Prasar Bharati News Service & (PBNS) on Thursday, May 13, 2021, achieved yet another milestone. Its telegram channel, meant for public service, got verified, adding a new feather to the hat.
Prasar Bharati News Service’s telegram account is a verified account providing authentic news, videos, audio for anyone and everyone. People can rely on and access authentic news and other information through the PBNS’s account on the messaging platform.
What does Prasar Bharati News Service & Digital Platform do?
PBNS is digital arm of India’s public broadcaster that has been providing digital content for the past two years. Its Telegram Channel provides articles (news and feature), videos (pointers and anchor), interviews and more to be used by any other platform for free.
All this combined resulted in Prasar Bharati’s digital channels Doordarshan and Akashvani to clock 100 percent growth, register over a billion digital views and over 6 billion digital watch minutes in 2020. The official Prasar Bharati app ‘NewsOnAir App’ saw 2.5 million users joining the platform. At present, the platform has over 300 million views with Live Radio streaming being the most popular feature, providing more than 200 streams.
The Rise of PBNS Digital Content on Telegram & more
PBNS Telegram channel has over 6000 users who on a daily basis update themselves about the happenings of the world through our channel.
Today, everyone uses smartphones and other digital devices for news consumption. In this digital age, incorporating videos and other multimedia elements, a local-focus with segment-wise content targeting are some of the important elements which have been adopted by PBNS to make the news relevant and engaging.
From long-form articles to well-researched explainers about government policies, developments, or events to short videos on current affairs, a variety of content is available on the PBNS Telegram channel. The wide range of content can easily be picked up by any publisher for free to set the editorial or commercial content on various platforms like newspapers, magazines, books, and more. The video content of the channel can also be picked up by teams of editors, designers, or freelance contributors who create the content and manage video productions.
PBNS Telegram channel includes the following :
– Effectively tracked latest happenings of and around the world and well-researched detailed articles on a plethora of topics.
– PBNS Telegram platform also provides short videos with infographics and informatic shots to make easy comprehension for viewers to understand complex topics.
– ‘Today An Eye On’, a PBNS exclusive, gives a swift glance at the daily news updates. A quick fix for readers who are always in a hurry but want to stay informed and updated.
An initiative to bring inspiring stories of ‘Corona Warriors’ amid COVID-19
PBNS has been bringing inspiring stories of Health workers, Policemen, Journalists, Individuals, Organisations, and Academic institutions, who have been at the forefront amid the pandemic. To acknowledge and appreciate their contribution, Prasar Bharati (DD and AIR) has followed these stories from across the country. These heroic tales of bravery, sacrifice, and compassion with other media houses reached a wider audience in India and abroad, and inspired people around the globe to stand against the pandemic.
These amazing stories and more on COVID-19 from Prasar Bharati can be accessed via 3 platforms as mentioned below:
1– Real-Time on Mobile Phones/Smartphones through our Telegram Channel – https://t.me/pbns_india
2– Near Real-Time from our Website – http://covid-goodnews.pbns.in/
3– Broadcast quality Audio-Visual media from our FTP server.