Doordarshan gears up for high definition coverage of CW Games

      After giving colour television to the nation during the Asians Games in 1982, the Doordarshan is gearing up for the high definition telecast of the Commonwealth Games 2010. Doordarshan Director General (DG) Aruna Sharma said that the Doordarshan is well equipped to handle all kinds of coverage and is well prepared with high definition format, which will spur a new kind of revolution in television industry. Sharma exudes confidence that all the preparations for the Commonwealth Games are on full swing and it will be done in time to showcase the preparedness for the world class television coverage of the event. The DG said: "For the first time the Commonwealth Games will be covered in high definition format. The CW Games will also be broadcasted for the first time globally." The Centre has sanctioned a budget of Rs 366 crore for coverage of the Games and Doordarshan is hopeful to earn over Rs.110 crore from the Games coverage, Sharma said. The Doordarshan is also holding World Broadcaster meet on Commonwealth Games in the capital, which scheduled from October 26-28. During the meet there will be presentations from the host broadcaster about the preparations for productions and coverage of the games along with rate cards for the broadcasting the mega event. "It is being held because broadcast right holders want to know about the host broadcaster's preparations, and to look for broadcast partner for the telecasting the 2010 Commonwealth Games," Sharma said. There will be 37 delegates from eight countries who will participate in the meet. They will also be visiting games sites to see the preparations of the games from telecast point of view.

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