Doordarshan plans to replace logo, invites entries

This comes as part of Prasar Bharati’s efforts to revive viewership and finances of the Doordarshan network.

india Updated: Jul 25, 2017 17:16 IST
Harveen Ahluwalia
Harveen Ahluwalia
Livemint, New Delhi
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Doordarshan has been sporting the current logo since 1959, which symbolises the human eye.(Twitter)

Doordarshan, the state-owned broadcaster, is planning to change its iconic logo and create something youthful in a bid to tap the “children of liberalisation”, moving away from nostalgia.

In an invitation issued on Monday evening, Doordarshan asked for entries from the public, seeking a new logo design to improve the look and feel of the network.

“Much of the population today is under 30 years of age. These are the children of liberalization who have not grown up with Doordarshan. They don’t share the same nostalgia factor which the earlier generation did,” said Shashi Shekhar Vempati, chief executive officer at public broadcaster Prasar Bharati, which runs Doordarshan and All India Radio.

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First Published: Jul 25, 2017 16:57 IST