After providing television transmission services for 44 years, the Kalaburagi Dooradarshan Transmitter Center, Karnataka’s first terrestrial analog transmitter established by Prasar Bharati, will cease its transmission operations from October 31. It is one of 152 analog transmitters that will be closed across the country.
Authorities in Prasar Bharati said this was part of an initiative to upgrade technology from traditional analog transmission to advanced digital transmission. Doordarshan goes from standard definition to high definition and the digital transmission mode does not require any regional center or television antenna to transmit the content. The public broadcaster also clarified that all of its TV channels will be available on the DTH platform on DD Free Dish.
Following concern over the “closure” of the center, the authorities specified that the transmission part of the Kalaburagi center would cease its activities, but the center would continue to operate and provide half-hour per week content to the center. Chandana television.
The process had started a long time ago with the advent of digital transmission. There were only 29 employees against the 91 sanctioned positions in recent years and two of them were recently transferred from the center. The Kalaburagi center was established on September 3, 1977.
Prasar Bharathi CEO Shashi Shekar Vempati said on Tuesday that Doordarshan Studios in Kalaburagi will continue to operate. “People confuse transmitters with kendras. What is changing are the old analog TV transmitters, because no one is looking at DD through the roof antennas, ”he said.