Sunday, July 17, 2011

Prasar Bharati seeks free land to boost AIR's FM network

New Delhi: Capitalising on the government's strength to stay in competition with the private FM radio broadcasters, public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has sought free land from all state governments to set up its own 500 AIR FM channels (two per city) in over 250 towns. The idea is to operationalise AIR's FM radio stations before the private media firms launch their own FM stations after the government cleared third-phase expansion of private FM radio policy recently which envisages setting up of 839 FM station across 313 towns.

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Alokesh Gupta, VU3BSE
New Delhi