Eight Doordarshan studios have been equipped with state-of-the-art video walls and spectrum-efficient satellite equipment. This is part of the three-year action plan of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to modernize its infrastructure.
The state-of-the-art video walls, installed at a cost of Rs 10.75 crore, are at par with those in studio centres of leading international broadcasters. The induction of video walls will save a lot of time in physical erection of sets. It will give greater flexibility through dynamic change of backdrop by introducing live or recorded videos, graphics, and more, in studio sets as per program requirement.
The earth station, which is based on spectrum-efficient technology, will result in increasing capacity to almost double the number of channels in the same bandwidth. The new earth station is HD-capable and can give all the national channels of DD in HD. This state-of-the-art earth station will enable DD to save cost on teleport of DD channels, and also allow inclusion of new channels in DD bouquet.