Prasar Bharati

Social Media: A new mantra for public broadcasting

Friday 08 February, 2019
Internet and social media have transformed the media broadcast scene across the globe.

A 5 day workshop was conducted by Prasar Bharati at its national training academy NABM this week in Delhi to impart information on social media usage across all platforms to India's national broadcaster.

India’s Andaman Nicobar Islands get their first FM station

Thursday 31 January, 2019

FM 100.9 MHz, being broadcast from All India Radio Port Blair, is the 42nd FM Station of Vividh Bharati Network by Prasar Bharati, and the first in the Indian Union Territory of Andaman Nicobar Islands and surrounding South Andaman regions.

Prasar Bharati shuts down AIR’s national channel and five regional institutes

Monday 07 January, 2019


India’s Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has decided to shut down All India Radio’s only national channel to cut costs and to rationalise services.

No AIR for small Indian town

Thursday 22 May, 2014

A tiny Indian town's hopes of having its own local public FM radio station have been dashed after the country's public broadcaster cancelled plans to launch a channel

Alappuzha, in the backwaters of the state of Kerala, was promised an All India Radio FM channel two years ago and had already hired 35 staff in preparation.

"In 2012, Prasar Bharati approved the proposal for setting up a 10 KW FM station with a coverage of 50 km here. That proposal has been cancelled," an official with the national broadcaster in Alappuzha told The Times of India.

Director General of All India Radio retires

Monday 03 February, 2014

Having worked with India's national public radio broadcaster, All India Radio (AIR), for 26 years, R.Venkateswarlu retired on Jan 31 as Director General, a position he only took over three months ago.

Venkateshwarlu started his career with AIR in 1988 as the youngest station director of his time.

Over the years, he won appreciation for his initiatives in the realm of content creation, human resource development and revenue generation, say local media.

Indian broadcaster's 'highly paid' consultants scrutinised

Sunday 15 December, 2013

India's public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has an army of  almost 300 consultants on its books, many earning five figure monthly salaries, local media reports.

The organisation which runs public tv channels as well as All India Radio has come under scrutiny as it faces a serious cash crunch.

The Hindustan Times says last year, the government agreed to write off US$2 billion (Rs. 1,300 crore) of Prasar Bharati’s approved debt.

India's Punjab gets public station FM Gold

Friday 16 August, 2013

FM radio arrived in the Indian city of Ludhiana on Friday with the launch of FM Gold.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tiwari helped launch the station, which is operated by public broadcaster Prasar Bharati.

Ludhiana, in northwestern Punjab region, is only the fifth city after New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata to get the Gold service.

FM Gold Ludhiani will simulcast programmes from Delhi.

A local version of the station is also planned which will be ready by Diwali, Tiwari told the Times of India.

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