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.
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
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.
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