3 mtr and a Radio Report  on the various functions  held  in the capital to commemorate the anniversary and will be broadcast on 30 October 2014 at. 8.30 pm. This report will be broadcast from Indraprastha Channel 366.3 mtr and National Network.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DD, AIR programmes to mark Sardar Patel's birth anniversary

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi  October 29, 2014 Last Updated at 21:10 IST

Doordarshan and All India Radio have firmed up programmes to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel on October 31. 

Prasar Bharati officials said DD Bharati, which is considered the cultural channel of Doordarshan, is going to telecast a programme 'Sardar Patel'': Vallabh Bhai Patel Birthday Celebration on 31 Oct 2014 at 6 pm while DD National will telecast Hindi film 'Sardar' directed by Ketan Mehta. 

AIR News SMS service now available in 14 languages including English

By Team Posted on : 29 Oct 2014 07:11 pm

AIR free news SMS now in Assamese, Gujarati, Tamil and Malayalam

News SMS service launched in Assamese, Gujarati, Tamil and Malayalam

NEW DELHI: Noting that mobile phones acted as a tool of empowerment to all sections of society, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has suggested that All India Radio could consider a customised news and related information to varied sections of the society.
Javadekar said the government has initiated innovative approaches in reaching out to the people through multiple media platforms.

I&B minister assures FM auctions by February

TNN | Oct 30, 2014, 04.58AM IST

NEW DELHI: Auction for FM radio phase III will be completed by February 2015, a month before the current licences lapse, information and broadcasting (I&B) minister Prakash Javadekar assured on Wednesday. This comes amidst widespread concerns about the impending expiry of licences. 

"We held a meeting recently and I assure you that auctions will happen well before licences (of existing radio operators) lapse in month before at least," Javadekar said in response to a question. 

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar elected VP of Asia Broadcasting Union

Broadcasting Union

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar on 28 October 2014 was elected Vice-President (VP) of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in Macau.  He was elected unopposed.
While, the representative from South Korean broadcaster KBS was chosen president.
About Jawhar Sircar
Jawhar Sircar is the Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati, India's national public service broadcaster, with the rank of Secretary to the Government of India.
He supervises the two broadcasting networks of India, namely, All India Radio (AIR) & Doordarshan (TV) that are among the first three biggest in the world.

प्रसार भारती अध्यक्ष बने डॉ. सूर्यप्रकाश

इंटरनेशनल फाउंडेशन के फैलो और समाचार पत्र "द पायोनियर" के सलाहकार संपादक डॉ. ए. सूर्य प्रकाश को मंगलवार को प्रसार भारती बोर्ड का अध्यक्ष नियुक्त किया गया है। 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dr.A.Surya Prakash appointed Chairman, Prasar Bharti Board

Dr.A.Surya Prakash has been appointed as Chairman, Prasar Bharti Board for a full term of 3 years, on the recommendation of the three member committee headed by the Hon'ble Vice President, and consisting of Chairman, Press Council of India and the President's nominee i.e. Secretary, Information and Broadcasting. 

Dr.A.Surya Prakash has vast experience of both TV and print media. He has held key positions in several print and electronic media organizations. He was Editor, Zee News, a 24-hour TV News Channel; Executive Editor, The Pioneer; India Editor, Asia Times, a business and political daily published from Bangkok and Singapore; Political Editor, Eenadu Group of Newspapers; and Chief of Bureau, Indian Express, New Delhi. 

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar elected VP of Asia Broadcasting Union

TNN | Oct 29, 2014, 05.44 AM IST

Prasar Bharti CEO Jawahar Sircar elected ABU vice president

Jawhar Sircar elected VP in Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union against heavy odds

NEW DELHI: Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar was elected vice-president of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in Macau on Tuesday. 

Apart from Sircar, representatives from Malaysian broadcaster RTM and Japan's NHK were also chosen as vice-presidents while the representative from South Korean broadcaster KBS was chosen president. Prasar Bharati officials said Sircar was elected unopposed. 

Doordarshan revamps advertising sales team


Vidhi, Chaudhry, FIRST PUBLISHED: TUE, OCT 28 2014. 11 27 PM IST

Broadcaster operated by Prasar Bharti appoints three officials to its ad sales team 

New Delhi: State broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) has revamped its advertising sales team as it seeks to increase its ad revenue by 15-20% this year, two of its officials said. The broadcaster operated by Prasar Bharti has appointed three officials to its ad sales team— Tauquir Zaidi, national sales head; Aum Tiwari, regional sales head (west); and Gunjan Varshney, regional sales head (north)—over the past one month. "We have set up a new sales team and plan to get into aggressive marketing. We will approach new clients including PSUs (public sector units) that don't advertise on our platforms apart from tapping into newer markets," said a DD official who declined to be named. DD garnered a total advertising revenue of Rs.1,293 crore during FY2014. 

Sensationalism is media’s weakness, says I&B minister Javadekar

New Delhi, Oct 28 

Falling prey to sensationalism is the biggest weakness of media, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said Tuesday.

"Media's biggest strength is that it can shape public opinion and biggest weakness is that it falls prey to sensationalism," Javadekar said Tuesday.
In a recorded message for the inaugural session of the 8th South Asia Dialogue on 'The Role of Media in Promoting Regional Understanding in South Asia', the minister said media should "work in a mission mode to bring about a positive change in the society".

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

“Govt needs to look at broadcast as an important sector”: Uday Shankar

By Team Posted on : 27 Oct 2014 08:07 pm

MUMBAI: It was in September that Star India's Uday Shankar was once again handed over the reins of Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), and since then, he has been working on a three-point agenda.
Says the man who has been very vocal about his views on digitisation in India, "When you are heading an organisation like IBF, there are three things that we all need to look at. First and foremost is digitisation. It is the most fundamental thing that the industry requires and so we need to ensure that we engage with government and put the digitisation road map back on track."