Autonomy of Prasar Bharati paramount: Prakash Javadekar

MUMBAI: I&B minister Prakash Javadekar has highlighted the significance of the autonomy of the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati, stating that press freedom is sacrosanct.

Speaking on the sidelines of flagging off of digital service newsgathering (DSNG) vans for DD News, he also talked about the enhanced viewer experience through the deployment of these DSNG vans with HD compatibility.

He also appreciated the expansion of Prasar Bharati on social media platforms viz. YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

I&B secretary Amit Khare talked about the significance of the initiative in ensuring live coverage of events throughout the length and breadth of the country.

Adding a new chapter in public broadcasting, 17 new DSNG vans for DD News were flagged off by Javadekar. These vans are equipped to telecast live using the video stream from multiple cameras.

All of them are equipped to support the telecast of content in High Definition through which viewers across the country will be able to access high-quality content.

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