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“With the exception of around 50 analogue terrestrial TV transmitters in strategic locations, Prasar Bharati will be phasing out the rest of the obsolete analogue transmitters by 31st March 2022,”

Prasar Bharati will section out all analogue terrestrial TV transmitters by March 31 subsequent 12 months, leaving round 50 of them in strategic areas, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry stated on Saturday. 

In a press release, the ministry stated “appropriate measures” will probably be taken for the re-deployment of manpower. Almost 70 p.c of all analogue transmitters have been phased out to date and the remaining are being “sunset” in a phased method whereas making certain that “appropriate measures” are taken for re-deployment of manpower, the ministry stated.

“With the exception of around 50 analogue terrestrial TV transmitters in strategic locations, Prasar Bharati will be phasing out the rest of the obsolete analogue transmitters by 31st March 2022,” the ministry added.

The ministry stated analogue terrestrial TV is “an obsolete technology” and it’s being phased out in each public curiosity and nationwide curiosity because it makes helpful spectrum obtainable for brand spanking new and rising applied sciences comparable to 5G aside from lowering wasteful expenditure on energy.

Since the roll-out of broadcasting reforms at Doordarshan and All India Radio during the last couple of years, Prasar Bharati has been “swiftly” phasing out out of date broadcasting applied sciences “like analogue terrestrial TV transmitters”, paving means for a paradigm shift to rising applied sciences and new content material alternatives, the ministry stated.

Prasar Bharati has additionally entered into an MoU with the IIT Kanpur to develop “Next Gen Broadcast Solution” and a roadmap for digital terrestrial broadcasting per rising requirements comparable to 5G broadcast to allow new functions comparable to direct to cellular broadcasting and to create new content material alternatives by the usage of Artificial Intelligence algorithms, the ministry added.

(PTI)




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