Acclaimed documentaries, short fiction and animated films are to be provided for prime time transmission by Doordarshan (DD), after a tie up between the Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA) and the state broadcasting network.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in New Delhi between Mike H Pandey, president, IDPA and Tripurari Sharan, director general, Doordarshan on Friday (28 October).
In a move that will support India's independent documentary makers, the non-profit IDPA will provide programmes for the National Channel, DD News, DD Bharati, and international channel DD India.
Mumbai-based IDPA, which has been in existence for 50 years, will offer Doordarshan films from its archives as well as newly commissioned and acquired content.
IDPA's Pandey told reporters that Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni and her senior ministry officials deserved praise for facilitating the MoU, which will see quality content on prime time schedules nationwide.