DD Free Dish

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DD Free Dish
FormerlyDD Direct Plus
TypePublic
IndustrySatellite television
Founded16 December 2004; 16 years ago (2004-12-16)
Headquarters
Area served
SAARC
Owner
Websitedoordarshan.gov.in/dd-free-dish

DD Free Dish (previously known as DD Direct Plus) is an Indian free-to-air satellite television provider. It is owned by state broadcaster Doordarshan. It has over 40 million households which is more than 25% of the total TV households in the country. DD Free Dish earns by selling slots to private broadcasters through e-auctions.[1]

Currently, DD Free Dish have 109 TV channels, among which 87 channels are in MPEG-2 format and 22 channels in MPEG-4 format. For classes 1 to 12, educational TV channels are run under PM e-Vidya program.[2]

Television Channels[edit]

Doordarshan[edit]

TV channels owned by Prasar Bharti -

National[edit]

  • DD Bharati - State-owned art and cultural infotainment channel
  • DD India - State-owned international channel
  • DD Kisan - Agriculture education and information channel
  • DD National - General entertainment channel
  • DD News - News channel
  • DD Retro - Doordarshan's channel for re-run of its popular classic shows[3]
  • DD Sports - Sports channel
  • DD Urdu - State-owned Urdu-language infotainment channel

Additionally, DD Free Dish has two channels in MPEG-4 format –

  • DD Free Dish Home Channel - Provides information about DD Free Dish
  • DD National HD - HD version of DD National

Parliamentary[edit]

Regional Channels (MPEG-2)[edit]

Name Language Region
DD Assam Assamese Assam
DD Bangla Bengali West Bengal
DD Chandana Kannada & Spanish Karnataka
DD Girnar Gujarati Gujarat
DD Kashir Kashmiri & Urdu Jammu and Kashmir
DD Malayalam Malayalam & Arabic Kerala
DD Odia Odia Odisha
DD Podhigai Tamil & Swiss Tamil Nadu
DD Punjabi Punjabi & German Punjab
DD Sahyadri Marathi & French Maharashtra
DD Saptagiri Telugu & Afrikaans Andhra Pradesh
DD Yadagiri Telugu & Danish|Telangana
DD Arun Prabha Hindi & English Arunachal Pradesh
DD Bihar Hindi & Bihari Bihar
DD Madhya Pradesh Hindi & Croatian Madhya Pradesh
DD Rajasthan Hindi & Rajasthani Rajasthan
DD Uttar Pradesh Hindi & Croatian Uttar Pradesh
DD Chhattisgarh Hindi & Croatian Chhattisgarh
DD Jharkhand Hindi & Croatian Jharkhand
DD Uttarakhand Garhwali, Kumaoni & Hindi Uttarakhand
DD Tripura Bengali & Kokborok Tripura

Regional Channels (MPEG-4)[edit]

Name Language Region
DD Goa Konkani, Thai &

Portuguese

Goa
DD Haryana Hindi & Croatian Haryana
DD Himachal Pradesh Hindi & Croatian Himachal Pradesh
DD Manipur Manipuri Manipur
DD Meghalaya Khasi & Garo Meghalaya
DD Mizoram Mizo Mizoram
DD Nagaland English Nagaland

Private Channels (MPEG-2)[edit]

Hindi General Entertainment[edit]

Youth-oriented GEC[edit]

Hindi Music[edit]

Hindi-language Movies[edit]

Hindi-language News[edit]

Devotional channel[edit]

Bhojpuri[edit]

Marathi[edit]

Punjabi[edit]

Private Channels (MPEG-4)[edit]

Radio Station[edit]

National[edit]

  • Vividh Bharati - Hindi Music Radio channel
  • AIR Live News 24×7 - Hindi & English News Radio
  • Urdu service - Urdu Entertainment & Information Radio channel
  • Raagam - Indian Classical Music Radio channel
  • Gyan Vani - Hindi & English Educational channel

Regional[edit]

MPEG4 Radio[edit]

  • FM Gold Delhi
  • FM Rainbow Delhi
  • RJ1VBS
  • RJ2VBS
  • RJ3VBS
  • MP1VBS
  • MP2VBS
  • MP3VBS

Others Channels[edit]

e-Vidya Channels[edit]

There are 12 educational channels, one for each class from Class 1 to Class 12.

  • e-Vidya 1 - For Class 1 students
  • e-Vidya 2 - For Class 2 students
  • e-Vidya 3 - For Class 3 students
  • e-Vidya 4 - For Class 4 students
  • e-Vidya 5 - For Class 5 students
  • e-Vidya 6 - For Class 6 students
  • e-Vidya 7 - For Class 7 students
  • e-Vidya 8 - For Class 8 students
  • e-Vidya 9 - For Class 9 students
  • e-Vidya 10 - For Class 10 students
  • e-Vidya 11 - For Class 11 students
  • e-Vidya 12 - For Class 12 students

Swayam Prabha DTH[edit]

  • SP-01 CEC-UGC : Vageesh - Language & Literature
  • SP-02 CEC-UGC : Sanskriti - History, Culture & Philosophy
  • SP-03 CEC-UGC : Prabodh - Social & Behaviour Sciences
  • SP-04 CEC-UGC : Saaraswat - Education & Home Sciences
  • SP-05 CEC-UGC : Prabandhan - Information, Communication & Management Studies
  • SP-06 CEC-UGC : Vidhik - Law & Legal Studies
  • SP-07 CEC-UGC : Kautilya - Economics & Commerce
  • SP-08 CEC-UGC : Aryabhatt - Physical & Earth Sciences
  • SP-09 CEC-UGC : Spandan - Life Sciences
  • SP-10 CEC-UGC : Daksh - Applied Sciences
  • SP-11 NPTEL : Chemical Engineering
  • SP-12 NPTEL : Civil Engineering
  • SP-13 NPTEL : Computer Science Engineering
  • SP-14 NPTEL : Electrical Engineering & Electronics Communication Engineering
  • SP-15 NPTEL : Engineering Sciences & Biological Sciences
  • SP-16 NPTEL : Humanities, Social Sciences & Management
  • SP-17 NPTEL : Mechanical Engineering & Mining Engineering
  • SP-18 NPTEL : Mathematics & Physics
  • SP-19 IIT-PAL : Biology
  • SP-20 IIT-PAL : Chemistry
  • SP-21 IIT-PAL : Mathematics
  • SP-22 IIT-PAL : Physics
  • SP-23 IGNOU : Liberal Arts & Humanities
  • SP-24 IGNOU : Agriculture & Allied Sciences
  • SP-25 IGNOU : Gyan Darshan 1
  • SP-26 IGNOU : State Open Universities
  • SP-27 NIOS : Panini - Secondary School Education
  • SP-28 NIOS : Sharda - Higher Secondary School Education
  • SP-29 UGC-INFLIBNET : e-PG Pathshala - Post Graduate Courses
  • SP-30 NIOS : Gyanamrit - Education in Sign Language
  • SP-31 NCERT : Kishore Manch - Secondary School, Higher Secondary School & Teacher Education
  • SP-32 IGNOU-NIOS : Vagda - Teacher Education
  • SP-33 CEC-UGC : Vyas - Higher Education Channel
  • Digi Shala - Digital Education Channel

VANDE Gujarat[edit]

  • VANDE Gujarat 1
  • VANDE Gujarat 2
  • VANDE Gujarat 3
  • VANDE Gujarat 4
  • VANDE Gujarat 5
  • VANDE Gujarat 6
  • VANDE Gujarat 7
  • VANDE Gujarat 8
  • VANDE Gujarat 9
  • VANDE Gujarat 10
  • VANDE Gujarat 11
  • VANDE Gujarat 12
  • VANDE Gujarat 13
  • VANDE Gujarat 14
  • VANDE Gujarat 15
  • VANDE Gujarat 16
  • Digi Shala

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slots on Doordarshan Free Dish to be e-auctioned to private channels". The Economic Times. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. ^ "One class, One channel started on DD Free dish under PM e-Vidhya Program". Blog on DD Free dish. 2 September 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  3. ^ Quint, By the (16 April 2020). "Doordarshan Launches DD Retro: Find Channel". The Quint. Retrieved 17 April 2020.

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