DD gears up for global coverage of US President Trump, Melania’s India visit

New Delhi: The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting stated in a Press communication yesterday that Doordarshan, the Television Network of Prasar Bharati – India’s Public Broadcaster, is all set for global coverage of the ‘Namaste Trump’ event and US President Donald Trump’s visit to India through its English News Channel, DD India. Better known as DD, Doordarshan has deployed a fleet of High Definition (HD) OB vans and cameras distributed across multiple locations in the three cities of Ahmedabad, Agra, and New Delhi to generate the live feed for DD India which will be distributed globally.

Apart from the major American and European TV news networks who will be carrying the global live feed of DD India, the event will also be available in Korea through DD India on the myK Platform as well as in Bangladesh via satellite. International viewers will be able to watch DD India’s live feed through the DD India YouTube channel, and through Prasar Bharati’s Global Digital Platform – NewsOnAir, available on Android and iOS.

Doordarshan’s deployment in Ahmedabad comprises one OB van at the airport with 16 cameras, and two OB vans at Sardar Patel Stadium (Motera Stadium) with 24 cameras. 45 Cameras have been deployed for the coverage of the road show, and 1 production control room with connection to the 45 road show cameras is set up at Indira Bridge enroute to the stadium. Another OB set up with 7 cameras is made at Sabarmati Ashram.

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All the four production control panels at airport, Indira Bridge, Motera Stadium and Sabarmati Ashram are linked via optical fibre cables to be up linked to Delhi. The coverage involves more than 50 km of optical fibre, nearly 100 camera-persons, and as many for production and management of the technical infrastructure.

At Agra, a 10 Camera HD production set-up is deployed for the road show with 3 HD DSNGs. At Delhi, one HD OB Van with 10 Cameras and 2 HD DSNGs are deployed at Rashtrapati Bhawan for ceremonial reception, Guard of Honour, and banquet in the evening. One HD OB with 8 cameras and 2 HD DSNGs are deployed at Hyderabad House for bilateral talks and signing of MoUs, while 1 HD DSNG is deployed at Delhi Airport for arrival and departure coverage. Two HD DSNGs are also deployed at Rajghat.

With this extensive deployment, Prasar Bharati’s global English news channel, DD India, says it is all set to provide a bird’s eye view of the much awaited multi-city two day visit of President Donald Trump to India.

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