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Doordarshan (DD) aims to provide 600 channels by DVB-T2 transmission in India

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Doordarshan (DD) aims to provide 600 channels by DVB-T2 transmission in India

There was a article published in Today’s (25/09/2013) Hindustan Times (Delhi) – Hindi Edition about Doordarshan (DD) aiming to provide 600 channels by DVB-T2 transmission in India.

Here are few points translated to English from the article. Thanks to Mr.Vinay for the translation.

Doordarshan, the popular public service broadcaster with wide reach across India through various modes like Analog Terrestrial and Digital Satellite, will be using DVB-T2 (Digital Video Broadcast – Terrestrial 2) the newest transmission standard that fits in many digital channels in a single transponder (read VHF/UHF analog frequency). Both Free and Pay channels can be carried over DVB-T waves. Upto 600 channels are proposed to be beamed by DD using this DVB-T/T2 technology leveraging existing TV transmission towers commissioned across India for Analog Terrestrial channels.

Users who have DVB-T/T2 tuners built-in their TV will not need Set-top box, just Yagi antenna (fish bone type) connected to their TV Antenna In connector.

Those with old TVs not having DTV tuners have to buy DVB-T/T2 Set-top box or a DVB-T/T2 USB dongle for their Computers.

DD finds DVB-T transmission 25% cheaper compared to DVB-S transmission as no satellite is needed only use existing TV towers releasing QAM modulated waves with retrofitted DVB-T hardware, hence attempts are made to rollout this in metro cities followed gradually by other places too covering the entire nation.

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  1. Yes this service is important for Indians specially for those who are staying in remote places. Unfortunately some of the channels including Gyandarshan I & II are telecasting/ receiving very poor signal at Kolkata. It has been reported to the concern authority may be one month back, till to day I find no improvement. Other channels Radio /TV signals are fine.

    26 Sep 13

  2. Do you think that DD will telecast 600 channels ???

    May be election of 2014 might change the minds of these politicians

  3. very nice share by you sir..i m from gujarat..n i m using free dddirect…rright nw i m getting approx 50 channel..so how can i add more channel..my set top box is pagaria dv2720..

    1. Dear tell me its dvb t2? Send ne pagariya setup box price and image if possible or whatsapp me on 09824590358

  4. Waiting for this in Jaipur (Rajasthan).

    1. How can we use these programmer and when it will start

  5. Its great,we all family watching DTH six-seven years.

  6. Sir, i called up dd direct office to know when they are adding channels, but they replied me that this is not true. they have no plans for such a things. they said technically also its not possible and when I said i have the news paper which says all this will come soon so officer replied strongly that nothing is coming.. please give your input

    1. DD guys dont know anything. Testing is going on, and DD is itself telecasting 600+ channels via its terrestrial mose from march 2014. Its real news & not fake news. I confirmed it from Prabhadevi Doordarshan center i.e. Mumbai Doordarshan Kendra.

      Even RISHTEY channel is launching in March 2014.

  7. When I call up the DD Direct propel at new Delhi they says it’s a fake news. It’s not possible at all even technically also not possible then I told then about your article then also he replied the same please give your comment.

    1. DD guys dont know anything. Testing is going on, and DD is itself telecasting 600+ channels via its terrestrial mose from march 2014. Its real news & not fake news. I confirmed it from Prabhadevi Doordarshan center i.e. Mumbai Doordarshan Kendra

  8. Why is my post not going to added.. I will not give up I will keeps on posting

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  10. when start “Free Dish” with 600 channels

  11. Kindly tell me what is statue of DVT-2 as on today?

  12. IDTV sets bazar mein kaun-kaun si companion ke hain batayen aur dongle ke bare me bhi batayen

  13. DD Direct ke set top box me hi 600 channels nahi diya ja sakta? Ab alag se DVB T2 Launch karne ki kya jarurat hai.

  14. very nice plan soch rahe aap

    kya yeh plan surat yaa koi village main chalega dvb t2……..

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  16. dvbt2 when start in maharashtra tell me

  17. Cable operators ki wat laganewali hair.

  18. How will DVB T2 benefit Goa where there is not a konkani satellite Channel Yet?

  19. Good News for konkani language channel lovers soon we will catch you through smart phones and later on Tv. As we are all exited much prasar bharti will make bridge to connect Indian languages which could not pour on satellite or DTH.
    In Goa there are many cable tv channels in konkani official language of India. But not added on Free dish, Dishtv,Bigtv,VideoconD2h, airtel digital tv and Tatasky till yet. Even after having Doordarshan Free DTH they fail to uplink DD Goa on Indian Dth.

  20. haryana m KB s dongel milega sir ji

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    1. dvbt2 when start in INDORE (M.P.) INDIA tell me

      1. Yes now star in indore you can by dongal

  22. pl send chaanal ilst in indore

  23. Dear Doordarshan team I have one quarry…
    recently i have cut down the cable connection…from local cable.
    & now traying get connect DD national & DD new chennails from last 15 days but it is not coming clear, single coming very poor, I have used old cable wire & round one old type O antena but sims it is not coming, daily I have to tryed but every day signel strengh going badly & not visible any thin on tv.. so please suggest.

  24. also please give dongle details which will be applicated in old LED TV So we can watch this all chennals.

  25. When we are going to see dvbt2 in India. This is 2016 year, you promised 5 years ago

  26. I’m using Motorola G3 and I want to watch Indian cricket match . can I watch dd national via DVB T2 dongle.? And please tell me the price of dongle . I checked on Google that antena price is only Rs.250 then why dongle is so costly.?

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  28. Very smart decision let’s all would be informitive about our great India atleast this way

  29. Looking for best tv antenna which can receive quality picture even in bad weather in Goa.If you have any Info suggest me please

  30. Its available in Gujrat?

  31. sir
    is this service is being starting from 2017 or earlier.
    and what will be the prise of dvb t2 set top box for tv and for android .

  32. Price ketli 6 dvb t2 dogal ni india

  33. I like for mobile t.v so please this service provide to (Patiala)Punjab .147001.
    Regard – sajan kumar 9023960222.

  34. Waiting for this in latur,maharashtra.

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  37. ye kab tak start ho zayga. abhi to iska kuch atapata nahi hai

  38. i want to know that when does it will work in cjandigarh

  39. I have a new TV with inbuilt DVBT2 tuner. Pls suggest me how to do the connection and what type of antena / arial required for it

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  40. this is a good move by DoorDarshan to protect huge viewer from Cable operator.

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  44. I buy dvt2 dongle for laptop from online shoping on 26/05/2016.But tv signal is not comming.fm channel is not comming all.Fm chanel is lesen in radio.My home address vill-chandanpur,post&p.s- jangipara,dist-hooghly,w.b. My house is 40 km from howrah station.I see only dd-1 in tv set with attach dvt2 antena, clear picture not found.roof antena is attached in tv set, analog channel & digital channel is not comming.Pls suggest me how to do the connection and what type of antena / arial required for it ?my email address is apurbasaha9874185057@gmail.com

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