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The present process for change was initiated in 2018, when Prasar Bharati began a manpower audit.(Twitter)

Prasar Bharati looks at BBC model for makeover

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 01:51 PM IST
  • The plan, which has been in the works for three years, is presently under consideration.
In 2020, Prasar Bharati’s mobile application ‘NewsOnAir’ added more than 2.5 million users with the platform registering over 300 million views.(TWITTER/@prasarbharati.)
In 2020, Prasar Bharati’s mobile application ‘NewsOnAir’ added more than 2.5 million users with the platform registering over 300 million views.(TWITTER/@prasarbharati.)

Prasar Bharati’s digital viewership sees spurt in India, Pakistan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 09:25 PM IST
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said the channels across Doordarshan and Akashvani clocked over a billion digital views and over six billion digital watch minutes in the year.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said the channels across Doordarshan and Akashvani clocked over a billion digital views and over six billion digital watch minutes in the year.(Vipin Kumar/HT representative image)
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said the channels across Doordarshan and Akashvani clocked over a billion digital views and over six billion digital watch minutes in the year.(Vipin Kumar/HT representative image)

Prasar Bharati’s digital channels grow 100% in 2020; Pakistan second highest audience

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:26 PM IST
Prasar Bharati’s mobile application ‘NewsOnAir’ added more than 2.5 million users with the platform registering over 300 million views.
The Delhi High Court asked the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati to treat as a representation plea seeking to resume all channels, stations, services and units of All India Radio (AIR) discontinued during the Covid-19 pandemic.(File photo)
The Delhi High Court asked the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati to treat as a representation plea seeking to resume all channels, stations, services and units of All India Radio (AIR) discontinued during the Covid-19 pandemic.(File photo)

Delhi HC asks Prasar Bharati to treat as representation plea seeking to resume all AIR units

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:52 PM IST
A division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan disposed of the public interest litigation filed by All India Radio Casual Announcers and Comperes Union and AIR Broadcasting Professionals Association.
The GoM includes Cabinet ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smriti Irani, Prakash Javadekar, S Jaishankar, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, and Union ministers Kiren Rijiju, Hardeep Singh Puri, Anurag Thakur and Babul Supriyo.(Mohd Zakir/HT file photo)
The GoM includes Cabinet ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smriti Irani, Prakash Javadekar, S Jaishankar, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, and Union ministers Kiren Rijiju, Hardeep Singh Puri, Anurag Thakur and Babul Supriyo.(Mohd Zakir/HT file photo)

GoM lays out plan for govt’s media outreach

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 01:58 PM IST
The recommendations, part of a report accessed by HT, were made after extensive sittings by the GoM to discuss “Government Communication” and include evolving a multipronged strategy to amplify messages through media engagement, outreach programmes at the level of states and districts, and working with influencers.
Prasar Bharti.(Twitter)
Prasar Bharti.(Twitter)

Prasar Bharti ends ad hoc arrangement with PTI, UNI; to call for fresh bids from news agencies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 10:23 AM IST
According to a person aware of the developments, the formal contract between Prasar Bharati and PTI had come to an end in 2006, after which payments and service continued in an ad hoc manner
A Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope.(Representational Photo/HT)
A Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope.(Representational Photo/HT)

Centre to ramp up AIR reach including in border areas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 09:24 AM IST
AIR transmitters cover 99.2% of the country by population and 92 % by area
Rakul Preet Singh has been named in a drug case in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput death probe.
Rakul Preet Singh has been named in a drug case in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput death probe.

Rakul Preet Singh moves HC alleging a ‘media trial’, court issues notice

UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Actor Rakul Preet Singh has moved the Delhi High Court after reports that she was named by Rhea Chakraborty in a drug case related to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Actor Rakul Preet Singh spotted at Bandra in Mumbai on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Actor Rakul Preet Singh spotted at Bandra in Mumbai on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

Delhi High Court issues notice to Centre, Prasar Bharati, NBA on plea by actor Rakul Preet Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 12:13 PM IST
The actor had moved court alleging media trial over reports she had been named by fellow actor Rhea Chakraborty as among those within Bollywood who consume drugs.
Union housing minister Hardeep Singh Puri at a press conference in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Union housing minister Hardeep Singh Puri at a press conference in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Centre asks PTI to pay dues of over Rs84 crore for its office

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 02:01 AM IST
The notice comes two weeks after national broadcaster Prasar Bharati threatened to cancel its subscription to the news agency for its coverage.
There is still discussion on who will be the chairman of the Prasar Bharati board.(Prasar Bharati /Twitter Photo)
There is still discussion on who will be the chairman of the Prasar Bharati board.(Prasar Bharati /Twitter Photo)

Prasar Bharati to get five new board members

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 01:45 PM IST
According to the Prasar Bharati Act, there can be six part-time members on the board apart from other ex-officio members.
The Amarnath Yatra was scheduled to begin from June 23, but was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is now expected to begin on July 23.(HT Photo)
The Amarnath Yatra was scheduled to begin from June 23, but was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is now expected to begin on July 23.(HT Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor performs Pratham Aarti, Amarnath Yatra to begin on July 23

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 03:44 PM IST
This year’s Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir Himalayas would have to be undertaken in a restricted manner due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Prasar Bharati (PB), supposedly an independent broadcaster we once gullibly believed could be the equal of the British Broadcasting Corporation, has threatened “to review its subscription to the Press Trust of India (PTI)”(Twitter)
Prasar Bharati (PB), supposedly an independent broadcaster we once gullibly believed could be the equal of the British Broadcasting Corporation, has threatened “to review its subscription to the Press Trust of India (PTI)”(Twitter)

Why Prasar Bharati is wrong to rebuke PTI, writes Karan Thapar

UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 06:04 AM IST
The broadcaster failed to understand, or overlooked, that Press Trust of India’s interviews with China’s ambassador to India and India’s envoy to China were clearly news
It is the media’s job to bring bad news. The PM should take note of that news and act on it rather than try to suppress it. He should not shoot the messenger, he should listen to the message(Hindustan Times)
It is the media’s job to bring bad news. The PM should take note of that news and act on it rather than try to suppress it. He should not shoot the messenger, he should listen to the message(Hindustan Times)

For a leader, there’s value in knowing the bad news, writes Mark Tully

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 08:13 PM IST
There is still critical coverage of the government in the media. But it is instructive to see the ways in which the government exerts pressures on the media in an effort to keep organisations and their journalists in line.
All India Radio (AIR) office, in New Delhi. (HT File Photo)
All India Radio (AIR) office, in New Delhi. (HT File Photo)

Prasar Bharati sets up recruitment board

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:10 PM IST
According to an official order, Jagdish Upasane, who is director of Bharat Prakashan , would be the first chairperson of the six member Prasar Bharati Recruitment Board (PBRB).
This is the first time India’s public service broadcaster has got its own recruitment board after it was set up as an autonomous body in 1997 under the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act, 1990.(File photo)
This is the first time India’s public service broadcaster has got its own recruitment board after it was set up as an autonomous body in 1997 under the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act, 1990.(File photo)

Prasar Bharati sets up its own recruitment board

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 11:21 PM IST
Prasar Bharati on Wednesday established its first recruitment board for appointing persons to posts carrying a scale of pay less than that of a Joint Secretary to the government of India.
According to a person familiar with the matter, a strong letter has been sent by the public broadcaster, expressing displeasure over the kind of reporting done by the agency.(Reuters file photo for representation)
According to a person familiar with the matter, a strong letter has been sent by the public broadcaster, expressing displeasure over the kind of reporting done by the agency.(Reuters file photo for representation)

Prasar Bharati issues a letter to PTI over reporting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 04:30 AM IST
Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati is reconsidering its equation with the Press Trust of India (PTI) and is learnt to have sent a letter to the news agency over its reporting.
A still from Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.
A still from Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.

Ramayan: Prasar Bharati CEO says people mocked plan for rerun, asked ‘Who will watch it’

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 11:01 AM IST
Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to the metaphorical “Lakshman Rekha” when he ordered the first India lockdown became the tipping point for Prasar Bharati to go all in on mythological content.
Shri Krishna was telecast on Doordarshan in the nineties and gained much popularity.(Twitter/@DDNational)
Shri Krishna was telecast on Doordarshan in the nineties and gained much popularity.(Twitter/@DDNational)

After Ramayan, Prasar Bharati counts on magic of Shri Krishna

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 07:58 AM IST
Mythological series Ramayan and Mahabharat returned on Doordarshan on public demand during Covid-19 lockdown and were quite popular.
Representational images.(HT file)
Representational images.(HT file)

Tripura to start neighbourhood classes with 1:5 teacher-student ratio

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Beb Barman
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 02:35 PM IST
The government has already started classes through 13 local TV channels and online medium for the students during lockdown.
All India Radio (AIR) office, in New Delhi. (HT File Photo)
All India Radio (AIR) office, in New Delhi. (HT File Photo)

Prasar Bharati likely to soon get its own recruitment board

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2020 04:36 AM IST
There are around 40,000 employees who presently work with Prasar Bharati, including Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR).
According to the order dated January 14, the Executive Council (EC) of the NMML has been reconstituted and it will be now chaired by Misra.
According to the order dated January 14, the Executive Council (EC) of the NMML has been reconstituted and it will be now chaired by Misra.

Nripendra Misra appointed head of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library executive council

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 10:49 AM IST
According to the order dated January 14, the Executive Council (EC) of the NMML has been reconstituted and it will be now chaired by Misra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 56th annual convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Chennai on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Doordarshan producer stopped live telecast of PM Narendra Modi’s Chennai event, suspended

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 06:55 PM IST
The suspension order, viewed by HT does not mention the reason for the suspension; but says that the official, R Vasumathi has been suspended under central civil services rules of 1965.
Public broadcaster Doordarshan India will soon be available overseas, union minister for information and broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Public broadcaster Doordarshan India will soon be available overseas, union minister for information and broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Doordarshan will soon be available across the world, says Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2019 08:05 PM IST
Broadcaster Prasar Bharati, of which DD is an arm, has been working on getting DD India, a television channel, and a digital app NewsonAir App,off the ground to broadcast news and special features on TV and radio in countries across the world.
A dip in viewership of Doordarshan, which has separate channels for news and general entertainment, is the reason behind the decision.(HT Photo)
A dip in viewership of Doordarshan, which has separate channels for news and general entertainment, is the reason behind the decision.(HT Photo)

Doordarshan plans to rope in professionals

Hindustan Times, NEW DELHI | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 04:48 AM IST
Union I&B minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Thursday that separation of functions would be undertaken as all channels had a unique character.
The three-member committee was formed after the Congress party, alleged bias by DD News while broadcasting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ programme for nearly an hour(Photo: Twitter)
The three-member committee was formed after the Congress party, alleged bias by DD News while broadcasting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ programme for nearly an hour(Photo: Twitter)

Prasar Bharati to continue monitoring airtime

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 11:47 AM IST
In a decision taken last month, Prasar Bharati has decided to continue monitoring the allocation of airtime even though elections are over and the model code of conduct is no longer applicable.
The idea was to reach an English-speaking audience, global opinion-makers and influencers, apart from the Indian diaspora.(Twitter/Prasar Bharati)
The idea was to reach an English-speaking audience, global opinion-makers and influencers, apart from the Indian diaspora.(Twitter/Prasar Bharati)

Prasar Bharati getting ready to tell the India story offshore

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 08:24 AM IST
DD is now available in Canada, US, Mauritius and it will soon be available in South Korea and Bangladesh.
The minister lauded public broadcasters DD and All India Radio (AIR) for their credible programmes and coverage and asked officials to promote channels like DD Bharati.(PTI File Photo)
The minister lauded public broadcasters DD and All India Radio (AIR) for their credible programmes and coverage and asked officials to promote channels like DD Bharati.(PTI File Photo)

New government to retain autonomy of Prasar Bharati: Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2019 12:55 PM IST
Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare said a three-year plan has been approved by the government to develop the infrastructure of Prasar Bharati at an expenditure of Rs 1,054 crore.
According to the chief executive officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati, Shashi Shekhar Vempanti, the report is likely to be shared with the poll body on a bi-weekly basis going forward.(Prasar Bharati / Twitter Image)
According to the chief executive officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati, Shashi Shekhar Vempanti, the report is likely to be shared with the poll body on a bi-weekly basis going forward.(Prasar Bharati / Twitter Image)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Prasar Bharati to get weekly report of political coverage

Hindustan times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 07:09 AM IST
Last week, the Election Commission criticised the broadcaster for not giving adequate airtime to political parties other than the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
After complaints from Opposition parties that DD News had shown bias while broadcasting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Main Bhi Chowkidar programme, the poll panel issued a notice to the channel.(File Photo)
After complaints from Opposition parties that DD News had shown bias while broadcasting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Main Bhi Chowkidar programme, the poll panel issued a notice to the channel.(File Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: I&B ministry asks Prasar Bharati to follow poll code

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2019 09:24 AM IST
This comes after the Election Commission (EC) wrote to the ministry on Tuesday about airtime coverage given to various political parties being “disproportionate and not balanced”.
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