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Digitisation of 17 major DD kendras complete















NEW DELHI: All the 17 major Doordarshan Kendras were fully digitized during the 10th Plan period, information and broadcasting minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi told the Lok Sabha today.


In reply to a question, the minister said 48 major All India Radio (AIR) stations are proposed to be provided with hard disc based system along with server and storage systems as part of the modernization plan. Of these, 14 are in North Zone, 13 in West Zone, 10 in South Zone, six in North East and five in East Zone.

 

There is also a proposal to modernize and open new small studios. Thirty small studios have been partially digitalized during the 10th Plan period and a new small studio is under implementation at Tirupati as part of the continuing schemes.

 

Low end hard disc systems are to be provided at 61 AIR stations. Of these, 16 are in North Zone, nine each in North East and East Zones, 15 in West Zone and 12 in South Zone.

AIR has planned three new studios at Medium Wave (MW) stations, two at FM stations, and one new FM transmitter in different parts of the country. Apart from this, provision has been made for 24 small studios at new FM transmitter sites.

 

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