Doordarshan, India's public sector broadcaster, has set aside an amount of Rs. 1209 crore of a total approved outlay of Rs. 1369 crores, just for digitization, as per the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-2012). According to Ambika Soni, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, the work will involve digitization of existing studios, establishment of digital transmitters, replacement & augmentation of old studio, transmitter & satellite broadcast equipment & setting up of HDTV facilities. Current State Of Digitization Of Doordarshan; Plans Doordarshan has exclusive rights to terrestrial broadcasting spectrum in India, and it is expected that digitization will free up spectrum currently used for analog transmission, allowing more channels. There is a possibility that extra spectrum could be used by Doordarshan in a partnership model for revenue generation. The state of digitization of Doordarshan, and plans: -- HDTV Plans: Two HDTV studios will…
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