Doordarshan (DD) to launch a new package of 120 channels for its direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service

Doordarshan (DD) to launch a new package of 120 channels for its direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service

NEW DELHI: National Broadcaster Doordarshan is planning to make an aggressive pitch in the Direct-to-Home (DTH) market by increasing the number of channels to nearly 120 on its DTH service which has now been renamed ‘Free Dish’. Sources told PTI that the DTH service was earlier named DD Direct Plus but the new name was chosen in a bid to highlight the fact that viewers of this... 

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Sobhagaya Mathila channel added on DD Direct Plus

Sobhagaya Mathila channel added on DD Direct Plus

DD Direct Plus added Sobhagaya Mathila channel to its channel lineup by replacing Shri News channel. Sobhagaya Mithila the first and only television channel in Maithili. Sobhagya Mithila is an infotainment channel serving whole range of programmes for every segment of Mithila people. The technical details of the channel. Satellite: Insat 4B at 93.5° East. Frequency: 10990 Polarity: Vertical Symbol... 

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Nine channels likely to be discontinued from DD DDirect Plus w.e.f August 15, 2013

Nine channels likely to be discontinued from DD DDirect Plus w.e.f August 15, 2013

A notice has been mention in www.ddindia.gov.in official Doordarshan website that Nine channels are likely to be discontinued from DD DDirect Plus w.e.f August 15, 2013. Here is the official link where the notice is published. http://www.ddindia.gov.in/Homepage/Program%20Column%202/Documents/DiscontinuationofDTHChannel.pdf ... 

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Doordarshan to increase channels on DD Direct Plus DTH service

Doordarshan to increase channels on DD Direct Plus DTH service

New Delhi, Aug 11: Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati is planning to increase “significantly” the number of channels offered through its free-to-air DTH service, by auctioning them in a staggered manner. It is also considering carrying out a change in its policy to try and get the best of channels on its DTH service. From Tuesday, six vacant slots on Prasar Bharati’s Direct to Home (DTH)... 

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Prasar Bharati and France 24 ink a deal to strengthen partnership

Prasar Bharati and France 24 ink a deal to strengthen partnership

MUMBAI: Prasar Bharati and France 24 on 17 July signed an agreement which is set to strengthen the partnership with the pubcaster. The agreement was signed by French 24 vice president Eric Cremmer and Doordarshan’s additional director general Ranjan P Thakur. As part of the agreement, France 24 channel will be available to the DTH viewers on DD Direct plus from 1 November. The agreement... 

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Private DTH players score over DD

Private DTH players score over DD

Free-to-air channels have failed to enthuse entertainment seekers on the tube. Doordarshan’s free fare on its Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform is receiving poor patronage from customers. Viewers are attracted to a host of DTH players in the private sector apparently due to the variety of package on offer despite having to pay for the same. The government-owned media entity has lost a large... 

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DD’s DTH platform rejects 2 TV channels, 15 opt out

DD's DTH platform rejects 2 TV channels, 15 opt out

NEW DELHI: DD Direct Plus has rejected two television channels to hop on to its free-to-air direct-to-home (DTH) platform, while 15 broadcasters have opted out of it. Care World and India News participated in the e-auction but could not qualify, according to Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting S Jagathrakshakan. The 15 channels which did not participate in the recent e-auction... 

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