DD earning by selling footages from its archives to channels

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New Delhi, May 3 (UNI) Doordarshan archives, which is in the process of digitising its legacy tapes since 2003, has so far produced 80 DVDs of its heritage possession, the most prestigious being 'Bharat Ek Khoj'.

The Archives is selling footage to broadcasting organisations and individuals besides providing programmmes to Urdu Channel, DD India and DD Bharati on a regular basis.

DD is acquiring content lying in its Kendras in legacy format for digitisation.

The Central Archives has also undertaken language dubbing of series and serials stored in archives for telecasting in the regional services and also to provide language option in its Broadband project, says the annual report of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Recently a science serial for children 'Aisa Hi Hota hai' was dubbed in 11 languages.

Besides, classics which have been produced in various languages were being dubbed in Hindi.'Godan' of Munshi Prem Chand directed by Gulzar is being released with eight language tracks in DVD format for sale.

DD is also digitising programmes from various legacy tapes for telecast as per the request from regional as well as National Channels.

A project has also been taken up for digitisation of AIR archives. In the first phase of the digitisation, 15,900 hours of programmes have been transferred from analogue tapes into digital medium.

In the second phase, which started last year, about 10,000 analogue tapes are to be digitised.


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