New Delhi, June 19 -- India has signed agreements with Bangladesh and South Korea for DD India, the state-owned English language current affairs channel, to be telecast on the state platforms of the respective countries.

In return, BTV World, a channel owned by Bangladesh TV and KBS World, an English language 24x7 channel of the government of South Korea, will now be available on DD Free Dish, the state-owned direct-to-home (DTH) free-to-air platform.

This arrangement is the result of an MoU signed between Prasar Bharati and Bangladesh TV (BTV). BTV World would be of special interest to viewers in eastern India, a statement from the ministry said.

"This is a good beginning and I hope it can translate into good relations and better coop...