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 a reach of 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]

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

Currently, DD Free Dish have 116 TV channels, among which 94 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 channelsEdit

DoordarshanEdit

TV channels owned by Prasar Bharati -

NationalEdit

  • 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
  • DD Free Dish Home Channel – Provides information about DD Free Dish

Additionally, DD Free Dish has one channel in MPEG-4 format –

ParliamentaryEdit

Regional channels (MPEG-2)Edit

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

Regional channels (MPEG-4)Edit

Name Language Region
DD Goa Konkani Goa
DD Haryana Hindi and Haryanvi Haryana
DD Himachal Pradesh Hindi Himachal Pradesh
DD Manipur Manipuri Manipur
DD Meghalaya Khasi and Garo Meghalaya
DD Mizoram Mizo Mizoram
DD Nagaland English Nagaland

Private channels (MPEG-2)Edit

Hindi general entertainmentEdit

Youth-oriented GECEdit

Hindi musicEdit

Hindi-language moviesEdit

Hindi-language newsEdit

Devotional channelsEdit

BhojpuriEdit

MarathiEdit

PunjabiEdit

BengaliEdit

Private channels (MPEG-4)Edit

Radio StationEdit

NationalEdit

  • Vividh Bharati – Hindi music radio channel
  • AIR Live News 24×7 – Hindi and English news radio
  • Urdu service – Urdu entertainment and information radio channel
  • Raagam – Indian classical music radio channel
  • Gyan Vani – Hindi and English educational channel

RegionalEdit

MPEG-4 radioEdit

Other channelsEdit

e-Vidya ChannelsEdit

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 DTHEdit

  • SP-01 CEC-UGC : Vageesh - language and literature
  • SP-02 CEC-UGC : Sanskriti - history, culture and philosophy
  • SP-03 CEC-UGC : Prabodh - social and behaviour sciences
  • SP-04 CEC-UGC : Saaraswat - education and home sciences
  • SP-05 CEC-UGC : Prabandhan - information, communication and management studies
  • SP-06 CEC-UGC : Vidhik - law and legal studies
  • SP-07 CEC-UGC : Kautilya - economics and commerce
  • SP-08 CEC-UGC : Aryabhatt - physical and 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 and Electronics Communication Engineering
  • SP-15 NPTEL : Engineering Sciences and Biological Sciences
  • SP-16 NPTEL : Humanities, Social Sciences and Management
  • SP-17 NPTEL : Mechanical Engineering and Mining Engineering
  • SP-18 NPTEL : Mathematics and 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 and Humanities
  • SP-24 IGNOU : Agriculture and 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 and Teacher Education
  • SP-32 IGNOU-NIOS : Vagda - Teacher Education
  • SP-33 CEC-UGC : Vyas - Higher Education Channel
  • Digi Shala - Digital Education Channel

VANDE GujaratEdit

  • 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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, the (16 April 2020). "Doordarshan Launches DD Retro: Find Channel". The Quint. Retrieved 17 April 2020.

External linksEdit