New Delhi: In a boost to India-Bangladesh cooperation, the Narendra Modi 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. At the same time, DD India would be made available in Bangladesh for being viewed by the people there.
“DD India will be shown in Bangladesh and in South Korea as per an agreement signed between India and these countries,” said Union I&B minister Prakash Javadekar.
“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,” said Mr Javadekar.
“We have entered into agreement with South Korea also, where South Korea will show DD India and we will also air South Korean KBS channel,” he said.
This arrangement is as a result of an MoU signed between Prasar Bharati and Bangladesh TV(BTV) on 7th May, 2019. The channel – BTV World 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 film Director/Producer Shri Shyam Benegal.
The government 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....