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Doordarshan

Doordarshan

Doordarshan is an Indian public service broadcaster ( Prasar Bharati) founded by the Government of India, owned by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and one of Prasar Bharati's two divisions

Doordarshan is an Indian public service broadcaster ( Prasar Bharati) founded by the Government of India, owned by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and one of Prasar Bharati's two divisions. One of India's largest broadcasting organisations in studio and transmitter infrastructure, it was established on 15 September 1959. Doordarshan, which also broadcasts on digital terrestrial transmitters, provides television, radio, online and mobile service throughout metropolitan and regional India and overseas.

History

The channel began modestly as an experimental broadcaster in Delhi on 15 September 1959, with a small transmitter and a makeshift studio. Regular daily transmission started in 1965 as part of All India Radio, with a five-minute news bulletin read by Pratima Puri. Salma Sultan joined Doordarshan in 1967, and became a news anchor.

Krishi Darshan debuted on Doordarshan on 26 January 1967, and is Indian television's longest running program.

Television service was extended to Bombay (now Mumbai) and Amritsar in 1972. Until 1975 only seven Indian cities had television service, and Doordarshan was the country's sole television provider.

Television service was separated from radio on 1 April 1976. The All India Radio and Doordarshan were placed under the management of separate directors-general in New Delhi. In 1982, Doordarshan became a national broadcaster.

Timeline

April 13, 2020
On 13 April 2020, DD Retro was launched by Prasar Bharati which showed old classic Hindi serials of Doordarshan.
August 15, 1982
Colour television began in India with the live telecast of the Independence Day speech by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 15 August of that year, followed by the colour telecast of the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi.[

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Lata Jha, Saumya Tewari
June 17, 2021
mint
With the match kicking off on a weekend, Star is expecting high viewership on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 9, 2020
NDTV.com
Nearly a month after leading Bollywood filmmakers filed a lawsuit in the Delhi High Court against "irresponsible reporting by certain media houses", the court today said "no defamatory content" should be uploaded on social media or displayed on their channels.
IANS
May 23, 2020
@bsindia
Ramayans four episodes a day format was based on the assumption of a 15-day lockdown
April 5, 2020
Jimmys Post
The coronavirus lockdown has been an unexpected boom for Doordarshan. The national broadcaster is back to being the most happening place with mega mythological serials from the golden era of Doorda...
April 4, 2020
Hindustan Times
After Doordarshan, Star Bharat has announced reruns of popular shows from the past-- Khichdi and Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai.
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