DD Bangalore Kendra to spruce up primetime

BANGALORE: Having noticed a slump in its post 7 pm primetime ratings, DD Bangalore Kendra is now gearing up to strengthen the band with more variety shows and popular programmes. 

The kendra has already got permission from Prasar Bharati to telecast approximately 270 episodes for the period between 5 September 2004 and 3 March 2005.



Serials, tele-films, tribal dances and history, and documentaries based on reputed Kannada works will be presented in the primetime band.

DD Kendra Bangalore director R Venkateswarlu told, "On analysing we found that our primetime ratings were weak after 7 pm. So now the Prasar Bharati has permitted us to telecast approximately 270 episodes from 5 September to 3 March. This will be mainly serials, tele-films, tribal dances and history, and documentaries based on reputed Kannada works."

Venkateswarlu said that the kendra would slot these shows on DD1 at 6.30 pm from Sunday to Thursday and on the satellite channel Chandana in the primetime band of 8 pm - 9 pm to compete with private satellite channels.

"On Sunday evening, we plan a programme on exclusive classical short stories named Katha Sagar, while Darpana that showcases serials and documentaries will air on weekdays. We are also reviving production of our daily serial Adachane Gagi Kshamisi, he added.

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