New Delhi: The government of India has allowed private FM channels to broadcast news bulletins of All India Radio (AIR).
Minister of State, Information & Broadcasting, Rajyavardhan Rathore Tuesday launched the sharing of AIR News with private FM broadcasters. Initially, upto May 31, the sharing will done on trial basis, free of cost.
Private FM radio broadcasters would be permitted to broadcast AIR news bulletins, in English/Hindi subject to certain terms and conditions.
Broadcasters intending to broadcast the news bulletins will have to register with News Services Division of AIR on its website http://newsonair.com.
The bulletins have to be carried in unaltered form, including the commercials in between. The bulletins will have to aired either simultaneously or deferred live by not more than 30 minutes. Speaking on the occasion, Rathore congratulated all officials of I&B ministry for this initiative. He said that the priority of the government is ensuring awareness of people and therefore this service has been made available free of cost.
Stating that an aware citizen is an empowered citizen, he added that this step is a collaborative effort of bringing together all the Radio Stations of India to inform, educate and empower people.