In a landmark step, India’s public broadcaster Prasar Bharati entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
Under the ambit of this MoU, 51 DTH education TV channels comprising of Swaymprabha (22 channels) (M/o Education), e-Vidya for classes 1 to 12 (12 channels) of NCERT, Vande Gujarat (Govt. of Gujarat) (16 channels), and DigiShala under M/o Electronics and IT (1 channel) shall be available as DD co-branded channels to all DD FreeDish viewers.
The services will be available free of cost for all the viewers 24×7, in line with government’s commitment towards skill development and providing quality education to the last person in the country. This government initiative will go a long way in achieving government’s goal of providing education to all.
Shashi Shekhar Vempati, CEO, Prasar Bharti has been elected as the vice president of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). The election took place during the General Assembly of the Union which was held virtually. Vempati has been elected to the office of the vice president, ABU for 3 years with immediate effect.