Prasar Bharti added one more feather in its cap by bagging next year's Commonwealth Games Broadcasting/Telecasting rights in India.
Prasar Bharati will be paying 400,000 dollar as rights fee. The deal also provides for a 70:30 revenue share in favour of Prasar Bharati, for revenues generated over the right fee.
The Games to be held in Melbourne, Australia from March 15 to 26 and will be telecast live on Doordarshan's terrestrial network - DD National and the satellite channel DD Sports.
All India Radio will broadcast running commentary of important matches and events.
Melbourne Games will feature 16 events, including Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Basketball, Cycling, Gymnastic, Hockey(Men/Women), Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis and Weightlifting.
The opening and closing ceremony of the Games will be held at the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
The 18th edition of the Games at Melbourne is expected to attract 4500 sporting heroes from 72 countries.