Doordarshan's first colour broadcast started on this day 34 years ago; five shows to remember
On April 25, 1982, the first colour broadcast was tested in India, and that heralded a new era for Indian television.
This day, 34 years ago, Doordarshan started the test run of India's first colour broadcast. It not only heralded a new era for Indian television, it also enabled sports enthusiasts to watch the Asian Games in colour. Such was the craze of watching the sports extravaganza on colour TV, that people were ready to spend as much as Rs 8,000 on an Indian set and up to Rs 15,000 on the imported version, according to a 1982 India Today report......