24th satellite channel launched successfully in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
February 13th, 2019
Prime minister Narendra Modi on February 9, 2019, launched DD Arunprabha in Arunachal Pradesh. DD Arunprabha is the 24th satellite station functioned by Doordarshan. It is furnished with cutting edge facilities, including a Digital Satellite News Gathering unit to give a live report from remote areas, for 24x7 broadcast. The playout facility and the earth stations set up at DDK Itanagar will guarantee consistent transmission of DD Arunprabha.
The Prime Minister said that so as to strengthen and build up the way of life of Arunachal Pradesh, the devoted 24x7 satellite TV station has been released by the Government.
DD Arunprabha will show the rich custom and assorted variety of neighbourhood culture. Not exclusively will it help coordinate North-East with the nation, it will also bring alive the wonderfulness of North-East via airing content sensitive to the necessities and yearnings of neighbourhood population including news, travelogues, fantastic shows, documentaries, magazines, telefilms, unscripted TV dramas, day by day shows, and so forth.
Modi additionally established the framework stone of Film and Television Institute (FTI). The permanent campus of the organization will come up at Jollang-Rakap (Jote), Papum Pare, around 20 km. from Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh. This is the third Film and Television Institute of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the initial two being FTII Pune and SRFTI Kolkata. It is the main Film and Television Institute of the whole North-East.
Being developed at a maximum evaluated cost of Rs 204.32 crore and expected to be finished in 25 months' time, the organization will give a lift to the youths of the North-East in film and TV division.
Discussing the Film and Television Institute to be created in Jote, the Prime Minister said that it would not just give new paths and chances to the youths, however; would equally be a lift for the declaration of the way of life of the State.