Prasar Bharati board approved further expansion of national broadcaster Doordarshan’s Direct to Home (DTH) platform so as to reach 150 channels by December. Really its a good sign since the viewers of DD throuh relay of transmitters have redeuced drastically and switching over to DTH and cable net work, Prasar Bharati should also change according to the latest technonology to capture the viewership and to reduce its expenditure on maintainence of transmitters all over India and to strengthen itself financially. The board also approved the DTH platform adding another 100 channels in 2012. At its 104th meeting, the board approved expansion of the All India Radio's FM stations to all 313 cities planned for coverage under the FM expansion scheme of the information and broadcasting ministry.
The board approved a token allocation of Rs.300 crores as bridge finance for undertaking this work to be recouped from the government once the scheme of expansion of FM coverage by All India Radio is approved and adopted in the 12th Five Year Plan. The board approved creation of 2,183 new vacancies in All India Radio to cover new projects and a special package for Jammu and Kashmir. A similar scheme for Doordarshan has also been sought and is expected to be approved before the end of September. Strengthening of finance wing of Prasar Bharati also came up for discussion. The board approved nine posts at the level of general manager and manager, exclusively for strengthening finance, budget and accounting wings of Prasar Bharati. The board also mooted an amendment to an act which governs telecast of sports events held in foreign countries with the aim of enabling Doordarshan garner greater revenue through an equal sharing policy. The board decided that the information and broadcasting minister be requested to immediately implement the recommendation because of the heavy financial consequences imposed on Doordarshan due to unequal playing field provided under the present dispensation.