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IPTV: I&B mandates carriage of 24 DD channels

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NEW DELHI: Superseding its earlier orders in this connection, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has updated its list of channels to be compulsorily carried on the Internet Protocol Television (IPTV).



The new order lists a total of 24 channels, which includes 21 Doordarshan channels apart from Gyan Darshan, Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV.



The DD channels in the list are National, News, Bharati, Urdu, Sports, DD India, DD Kashir, DD Punjabi, DD Girnar, DD Sahyadiri, DD Saptagiri, DD Malayalam, DD Podhigal, DD Candana, DD Bangla, DD North East, DD Bihar, DD Uttar Pradesh, DD Rajasthan, DD Madhya Pradesh and DD Oriya.



The memorandum says it shall be obligatory for every IPTV Service Provider to provide these channels to the subscribers, irrespective of any bouquet(s) or a-la-carte channel(s) being subscribed by them. The IPTV Service Provider shall also place the above channels in the respective genre and shall display them in full television screen.

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