|Type||Broadcast television network|
|Availability||India and parts of Asia,China and Gulf Countries.|
|Headquarters||Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|1993-10-10 (as Doordarshan Kendra Hyderabad)
2014-9-27(as Doordarshan Kendra Vijayawada)
DD Saptagiri is a state-owned television channel telecasting in the Telugu language from a studio at Doordarshan Kendra Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. This studio was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, on 27 September 2014.
In addition to the terrestrial over-the-air transmission, the DD Vijayawada studio programmes are beamed through direct-broadcast satellite (DTH) and cable networks. Doordarshan Kendra Vijayawada’s Regional Network in Telugu took on a new identity as "DD Saptagiri", on 27 September 2014. This service is viewed not only in India, but also in some other parts of the world. The channel is named after the seven hills surrounding the world famous Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati at the south of the state ('Sapta' in Sanskrit means seven and 'Giri' means mountain or hill).
Doordarshan Vijayawada was the only television channel broadcast from Andhra Pradesh after bifurcation of the state. It's programmes are aimed mainly at 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh. Since the 90s, DD Vijayawada has been a small studio facility through which programmes based on coastal Andhra are produced and used to be aired weekly once through DDK Hyderabad. It was launched by Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandhra Babu Naidu and Union Minister of Urban Development Shri Venkaiah Naidu on 27 September 2014. Venkaiah Naidu announced that the All India Radio Bhavan here was named Pingali Venkaiah Bhavan.
Frequency and satellite details from DD Free Dish
INSAT-4B (C-BAND)93.5E 4060 MHZ Horizontal, symbol rate- 4250, INSAT-4B (KU) 93.5E 11150 V 27500
- All India Radio
- DD Direct Plus
- Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
- List of programs broadcast by DD National
- List of South Asian television channels by country