How to Subscribe for VDD Direct Plus DTH?

In order to avail the broadcasting facilities of DD Direct+, subscribers need to purchase a receive system from open market and get is installed with the help from dealers. There are no subscription fees charged for receiving the channels as DD Direct+ is free to air service.

How to Subscribe for VDD Direct Plus DTH? Composition of DD Direct+ Receive System: It comprises of a small satellite dish and digital integrated receiver/decoder (IRD).

· Small satellite dish is an antenna that receives a satellite broadcast signal

· Digital integrated receiver/decoder (IRD): It is also called as STB (Set Top Box) that separates each channel, decompresses and translates the digital signal so that it can be viewed over a television

· Remote control for operating the channels and functions over the TV.

Costs and Charges: Subscribers has to make one time investment for receiving DD-DIRECT signal by purchasing Receive System. The cost of a receive system is less than Rs 3000. There are no recurring monthly expenditure to be borne by the viewer. As compared to other DTH systems, Receive System is very cheap and affordable. There are no activation fees and no monthly subscription fees charged unlike other Dth operators. The demand for the receive systems will increase once the technology gets induced and ultimately the prices would come down in future.

Installation of the Receive System:

Once the subscriber has purchased the Receive System, he/she can install the System. The process of installation of the receive system is very small and easy. One can do it by following certain guidelines over the website and it does not take much time. It is preferred if one takes the assistance from skilled technical personnel for getting the dish installed and oriented towards the Satellite. This step is important and needs to be carried out prior to receiving DD DIRECT+ signals.

It is necessary to tune and configure the STB initially and this procedure is normally provided by the manufacturer along with the STB.

Satellite in use:

DD Direct+ services makes use of powerful Satellite INSAT-4B which is used for uplinking the DD DIRECT+ signals. The satellite reception of the signal is being checked across the country and found to be satisfactory.

Doordarshan DTH had commenced its operations with three streams of 20 TV Channel in the beginning and it is upgraded to 5 streams of DTH bouquet that is capable of transmitting up to more than 50 TV channels.

Features of the satellite INSAT-4B

· Orbit type: Geo-synchronous

· Orbital location: 93.5° E

· High power kU Band Transponders : INSAT-4B is among the latest Geo-synchronous Satellite of INSAT series that features high power kU Band Transponders.

Service Parameters

Service parameters of the DTH bouquet of channels are as follows:

Transponder Pol Uplink Downlink Lnb SR FEC

C13 (36 MHz) H/V 14040 10990 9750 27.5 3/4

C15 (36 MHz) H/V 14120 11070 9750 27.5 3/4

C17 (36 MHz) H/V 14200 11150 9750 27.5 3/4

C 19 (36 MHz) H/V 14290 11490 9750 27.5 3/4

C 21 (36 MHz) H/V 14370 11570 9750 27.5 3/4

Disclaimer : Information subject to change. Please check with the vendor’s website for latest information.

Installation of Direct Plus DTH

Once the subscriber has purchased the Receive System, he/she can install the System. The process of installation of the receive system is very small and easy. One can do it by following certain guidelines over the website and it does not take much time. It is preferred if one takes the assistance from skilled technical personnel for getting the dish installed and oriented towards the Satellite. This step is important and needs to be carried out prior to receiving DD DIRECT+ signals.

It is necessary to tune and configure the STB initially and this procedure is normally provided by the manufacturer along with the STB.

Satellite in use:

DD Direct+ services makes use of powerful Satellite INSAT-4B which is used for uplinking the DD DIRECT+ signals. The satellite reception of the signal is being checked across the country and found to be satisfactory.

Doordarshan DTH had commenced its operations with three streams of 20 TV Channel in the beginning and it is upgraded to 5 streams of DTH bouquet that is capable of transmitting up to more than 50 TV channels.

Features of the satellite INSAT-4B

· Orbit type: Geo-synchronous

· Orbital location: 93.5° E

· High power kU Band Transponders : INSAT-4B is among the latest Geo-synchronous Satellite of INSAT series that features high power kU Band Transponders.

Service Parameters

Service parameters of the DTH bouquet of channels are as follows:

Transponder Pol Uplink Downlink Lnb SR FEC

C13 (36 MHz) H/V 14040 10990 9750 27.5 3/4

C15 (36 MHz) H/V 14120 11070 9750 27.5 3/4

C17 (36 MHz) H/V 14200 11150 9750 27.5 3/4

C 19 (36 MHz) H/V 14290 11490 9750 27.5 3/4

C 21 (36 MHz) H/V 14370 11570 9750 27.5 3/4

Consumers may follow the below mentioned steps for installing the channels. Viewers should also consult the installation manual that comes along with STB or contact the nearest STB Dealer for any assistance required.

Satellite Name:

· Find the Installation menu or setup Programme using remote

· Select Satellite Edit menu, Add New Satellite menu and Sat Name Edit menu

· Enter the Satellite Name as INSAT- 4B and Satellite Longitude as 93.5o E

· Press Exit

LNB Configuration

· Go to LNB Configuration menu. Check that the satellite selected is INSAT- 4B only

· Set LNB Types as Universal and LNB Power on

· Press Exit

Transponder (TP) Edit:

· Go to Transponder Edit menu. Check if thesatellite selected is INSAT- 4B only

· Select Add New TP menu.

· Enter TP Frequency as 10990 MHz and select Symbol rate as 27500 ksps

· Select Polarization as Vertical and Scan as FTA.

· Press OK, 22K’ OFF* and ‘Disc. Equal’. Off

Once the subscriber has completed the above steps, he can go to ‘search’ and Press ‘OK’.

It will display new TV and Radio services. Subscriber can add all other four TPs in a similar way by entering the frequency, symbol rate and polarization as mentioned above.

In some STBs, there may be a different order of carrying out the above-mentioned steps.

Disclaimer : Information subject to change. Please check with the vendor’s website for latest information.

DD Direct Plus DTH Television Channels

Doordarshan is the largest terrestrial broadcaster of world that has more than 1400 terrestrial TV transmitters across the country which covers approx. 90% of geographical area of India. Currently, Doordarshan is telecasting total of 59 FTA TV channels and 21 All India Radio channels on its DTH platform which can be received on Free-to Air (FTA) basis by consumers throughout India.

DD Direct Plus DTH Television Channels As per recent press release, Doordarshan has increased number of TV channels to 100 on its DTH platform and All India radio channels to 40. Prasar Bharti has planned to add 100 more channels by 31st Mar 2011 and provide up to 200 free to air tv channels by 31st Dec 2011. The planning for increasing no of channels to 200 is done in response to growing popularity of DD DTH service and to fulfil the DD aim to have maximum viewership for providing coverage to as much population of the country as possible.

Satellite & Coverage

DD Direct Plus is using the services of Satellite INSAT4B Ku-band high power satellite that is positioned at 95° E.

DD Direct Plus Television Channels

DD Direct Plus is the Doordarshan’s DTH platform and DD Direct plus bouquet comprise of following

TV channels.

DD Channels : DD – National, DD – News, DD – Sports, DD – Bharti, DD – India, DD – Malayalam, DD – Bangla, DD – Oriya, DD – Gujarati, DD – Punjabi, DD – North East, DD – Podhigai, DD – Sapthagiri, DD – Chandana, DD – Sahyadri, DD – Kashir, DD – Rajyasabha, and DD – Loksabha

Educational Channel : Gyandarshan-1, Gyandarshan-2 and Vyas TV

Entertainment Channel: Time TV, Makkal TV, 9x Channel, Star Utsav, Mega TV, Jaihind TV, Kalaignar TV, Smile TV, Kairali, and Amrita TV

Music Channels : Enter 10 Channel, E 24 TV, B4u Music, 9xm, Star Jalsha, Music India, Mh One, and ETC

News Channels: Ptc News, Azad News, News 24, India News, News Live, Ibn Lokmat, DD News, and Total TV

Religious Channels : Aastha, Zee Jagran, Shraddha and PBC TV

Foreign Channels : DW TV and NHK World

Sports Channels : DD Sports

Other Channels: Care World, Shakti TV, NTV and PBC TV

DD Direct Plus Radio Channels

Air Vividh Bharati, Air Telugu, Air Marathi, Air Tamil, Air Gujarati, Fm Rainbow, Air Punjabi, FM Gold Channel, Air Kannada, Air Bangla, Air Hindi, Air North East, Air Malayalam, Air Assamese, FM Rainbow Chennai, FM Gold Channel Mumbai, Radio Kashmir, Air Ragam, FM Rainbow Bangalore, Air Urdu and Air Oriya.

Disclaimer : Information subject to change. Please check with the vendor’s website for latest information.

DD Doordarshan DTH Services in India

Doordarshan is the national broadcaster in India and it offers DD DIRECT+ which is first and only FTA Direct-To-Home (DTH) Service of India. Doordarshan is offering DTH service with Ku band broadcasting which provides coverage to uncovered areas and broadcast multi-channel service in one stroke all over the country. The broadcasting signals are beamed directly to consumer’s home without using any cable. One only requires to install a small Receive segment for receiving the signals.

DD Doordarshan DTH Services in India DD DIRECT+ is telecasting 50 free-to-air TV channels that include both Doordarshan and private channels via Satellite Earth Station that is setup at Delhi. This service was started on 16/12/2004 by Prime Minister. DD Direct+ uses the services of high power Ku-band transponders of Indian Satellite INSAT-4B at 93.5º E.

Costs of DD DIRECT+

There is no subscription fees required for receiving the DD DIRECT+ signal. This service is totally free and consumers have to bear only one time expenditure on purchasing the Receive Equipment. One can buy the receive equipment from open market and get it installed with help from dealer.

The costs of a Receive System is less than Rs.3000, however it may vary a little on the basis of make of equipment and local taxes/prevailing custom duty etc.

Features of DD Direct+

Free To Air Service: DD DIRECT+ is Free to air service as Doordarshan does not charge any subscription fees from the viewers and offers cheap and affordable services. Even the receive system of DD DIRECT+ is cheap in comparison to receive system of other DTH operators.

SMS and CAS are not required: As the channels are Free-To-Air, the SMS and CAS are not envisaged. There is no requirement of smart card/conditional access system at the uplinking or downlinking site.

Wide Range of Channels : DD DIRECT+ bouquet comprises of combination of Doordarshan channels, Private TV channels as well as Audio channels of AIR (All India Radio).

Unlimited No of Channels: Consumers can enjoy unlimited no of channels with DD Direct+ as there is no limit on number of channels and no of channels would be increased in phases on the basis of availability of the platform.

Excellent Picture Quality : DD DIRECT+ ensures great picture quality for all the channels available in the bouquet. Consumers get the signals directly from the satellite and there is no intermediary cable operator.

View both Cable and Dth Channels: Consumers can watch DD DIRECT+ channels without disconnecting their existing cable connection. The DTh Channels can be watched in AV mode while

Cable connection can be viewed in normal TV mode.

Geographic Motility: DD Direct+ offers the flexibility of geographic motility to the consumers where they can continue to use the same Set Top Box and Dish for receiving DD DIRECT+ even after changing the residence or relocating to some other city in the country.

Good reception in Bad weather: DD Direct+ offers good reception signals even during bad weather conditions like rains or snowfall as there is provision in the uplink system to prevent fading of the signal due to rains, snowfall, etc.

Audio (Radio) channels: DD DIRECT+ allows the consumers to enjoy about 21 Radio channels that are available in the bouquet.

Disclaimer : Information subject to change. Please check with the vendor’s website for latest information.

DD Direct Plus DTH Radio Channels

Doordarshan is the largest terrestrial broadcaster of world that has more than 1400 terrestrial TV transmitters across the country which covers approx. 90% of geographical area of India. Currently, Doordarshan is telecasting total of 59 FTA TV channels and 21 All India Radio channels on its DTH platform which can be received on Free-to Air (FTA) basis by consumers throughout India.

DD Direct Plus DTH Radio Channels As per recent press release, Doordarshan has increased number of TV channels to 100 on its DTH platform and All India radio channels to 40. Prasar Bharti has planned to add 100 more channels by 31st Mar 2011 and provide up to 200 free to air TV channels by 31st Dec 2011. The planning for increasing no of channels to 200 is done in response to growing popularity of DD DTH service and to fulfil the DD aim to have maximum viewership for providing coverage to as much population of the country as possible.

Satellite & Coverage

DD Direct Plus is using the services of Satellite INSAT4B Ku-band high power satellite that is positioned at 95° E.

DD Direct Plus Radio Channels

Air Vividh Bharati, Air Telugu, Air Marathi, Air Tamil, Air Gujarati, Fm Rainbow, Air Punjabi, FM Gold Channel, Air Kannada, Air Bangla, Air Hindi, Air North East, Air Malayalam, Air Assamese, FM Rainbow Chennai, FM Gold Channel Mumbai, Radio Kashmir, Air Ragam, FM Rainbow Bangalore, Air Urdu and Air Oriya.

(Transponder-1) Frequency-10990 Symbol Rate-27500 Polarity-V FEC-3/4

Radio Channels

01-AIR VBS

02-AIR Telugu

03-AIR Marathi

04-AIR Tamil

(Transponder-2) Frequency-11070 Symbol Rate-27500 Polarity-V FEC-3/4

Radio Channels

5-AIR Gujarati

6-FM Rainbow

7-AIR Punjabi

8-FM Gold Channel

(Transponder-3) Frequency-11150 Symbol Rate-27500 Polarity-V FEC-3/4

Radio Channels

9-AIR Kannada

10-AIR Bangla

11-AIR Hindi

12-AIR North East

(Transponder-4) Frequency-11490 Symbol Rate-27500 Polarity-V FEC-3/4

Radio Channels

13-AIR Malayalam

14-AIR Assamese

15-FM Rainbow Chennai

16-FM Gold Channel Mumbai

17-Radio Kashmir

18-DWS

19-Gyan Wani Radio

(Transponder-5) Frequency-11570 Symbol Rate-27500 Polarity-V FEC-3/4

Radio Channels

20-AIR Ragam

21-FM Rainbow Bangalore

22-AIR Urdu

23-AIR Oriya

24-DWS

Disclaimer : Information subject to change. Please check with the vendor’s website for latest information.

DD Direct Plus DTH Plans

DD Direct DTH services, is the only FTA DTH in India and it presently has a total of 57 channels including 21 Doordarshan channels, some private channels and 21 channels of All India Radio. Prasar Bharti has planned to add 100 more channels by 31st Mar 2011 and provide up to 200 free to air tv channels by 31st Dec 2011.

DD Direct Plus DTH Plans The planning for increasing no of channels to 200 is done in response to growing popularity of DD DTH service and to fulfil the DD aim to have maximum viewership for providing coverage to as much population of the country as possible.

Currently, DD covers 88% of India’s geographical area and transmit all ‘Free to Air’ TV channels, some popular private entertainment TV channels and All India Radio to cater to the TV viewing requirements of populations residing in far-flung areas which are deprived of cable access. In fact, Prasar Bharati is also planning to add 148 new transmitters for expanding FM channels as FM radio is very popular and covers 35.74 percent of total population.

TV Channels Covered:

DD Channels

Doordarshan DD National, DD News, DD Sports, DD India, DD Bharati, DD Oriya, Rajya Sabha TV , Lok Sabha TV , DD Sahyadri , DD Podhigai, DD Malayalam, DD Chandana, DD Punjabi, DD Gujrati , DD Saptagiri, DD Bangla, DD North-East, and DD Kashmir

Private Channels

MH1 Shraddha, Shakhti TV, NTV, IBN Lokmat, 9X, Kairali TV, 9XM, Time TV, Makkal TV, PTC news, Aastha TV, ETC, Care World, E24, Zee Jagran, MH One, PBC TV, Total TV, DW TV, KBC World, NHK, News Live, Amrita TV, India News, News 24, Enterr 10, Azad News, SVBC, Gyandarshan 1, Gyandarshan 2, DD Urdu, Jaihind V, Music India, Kalaignar TV, Star Utsav, Mega TV, B4u Music and Zee Smile.

Radio channels Covered

Air Vividh Bharati, Air Telugu, Air Marathi, Air Tamil, Air Gujarati, Fm Rainbow, Air Punjabi, FM Gold Channel, Air Kannada, Air Bangla, Air Hindi, Air North East, Air Malayalam, Air Assamese, Fm Rainbow Chennai, Fm Gold Channel Mumbai, Radio Kashmir, Air Ragam, Fm Rainbow Bangalore, Air Urdu and Air Oriya.

Consumers may not receive all the channels that are included in the list above as its depends on , Symbol rate, Type of Polarization, Transponder frequency and FEC Reception of each area. Every area has a separate range of reception and requires tuning to a particular frequency.

There are about 90 television channels in the queue that are waiting for being uploading on DD Direct Plus. This queue also includes some foreign channels including Deutsche Welle, Japan’s NHK TV and Korean Broadcasting Corporation. Some of the popular applicants are NDTV, NE TV Group, Sakshi TV, ZEE, IBN 7, TV 24, Sahara, and Star News. It is expected that ten more foreign channels would join the list soon.

Disclaimer : Information subject to change. Please check with the vendor’s website for latest information.

DD Direct Plus DTH Dealers

The dealers for DD Direct+ are available in every major city of India. The DD Direct dealers in metro cities of India are as mentioned below.

DD Direct Plus DTH DealersDD Direct+ Dealers in Chennai

· Shree Enterprises No: 37, Near Sri Ragavendhra Nagar, Kamaraj Nagar, Kolathur, Chennai – 600099

· Udhayam Communications, No 1, Near To Punam Timber, M G R Salai Old Perungalattur, Tambaram Ho, Chennai – 600045

· Kumar Electricals & Electronics, No 514, Selvaganpathy Nagar Near Bisleri Water Company, Poonamallee, Chennai – 600056

· M K Services, No: 51,, Back Side Of Omr Srp Tool, P T K Nagar,, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai – 600041

· Pacific Tele Transmits, No 27/14, Kannadasan Street, T Nagar, Chennai – 600017

· Ayya Telecom , No 45, Near Actor Sivaji Ganeshan House, South Boag Road, T Nagar, Chennai – 600017

· Guru Telecom, No 4/23 A, Opp To V K S Mahal, Icf E Colony, Ambattur Industrial Estate, Chennai – 600058

· Saba Communication , No 280, Mit Gate, GST RD, Chrompet, Chennai – 600044

· Sankesh Grafix, Near T Nagar Main Bus Terminus, South Usman Road, T Nagar, Chennai – 600017

· Vinoth DTH TV Services, No 9, Mullai Nagar Backside Sekar Store, Ahsram Shelter Colony, Thirumullaivoyal, Chennai – 601209

DD Direct+ Dealers in Mumbai

· J S Electronic, 6/7, Old Hanuman Building, Near Shamrao Bank, Grant Road, Mumbai – 400007

· Shreeji Electronics, Shop No3,Gulistan Building, Near Jayaprabha Hotel, Pushpark Daftray Road, Malad East, Mumbai – 400097

· Laxmi Electronics, Shop No 2, Kanji Kalidas Chawl, Near Union Bank, Off Kedarmal Road, Rani Sati Marg, Malad East, Mumbai – 400097

· Kiran Electronics, Shop No 1, Suresh Thakur Chawl, Lbs Nagar, Kandar Pada, L M RD, Dahisar, Mumbai – 400068

· Vasai Cable PVT LTD, Shop No 120,Golden Park Commercial Complex, Besides Parvati Theatre,SAI Nagar, Vasai Road West, Thane – 401202

· Dish Bazaar, B102, Nemi Krishna Building, Jethwa Nagar, Opp Bajaj Municipal School, V L Road, Kandivili West, Mumbai – 400067

· JAI Sankeshwar Electronics, 6/7, Old Hanuman Building, Near Shamrao Vithal Co Operative Bank, S N Marg, Grant Road, Mumbai – 400007

· Smart Solution & Services, Shop-2, Heena Apt, Jeevan Vikas HSG. Soc., Near Taki Vihar Road, Nalasopara East, Thane – 401209

· Zebra Enterprises, D-2, 53 Mangal Murti Chs, Gorai Bridge, Gorai 1, Borivili West, Mumbai – 400092

· Sanson Electronics, Grnd Flr Panditalaya Bldg, Nxt To Lamington Road Police Station, Lamington Rd, Chunam Lane, Grant Road, Mumbai – 400007

· Bhavin Electronics, 3A Laxmi Niwas, Near Deepali Travels,Syndicate NSB Road, N S Road, Mulund West, Mumbai – 400080

DD Direct+ Dealers in Delhi

· Sandeep Marketing Pvt, Shop No.10-11,Wz-194, Op Metro Pillar No.660, Main Najafgarh Rd, Uttam Nagar, Delhi – 110059

· Web Bookmarkeing, 2bc/ S-23, Awas Vikas Cplx, C/O Budki Tradex Pvt Ltd, Vasundra, Ghaziabad, Ghaziabad – 201010

· Amrit Electronics, 321/15, Jacobpura, Near Hanumaan Mandir, Gurgaon, Gurgaon – 122001

· C R Enterpises,U-1 Shop No 7, Near Baba Banquet Hall, Shakarpur, Delhi – 110092

· Gopal Narayan & Sons, B-26, Below Madras Hotel, Connaught Place, Delhi – 110001

· SAI & Company, 2140/1, Chuna Mandi, Pahar Ganj, Delhi – 110055

· Sun Systems, Z 118,1st Fr, Sec-12, Noida, Noida – 201301

· Ganpati Services, Q 19 2nd Flr, Nr Durga Mandir, Left Side Shree Niwas Puri Extn, Srinivas Puri, Delhi – 110065

· R P S India, Shop No-41,Shri Sham Palace, Sec-4 & 5 Crossing, Railway Rd, Gurgaon, Gurgaon – 122002

DD Direct+ Dealers in Ahmedabad

· Shree Shakti Mobie And Electronics, 19 Shreeji Complex, Gurukul Road, NR Oxford Tower, Gurukul, Ahmedabad – 380052

· Mplus Service Zone,7f1 Shanti Sadhan 1, Opp Vejalpur Bus Stop, NR Baliyadev Mahadev Temple, Vejalpur, Ahmedabad – 380051

· New Ankur Electronics, 4 Antrix Building, Panjarapole Char Rasta, Ambavadi, Ahmedabad – 380015

· Patel Agency, 15 Ground Floor Vaikunth Complex, NR Raspan Party Plot 80 Feet Roads, New India Colony, Naroda, Ahmedabad – 380025

· Angel Communication, C 19 Capital Commercial Centre, Nr Sanyas Ashram, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad – 380009

· Samantar Sales And Services PVT LTD, 1/2, Shiv Kamal Apartment, Opp Central Excise & Custom House, Ambavadi, Ahmedabad – 380015

· Recharge Shop, A-1, Nilkamal Society, Sattadhar Cross Road, Ghatlodia, Ahmedabad – 380061

· MAC Marketing, Cadila Bridge Jasoda Chokadi, Vatva Gidc, Vatva Gidc, Ahmedabad – 382445

· Agrawal Agency, 32, Rudra Square, 1ST Floor, NR IDBI Bank, Opp Kalupur Bank, Judges Bunglow Cross Road, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad – 380054

· Rajvi Enterprise, 436 Sarvodaya Commercial Complex4th Floor, Nr Gpo, Salapas Road, Ahmedabad – 380001

· Ganesh Communication, A/5, Yash Avenue, NR Maansarovar Road, IOC Road, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad – 382424

Disclaimer : Information subject to change. Please check with the vendor’s website for latest information.