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PIB’s YouTube channel up and running, but misses PM Modi’s Yoga Day event

The Press Information Bureau’s official YouTube channel was unblocked at 8am on Thursday just after PM Modi’s yoga event got over. The channel was blocked as YouTube was updating its “partner agreements”.

india Updated: Jun 21, 2018 14:28 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga on International Yoga Day in Dehradun in Uttarakhand on Thursday.(Reuters)

The Press Information Bureau’s official YouTube channel was unblocked at 8am on Thursday just after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s yoga event got over, a senior official said.

The channel was blocked as YouTube was updating its “partner agreements”, a spokesperson for the website had said on Wednesday.

“YouTube unblocked PIB’s YouTube channel today at 8 am,” a senior official said today.

But PIB could not live stream the prime minister’s event from the Uttarakhand capital Dehradun on International Yoga Day as the function got over at 8am.

The problem was communicated to YouTube India on Wednesday, a PIB source said.

PIB India’s YouTube channel had been experiencing a technical glitch because of which viewers were not able to access content on the channel, the source had said on Wednesday.

On trying to watch a video, an error message was displayed: “This video contains content from Press Information Bureau. It is not available in your country.”

YouTube channels of MIT Open Courseware (which has north of 1.5 million subscribers), Jamendo Music and Blender Foundation (with over 190,000 subscribers) were also blocked.

“Videos on a limited number of sites have been blocked as we updated our partner agreements. We are working with them to get their videos back online,” the YouTube spokesperson had said on Wednesday.

Officials said the channel was blocked from June 15 (Saturday) and came to the notice of officials on June 18 when a press conference of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal could not be streamed live.

PIB YouTube channel, which was launched in 2016, has 1,52,804 subscribers and 3,560 uploaded videos.

First Published: Jun 21, 2018 14:25 IST