New Asian channels to launch in April

India's national broadcaster, Doordarshan, is to launch two news channels on the Sky satellite platform next month.

Doordarshan-India will be an entertainment channel, showcasing dramas, game shows, Bollywood movies, chat shows, sport and health programming. Doordarshan-News will broadcast 24-hour live news with an Indian and Asian focus.

Doordarshan is the national broadcaster of India, and currently transmits to 147 countries, with a peak viewing of over 1 billion for selected shows according to TAM (television audience measurement) ratings.

Both channels will appear in the Asian area of the EPG, and will launch on April 16.

Source: DigitalSpy