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Doordarshan Goes For Major Revamp To Increase Viewership Stagnant For Decades

Doordarshan Goes For Major Revamp To Increase Viewership Stagnant For Decades

The government had earlier told Parliament that the gross unique viewership of Doordarshan channels was 760.4 million in 2019, 747 million in 2020, and 684.9 million in 2021.

12 August 2022
Prasar Bharati Asks BARC India To Act Against 9 Zee Media News Channels

Prasar Bharati Asks BARC India To Act Against 9 Zee Media News Channels

It asked the BARC to take ‘necessary action’ against the nine TV channels belonging to Zee Media

05 April 2022

Govt Asks BARC To Release News Ratings With Immediate Effect

This comes after over a year of suspension of television news ratings following the controversy surrounding the alleged TRP (television rating points) scam...

Nostalgia: From Lord Clive To Swadeshi Thakur, How Bengal’s Durga Puja Transformed

Nostalgia: From Lord Clive To Swadeshi Thakur, How Bengal’s Durga Puja Transformed

During the 1920 and 1930s, the emergence of community puja transformed Durga puja from a rich men's puja to a people's festival, as freedom fighters made good...

13 October 2021

Prasar Bharati Finds Second-Highest Audience In Pakistan, Sees 100% Digital Growth In 2020

Its mobile application 'NewsOnAir' added more than 2.5 million users with the platform registering over 300 million views.

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04 November 2020
Prasar Bharati Signs MoU With Electronics & IT Ministry To Launch 51 Education TV Channels

Prasar Bharati Signs MoU With Electronics & IT Ministry To Launch 51 Education TV Channels

The programmes will be instrumental in bringing quality education to rural and remote areas,


17 October 2020
Press, Trust and India: Govt Mulls Its Own News Service

Press, Trust and India: Govt Mulls Its Own News Service

The proposal to launch a full-fledged news agency involves using the huge network of Doordarshan and All India Radio.


09 October 2020
Staff Crunch Halts Airing Of Modi's Mann Ki Baat In 10 Countries

Staff Crunch Halts Airing Of Modi's Mann Ki Baat In 10 Countries

The External Service Division (ESD) of AIR, which broadcasts radio programmes in 15 countries, doesn’t have translator-cum-announcers to interpret and air it.


08 August 2020
Over 160 Million Watched Live Telecast Of Ram temple Event: Prasar Bharati CEO

Over 160 Million Watched Live Telecast Of Ram temple Event: Prasar Bharati CEO

Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said the viewership was of Doordarshan's live coverage was carried by nearly 200 TV channels during the main events...


27 June 2020
Prasar Bharti Warns PTI For 'Anti-national' Reporting, Threatens To End 'Relationship': Report

Prasar Bharti Warns PTI For 'Anti-national' Reporting, Threatens To End 'Relationship': Report

In a controversial interview which was published by PTI on June 25, a Chinese diplomat had put the onus to resolve the India-China crisis on India.


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27 March 2020
Prasar Bharati To Re-Telecast 'Ramayan' From March 28 On 'Public Demand' During Lockdown

Prasar Bharati To Re-Telecast 'Ramayan' From March 28 On 'Public Demand' During Lockdown

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted on Friday announcing the re-run of the Tv show 'on public demand'


04 January 2019
Prasar Bharati To Shut Down National Channel, Regional Training Academies In Five Cities

Prasar Bharati To Shut Down National Channel, Regional Training Academies In Five Cities

The national channel, which broadcasts from 6PM to 6 AM, came up in 1987 and played an important role in keeping people abreast with national issues.


16 November 2018
NCW Seeks Prasar Bharti, I&B Reports On AIR Sexual Harassment Cases

NCW Seeks Prasar Bharti, I&B Reports On AIR Sexual Harassment Cases

Several cases of alleged mishandling of sexual harassment complaints have been reported from different AIR stations in the wake of the recent #MeToo movement.




16 February 2018
Prasar Bharati Not To Hire Siddharth Zarabi, Abhijit Majumder For Top Edit Posts, Blocks I&B Ministry's Proposals

Prasar Bharati Not To Hire Siddharth Zarabi, Abhijit Majumder For Top Edit Posts, Blocks I&B Ministry's Proposals

Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati tweeted that the reports were based on a false account of proceedings.


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14 February 2018
Prasar Bharati Shortlists Journalist Abhijit Majumder For Top Edit Job, Siddharth Zarabi May Head DD News

Prasar Bharati Shortlists Journalist Abhijit Majumder For Top Edit Job, Siddharth Zarabi May Head DD News

According a report, a high-level committee has identified Zarabi for head of TV News in DD News and Majumder for the position of chief editor, Prasar Bharati...


17 August 2017
Yes, Prasar Bharati Did Ask Tripura CM Manik Sarkar To Censor Independence Day Speech: Doordarshan

Yes, Prasar Bharati Did Ask Tripura CM Manik Sarkar To Censor Independence Day Speech: Doordarshan

UK Sahoo, DD’s Agartala centre head, said after recording Sarkar’s speech on August 14, he felt that it was controversial, but Sarkar’s words meant he...


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