Thursday, December 18, 2008

Goa Liberation day to see Doordarshan going Hi-tech

Goa doordarshanIf you were bored with your Doordarshan programmes this far, it may be time to cheer up. The Doordarshan Kendra in Goa, will be ready with an upgraded hi-tech studio for recording quality programmes from December 19, the Liberation day anniversary of Goa.

The Kendra which was established in 1982 has now been upgraded to a modern high power transmitter and programme generating facility on an area of around 50 sq metres.

While an additional high power transmitter for news services has been installed, an addtional studio facility is also expected to be added to the set-up shortly.The studio is now equipped to record large panel discussions unlike before and can house an audience of over 100 persons thereby enhancing the quality of their programmes. Recording tiatrs and nataks is now expected to be done at the new studio.

A seamless cyclorama to provide even backgrounds, lights having dimming facility to provide special effects, three state-of-the art cameras, a channel studio mixer with talkback and foldback facilities, 16 channel vision mixers and a programme server for tapeless production are all part of this new hi-tech studio.

The studio is also integrated with both transmitter and earth stations thus making it capable of transmitting live performances via terrestrial mode as well as satellite mode at any given time.

Five airconditioners each of 10 tonne capacity, an UPS and a 63 KVA diesel generator has also been provided to ensure a smooth conduct of activities at the studio.

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