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Friday, December 19, 2014

PMO pushes private FM channels to air Mann Ki Baat programme

Zia Haq, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 19, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat has been a hit on the airwaves three months in a row, with audiences tuning in to hear the PM on Sunday mornings. But the show's success, it turns out, is partly driven by the mighty hand of officialdom.

Documents reviewed by HT show the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) pressed the information and broadcasting ministry and public broadcaster Prasar Bharati to mount "cross-media" publicity for the programme and also pursue privately-owned media to cut back routine programming and broadcast Mann Ki Baat.

Doordarshan and All India Radio to air special programmes on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday

By Vasudha Venugopal, ET Bureau | 19 Dec, 2014, 04.00AM IST

NEW DELHI: This Christmas, know more about former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his poetry with the Doordarshan and All India Radio planning to air special programmes on his birthday. AIR is also air twohour broadcast of a special Kavi Sammelan organised a few days ago to honour his skill in poetry. 

The three-hour-long kavi sammelan was held in New Delhi on December 11 with 12 selected poets from various Hindi speaking States taking part. 
Doordarshan and All India Radio to air special programmes on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday

"This was the first time a poet's lines were given to us and we were asked to create poetry with them. We were also given an opportunity to present a poem of our own," said Kirti Kale, one of the poets who participated. 

I&B issues reminder to TV channels on format for Home Ministry Security clearance

Team Posted on : 18 Dec 2014 07:17 pm

NEW DELHI: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has reminded television channels to apply by 26 December for fresh security clearance for 10 years.
In view of new clearances and those who need fresh security clearance for next 10 years, the Government last month set out the format in which applications should be sent by news and non-news television channels seeking Home Ministry security clearance to uplink or downlink.
The applications have to be sent to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
The companies owning channels have to furnish the details of the company and its Board of Directors (in four additional sets) in the prescribed format listed out in the Ministry's website

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Little-known story of Moghul descendants on DD Bharati

Team Posted on : 17 Dec 2014 12:53 pm

NEW DELHI: Doordarshan will telecast on DD Bharati a documentary titled `The Living Moghuls' on descendants of the Moghuls later this week highlighting their lives in the India of today.
Begum Laila Umhani and her sister Husn Jahanara Begum and their families are the many descendants of the Moghuls living in Hyderabad. Shorn of any royal or political patronage, the sons of Laila Umhani have adapted themselves to survive in today's world. Their life is the subject of the documentary titled `The Living Moghuls' on 19 December at 10:00 pm, repeated next day at 06:00 am and 02:00pm.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I&B Minister Arun Jaitley gives the nod to Phase III partial auctions

Writer: Abhinn Shreshtha - Tuesday, Dec 16,2014

Finance and I&B minister, Arun Jaitley, has given his go ahead to allow partial auctions of leftover frequencies from Phase II. We had reported this development last week and news has come over the weekend that he has indeed passed the resolution, which is now awaiting cabinet approval.

"The government has made a very wise move and we are pleased with the pace at with which things are now moving," said Uday Chawla, Secretary General of Association of Radio Operators of India (AROI). The auction of Phase II remnant frequencies is important as it will help in setting the migration fees for Phase II license according to the TRAI formula.

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PM Modi announces series of programmes for 'Good Governance Day' on 25 December

Dec 17, 2014 07:21 IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told party MPs that a host of programmes including seminars and conferences on 'Good Governance' will be held on 25 December that coincides with former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's birthday.

The Prime Minister had earlier announced that the day be celebrated across the country for good governance, which he said was ushered in the previous NDA regime led by Vajpayee and is being carried out in this government.
A campaign on Clean India, holding debates and discussions on good governance addressed by top BJP leaders, eliciting suggestions from public to improve governance and distributing literature on it during the previous six-year NDA regime and during the six months of this government will mark the day.

Friday, December 12, 2014


RNMTEAM | 12/11/2014 08:05:44 PM IST

NEW DELHI: A survey by All India Radio has found that present Day Time (MW+FM) AIR coverage is about 92  per cent by area and 99.2 per cent by population, of which FM AIR coverage is only about 32 per cent by area and 44.5 per cent by population.

Prasar Bharati sources told that All India Radio Broadcasting Stations are currently functional at 414 locations throughout the country.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reel tribute to teen envoys of social change - Doordarshan to air films on Unicef schoolgirls who fought child marriage, found freedom of speech

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When 15-year-old Geeta Tantubai of Jamshedpur opposed her marriage last year and made headlines for her grit, she perhaps barely imagined that her story would one day be aired on national television to inspire others.
The life of the Ghorabandha high school ninth grader and that of her partner in crusade for freedom of expression - Arti Sharma, also 15 and a student of Laxminagar middle school - will be featured on Doordarshan next month as a part of Unicef and Prasar Bharati's collaboration to celebrate 25 years of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The tales of the two girls from the steel city are among 35 "stories of change" spurred by programmes run by Unicef, which also organised an orientation programme on child rights at Karim City College on Wednesday. A day before, it had hosted an annual meet of cub scribes at Jamshedpur Women's College.

दूरदर्शन के कदम सुनहरे कल की ओर


Dec 10, 2014, 02:40 AM IST

दूरदर्शनका एक समय स्वर्णिम समय था, जब इस पर रामायण और महाभारत देखने के लिए लोगों को सारे काम छोड़ने पर मजबूर हो जाते थे। राजू और उड़न तस्करी, शांति, हम लोग एवं हम पांच जैसे सीरियलों के जरिए भारत के हर घर में अपनी बुनियाद पक्की कर ली थी, लेकिन निजी चैनलों के आने के बाद कड़ा कॉम्पटीशन के बाद इस दौड़ में पिछड़ गया। अब एक बार फिर दूरदर्शन नए सिरे से निजी चैनल से मुकाबला करने के लिए नए शो शुरू करने जा रहा है। इनमें से कुछ शो इसी महीने के अंतिम सप्ताह से और कुछ जनवरी से शुरू होंगे। 

प्राइमटाइम पर ज्यादा फोकस 

'दूरदर्शननेशनल-देश का अपना चैनल' टैगलाइन बदलने के साथ ही दस नए सीरियल भी प्राइम टाइम पर करेगा। इनमें अधिकांश शो सोमवार से शुक्रवार तक शाम 7 से 10 बजे के बीच शुरू होंगे। 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

AIR Plans Poetry Session to Celebrate Vajpayee's Birthday

Published: 09th December 2014 10:48 PM

All India Radio plans poetry session to celebrate Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birthday

NEW DELHI: With the NDA government in power at the Centre, public broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) has found a unique way to celebrate the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The broadcaster has planned a poetry session, where renowned poets would be asked to compose their poems on base lines taken from two well known poems of Vajpayee.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DD invites programmes for proposed rural-based Kisan Channel

By Team Posted on : 08 Dec 2014 06:09 pm

NEW DELHI: Noting that the proposed Doordarshan Kisan is a dedicated channel for the farmers to give them information targeted to address the wholesome edutainment needs of a farmer to adopt and adapt to modern scenario, the national broadcaster has invited proposals for programmes under the Self Financing Commissioned Scheme.
DD says that the content expected for DD Kisan will primarily address the developmental needs of the farmer addressing 'Core Agriculture', 'Critical Support' and 'Essential Ancillary' areas, keeping in mind the varied agro-economic zones, climatic areas, different crops and the need to address the target audience spread across various states but will have to be entertaining and engaging.
The content on DD Kisan will be in Hindi with regional dubbing.