People in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand who watch Doordarshan via Antenna will now have to turn to DTH in order to access Doordarshan as the channel is stopping its tower services in the area from 16 November, Amar Ujala has reported.
The viewers will now only be able to view Doordarshan channels via its free direct-to-home (DTH) service.
While most people in the Garhwal region have now adopted DTH and cable mode, some still watch Doordarshan via antenna reception from the tower facilities of the national broadcaster.
The public broadcaster has said that its towers will now stop working from 16 November. It means that the viewers relying on antenna will not have access to Doordarshan anymore.
Deputy Director of Prasar Bharati Shiv Kumar Goyal told the paper that the transmission from the high power towers of Dakpathar, Haridwar and New Tehri will stop from 16 November.
The low powered towers at Tharali, Badrinath, Gopeshwar, Fata, Joshimath, Kaljikhal, Karnaprayag, Nandprayag, Gaza, Pratapnagar, Rajgarh, Gopeshwar (Pathyaldhar), Naugaonkhal, Pokhri, Ukhimath, Rudraprayag, Bhatwadi, Devprayag, Dugadda and Uttarkashi will also stop transmission.
Broadcasting service at Sumadi (Shrinagar) and Mussourie will also be closed.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 999/year is the best way you can support our efforts.