New Delhi : Doordarshan ensured Republic Day telecast a “visual treat” for viewers, Doordarshan has installed 24 high-definition cameras and deputed nearly 100 skilled professionals along the Rajpath for the grand event.
Officials said that a highly-skilled team of technical and programming professionals has been strategically deputed to cover the event where the US President Barack Obama was present as the Chief Guest.
Giving details, an official said that of the 24 high-definition cameras, two were robotic, while three were jimmy jibs.
While six of the high-definition cameras were placed at the India Gate, six more are there at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Ten cameras were positioned at Rajpath while two robotic cameras are positioned in the presidential box to capture visuals of the VIPs at the parade.
“We wanted it to be a visual treat for the viewers,” ADG Doordarshan Mahesh Joshi said.
Among the team of Doordarshan professionals, there were four commentators and the event was telecast live on all Doordarshan channels, officials said.
Doordrashan managed to air the event as planned despite minor technical errors due to wet conditions caused by the rain.