Tag Archives: DD

DD’s Freedish selects five STB manufacturers for MPEG4 STBs roll-out

Doordarshan (DD) has made its selection regarding the supply of encrypted MPEG4 STBs for Freedish, its direct-to-home (DTH) platform. The five manufacturers concerned are Millennium technology, KMTS Engineering, BGM holding Company, Velankani Electronics and Modern Communication and Broadcast System. With this new development, the channel carrying capacity of Freedish will be increased to 104 channels [...]

Satellite shift results in DD regional channel being off-air

Regional channels of Doordarshan will be off air for approximately five hours on this coming Thursday due to a shift of satellite. The regional channels are currently being beamed from INSAT-3A and they will be shifted to INSAT-4B with on December 10. INSAT-3A will be taken out of orbit having come to the End of [...]

DD total channels viewership reaches 596 million

The Indian government last week revealed that as per Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) data of the last six weeks, total viewership of Doordarshan channels across India is 596 million. Following a question, Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley stated this figure in a written reply in Lok Sabha. “As per BARC data of last [...]


DD extends collaboration with Deutsche Welle for content production

Prasar Bharati has brokered a major deal with Deutsche Welle (DW) signing three joint understandings with Deutsche Welle (DW) for broadcasting and co-production of content to Indian audiences on Doordashan network. DW’s Director General Peter Limbourg and Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar signed three joint understandings for future programming under the existing MOU of 2011 [...]

DD to co-produce shows with CCTV

National broadcaster, Doordarshan, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding or MoU with state-run channel, China Central Television. Under the agreement, the broadcasters will be co-operating on exchange of TV content and staff training. DD and CCTV will be jointly producing documentaries on the lives of Fa Xian and Hieun Tsang to India. The broadcasters will [...]

Doordarshan asks J&K cable operators to show DD

Indias public broadcaster, Doordarshan has told the cable operators in the region of Jammu and Kashmir to carry its channels. By the law, cable operators in India are to carry at least nine channels coming under Doordarshans repertoire. Programme Executive of DD Jammu S L Kaul said that the law required cable operators to broadcast [...]