I and B Ministry seeks report from Prasar Bharati on DD kisan

I and B Ministry seeks report from Prasar Bharati on DD kisan

The Information and Broadcasting ministry has sought a report from Prasar Bharati on decisions relating to Amitabh Bachchan's promotional campaign for Doordarshan(DD) Kisan channel to clear the "confusion" over the issue of payments to the superstar.

DD News DG reports to Prasar for all operational purposes: Govt

The government today said that the Director General of Doordarshan News reports to Prasar Bharati for all operational purposes.

Prasar Bharati gets request for DVDs of Manmohan's speeches as PM

Public Broadcaster Prasar Bharati has received a request from the office of former prime minister Manmohan Singh seeking DVDs of speeches delivered by him during his stints as Prime Minister.

'Archives with DD, AIR should be freely available or monetised'

Archives including speeches and music with Doordarshan and All India Radio are a national resource that should be made freely available or monetised, Prasar Bharati chairman A Surya Prakash on Wednesday said, underscoring the need to look at relevant copyright issues.

Govt open to consider allowing FM radios to broadcast news

The government is ready to consider a proposal to allow private FM radio channels to broadcast current news under certain conditions, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

PM Modi condoles journalist MV Kamath's death

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday condoled the death of veteran journalist and former chairman of Prasar Bharati MV Kamath, saying his demise is a "loss to the world of literature and journalism".

Journalist MV Kamath, who scripted Modi biography, dies

Veteran journalist and former chairman of Prasar Bharati MV Kamath, who was one of the earliest biographers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, died on Thursday morning in his native place Manipal in Karnataka, said a relative. He was 94.

Prasar Bharati policies `old, incorrect`: Sircar

Policies framed by the Prasar Bharati are "old and incorrect" and need to be reviewed, according to the public broadcaster`s chief executive officer, Jawhar Sircar.

Doordarshan nixed docu-drama on Mahatma Gandhi’s killing: Report

Amid the controversy over Doordarshan`s censorship of Narendra Modi`s interview, it has come to light that the national broadcaster recently nixed a docu-drama on the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi – the Father of the Nation.

Modi`s DD interview row: MP CM takes jibe at Congress, says it gives no `elbow room` to Prasar Bharti

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday took a jibe at the Congress-led UPA government over editing Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s interview by Doordarshan, saying that it does not provide even an `elbow room` to Prasar Bharati.

Prasar Bharati to take a call on Monday about probe into Modi interview

The decision on whether a probe is needed or not into the row surrounding an interview of BJP leader Narendra Modi by Doordarshan will be taken by Prasar Bharati on Monday.

UPA govt exercising control over Prasar Bharati: BJP

BJP on Friday attacked the UPA government accusing it of exercising control over Prasar Bharati after a controversy broke out over a letter written by the CEO of the public broadcaster.

Prasar Bharati CEO admits Narendra Modi interview edited

In the wake of a massive controversy over Narendra Modi`s interview to Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati on Friday distanced his organisation from the row saying it was completely left to the editorial team of DD News to go ahead and telecast it.

Security nod may be made mandatory for Prasar Bharati members

The I&B ministry is mulling making security clearance mandatory for candidates before appointment as Prasar Bharati board members in the backdrop of sexual assault charges against Tarun Tejpal, who had been selected for the post.

No telecast of Sachin match on DD: Prasar Bharati seeks rules amendment

With Doordarshan missing out the telecast of cricket great Sachin Tendulkar`s last two tests due to present rules of coverage, Prasar Bharati has written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry seeking immediate amendment of these for the benefit of fans.

TV channel for Arunachal and Sikkim soon

Prasar Bharati will soon launch a television channel for Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim to help promote the rich art and culture of these two northeastern states.

Prasar Bharati forced to operate in extreme constriction: CEO

Government may have granted financial and operational autonomy to Prasar Bharati, but every tranche of state funding comes after several frustrating delays affecting its functioning, feels its CEO Jawhar Sircar.

Prasar Bharati may get digital wing

To keep up with the changing times, public broadcaster Prasar Bharati may get a digital wing to reach out to the increasing number of Internet and smartphone users, if recommendations of a working group formed by the government are accepted.

Soon, Doordarshan to be available on smartphone

Officials said that the national broadcaster has charted out an aggressive plan to expand the range of its mobile TV services to at least 40 major cities and the services are likely to start in the first ten cities before the end of year 2013.

Two AIR officials sacked for sexually harassing radio jockeys

Taking strong note of allegations of sexual harassment of women presenters in All India Radio, the Prasar Bharati has discontinued services of two employees.