DD India

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DD India
Launched 14 March 1995; 23 years ago (1995-03-14)(as DD International)
2000 (as DD World)
26 January 2002; 16 years ago (2002-01-26) (as DD India)
Owned by Doordarshan
Headquarters New Delhi, Delhi, India,
Formerly called DD World , DD International,
Sister channel(s) DD National
DD News
DD Sports
DD Bharati
Website http://www.ddindia.gov.in/
Dish TV Channel 199
DD Direct+ Channel 4
Sun direct DTH Channel 61
Tata Sky Channel 199
DirecTV Channel 2025
Asianet Digital Channel 522
Available on many cable systems Check local listings for channels in India
VMedia (Canada) Channel 908

DD India is an Indian satellite television channel which is marketed towards Indian audiences living abroad, and offers an update on the social, cultural, and political aspects of India.


The channel was launched on 14 March 1995 as DD International, and is available in 146 countries throughout the world.[1] It was renamed as DD World in year 2000 and finally rebranded as DD India in 2002. The channel is owned and operated by Doordarshan, a television network of Prasar Bharati Broadcasting Corporation and is based in New Delhi, India. The network features some original programming, such as dramas, comedy-series, talk shows, documentaries, and re-runs of popular TV shows from other Indian television channels. In addition, the channel also shows programmes in other Indian languages, such as Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, etc.

In the United States, the channel was launched on 26 July 2007, and is available on DirecTV through Genesis Networks.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "DD India". Doordarshan Network. Archived from the original on 23 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Genesis Networks Provides U.S. Distribution Platform for DD India's Multilanguage Programming". Genesis Networks Inc. 2007-07-26.