The Doordarshan Free Dish, a Prasar Bharati-owned DTH service of a bouquet of free-to-air channels, will make available television channels from Bangladesh and South Korea for its subscribers in India.
The Union 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 India.
Besides this, the government has also approved the proposal of Prasar Bharati for making available the KBS World – an English 24×7 channel of South Korea – on the DD Free Dish for the Indian viewers.
At the same time, DD India would be made available in Bangladesh and South Korea for being viewed by the people in those countries.
“We have decided to show BTV World, a channel owned by Bangladesh TV, on the DD Free Dish which will be available for the viewers of Doordarshan in our country. At the same time, DD India would be made available in Bangladesh,’’ Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters in New Delhi.
A ministry official added that the Bangladeshi channel would be of special interest to the viewers of Eastern India. “The decision marks an important watershed in the strengthening of ties between the two countries and follows with an earlier decision taken by the two governments to co-produce a film on Banga Bandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, which will be directed by the eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal,” the official added.