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Letter to the Prime Minister (Prasar Bharati- Closing down Analog Transmission)

Dear Shri. Narendra Modiji,

Prasar Bharati has an extensive network for terrestrial transmission with more than 1400 transmitters. TRAI has asked Prasar Bharati to move over to Digital Terrestrial Transmission by 2023 and close down analogue transmission by then. You would appreciate that while satellite transmission has evolved as a major technology and is preferred over terrestrial transmission, in the event of cyber warfare etc, the satellite transmission can be jammed and disrupted. As such no country in the world has totally stopped terrestrial transmission, even while encouraging satellite transmission. (more…)