New Delhi : The Goverment has informed Lok Sabha yesterday that there are 64 slots for TV channels and 21 radio channels in Doordarshan’s free-to-air Direct-to-Home (DTH) service ‘DD Free Dish’.
The minister also said FDI equity inflows into the print media during the last 15 years was over Rs 400 crore and in Electronic Media the FDI inflow was to the tune of over Rs.1,450 crore over 15 years till September this year.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said hardware installation of DTH platform of upto 112 TV channels has been completed.
“Presently, there are 64 TV channels and steps have been taken to add 48 new channels. The capacity would be increased to 250 TV channels as part of approved 12th plan,” he said during Question Hour.
Prasar Bharati faced issues in implementing Conditional Access System (CAS), which is a part of upgraded system.
Rathore said Prasar Bharati has decided to adopt the Indian Conditional Access System (Indian CAS) which is being finalised by Department of Electronics and Information Technology.
“In addition, Department of Space has agreed in-principle to provide additional transponders on new GSAT 15 satellite required for upgradation to 250 TV channels,” he added.