August 4, 2008

India: Radio Netherlands in North Bengal Rebroadcast Deal

Text of report by southern India's influential English-language daily The Hindu website on 4 August

Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) has established a partnership with [Siliguri-based] Radio Misty, the first FM station in North Bengal and Sikkim, at a function here on Monday.

Amitabh Srivastava, the RNW country manager for India, told a press conference that RNW, having over 3,000 global partners, would offer music programmes ranging from European pop charts to classical, jazz and world music besides.

The RNW, he said, was interested to work in India considering the rapid growth of FM stations and multimedia platforms in the country.

The RNW would provide Radio Misty with programmes involving discussions on a variety of issues. It would also broadcast Radio Misty programmes to the global audience, he said.

Radio Misty 94.3 FM chief executive officer, Nishant Mittal, in his address said that, Radio Misty was proud to be the first RNW partner in India.

The partnership, he hoped, would bring a lot of innovative programmes to the people of North Bengal and Sikkim.

Originally published by The Hindu website, Chennai, in English 4 Aug 08.

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