DD SHOWED RECORDED COVERAGE OF CWG INDTEAD OF LIVE COVERAGE?

M.K. Gupta
Whether the coverage of inauguration of Common Wealth Games by Doordarshan was really live as was claimed? We all must have noticed that some channels have flashed the news of booing the Suresh Kalmadi before his speech was telecast on the DD though his speech was telecast after some minutes of this flash news. These channels cannot come to know in advance that Mr Kalmadi is going to be booed. There were also long commercial breaks during the telecast of the inauguration ceremony of international interest and importance.

It appears that the telecast was recorded and was not live and ran behind the events to make up the time in showing the commercials. It is reported that the games authorities has given telecast rights to the DD for live coverage. If the inauguration was not shown live, it was deceiving the public and international community by the National Broadcaster.

Few years ago also when the full Sun eclipse was shown on the DD, at the nick of the time of full ellipse, DD showed an advertisement depriving the public from witnessing the memorable event.

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