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Breaking News :  DD India not going off air, says Prasar Bharati member SC Panda
Wednesday 26-August-2015, 16:19,
DD India not going off air, says Prasar Bharati member SC Panda
MUMBAI: DD India, which relays news
and other content to Indians who live
overseas, will most likely not be on
Hot Bird 13B as its satellite licence is
nearing expiry of its term.
Prasar Bharati is in talks for a
renewal of the distribution deal with
Deutsche Welle, but the German
pubcaster does not have bandwidth.
The carriage of DD India (earlier DD
World) on Hot Bird13B Satellite having
footprints in Europe, North Africa and
the Middle East could thus end.
DDG (commercial) CK Jain told
TelevisionPost.com that DD India’s
agreement with Deutsche Welle
expires on 30 September.
Prasar Bharati is working on various
options. “There are plans to renew it
but Deutsche Welle is not having the
bandwidth to carry the channel. If it
doesn’t work out, we won’t be on Hot
Bird 13B. So we are working on
various options. Either we will try to
do it ourselves or will talk to other
distributors,” he said.
Deutsche Welle had entered into an
agreement with DD India on 5 August
2014 to provide DD India with access
and reach to more than 120 million
international audiences in Europe,
Africa and the Middle East.
DD India is an international channel of
Doordarshan with a mission to build
bridges of communication with Indians
living abroad and to showcase the real
India. The programming of the
channel offers international viewers
an update on the Indian social,
cultural, political, current affairs and
economic scene. The channel is
available in free-to-air (FTA) mode.
The agreement between the two
entities had facilitated the
availability of DD programmes on a
‘free to air’ basic package mode, on a
DTH platform. This entailed coverage
of DD through whole of Europe, Asia,
North Africa and even up to Australia.
http://www.televisionpost.com/television...-expiring/
ANIL G
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Wednesday 26-August-2015, 18:15,
RE: DD India in trouble as satellite licence period is expiring
maybe thats why DD India is on Intelsat 20 at 68.5 east too in Cband
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Thursday 27-August-2015, 07:35,
DD India not going off air, says Prasar Bharati member SC Panda
DD India not going off air,
says Prasar Bharati
member SC Panda

MUMBAI: Refuting media reports about
DD India going off the air, public
broadcaster Prasar Bharati today said
that the channel will continue to be
available on other satellites even as it
continues to negotiate with Hot Bird
13B satellite and Deutsche Welle for
extension of carriage agreement.
Prasar Bharati member (personnel) SC
Panda said, “The report that DD India
is going off the air is unfounded and
baseless. On the contrary, the
channel is planning to expand its
footprint to several new areas of the
globe.”
DD India is currently distributed in
Canada, the USA, Mauritius and a few
other places through a separate
arrangement. It is also available on
Insat 4B.
As reported earlier by
TelevisionPost.com, the legal
agreement with Deutsche Welle,
through which the channel is
distributed in Europe via Hot Bird 13B,
is set to expire on 30 September 2015.
Prasar Bharati and Doordarshan are
trying to renew the agreement for
the Hot Bird 13B satellite space
either through Deutsche Welle or
directly through Hot Bird.
DDG (commercial) CK Jain had told
TelevisionPost.com that Prasar
Bharati was working on various
options. “There are plans to renew it
but Deutsche Welle is not having the
bandwidth to carry the channel. If it
does not work out, we won’t be on
Hot Bird 13B. So we are working on
various options. We will either try to
do it ourselves or talk to other
distributors,” he had said.
Furthermore, the Prasar Bharati
board is taking measures to increase
the distribution of DD India in other
parts of the globe and a proposal for
that has already been mooted. The
process will be initiated after the
approval of the proposal.
http://www.televisionpost.com/television...-sc-panda/
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Friday 28-August-2015, 14:42,
RE: DD India not going off air, says Prasar Bharati member SC Panda
NEW
DELHI:
With
Doordarshan’s
contract
with
German
pubcaster
Deutsche
Welle
ending
soon,
the
transmission
of
DD’s
international
channel
DD
India
may
go
off
the
Hotbird
European
satellite.
However,
Doordarshan
sources
told Indiantelevision.com that
DD
India
is
available
and will continue to be available to
European viewers via the INSAT 4B’s
connectivity with IS 20 satellite.
Sources also said that the Prasar
Bharati Board was considering various
options available apart from IS 20,
and will take a decision shortly.
The agreement with Deutsche Welle
was a year-long agreement on barter
basis under, which India was using the
German pubcaster’s transponder on
Hotbird and was transmitting their
German channel on an Indian satellite.
Sources said that the stoppage of use
of Hotbird will not mean depriving
European viewers of DD India as the IS
20 transmission was on.
http://www.indiantelevision.com/televisi...iry-150827
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Friday 28-August-2015, 16:06,
RE: DD India not going off air, says Prasar Bharati member SC Panda
There were half baked news from few sites telling that DD India itself will go off except for one website which clearly told it is going only from Hotbird 13 and there was no news about DD India itself closing down.
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