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DD India’s Europe transmission uninterrupted by Deutsche Welle contract expiry

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NEW DELHI: With Doordarshan’s contract with German pubcaster Deutsche Welle ending soon, the transmission of DD’s international channel DD India may go off the Hotbird European satellite.

 

However, Doordarshan sources told Indiantelevision.com that DD India is available and will continue to be available to European viewers via the INSAT 4B’s connectivity with IS 20 satellite.

 

Sources also said that the Prasar Bharati Board was considering various options available apart from IS 20, and will take a decision shortly.

 

The agreement with Deutsche Welle was a year-long agreement on barter basis under, which India was using the German pubcaster’s transponder on Hotbird and was transmitting their German channel on an Indian satellite.

 

Sources said that the stoppage of use of Hotbird will not mean depriving European viewers of DD India as the IS 20 transmission was on.

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