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  Broadcasters upset by Doordarshan's hefty fee for DTH platform - Printer Friendly Page - Business/Economy - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
New Delhi: Private television channels using state-run Doordarshan's direct-to-home (DTH) platform are upset at its plans to impose a hefty carriage fee of Rs.10 million a year from June 1.
Doordarshan is a public broadcaster that functions under the scrutiny of parliament and draws a substantial budget allocation for its functioning," an official of a private channel told IANS.
Pointing out that DD Direct Plus was a "splendid success as it was a unique platform for all Doordarshan channels and a blend of private channels", the private channel official alleged the move to charge a carriage fee was "yet another case of bureaucracy ruling government policies".
www.teluguportal.net /modules/news/print.php?storyid=1929   (642 words)

 India Pages - Dr. Khosla 's Website - India TV
Doordarshan is the National Television Network of India and also one of the largest broadcasting organisations in the world.
Doordarshan is the National Television service of India and also one of the largest broadcasting organisations in the world.
Doordarshan has both terrestrial as well as satellite transmission facilities and it's signals now reach about 86 percent of India's population.
www.geocities.com /drkhosla1/indiatv.html   (416 words)

 INDOlink - India Sports News - SC Asks Ten Sports To Provide Doordarshan Feed Of Indo-Pak Matches
Doordarshan on Wednesday reiterated its offer of $10 million saying Ten Sports had given simultaneous telecast rights to the Pakistani national channel for a small consideration of $0.5 million.
Doordarshan was in favour of a solution, including the proposal that it will telecast the entire feed of Ten Sports without inserting its own advertisements, in addition to paying a certain sum to the Dubai-based channel.
The court issued notice to Doordarshan and the Centre on the allegation that the national channel showed its own programme during the lunch break aided with its advertisement content.
www.indolink.com /displayArticleS.php?id=031704015149   (793 words)

While cricket fans will welcome the facilitation of the live relay of the matches on free-to-air Doordarshan, several issues are involved in a case that originally started at the level of a commercial contract.
This compromise was not acceptable to Doordarshan because commercial interest demanded cable distribution of its cricket telecast to households in metros and other urban areas.
In the international context where sports is the driver for pay channels, Doordarshan should have bid properly for rights to telecast sporting events of interest to India rather than seek to override international agreements on the grounds of national sovereignty and public interest.
www.hindu.com /2004/03/17/stories/2004031700861000.htm   (538 words)

 Doordarshan and STAR TV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Doordarshan's programs on national integration, panel discussions and folk music have viewership rates of less than 2 percent compared to prime time entertainment programs which have 50 percent ratings, yet these continue to be aired.
In a similar vein, Mankekar posits that Doordarshan discourses are directed at co-opting the upwardly mobile classes, who in turn are `captured' simultaneously as a market for consumer goods advertised by sponsors of programming and as an audience for nationalistic serials, into the project of constructing a national culture.
That Doordarshan is not relinquishing its erstwhile monopoly happily is obvious in its recent show of force, when it denied satellite uplink facilities for the transmission of the immensely popular Hero cup cricket matches.
menic.utexas.edu /asnic/pages/sagar/spring.1994/geetika.pathan.art.html   (4427 words)

 Television and other media
Doordarshan is the National Television Network of India and also one of the largest broadcasting organizations in the world.
Television accounts for nearly 25% of the total media spend with Doordarshan's share being 60% of the overall TV ad spend and the balance 40% being distributed among the various satellite channels.
Doordarshan, Zee, ANT and others beaming ethnic entertainment comprise the remaining.
www.diehardindian.com /ntertain/media.htm   (638 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: Autonomy appears a pipe dream for Doordarshan
The idea of autonomy for the government controlled All India Radio and Doordarshan was first mooted when the Janata Party came to power in 1977 in the aftermath of Emergency when the AIR and Doordarshan ended up as the government's mouthpiece.
As per the Prasar Bharati Act 1990, the functioning of Doordarshan is to be guided by the Prasar Bharati board and a chief executive appointed by the government.
Yet the fact that Doordarshan still has a vast reach throughout India is no doubt alluring to any government, especially one that is seen on the defensive.
www.rediff.com /news/1999/feb/11prasar.htm   (1459 words)

 Field Trips >> Doordarshan Kendra, Worli   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Doordarshan has been a pioneer in introducing new broadcasting and transmission techniques and is fully equipped and functional as television studio with state-of-the-art equipments.
The trip ended with a visit to the transmitting tower where they were briefed about the transmission techniques and the structure of the 1000 ft transmitter and the earth-station there.
The members of the communication very highly benefited by the visit to the doordarshan since they got a chance to relate their theoretical knowledge to its practical implementation and got the big picture how the small picture is brought to us.
www.ewh.ieee.org /sb/bombay/djsce/doordarshan.htm   (395 words)

 ACL Wireless Limited   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The same has provided Doordarshan an instant, unique identity in the mobile domain over SMS as well as data and voice based, two-way interactions with its viewers over their mobile phones.
Doordarshan, India's national broadcaster, is among the largest television networks in the world.
Doordarshan channels broadcast a healthy mix of programmes reflecting the spirit of India in all its hues.
www.acl-wireless.com /releases/2006/05_04_2006.htm   (513 words)

The legal fight against the shameful and motivated attempt of Doordarshan and the Government of India to project the usurper king of Mysore, Tipu Sultan, as a national hero, was a long, expensive and frustrating ordeal.
But the Doordarshan serial on Tipu Sultan, based on a novel entitled The Sword of Tipu Sultan by Bhagwan Gidwani, was full of deliberate distortion, fabrication, and suppression of recorded facts of history with the object of glorifying a villain as a national hero, a benevolent ruler, and a paragon of all virtues.
The Petitioners objected to and protested against Doordarshan misusing the official media network to telecast a controversial serial full of lies, distortions and white-washed stories about a historical figure who was hated all over South India for his heinous crimes and cruelties in the service of Islam.
www.voiceofdharma.com /books/tipu/ch11.htm   (2912 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
By all means, let Doordarshan launch an all-news channel; in fact, they could even have a separate channel for domestic news and a separate one for international news.
Clearly money was not the consideration; it was very obviously the reach that Doordarshan says it has — and for the time being has, but only for the time being — taking its signal, no matter how terrible its quality to remote corners of the country.
That reach is more of a myth than anything else; in the very large areas now covered by cable and satellite channels, Doordarshan has virtually no viewership at all, even of its news bulletins; viewers prefer to watch Aaj Tak, Zee or NDTV 24x7 or any of the other news channels that are available.
www.telegraphindia.com /1031208/asp/opinion/story_2534904.asp   (1245 words)

 APNA DTH - Prasar Bharati (Doordarshan) DTH Platform - Details of Satellite, Channels, Coverage and DTH Terminals
Doordarshan is the world's largest terrestrial broadcaster with over 1400 terrestrial TV transmitters located throughout the country covering approx.
Doordarshan has setup a DTH platform to carry 33 FTA TV channels and 12 All India Radio channels on its DTH platform which can be received throughout India on Free-to Air (FTA) basis by consumers.
Doordarshan has procured 8000 terminals of 60 cm and 90 cm size from MCBS as per their approval and P.O. No. 14(8)2003-04/EI (P) TV/MCBS/936 dated 31.03.2004.
www.apnadth.com /tech_ovr.htm   (238 words)

 Doordarshan drops plans to telecast series -DAWN - Sport; January 11, 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Doordashan told the Supreme Court it could not afford the 1.4 billion rupees (31.69 million dollars) that Dubai-based Ten Sports, which holds the television rights to the series, is claiming in compensation for sharing its live feed, the Press Trust of India news agency said.
Satellite channels say they are willing to provide feeds in rural areas where they have no presence but not in major cities where their hugely expensive cricket rights would be diluted.
“The condition that the respondents (Doordarshan) should make suitable deposit to compensate the sports channel for alleged loss is not acceptable,” the lawyer acting for the public broadcaster told the court.
www.dawn.com /2006/01/11/spt6.htm   (278 words)

 Welcome to Doordarshan Jaipur
Doordarshan has a mission to reach every person with
Doordarshan is committed to the enrichment of the lives of its viewers through information, education and entertainment.
Doordarshan is a medium of choice for all.
www.ddjaipur.com   (186 words)

 INDOlink - India Sports News - Let Doordarshan Telecast Indo-Pak Matches: HC Tells Ten Sports
The Bench also directed Doordarshan to use the logo of Ten Sports and carry their commercials in all the telecasts.
However, pertaining to the amount to be deposited by Doordarshan, the Bench said the amount and the liability to be paid by whosoever it may be shall be worked out in course of time and will be decided during the final hearing of the writ petition.
During the negotiations, it was also proposed that while Ten Sports would have the satellite rights for the series, Doordarshan would show the matches in the non-metro areas.
www.indolink.com /displayArticleS.php?id=031204014659   (789 words)

 Can Jindal turn around Doordarshan?-India Business-NEWS-The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
NEW DELHI: Doordarshan has appointed Vijay Jindal to create a marketing strategy to take on private players.
Jindal will provide a framework for marketing Doordarshan’s 23 channels efficiently and turning the state-run broadcaster’s 18 kendras across the country into individual profit centres.
Doordarshan is now rewriting its business plan with programme suppliers.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow.asp?art_id=17211264   (364 words)

 DD MIT RoboconIndia 2007 (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Robocon, kicked off in Tokyo in the year 2002, was organized by Asia Pacific Broadcasters Union which has membership of more than 100 broadcasters from 50 countries around the world.
Doordarshan Robocon India started in the year 2002 with four teams participating from reputed institutes.
MIT joined hands with Doordarshan since 2005 and since then the participation has increased manifold over the last couple of years.
www.roboconindia.com.cob-web.org:8888   (265 words)

 archive: Doordarshan to start a 24-hr news channel from Aug. 15   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Title : Doordarshan to start a 24-hr news channel from Aug. 15 Author : [none specified] Publication : The Asian Age Date : July 1 1999 URL : http://www.asianage.com/india1.htm#2 e-mail : letters@asianage.co.in New Delhi: The Centre is set to start a 24-hour news channel shortly on Doordarshan.
Doordarshan officials are said to be working round-the-clock to ensure that the channel is launched on schedule.
Mr Mahajan has often gone on record saying that since there are many private news channels operating in the country, the government of the day should also have a channel to project its views.
www.media-watch.org /articles/0799/9.html   (414 words)

 APNA DTH NEWS - MCBS has completed supply of 8000 nos. of DTH terminals to Doordarshan on 25th June, 2004
For regions not currently receiving any DD terrestrial signals, Doordarshan will be providing free DTH equipment to various local authorities in villages and towns.
Doordarshan carried out detailed studies of reception parameters including rain attenuation, before it decided to launch its DTH platform all over India.
The IRD comprises a EPG for Doordarshan which gives channel details of all DD channels and facility to open the menu and get DD channels with simple remote functions.
www.apnadth.com /dd_dth.htm   (563 words)

 The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Coimbatore News : Coimbatore gets modern Doordarshan Studio Centre
The Chief Engineer, All India Radio and Doordarshan (South Zone), S. Ramaswamy, said the multipurpose centre in Coimbatore was the 62nd television studio in the country.
The Deputy Director General (Marketing), All India Radio and Doordarshan (South Zone), N. Srinivasa, said the public telecasting organisation was able to project developmental activities in health, education and rural issues.
The Engineer-in-Chief, Doordarshan, N. Ganesan, said that television was narrowing the gap between rural and urban, man and woman, rich and poor, by providing large amounts of information.
www.hindu.com /2005/08/16/stories/2005081611440200.htm   (552 words)

 Doordarshan Founders’ Day celebrated - Deccan Herald - Internet Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Doordarshan must be bold enough to face the new challenges thrown by private channels, in the era of globalisation, said former MP Dr B J Javali here on Friday.
Speaking at the Doordarshan Founders’ Day organised by Gulbarga Doordarshan Kendra, retired director of Bangalore Doordarshan G M Shirahatti said that the Doordarshan staff has been working with responsibility since the beginning.
Doordarshan has contributed a lot towards the cultural heritage, literature and rural news.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/sep172006/district1649562006916.asp   (259 words)

 The Hindu Business Line : Doordarshan moves to pad up DTH bouquet
DOORDARSHAN has plans to increase from 30 the number of channels to be offered in its free-to-air bouquet of Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite television service.
Explaining the features, it said that the key benefits to users included a one-time investment on the receive system, its easy local availability, absence of any hidden/recurring cost, a bouquet that will be suitable for viewing by the whole family, excellent signal quality and freedom from intervention by a third player.
The 17 Doordarshan channels on offer are DD National, DD India, DD Bharati, DD Sports, DD News, DD Gyan Darshan and 11 regional language channels.
www.thehindubusinessline.com /2004/09/10/stories/2004091001291900.htm   (546 words)

 Doordarshan, Kabir Bedi team up to have “Knock-Out’ time : Happenings News : IndiaExpress.Com
India’s national television Doordarshan has teamed up with the renowned international star Kabir Bedi to present 'Knock-Out', one more in the series of game shows that have suddenly taken all the television channels by storm.
The show, which will be telecast on Sundays from January 28 on Doordarshan's national network DD one, will join others like Kaun Banega Crorepati on Star Plus hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, Sawaal Das Crore Ka by Anupam Kher and Manisha Koirala, and Jab Khelo Sab Khelo by Shekhar Suman on SABe TV.
He is successful and everyone respects him.'' He added, ''I started on the small screen by hosting a show for Delhi Doordarshan while in college.
www.apunkachoice.com /happenings/20001205-0.html   (378 words)

 Batting for Doordarshan-Kanpur Times-City Supplements-NEWS-The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This is because DD, as it is owned by the government, is the only channel wherein cable operators don't show their advertisement slides.
Another reason why Doordarshan is preferred over other channels for viewing cricket matches is its wide reach and better continuity in terms of transmission.
Asserts businessman Sudipto Roy, "Most of the satellite channels, including Doordarshan, are digital but unlike Doordarshan which is transmitted directly from the centre itself, other channels are transmitted through decoders used by cable operators which many a times create disturbance and disrupt the transmission.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/1526364.cms   (491 words)

 Committee moots Doordarshan,
It may be noted that Doordarshan has recently been exploring ways and means to deliver its content through the Net and digital terrestrial broadcasting.
Media analysts feel that as and when the Government gives a go-ahead to Doordarshan to start DTH broadcasting, the national broadcaster will be looking towards working closely with private channels in this regard.
Meanwhile, Doordarshan has set the ball rolling to put in place a platform for DTH broadcasting.
www.screenindia.com /jun02/tele10.htm   (438 words)

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