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Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati will soon share news bulletins from All India Radio (AIR) with private FM channels free of cost, but with conditions, on a trial basis said an official aware of the developments.(Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

For wider reach, AIR news to be shared with FM radios

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2019 10:36 PM IST
The move comes after private radios showed no interest in paying Prasar Bharati for airing AIR news. FM radios in India are not permitted to produce and air news bulletins.
Prasar Bharati, of which AIR is the radio broadcast arm, wants FM stations to be allowed to only replay the news that is aired on AIR, and wants these radio stations to pay for the content.(File Photo)
Prasar Bharati, of which AIR is the radio broadcast arm, wants FM stations to be allowed to only replay the news that is aired on AIR, and wants these radio stations to pay for the content.(File Photo)

FM channels may soon get to air AIR news bulletins

New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Vidhi Choudhary
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2018 10:46 PM IST
Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati will soon set up a joint committee with private radio stations to figure out how much it can charge FM channels for broadcasting news aired by All India Radio (AIR).
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