Doordarshan is gearing up to broadcast Commonwealth games in High Definition to comply with the rules of the Commonwealth federation. The state run broadcaster has hired UK’s SIS Live to set up an International broadcast center at Pragati Maidan, Delhi to broadcast and relay games in HD.
As per the rules of the Commonwealth games federation, the broadcaster of the game should provide both SD and HD feeds of the game. SIS Live is Europe’s largest outside broadcast and uplink supplier and has been chosen as Doordarshan does not have the technical knowhow and resources to produce the event in HD.
Doordarshan has also begun testing their HD channels on DD Direct Plus DTH service. It is not yet clear if Doordarshan’s HD channels will be available on other DTH operators or not, however, assuming that the TRAI rules will also be applied on HD broadcasts, it will be mandatory for all the DTH and cable operators to carry DD national and 1 more DD channel in HD format.
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