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.
- "DD Free Dish logo add DD Channel". forum.dishtracking.com. Retrieved 29 October 2014.