Saturday, June 9, 2018
All India Radio and Bangladesh Betar to co-produce radio programs
All India Radio (AIR) and state-run Bangladesh Betar will co-produce radio programs on music, quiz, theatre, tourism and sports among others. The move is aimed at further strengthening bilateral ties, according to a senior official. The two broadcasters have also agreed to jointly produce one daily news bulletin of ten minutes with a focus on cooperation between the two nations in various developmental aspects like tourism, commerce and trade, sports, culture, agriculture and climate change. A music reality show and a series of quiz programs on India and Bangladesh among school and college students are also on the cards.
“The finale of it (quiz program) can be held before invited audience either in Kolkata or Dhaka and the event will be broadcast live by both the broadcasters,” the official said. The two broadcasters have also agreed to co-produce radio series based on reputed literary work and plays based on works of reputed play writers. The cooperation between the two broadcasters is part of an MoU signed by Prasar Bharati, which runs AIR, and Bangladesh Betar last month in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. The two broadcasters have also agreed to jointly work in the area of research and development of broadcast technology, the official said.
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