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Friday, August 29, 2014

Nautel Completes First Phase of AIR India Deployment

Aug 28, 2014 11:06 PM

HACKETT'S COVE, NOVA SCOTIA – Nautel has completed the manufacturing phase of transmitters for a large digital radio deployment in India. 27 DRM30-equipped medium wave AM transmitters and associated equipment were ordered in 2013 by India's Prasar Bharati for All India Radio. All transmitters have been shipped and installation/commissioning is underway, according to Nautel. The first site, AIR's flagship installation in Delhi, went on-air on May 30, 2014.

India's only multilingual book show 'Kitaabnama: Books and Beyond' to complete 50 episodes

Thursday 28th August, 2014

India's only multilingual book show 'Kitaabnama: Books and Beyond', which airs on DD Bharati, is scheduled to complete 50 episodes at the end of this month.

The television programme showcases the multilingual diversity of India.

Doordarshan to launch reality TV show 'Chance of a Lifetime'

Thursday 28th August, 2014

Doordarshan will launch a reality television show 'Chance of a Lifetime', which will start on August 29. The show will see the contestants participate in a film-making competition.
Hosted and produced by Ashok Amritraj, the show will have seven episodes, with four teams comprising of participants from India, Singapore and the UAE making films on topics like AIDS, migration, poverty, universal education and economic development.

Javadekar launches Jan-Dhan scheme in Pune


Pune, Aug 28 (PTI) 

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar today inaugurated Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana here.

Javadekar, accompanied by city BJP MP Anil Shirole, explained salient features of the scheme launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Dancer recalls tryst with DD


Updated: August 29, 2014 02:03 IST 

Her love for dancing and singing as a child provided her an opportunity to face a television camera, even before her arangetram.

Bharatanatyam dancer and guru Urmila Sathyanarayanan was just nine when she was chosen to perform a piece on Doordarshan, after the channel was launched in Madras in August 1975.

"At that age, I would readily dance and sing whenever someone asked me to, since I loved to perform. Narayanaswamy sir, a producer from Doordarshan Kendra, Madras, asked me to perform when television was launched here. Though my mother said I had not even presented my arangetram, my master, Dhandayuthapani Pillai, gave the go-ahead and I performed a Tamil song that was not a part of the Bharatanatyam paddhathi," she said.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ahmedabad Doordarshan announces 'Girnar Shiromani' awards

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad  August 27, 2014 Last Updated at 19:40 IST

Famous Gujarati actor Naresh Kanodia and his music composer brother Mahesh Kanodia will be jointly conferred on the lifetime achievement award under 'Girnar Shiromani Awards-2014' announced by the Doordarshan Kendra--Ahmedabad here today. 

Besides the duo, ten dignitaries from various walks of life are selected for the 'Third Girnar Shiromani Awards-2014', including cricketer Parthiv Patel. 

DD-Girnar gets permission for morning transmission


Ahmedabad, Aug 27 (PTI)

Doordarshan's Gujarati language news channel DD-Girnar can be viewed in morning hours from September 15, a top official of Doordashan Kendra-Ahmedabad said here today.

"DD-Girnar can be viewed on terrestrial mode through antenna between 6 am and 9 am. At present, DD-Girnar's terrestrial signals are available only between 3 pm and 7 pm.

DD to telecast unique series on film making contest on Millennium Goals

By Team Posted on : 27 Aug 2014 08:20 pm

NEW DELHI: Public service broadcaster Doordarshan is launching a unique reality series: 'Chance of a Lifetime,' from this Friday that aims to not only highlight little-known talent but also raise issues concerning people.
The show will be telecast every Friday from 29 August at 9.00 pm.
A senior officer from Doordarshan said, "As far as DD choosing this show, it was liked because of the unique concept and high production value, and because of the involvement of Hollywood director Ashok Amritraj, and something that has immense appeal for the youngsters. DD always prefers anything that is out of the box especially in the non-fiction category. 'Chance of a Lifetime' has a unique concept that has not been explored by many GEC channels."

Kitaabnama's 50th episode on DD features Gulzar

IPSHITA MITRA,TNN | Aug 27, 2014, 10.11 PM IST

Kitaabein Karti Hain Baatein...'

Penned by lyricist Prasoon Joshi and sung by Oroon Das, these words form a beautiful musical prelude to Doordarshan's weekly book-based show 'Kitaabnama'. India's only multilingual book show, Kitaabanama: Books and Beyond which first went on air last August will complete fifty episodes this weekend. The 50th episode which marks the first anniversary of Kitaabnama will feature none other than the maestro of verse and rhyme, writer/lyricist/director Gulzar.

Conceptualised by author Namita Gokhale, who is also the co-director of Jaipur Literature Festival and Mountain Echoes, Bhutan, Kitaabnama has given writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, academics, publishers and journalists a platform to ponder on a variety of literary concerns through dialogue and debate.

I&B ministry cancels registration of four Multi-System Operators

By PTI | 27 Aug, 2014, 11.00PM IST

DELHI: The Information and Broadcasting ministry has cancelled the permission of four Multi-System Operators (MSOs) to operate in certain parts of the country. 

Ministry Official said that registration of two Tamil Nadu-based MSOs have been cancelled after Ministry of Home Affairs denied them security clearance. 

DDK Kohima to telecast 2nd episode of “Backyard Buzz”


The 2nd episode of "Backyard Buzz" – a program on the local music scene produced by the Native Trax Society (NTS) will be telecast on 30/08/14 (Saturday) from 6:00 to 6:30 pm on Doordarshan Kohima.

The program is being supported by the Music Task Force (YRS) led by Khriehu Liezietsu, Parliamentary Secretary, MTF and New & Renewable Energy.