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AIR to launch two 24-hour music channels

AIR will also offer news on phones and will also digitise its services.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2006 16:41 IST
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All India Radio has decided to launch two 24-hour music channels exclusively for Carnatic and Hindustani classical music from July, AIR Director General Brijeshwar Singh said on Wednesday.

The services of the new channels will be available on the DTH platform, he added.

The Carnatic music channelwill start from Bangalore while the Hindustani channel will be aired from Lucknow.

The Bangalore station will also come up with a service where news will be available on BSNL mobile sets. Similar services will later be provided by stations in Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Patna.

AIR also has plans to digitise its radio transmission during the eleventh plan period.