DD Metro

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DD metro
Dd metro logo.jpg
Launched9 August 1984
Closed3 November 2003
Owned byPrasar Bharati
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Broadcast areaNew Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai later in Lucknow
HeadquartersNew Delhi
Formerly calledDD-2
Replaced byDD News
Sister channel(s)DD National
DD India
DD Bharati
DD News
DD Sports
Timeshift serviceMetro Gold

DD Metro also known as DD 2 was an Indian free-to-air television channel. It was launched in 1984 as DD2 in Delhi as an alternative to DD National. Later, it increased its coverage area by expanding to Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. In 1993, the channel was rebranded as DD Metro.[1] On 3 November 2003, the Prasar Bharati Corporation replaced DD Metro with their new news channel, DD News.[2]

DD Metro programming consisted of many genres of television programmes, including family dramas boasting women as main characters, comedies, reality TV shows and others. The channel's prime-time shift Metro Gold[3][4] was a landmark in Indian television history, and it replaced Star Plus as the top Hindi-language entertainment channel in 2000 and 2001.[5] DD Metro also used to broadcast some TV series from its sister channel, DD National. In addition, DD Metro was also known for dubbing popular Hollywood movies into Hindi.[6]


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  1. ^ "DD Metro to stay terrestrial channel". Business Line. 11 June 2002.
  2. ^ "News channel to replace DD Metro: Prasar Bharati". Indian Express. 2002.
  3. ^ "DD Metro's Golden Time "9 Gold"". Indian Express. 2001.
  4. ^ "9 Gold On DD Metro". The Hindu. 2000.
  5. ^ "DD Metro Grabbed No.1 position: India Tele Awards". Indian Express. 2001.
  6. ^ "DD Metro to air dubbed Hollywood films". Indian Television Dot Com. 2002.
  7. ^ a b "Slew of new soaps on DD Metro from today". Indian Television Dot Com. 31 March 2003.

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