Prasar Bharati has permitted private FM radio broadcasters to carry All India Radio news free of cost on a trial basis till May 31, 2019.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, who made the announcement on Monday, launched ‘Sharing of All India Radio News with Private FM Broadcasters’ in New Delhi on Tuesday. Private FM radio stations will be permitted to broadcast AIR news bulletins in English and Hindi. More than 100 private stations have already registered for it.
The private FM broadcasters will have to carry AIR news bulletins either simultaneously or deferred live by not more than 30 minutes. In case of deferred live, an announcement should precede that it is a deferred live broadcast.
The broadcasters will have to carry All India Radio news in an unaltered form and will have to give latter the credit.