New Delhi, 23 May 2016: President Pranab Mukherjees’ scheduled visit to China, from May 24 – 27’ 2016, will lead to an interesting exchange of programs between the public broadcasters of two countries. Doordarshan, the public broadcaster of India and CCTV (China Central Television), the public broadcaster of China, will telecast series of program, fostering better people to people understanding between the two countries.
This exchange of programs comes under the ambit of an MOU signed in May 2015, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese premier Li Keqiang expanded the cooperation between the two countries from films to television co-productions. Prasar Bharati CEO, Jawahar Sircar played an instrumental role in signing of this agreement with CCTV president Nie Chen Xi, back then.
The future telecast of the selected programs on the two platforms, will be on gratis basis. Genre of the said programs will range from art, culture, education, science, wildlife, entertainment, tourism, adventure sports, news and current affairs along with human interest, development and success stories.
Starting from the eve of Presidents’ visit to China, DD Bharati channel will telecast four documentaries, details as under:
1. A documentary titled ‘Laughing Meat Balls’ on 23 May 2016 at 7:30pm. The repeat telecast of this will air on 24th May 2016 at 3:30 am and at 11:30 am. This documentary will give viewers a valuable peep into the biopic of the founder of the Laughing Meat Balls club. Narrating the overall achievements and qualities of this theatre group, the documentary clearly highlights the essence of traditional Chinese opera.
2. A documentary titled ‘A Family of Bowyers’ on 24 May 2016 at 7:30 pm. The repeat telecast will air on 25th May 2016 at 3:30 am and at 11:30 am. This documentary outlines the traditional family trade of quality bow making.
3. A documentary titled ‘My Solo Tour to France’ on 25 May 2016 at 7:30 pm. The repeat telecast will air on 26th May 2016 at 3:30 am and at 11:30 am. It is a story about a person who takes his bicycle to tour the extensive journey of France. The cyclist narrates his experiences and happening during his tour in France.
4. A documentary titled ‘Wildlife Photographer’ on 26 May 2016 at 7:30 pm. The repeat telecast will air on 27th May 2016 at 3:30 am and at 11:30 am. The film highlights the wildlife photography in China. Apart from the traditional equipment the film also highlight usage of latest electronic and other professional accessories to achieve the best result.