In a bid to boost India’s relations with its neighbors, the government has signed agreements with Bangladesh and South Korea, under which telecast of DD India channel will be available in those countries, while their state channels will be shown on DD Free Dish.
Government has decided to show BTV World, a channel owned by Bangladesh TV, on the Doordarshan Free Dish, which will be available for the viewers of Doordarshan in our country. At the same time, DD India would be made available in Bangladesh for being viewed by the people in that country.
The channel BTV World would be of special interest to the viewers of Eastern India. The decision marks an important watershed in the strengthening of ties between the two countries, and follows an earlier decision taken by the two governments to co-produce a film on Banga Bandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which will be directed by eminent film director and producer Shyam Benegal.
The government has also approved the proposal of Prasar Bharati for making available the KBS World, an English 24×7 channel of South Korean government on the DD Free Dish for Indian viewers. Simultaneously, people of that country would be able to view DD India.
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“India has entered into an agreement with Bangladesh to broadcast DD India on Bangladesh TV. In return, their official channel will also be available on DD Free Dish to 35 million households in India. The move is in line with India’s strategy to strengthen its relationships with neighboring countries and other Asian nations and will help promote robust cultural exchange. The Ministry’s recent advisory to private TV channels to ensure appropriate representation of children in dance reality shows, has been well-received by all concerned sections of the society including choreographers”.