NEW DELHI: Doordarshan, which is telecasting the Independence
Day celebrations live from Red Fort, will in association with
YouTube live stream the 67th Indian Independence Day celebrations
and the Prime Minister's address to the Nation for 2013.
This association will enable millions of Indians worldwide
to enjoy high definition live feed on Doordarshans YouTube
channel (www.youtube.com/DoordarshanNational) and get front
row access to all the celebrations lined up for the grand
The live stream will be available on 15 August from 6:25 am
onwards, capturing the flag-hoisting ceremony by the Prime
Minister from the historic Red Fort, Delhi.
Users will also be able to enjoy highlight clips from the
Independence Day celebrations.
Speaking on the association with YouTube, Doordarshan director
general Tripurari Sharan said, We are delighted to associate
with YouTube to share the Independence celebrations with Indians
across the globe. Streaming Independence Day celebration live
on YouTube will help us to reach the global audience in a
format which best suits todays generation. Our streaming
of the 67th Republic Day Parade also received a tremendous
response with over 100,000 views. Our objective is to cater
to our Indian and global audiences and take events of national
importance not only to their TV screens.
Commenting on the initiative YouTube director content partnerships
Gautam Anand, said, "We are delighted to partner with
Doordarshan to join the celebration of Indias 67th Independence
Day live from the historic Red Fort on YouTube. This is the
first time we are live streaming Indias Independence
Day celebrations and we hope that our users will enjoy the
telecast wherever theyre in the world."