Doordarshan planning to launch its own OTT platform

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India’s state broadcaster, Doordarshan is reportedly planning to launch its own over-the-top (OTT) platform to stream all its services globally.

As cited in India Today, Supriya Sahu, Director General, Doordarshan said, “OTT is an important platform. Doordarshan is also planning to have its own digital platform where it can put out its content which can be available worldwide. CEOs of Prasar Bharati and Doordarshan are working on a project to evolve an online platform for the viewers.”

Asked about the shows, the new service it would offer, Sahu said, “We have a huge library of content. Some of our content is iconic. People of India associate themselves with our shows as they have grown up watching such shows. So we are trying to see if that kind of platform can be developed for us to utilise it.”

Doordarshan has been broadcasting since 1959 and has churned out some of the most iconic shows on Indian television including ‘Hum Log’, ‘Buniyaad’, ‘Fauji’, ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’, ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’, ‘Chitrahaar’, ‘Shaktimaan’, ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’, ‘Malgudi Days’, ‘Chandrakanta’ and ‘Shrimaan Shrimati’.

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