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Doordarshan to live stream India’s 67th Independence Day celebration on YouTube

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NEW DELHI: Doordarshan, which is telecasting the Independence Day celebrations live from Red Fort, will in association with YouTube live stream the 67th Indian Independence Day celebrations and the Prime Minister's address to the Nation for 2013.

This association will enable millions of Indians worldwide to enjoy high definition live feed on Doordarshan’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/DoordarshanNational) and get front row access to all the celebrations lined up for the grand event.

The live stream will be available on 15 August from 6:25 am onwards, capturing the flag-hoisting ceremony by the Prime Minister from the historic Red Fort, Delhi.

Users will also be able to enjoy highlight clips from the Independence Day celebrations.

Speaking on the association with YouTube, Doordarshan director general Tripurari Sharan said, “We are delighted to associate with YouTube to share the Independence celebrations with Indians across the globe. Streaming Independence Day celebration live on YouTube will help us to reach the global audience in a format which best suits today’s generation. Our streaming of the 67th Republic Day Parade also received a tremendous response with over 100,000 views. Our objective is to cater to our Indian and global audiences and take events of national importance not only to their TV screens.

Commenting on the initiative YouTube director content partnerships Gautam Anand, said, "We are delighted to partner with Doordarshan to join the celebration of India’s 67th Independence Day live from the historic Red Fort on YouTube. This is the first time we are live streaming India’s Independence Day celebrations and we hope that our users will enjoy the telecast wherever they’re in the world."

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