NEWS UPDATE
Govt tables draft State Youth policy before assembly, policy open for public suggestions Goa assembly passes bill to stop new tenancy claims in 3 years and promote contract farming 3rd day of iron ore E-auction fetches 287 crores for Goa Govt, bidding picks up on 3rd day, 90% of ore from 4th phase of E-auction sold Ram Sene Chief Pramod Muthalik slams Goa Govt for banning Ram Sene, says- it's illegal and unconstitutional, Muthalik to move High Court Goa School Education Bill (to include MoI) sent to Select Committee, Committee will be headed by Education Minister Manohar Parrikar Govt expects 1300 cr from ore auction, state to earn surplus this fiscal, non tax revenue to cross budget projections with savings- CM scheme to regularise unauthorised houses in panchayat areas by paying fees, penalty by September, Panchayats and state to earn revenue- CM No NoC from PWD, Electricity dept and TCP till water, electricity and road infrastructure in place at the project site- Govt to issue order Union Govt gives nod to raise royalty on iron ore from 10% to 15%, Govt to earn more revenue- CM Parrikar Won't allow diversion of Mhadei, will fight at any level, can back NGOs in legal fight- CM, Assembly concerned over karnataka's 6 dams

Our Journey

From DVD to LIVE to INTERNET to MOBILE …

Prudent, incorporated on 29th June 2006, started as one of the youngest of the local channels from Goa with its simple DVD content of news bulletins of 30 mins each in English, Marathi and Konkani. Its first DVD was telecast on the cable networks in Goa on 2nd Oct 2006. It received tremendous encouragement for the viewers and continued its march towards creating an efficient news medium. We are then working from a make-shift office in Campal, Panaji with a modest studio and editing facilities.

The encouragement and suggestions received from various ends prompted us to also produce and telecast various non-news programs in the areas of culture, sports, entertainment, talk shows and so on. A step in this direction was done with the inclusion of Prudent’s very first feature on 1st July 2007 and has continued since.

The Assembly session of August 2008 can rightly be said to be the turning point in Goan history. Prudent became the first in the country to telecast the entire session live across the state. This cemented a strong place in our viewers’ minds for Prudent. Prudent became synonymous with LIVE and since then, we can proudly say that , as per requirement, we have brought special programs Live to your Television sets – be in Yuva Mahotsav from Khandepar, Ponda, Shigmo and Carnival from Panaji, IFFI from Panaji , Novenas from Old Goa.

In May 2009, Prudent moved into its present office premises at St. Inez, with dedicated work places for each section and a fully-equipped studio and post –production facilities. Our studio has since seen debates, talk shows, daily news anchoring and so on. The video editing section has recently upgraded its editing software. Our graphics is aiming to deliver smart layouts. The features section conceptualises and produces fresh contemporary programs including special features to commemorate special days and events. Our Production Control Room (PCR) is well-equipped with a scheduler, live telecast system, title and graphics system and a telephone instrument specially to cater to live phone-ins. The news section has an impressive network of its own reporters in each of our talukas, equipped with the best field cameras. Both the English and Konkani desks churn out regular supply of news brought in by the reporters and video journalists. The entire machinery of Prudent is efficiently oiled and maintained by its admin and accounts section.

While primarily being an audio-visual medium, Prudent with its instant Breaking News and continuous News Updates has also become a ‘reading’ channel for many. Our steady bouquet of various features has a dedicated and growing viewer base. Over a period of time, we have telecast features catering to a wide audience. In our desire to showcase , all that is relevant and all that is Goan, Prudent has gained considerable acceptance primarily due to its intense and impartial news coverage. We are increasingly becoming the primary source of information across Goa with widest reach as well as variety in content. Prudent is widely watched throughout the nook and corner of urban and rural Goa.

We are currently available all over the cable network in the state of Goa. A constant suggestion and a need of the time have been to reach out to viewers who are based outside Goa, have only DTH or are only Internet buffs. A realization that we have to involve all in our journey has culminated in the Prudent website, launched on 2nd Oct 2011, an apt 5 years after we first were telecast through DVD.

We believe that we have only just started. The constant encouragement from all only goads us to create the very best in our field. We look forward to this journey.