New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to launch DD Arunprabhaat the Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) in Itanagar on Saturday.
This will be the first dedicated 24×7 television channel for people of Arunachal Pradesh.
DD Arunprabha channel will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including a digital satellite news-gathering unit to provide live coverage from remote areas, for 24×7 telecast. The playout facility and the earth station established at DDK Itanagar will ensure seamless transmission of the channel.
The Rs 60 crore project is part of the Rs 1,054.52 crore fund approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday for Prasar Bharati’s broadcasting infrastructure and network development.
The government approved the launch of the channel in Itanagar to fulfil the aspirations of the people of the North-east Region, it said.
DD Arunprabha will showcase various programmes based on the diverse culture of the northeastern states. It will be Doordarshan’s second channel for the northeastern region. The public service broadcaster already runs DD Northeast, a channel that telecasts entertainment and information based programmes in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali and other languages of the northeastern states