DD Free Dish
|Industry||Satellite television service|
|Founded||16 December 2004|
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
DD Free Dish (previously known as DD Direct Plus) is an Indian free-to-air digital direct-broadcast satellite television service owned and operated by the state-controlled public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati (Doordarshan). It is the only free-to-air satellite television service in India. Initially, NSS-6 satellite at 95° was used to broadcast channels. After upgradation, INSAT-4B satellite at 93.5° was used to broadcast 64 FTA MPEG-2 Channels, and 29 radio channels.With the latest upgradation, to GSAT-15 at 93.5° on 1 February 2016, the present capacity is likely to be enhanced to 104 SDTV channels and 40 Radio channels in near future with the introduction of new MPEG-4, DVB-S2 stream. New logo for DD Free Dish was added on its transponders on 29 October 2014. The e-auction is being conducted by C1 India Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon on behalf of Prasar Bharati.
|System||Format||LNB Frequency (MHz)||Downlink Frequency (MHz))||Symbol Rate (Ksps)||Polarity||22K||FEC|
Unofficial Setup Parameters
|System||Format||LNB Frequency (MHz)||Transmission Frequency (MHz)||Symbol Rate (Ksps)||Polarity||22K|
From 1 February 2016 DD Free Dish is available in Ku-Band on GSAT-15 (at 93.5°E) having MPEG-2 DVB-S. Launched on 11 November 2015, GSAT-15 is located at 93.5°E longitude, which has 24 Ku band transponders of 36 Mhz each.
Future of DD Free Dish
Expansion of DD Free Dish has been carried out time to time. The present capacity is likely to be enhanced to 104 SDTV channels and 40 Radio channels in near future with the introduction of new MPEG-4, DVB-S2 stream. DD Free Dish has plans of encrypting channels but maintaining the Free To Air.This will enable Freedish to gauge the exact number of households relying on Freedish as encrypted set top boxes (STBs) will only be available with authorised dealers.
Toll Free Helpline No
Viewers can contact Toll Free Helpline No: 1800 11 0510 (8.00 A.M. to 10.00 P.M.)
- "DD Free Dish logo add DD Channel". forum.dishtracking.com. Retrieved 29 October 2014.