DD DTH to increase free to air channels from 59 to 200

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Ambika Soni said that the phased expansion of DD DTH platform which proposed to increase free to air channels from 59 to 200 would offer a wide bouquet to the viewers. The digitalization of AIR and DD would enable remote and far flung regions to receive higher quality signals.

There are 33 free-to-air TV channels and 12 AIR channels available throughout India, except Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Doordarshan is trying to reach those TV homes having no cable & satellite connection, through its DTH service ‘DD Direct Plus’.

The areas uncovered by terrestrial transmission along with rest of the country have been provided with multi–channel TV coverage through Doordarshan’s free to air Direct to Home (DTH) service “DD Direct Plus”. DTH signals can be received in the entire country (except Andaman & Nicobar Islands) with help of a small sized dish receive units.

The Direct-to-Home TV channels materialized after launching the Ku band transmission of “DD Direct plus” in December, 2004.

Over 10 million Set Top Boxes have been sold out in the market and the service is gaining popularity among the masses. The Number of channels available on this platform is proposed to be increased to fifty. The DD Direct Plus has gained momentum in all parts of the country.

So far, 10,000 dish receive units (Dish and STB) have been provided free of cost in the uncovered villages of Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, Karnataka, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and North Eastern States. These are provided to pubic institutions like Aanganwadis, schools, public health centres, Panchayats, youth clubs, co-operative societies etc. in uncovered pockets.





Comments

  1. charanjeet says:

    ye chennel kab aynge plz tell us

  2. Ghanshyam gehlot says:

    dth par ak bhe chanlls rajasthan ke nahi hain

  3. wait and watch
    dd dth will offer 100 channels by 2011 and 200 channels by 2012
    keep the fingers crossed

  4. MANOHAR RAI HEAD MASTER GOVT. M.S. MAHALAXMI SHAJAPUR says:

    pl. start sum primary and middle school syllabus base educational channels for MP. UP. CG. STATE in hindi.

  5. please incerase tamil free to air channels in dd direct plus

  6. Plz add Star plus,discovery hindi, and othere channels.

  7. Plz plz i advice to DTH (dd direct to home) team that ‘ PLZ DONT MAKE DD DIRECT TO HOME as POOR’

    plz increse channels and devolop inidia

  8. Kishor Dubey says:

    Please add Discovery, National Geography, Fox History, Animal Planet and Other Educatinal Channals

  9. Avinash says:

    Plz, Add ddpatana/ranchi channel.

  10. Plz add discovery channel nd national geography channel in dd direct plus…plz plz plz

  11. what are the channel will come

  12. Vishal sonavane,Pune says:

    Please add frequencies n other details for channels on site

  13. I have not receive Total TV & care world .Plz help.

  14. raghu.mysore says:

    its good news, i thnk dis process will be very slow…

  15. Rajesh, Indore says:

    I am using DTH for the last 6 years, and hearing the same that more channels will be added, but nothing has improved. Is this due to the private operators that government is not thinking in this direction, whereas in this phase of technological development, steps should be taken to improve the things constantly, the stagnation phase has been very long, hence improvement is required in this direction.
    There should be an appeal from all the users for improvement and increase in the performance of the DTH Free to AIR TV Services, at least a small token of improvement will always be appriciated, and the users will never regret on their decision of chossing this service.
    I request the department concern to do something in this direction, and if possible drop few words of confirmation.
    Thanks.

  16. raghu, mysore says:

    Please add some kannada private channels in dd direct plus there is no kannada other than dd chandana.. plz plz take this request seriously….

  17. Mahua chanel kyo band kar diya ha.

  18. plz stargold add kare

  19. rahul sharma says:

    am starting a new channel YOURS CHANNEL after 1 year..intrested people contact me. (Edited email)

  20. sb birla says:

    DD is always making jokes. They are not going to increase the TV channels because private DTH platforms takes amount an its a profit making to broadcast channels through private DTH platforms and no private channel is going to broadcast their channels free which are popular.
    I waited for a long time and switched to Airtel Digital TV connection that to wait for more years. If DD wants to improve its standard so it is required to implement what is declared.

  21. Krishna gaire says:

    Only local channel is given so bad. Please add discovery, max,sony,zee cinema etc. Plz plz plz.

  22. LAXMAN SATVANI says:

    CARTOON CHANEL CHILD KE LIYE ED KARNI CHAHIYE DTH AIR FREE PE KOI
    CARTOON CHANNEL NAHI HAI PLEASE CARTOON CHANEL ED KARO

  23. Jitendra says:

    Please add at least one MARATHI CHANNEL after digitalazation!

  24. Jitendra says:

    Please add at least one MARATHI CHANNEL after digitalazation! There is no privat marathi chnnel have been added still!

  25. manoj kumar says:

    We have also been listening that more channels will be added to DT:H. But till now
    no action has been taken . No cartoon channels are for kids and such type of cartoons channels should be there.. pls do something at the earliest. Thnks

  26. SATYA SIBA SUNDAR MISHRA says:

    HOW WILL WE GET 200 CHANNELS OF DD DIRECT + ? WE RESIDING IN CUTTACK,ODISHA

  27. N S Amin says:

    200 Channels? Where is it? In which month & year it will come. Today is 14th May 2013.

  28. Please add some new channels. DD direct plus if add some new channels they remove other channel.So no. of channels is not increasing. Please give some good channels like discovery , cnbc tv , star sports , sab tv. etc.

  29. Akhilesh sharma says:

    PLZ PASAR MANTRIJI AAP NE JO WADA KIYA THA WO TO PURA KAR DO
    VAISE CONGRESS GOVT KI AADAT HAI KI BADI BADI BATEN TO KAR DETI HAI JO KABHI PURA NAHI HOTA
    WADA TO KIYA KI NEW YEAR MEIN 97 CHANNEL ADD HO JAYEGE PAR AAJ TAK NAHI HUYE ACTUALY MEIN CONGRESS PRIVATE CABLE OPRATER KO FAYDA PAHUCHANE MEIN APNE D T H DOORDASHAN KO DHYAN
    NAHI DETE AGAR APNE D T H DOORDARSHAN PAR CONGRESS GOVT DHYAN DE TO SAB CABLE KO BHOOL
    JAYE LEKI YESA NAHI HOGA KIYO KI CONGRESS KO PRIVATE CABLE OPORATERO SE BLACK MONEY JO MILTA HAI HAMARE KAPIL SIBBAL MANTRIJI KO HI LIJIYE KAPIL SIBBL JI NE NEW YEAR MEIN ROMING FREE KARNE WADA KIYA THA JO AAJ TAK PURA NAHI HUA HAMARE MINISTER BADE BADE WADE TO KAR DETE HAI
    LEKIN PURA WADA KABHI NAHI HOTA AGAR APNI IZZAT RAKHNI HO TO QUICKLY THIS CHANNEL KO D T H DOORDARSHAN PAR START KAR KAR DO

    1. SET MAX
    2. SAB T V
    3. TEN SPORT
    4. STAR SPOT
    5. TEN CRICKET
    6. ANIMAL PLANET
    7. DISCOVERY
    8. A B P NEWS
    9. INDIA T V
    10. AAJ TAK
    11. ZEE NEWS
    12. ZEE CLASSIC
    13. Z ACTION
    14. ESPN
    15. I B N 7 NEWS

    PLEASE THIS CHANNEL QUICK ADDED D T H DOORDARSHAN .
    AAP KI ATI KRIPA HOGI
    THANKS

    Regard
    AKHILESH SHARMA
    contact no. – +09313850450

  30. should i expect something from our government?

  31. Dont buy dd direct boring

  32. Tajinder singh says:

    plz plz add gurbani of golden temple on dth

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