DD free channels to show Bangla and South Korean channels
20 June 2019
The 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, in a move to expand India-Bangladesh cooperation.
The government has also approved the proposal of Prasar Bharati for making available the KBS World, an English 24x7 channel of government of the Republic of South Korea on the DD Free Dish for the Indian viewers. Simultaneously, people of Korea would be able to view DD India in their country.
As per a memorandum of understanding signed between Prasar Bharati and Bangladesh TV (BTV), DD India would also be made available in Bangladesh for being viewed by the people in that country.
“We have decided to show BTV World, a channel owned by Bangladesh TV, on the DD 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,” information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javdekar was quoted as saying in an official release.
“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 with an earlier decision taken by the two governments to co-produce a film on Banga Bandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which will be directed by the eminent film director/producer Shyam Benegal,” the release added.