New Delhi, June 19: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday announced that state-run DD India will now be telecast in Bangladesh and South Korea. DD India is a full-fledged English news channel run by Prasar Bharati. Official channels of Bangladesh and South Korea will be aired in India now onwards, added Prakash Javadekar.
"Today India has entered into an agreement with Bangladesh so that DD India will be shown on Bangladesh TV set up. In return, Bangladesh official channel will also be available in India," Javadekar told news agency ANI. "We have entered into an agreement with South Korea also, where South Korea will show DD India and we will also allow South Korean KBS channel in India," he added. Only BS-6 Vehicles to Be Available from Next Year: Javadekar.
The union minister said the mutual cooperation with neighbouring countries is important. The government has decided to show BTV World, a channel owned by Bangladesh TV, on the Doordarshan Free Dish which will be available for the viewers of Doordarshan in our country, the ministry said in a statement. Television Serial Titles Must Go In Indian Languages Apart From English, Government Tells TV Channels.
"It has also approved the proposal of Prasar Bharati for making available the KBS World, an English 24x7 channel of Government of Republic of South Korea on the DD Free Dish for the Indian viewers," it added.