New Delhi: Prasar Bharati today denied the reports in a section of the media that "DD India going off air". The report is unfounded and base less, said the Member (Personnel) of Prasar Bharati Shri S.C. Panda. On the contrary, he said, the Broadcast major is planning to expand its footprint to several new areas of the globe.
DD India is very much available in Insat 4B and will continue the same. Currently DD India channel is being distributed in Canada, USA, Mauritius and a few other places through separate arrangement. DD India is presently being distributed in Europe via HotBird 13B ?through a legal agreement with Deutsche Welle which will expire on September 30,2015. However, Prasar Bharati and Doordarshan have been trying to renew the agreement for the HotBird 13 B satellite space either through Deutsche Welle or directly through HotBird.
Further more, the Prasar Bharati Board is also taking measures to increase the distribution of DD India channel in other parts of the Globe and for that a proposal has already been circulated among the Board members and the process will be initiated after the approval.