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Google To Digitise AIR and Doordarshan Archives

Google has announced a long-term collaboration with Indian broadcaster Prasar Bharati.

As part of this partnership, Google will digitise over 20 years worth of archives of Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR). In addition to this, events of national importance such as the Independence Day speech, Republic Day speech, among others will also be livestreamed on YouTube.

On India’s 73rd Independence Day, Google pushed the livestream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on YouTube in all its results for every search term looking for ‘India Independence Day’. This link is available on mobile as well as on desktop browsers.