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‘Manthan’ premieres on Doordarshan in India

DW will be broadcasting its first television series in Hindi starting September 8. Manthan will cover science, technology, the environment and medicine and will be shown every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on Doordarshan National (DD-1) in India.

“This is a milestone for DW in India,” said Petra Schneider, DW’s Director of
Distribution. “We have been broadcasting in Hindi for nearly 50 years now and providing television programming with a local emphasis was a logical next step.”

Manthan is being produced by DW’s Hindi team in Bonn and will cover all aspects of science and technology – with a special focus on the latest developments in Germany and Europe. The show anchor is Isha Bhatia from Chandigarh.

In addition to presenting the latest scientific developments, the host will also
report on the different aspects of everyday life in Germany and comment on
the sometimes surprising differences between Germany and their home country.

Multimedia content from the series will also be available online at www.dw.de
as well as being distributed by DW’s online partners.

Doordarshan is India’s public broadcaster with more than 26 satellite channels and 1,135 local terrestrial transmitting stations. It provides television services to more than 140 million homes in India. In addition, the DD DTH platform, a free-to-air service, is received in more than 10 million homes.

DD National or DD1 is Doordarshan’s flagship channel and the most widely
available terrestrial television channel in India.

Date

2012-09-07 | 1:44

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