Doordarshan rev shows minor increase, ops costs decline

NEW DELHI: Doordarshan has earned revenue of just Rs 8.32 billion as against a total operational cost of Rs 20.89 billion which included Rs 14.19 billion given as salary support by the government during 2016.17.

Minister of state for information and broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said the Government is providing grants-in-aid to Prasar Bharati (All India Radio and Doordarshan) for 100 per cent salary support and central sector scheme (erstwhile Plan grant) for creation of capital assets and content development for Kisan Channel.

In 2015-16, DD earned revenue of just Rs 7.56 billion as against a total operational cost of Rs 18.7292 billion which included Rs 11.74 billion as salary support. In 2014-15, DD earned revenue of only Rs 9.12 billion as against a total operational cost of Rs 18.16 billion which included Rs 10.65 billion given as salary support.

The rest of the operational costs of Rs 6.70 billion in 2016-17, Rs 6.99 billion (2015-16) and Rs 7.52 billion (2014-15) came from Internal and Extra-Budgetary Resources (IEBR) of Doordarshan. All these amounts are exclusive of service tax, the Minister said.

The Minister said there has been a gradual increase in the operational costs of Doordarshan primarily attributable to hike in staff salaries in the wake of implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission.

However the other operating expenses have decreased due to strict financial prudence, the Minister claimed. The declining revenue trend over the recent past has also been arrested and increased by about 10 per cent last year.

Also Read:

Doordarshan mulls reach extension in south & east markets with new regional offerings

Doordarshan: Soaps & travelogues make Arun Prabha shortlist, presentations early July

Latest Reads
Mumbai Team franchisee owner unable to meet financial obligations towards Zee Maharashtra Kushti Dangal

Mr. Pranav Rajesh Dake, owner of Zee Maharashtra Kushti Dangal’s Mumbai team – Mumbai Astra has regrettably been unable to meet the financial obligations towards Zee Maharashtra Kushti Dangal (ZMKD), its players and technicians.

Television TV Channels Viewership
Zee TV gets ratings boost from Zee Rishtey Awards

Zee TV's recently concluded annual awards property, Zee Rishtey Awards, clocked the highest viewership ratings across award shows that took place in the last two years. As per the recently released BARC HSM weekly data (Urban + Rural) for the week 44 '18, it secured a viewership of 5495 TVTs, which...

Television TV Channels Viewership
No changes in Kannada, Marathi segments in BARC data week 44

In the Bengali space, Colors Bangla and Sony Aath swapped their fourth and fifth positions in BARC data week 44. News18 Bihar Jharkhand emerged as the new player in the market by securing fifth position. No changes were observed in the Kannada and Marathi segments.

Television TV Channels Viewership

Launched on November 19, 2014, EPIC celebrates the completion of four years on air, in which it has set aspirational benchmarks for Indian TV content.

Television TV Channels Music and Youth
Celebrating 100 years of Bengali cinema, Viacom18 and Film Heritage Foundation bring the 4th Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop to Kolkata

In line with the centenary celebration of the Bengali Film Industry, and with a purpose to encourage and give an impetus to film preservation and restoration, the 4th edition of Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India (FPRWI) 2018 was today inaugurated at Kolkata’s Rabindra Sadan.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Vimal Elaichi Pan Masala enters top 5 most advertised brands in BARC week 45

The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India has released its data for top advertisers and brands between 27 October-02 November 2018. The data is a reflection of top 10 advertiser and brands across genre on Indian television (U+R) : 2+ Individuals. The data demonstrates ads that were...

Television TV Channels Viewership
Zee Anmol back on top of Hindi channels across genres

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd's (Zeel) free to air (FTA) Hindi GEC Zee Anmol was back to second rank in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India’s (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genres in week 45 of 2018 (Saturday, 3 November 2018 to Friday, 9 November 2018, week under review...

Television TV Channels Viewership
MNX to premiere supernatural fright flick, ‘Wish Upon’

MNX, the preferred movie channel of the millennials, will premiere, American supernatural horror film, ‘Wish Upon’ for the first time on Indian television.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
Hill+Knowlton Strategies India wins communication mandate for Discovery India

After a competitive multi-agency pitch, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, one of India’s premier communications consultancies

Television TV Channels English Entertainment

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories