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DD launches 24th satellite channel, DD Arunprabha, for Arunachal Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 9, 2019 launched DD Arunprabha in Arunachal Pradesh. DD Arunprabha is the 24th satellite channel operated by Doordarshan. It is equipped with state of the art facilities, including a Digital Satellite News Gathering unit to provide live coverage from remote locations, for 24x7 telecast. The playout facility and the earth stations established at DDK Itanagar will ensure seamless transmission of DD Arunprabha. 

The Prime Minister said that in order to strengthen and develop the culture of Arunachal Pradesh, the dedicated 24x7 satellite TV channel has been launched by the Government. 

DD Arunprabha will showcase the rich tradition and diversity of local culture. Not only will it help integrate North-East with the country, but will also bring alive the magnificence of North-East by airing content sensitive to the needs and aspirations of local population including news, travelogues, mythological shows, documentaries, magazines, tele-films, reality shows, daily shows, etc. 

Modi also laid the foundation stone of Film and Television Institute (FTI). The permanent campus of the institute will come up at Jollang-Rakap (Jote), Papum Pare, around 20 km from Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh. This is the third Film and Television Institute of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, the first two being FTII Pune and SRFTI Kolkata. It is the first Film and Television Institute of the entire North-East. 

Being constructed at a total estimated cost of Rs 204.32 crore and expected to be completed in 25 months’ time, the institute will provide a boost to the youngsters of the North-East in film and television sector. 

Talking about the Film and Television Institute to be developed in Jote, the Prime Minister said that it would not only give new avenues and opportunities to the youngsters, but would also be a boost for the expression of the culture of the State.

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