NEW DELHI: Telecast of Doordarshan will be made mandatory on every direct to home and cable network, according to Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Speaking at a press meet in Ahmedabad, Javadekar said his aim was to make Doordarshan and All India Radio the first choice for viewers.
Javadekar invited suggestions from the public in this regard. "I held a meeting with local officials and asked them to come with ideas to improve the content of DD and AIR," he said. "To do that, we have decided to invite suggestions from people about what they would like to watch and listen," he added.
"We are taking steps to make Doordarshan channels available in all cable TV as well as direct to home platforms.”
He stressed on the need to convert the Medium Wave (MW) frequency of Akashvani to FM, “as a majority of radio sets catch only FM signals these days."