India’s public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Digital Television Russia, described as Russia’s leading pay-TV provider. Prasar Bharati controls Doordarshan, India’s public service broadcaster as well as All India Radio. The strategic alliance between the two organisations will focus on boosting TV quality in production, marketing and distribution of content. The pair has also agreed to exchange programming.

Digital Television Russia is the commercial arm of RTR, Russia’s largest media company with 12 channels on air.

The MoU was signed by Jawhar Sircar, CEO, Prasar Bharati, and Dmitry Mednikov and Ayuna Badmaeva, representatives of Digital Television Russia, in Delhi.