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Sansad TV : Merger Of Lok Sabha TV And Rajya Sabha TV

The merger of the Lok Sabha TV (LSTV) and the Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV):

After nearly two years of work, the merger of the Lok Sabha TV (LSTV) and the Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) has been finalised and will be replaced by Sansad TV.

  • Retired IAS officer Ravi Capoor was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sansad TV.
  • Mr. Capoor’s mandate is also to work out the nitty-gritty of the merger, including the integration of the assets and manpower.
  • In November 2019, a committee headed by former Prasar Bharati Chairman Surya Prakash was set up.
  • It submitted a report in February 2020.
  • The Surya Prakash panel held a meeting with Members of Parliament from different political parties and they strongly recommended the continuation of the live telecast.
  • Under the banner of Sansad TV, the LSTV would continue to telecast live the House proceedings and the RSTV that of the Upper House.
  • During the inter-session period and beyond the working hours of Parliament, both will telecast common content to a large extent.
  • The LSTV platform would telecast programmes in Hindi, while RSTV would do so in English.