Television

DD News to broadcast opening and closing of Commonwealth Games as Ten Sports remains unrelenting

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2014/07/23/cwg.jpg?itok=m23qCLyf

NEW DELHI: Doordarshan News will telecast live the opening of the Commonwealth Games from Glasgow.

The telecast of the Games being held from 24 July to 4 August will commence at 1.00 am India time.

Programmes (Live/Highlights) will also be telecast during the Games on DD News.  That apart, All India Radio will carry the live commentary of the opening and closing and events involving Indians.

Regular Highlight Capsules will be telecast daily by DD News. All events where Indians are taking part will be highlighted with live coverage.

I&B Ministry secretary Bimal Julka told indiantelevision.com that the Ministry wanted the telecasts on DD News.

It is learnt that DD Sports and Ten Sports failed to reach an agreement on the issue, and the Ministry issued a show cause notice to Ten Sports on Tuesday evening for declining to share the feed with DD Sports.

Julka said, "We have recommended to Prasar Bharati to show the games on DD News. The Board was of the opinion that it would be a loss of revenue if sports is telecast on DD National." 

He said that the primary news bulletins in the mornings, afternoons and evenings will not be disturbed, unless there is some sporting event involving Indians.



The Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow is considered a sports event of national importance, making it mandatory for the rights holder (Ten Sports in this case) to share the broadcast with Prasar Bharati under the Prasar Bharati (Mandatory Sharing of Signals) Act. The sports event is mandated to be carried on the terrestrial network to ensure that viewers who do not have access to cable or DTH services can also view the games. Usually, DD telecasts such events on DD National (which is a terrestrial network) and on DD Sports (available on cable and DTH) after working out an agreement with the rights holder with regard to marketing and revenue sharing. Under the Act, DD gets 25 per cent of the commercial revenue, the rest going to the rights holder. 





Julka described as an exaggeration estimates by DD revealed that it would incur a loss of Rs 2.5 crore every day, totaling to a loss of Rs 27.50 crore in 11 days if it shifted its regular programming for the Games telecast.



Giving reasons for not shifting the Games to DD National, sources said around 2.8 million viewers may be affected by shifting DD News from the terrestrial mode for the period of CWG as compared to 115.3 million viewers if the games are shown on DD National. Similarly, DD National earns advertising revenue of about Rs 350 crore compared to Rs 5 crore by DD News which would be adversely affected. 

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/16/rescue.jpg?itok=Eb-MYe92
Discovery chronicles the harrowing story and extraordinary rescue of the thai soccer team that is captivating the world in Operation thai cave rescue

From the moment the heartbreaking news broke that 12 young Thai soccer players and their 25-year-old coach were stuck in a cave complex near the Myanmar border

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/16/smurf.jpg?itok=OSPCDkdg
Zee Cinema to air the animated movie Smurfs - The Lost Village on Saturday, 21st July at 12pm

If you’ve watched The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, you’re probably aware of the tiny blue creatures with white clothes and droopy hats living out their lives in blissful coexistence.

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/16/tlc.jpg?itok=z2Et6wll
TLC to premiere Curvy Bride Boutique for plus size brides

TLC, India’s go to lifestyle channel, is all set to premiere the most popular and talked about UK based show Curvy Bride Boutique from 16th July at 10 PM.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/16/lallan.jpg?itok=FMCuiPWF
India’s leading New Age News Brand TheLallantop.com set to take Television by storm

New-age digital brand TheLallantop.com is about to take the television screens by storm.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/14/fifa.jpg?itok=yb4fcOy_
FIFA legal action against BeoutQ for WC piracy

MUMBAI: FIFA will be taking legal action against Saudi Arabia-based BeoutQ, a pirated TV service operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), which continues its illegal piracy of 2018 FIFA World Cup broadcasts, according to an official statement, carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA)....

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/14/colors.jpg?itok=JUMddc-O
Viacom18 launches Colors Tamil HD in Singapore on Star Hub

After entering the Tamil GEC market, Viacom18, one of India’s largest entertainment conglomerates, has launched Colors Tamil HD on Star Hub, (channel no. 132) in Singapore.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/14/aparna.jpg?itok=4ouWUw2X
Zee Café, BBC Worldwide launch second season of premium British dramas

Zee Cafe has partnered with BBC Worldwide to once again entertain Indian audiences with premium British dramas.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/13/zee_0.jpg?itok=_b67Pd0P
Zee Tamil’s Sembaruthi completes 200 episodes!

Leading Tamil General Entertainment Channel (GEC) – Zee Tamil has been at the forefront of quality content across genres that caters to the diverse entertainment needs of Tamil audiences across the world.

Television TV Channels Regional
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/13/zee.jpg?itok=m6J6HJ9Z
Zee Telugu Announces World Television Premiere of Sai Pallavi and Naga Shaurya Starrer Kanam

Weekend plans just got better with Zee Telugu’s horror World Television Premiere, Kanam, to your home screens on Sunday! From the Abhinetri-famed director A L Vijay, Kanam is a supernatural tale which blends elements of revenge and horror to give the audiences a spine-chilling experience. The film...

Television TV Channels Regional

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories