J and K TV programme producers allege discrimination by DD authorities
Srinagar, Dec 24 : Dozens of local TV professionals on Monday held a protest here alleging that authorities in Prasar Bharati were ignoring Kashmiri and Dogri language programmes and giving preference to Bollywood movies for prime time telecast.
"Till a few years ago, DDK Srinagar was the main attraction for the people of Jammu and Kashmir for its popular programmes in Kashmiri and Dogri languages.
"Since, 2013, DDK Srinagar and DD Kashir decided to shift their focus from local language and culture to programmes acquired from outside the state.
"This transition has left thousands of Jiamp;K-based television professionals with no work and the culture and language of the state was also forced to take a backseat," a protesting local TV programme producer said.
The protesters said the shift in the telecast policy has brought down the viewership of the local DD Kendra.