New Delhi, 20 March 1972
Being desirous of further developing and consolidating cultural relations between Bulgaria and India and for the purpose of extending
cooperation between the two countries in the field of radio and television, in conformity with the main cultural agreement between
the People's Republic of Bulgaria and Republic of India, the Committee for Television and Radio/further referred to as the Bulgarian
Radio and Television/and the All India Radio
HAVE agreed to the following :
The two Parties shall exchange in the field of radiophonic programmes on the following :
- recorded material and texts reflecting different aspects of social, economic, cultural, artistic and sports life;
- material pertaining to education, scientific and technical achievements;
- material intended for children's and youth programmes and literary programmes;
- texts of plays written for radio;
- recordings of music and music programmes based on artistic music, folklores, as well as recordings of entertainment music. The
two sides shall exchange materials on musical live-recording of concerts, music, competitions, festivals, etc. accompanied with explanatory
- material pertaining to history, geography, life of the people and development of tourism in the two countries,
- information regarding the development of relations between Bulgaria and India.
The two Parties shall exchange in the field of television programmes on the following :
- televised film news together with general information;
- recorded material reflecting different aspects of social, economic, cultural, artistic and sports life;
- educational programmes intended for children, youth and adults;
- entertaining musical programmes;
- texts and scenarios of plays written for television;
All television material will be accompanied with texts and explanations.
Each Party shall mark in its radio and television programmes the National holidays and other important dates in the history of the
The exchange of programmes between the two Parties shall be exercised on the basis of mutual offers, as well as the initiative or
the request of either Party, according to their possibilities.
The two organisations shall exchange relating to their respective experience in the field of work organisations in individual services,
as well as to the experiences achieved in the promotion of programmes, techniques, etc.
Each Party shall use material, obtained by means of exchange, at its own will. These materials cannot be transferred to a third
party without the agreement of the sending Party.
Mutual exchange of materials, as indicated in the present Agreement, does not bind the receiving Party to pay for authors’ or performers’
copyright. These rights, if necessary, will be covered by the Party that sends the materials. If one side does not wish to undertake
payments, arising out of covering authors’ and performers’ right, the same shall be obliged to inform in advance under what terms
the other side can be obtained the required materials.
The exchanged materials shall be in the English language. If some material is recorded in the home language on the sending Party,
they will be accompanied with the texts in the English language also.
Each Party shall provide, according to its own possibilities, necessary assistance to special reports, radio and television teams
and other associates, in the performing of their duties during their stay in the respective country.
This Agreement comes into force on the day of its signing. It is concluded for a period of three years, subject to extension for
another three years unless it is cancelled by one of the two Parties three months prior to expiry of this term. Amendments and additions
to this Agreement can be done only in writing by mutual agreement of both Parties.
The Agreement is done in two original copies in the English language, both of equal validity.
New Delhi, the 20th March 1972
For the All India Radio
For the Bulgarian Radio and
First Deputy Chairman of the
All India Radio
Committee for Television
and Radio Bulgaria