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AIR, DD to soon go digital

All India Radio and Doordarshan are soon to go digital with President Pratibha Patil today saying that the process for the technical innovation is on.

delhi Updated: Feb 22, 2010 14:03 IST

All India Radio and Doordarshan are soon to go digital with President Pratibha Patil today saying that the process for the technical innovation is on.

"Access to news and entertainment must be made affordable and universal. To this end, in addition to notifying guidelines for providing Headend in the Sky services, the digitalization of both All India Radio and Doordarshan is on the anvil," she said.

Patil was addressing Parliament on the first day of the Budget session.

She said the upcoming Commonwealth Games will be covered in High Definition format by Doordarshan for the first time. High Definition TV or HDTV refers to video having resolution substantially higher than traditional TV systems.

Noting that Indians are being recongnised in the international art arena, the President said, "We also take pride that Indian films and music compositions have got international acclaim and recognition for our artists."