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PIB's YouTube channel up and running, but misses PM's Yoga Day event

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Press Information Bureau's official channel was unblocked at 8 am today just after Narendra Modi's event got over, a said.

The channel was blocked as was updating its "partner agreements", a for the website had said yesterday.

"unblocked PIB's YouTube channel today at 8 am," a said today.

But PIB could not live stream the prime minister's event from the Uttarakhand capital Dehradun on International Day as the function got over at 8 am.

The problem was communicated to YouTube India yesterday, a PIB source said.

PIB India's YouTube channel had been experiencing a technical glitch because of which viewers were not able to access content on the channel, the source had said yesterday.

On trying to watch a video, an error message was displayed: 'This video contains content from It is not available in your country."

YouTube channels of Open Courseware (which has north of 1.5 million subscribers), and (with over 190,000 subscribers) were also blocked.

"Videos on a limited number of sites have been blocked as we updated our partner agreements. We are working with them to get their videos back online," the YouTube had said yesterday.

Officials said the channel was blocked from June 15 (Saturday) and came to the notice of officials on June 18 when a press conference of could not be streamed live.

PIB YouTube channel, which was launched in 2016, has 1,52,804 subscribers and 3,560 uploaded videos.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 21 2018. 14:30 IST
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