Television

Prasar Bharati's Rs 280 crore debt to govt agencies

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2015/08/28/Prasar%20Bharati.jpg?itok=l2E2S3ln

NEW DELHI: The empire is striking back. The Indian government today said it is taking action at the appropriate level to recover Rs 279.64 crore that is owed by All India Radio and Doordarshan to different government agencies for usage of transponders on ISRO satellites and also the spectrum during 2011-12 and 2012-13.



Prasar Bharati is itself expected to pay the various Central/State/Paramilitary/police organisations the cost of safeguarding the infrastructure, installations, land, buildings of AIR and DD, (such as the Mumbai Kendra pictured here) located across the country

    

However, the government has already waived a sum of Rs 1349.54 crore that was due to various agencies till 31 March 2011 following the recommendation of the group of Ministers on Prasar Bharati in September 2011.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari told Parliament today that Prasar Bharati owes Rs 163.26 crore to the Indian Space Research Organisation for space segment and Rs 116.38 crore to the Communication and Information Technology Ministry as spectrum charges for these two years.

Of the dues, the share of All India Radio for 2011-12 and 2012-13 is Rs 36.46 crore (Rs 16.26 crore and Rs 20.2 crore respectively) while that of Doordarshan is Rs 243.18 crore (Rs 63.4 crore and Rs 179.78 crore respectively).

The Minister clarified that the government only meets the full bill for salary of the employees of the public service broadcaster, as recommended by the GoM.

Prasar Bharati is itself expected to pay the various Central/State/Paramilitary/police organisations the cost of safeguarding the infrastructure, installations, land, buildings of AIR and DD located across the country.

It also meets the salary and allowances of police and paramilitary personnel engaged by it out of its internal resources.

The annual dues on account of dues for such services are in the region of Rs 72 crore.

The Minister said if the pubcaster is unable to make a payment in a certain year, it makes sure this is done in the next financial year.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/21/top.jpg?itok=iVD9gYfB
Kids most benefited genre in Chrome DM week 46

With a growth of 1.07 per cent, the kids genre in all India 1 lakh+, marked the highest opportunity to see (OTS) among all categories in week 46 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media. Discovery garnered the highest OTS in kids’ genre with 90.5 per cent.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/20/ra.jpg?itok=DxzPxtHB
Viacom18 confirms the departure of Raj Nayak

In an official statement released to the media, Viacom18 confirmed the departure of Raj Nayak, the media network’s Chief Operating Officer.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/20/sony.jpg?itok=XlwZkCP5
Sony Pictures Networks India gears up for the India tour of Australia with engaging programming initiatives

For the year ending high-octane cricket series between India and Australia, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), will be undertaking several initiatives to enhance the viewing experience and increase engagement with cricket enthusiasts across the nation.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/20/sagnik.jpg?itok=kKMr0u3H
Sony Entertainment Television appoints Sagnik Mukherjee as AVP marketing

Sagnik Mukherjee is set to join Sony Entertainment Television as associate vice president marketing, a source close to the development confirmed to Indiantelevision.com.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/20/raj-nayak.jpg?itok=ZDdRSmtK
Viacom18 COO Raj Nayak quits

Colors' Big Boss has quit, according to media reports. We are talking about Viacom18 COO Raj Nayak, who is the brain behind the most popular reality show Big Boss.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/19/NG.jpg?itok=K2t16PB_
Monuments Turn Red, As National Geographic Raises an Alarm for Planet Conservation

Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, pollution in various parts of the world is at its peak, and tonnes of plastic waste is in the oceans.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/20/joy.jpg?itok=tz_9y8_I
Network 18's Joy Chakraborthy steps down

Forbes CEO and Network 18 President(Revenue) Joy Chakraborthy has stepped down from his role, according to media reports.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/19/jony.jpg?itok=pT_heat_
Sony BBC Earth hosts the extraordinary Natural History Producer and Global Storyteller, Jonny Keeling, in India

Sony BBC Earth, India’s No. 1 factual entertainment channel and home to the most iconic and premium content, continues to deliver to its promise of making the viewers ‘feel alive’.

Television TV Channels Factual @ Discovery
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/11/19/jumanji.jpg?itok=g7Q0FcKR
‘Ab Jungle meinhoga Dangal’ with the Hindi Television Premiere of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungleon November 24th at 8pm only on &pictures

Ever wonder how it feels to be inside a game and play the character you choose? In the brand-new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji.

Television TV Channels Movie Channels

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories