Complete list of Malayalam channels available in DD Direct Plus

About DD Malayalam: DD Malayalam is the Malayalam language satellite channel supported by Doordarshan studios in Thiruvanthapuram and Thrissur. Launched in 1994 DD Malayalam has entertainment serials, infotainment programmes, news & current affairs, social programmes and film programmes as its major content. In terrestrial mode, DD Malayalam is available to 99.2% of the population of Kerala. It is also received in 64 countries spread over the continents of Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and America. In Kerala DD’s Malayalam programmes are taken as the benchmark of quality of content.

Some of the outstanding professionals in the field of film and TV production have been associated with Doordarshan Kendra Thiruvananthapuram. The mega serial, Jwalayayi produced by super star Mammootty, continued for more than 2 years and is considered by the industry as the super hit Malayalam mega serial. The second part of Jwalayayi is on air and is already a hit. The other mega serials are not far behind as per viewership data. DD Malayalam news Varthakal from its inception in 1985 has become an addiction for Malayalee viewers for the style of presentation and clarity of content.

Downlink parameters of DD Malayalam on DD Direct Plus DTH on INSAT-4B at 93.5º East.

Frequency Polarisation Symbol Rate FEC Video PID Audio PID PCR PID
11070 Vertical 27500 3/4 527 627 527

About Kairali TV: Kairali TV is a Malayalam television channel based in Trivandrum, Kerala. Currently, Padmasree Bharath Mammootty, a leading film actor in Malayalam, holds the post of Chairman and John Brittas is the Managing Director and editor. Other important leaders are: Prabha Varma- Director, News and Current Affairs, N. P. Chandrasekharan- Executive Editor , Somakumar- Director- Programmes, Betty Louis Baby- Associate Director- Programmes and Abraham Mathew-Associate Director- News. Other team members are: Manoj K Varma- News Editor; M.Rajeev- Deputy News Editor, Anand Narayanan- Senior Editor, Biju Radhakrishnan- Senior Manager- Technical, VG.Jayapal- Deputy Technical Manager.

Downlink parameters of Kairali TV on DD Direct Plus DTH on INSAT-4B at 93.5º East.

Frequency Polarisation Symbol Rate FEC Video PID Audio PID PCR PID
11490 Vertical 27500 3/4 572 672 572

About Amrita TV: Amrita TV, launched in 2005, as a 24-hour Malayalam, general entertainment & news satellite channel with a global footprint, has been honoured with 26 State Awards for Excellence in Television–the only channel in India to be bestowed with such a recognition in just two years since inception. Amrita TV has been in the forefront in delivering programmes which are endearing, enriching and entertaining.

In a very short span, Amrita TV has pioneered tasteful and pathbreaking television content. Be it reality shows that nurture talent and foster shared values; or programmes that showcase and preserve India’s culture and ethos; or news features and infotainment that highlight real life challenges and celebrate the human spirit.

Downlink parameters of Amrita TV on DD Direct Plus DTH on INSAT-4B at 93.5º East.

Frequency Polarisation Symbol Rate FEC Video PID Audio PID PCR PID
11490 Vertical 27500 3/4 575 675 575

About Jaihind TV: Jaihind TV is a Malayalam Channel , based in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala. It was launched on August 17th , in Delhi by Indian National Congress President and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

This channel is promoted by Indian National Congress with the support of non resident Indians. Bharat Broadcasting Network Limited with Aniyankutty, a Dubai based business man as its Chairman and Jaihind Communications with Vijayan Thomas, another prominent Dubai based businessman as its Chairman jointly runs the channel. KPCC President Ramesh Chennithala is the Chairman of the Channel. Mr.M.M. Hassan former minister and official spokesman of KPCC is holding the office of Managing Director. Prominent Journalist K.P.Mohanan is the CEO and Sunnykutty Abraham the Chief Editor. Ajith Gopinath heads the program division. J.S.Indukumar formerly of Asianet is the Executive Editor of News.

Apart from this Malayalam version, there are plans to launch ‘Jai Hind’, in Kannada and Hindi in the course of time.

Downlink parameters of Jaihind TV on DD Direct Plus DTH on INSAT-4B at 93.5º East.

Frequency Polarisation Symbol Rate FEC Video PID Audio PID PCR PID
11570 Vertical 27500 3/4 552 652 552

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  1. Sughesh Babu.C.S. says:

    Request to include minimum 6 malayalam channels in the DD DTH, since there is only one channel representing from Malayalam,at present, in this platform.

  2. Albert says:

    where i could get this dish

  3. sarath says:

    will these channels are availble free of cost….?
    i mean should i have to fo for monthly recharge???

  4. anees.m says:

    minimum 6 or 7 malyalam channel in this dish tv

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