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Doordarshan's Nepal, DTH upgrade plans approved

The Indian Government is to install eight terrestrial television transmitters along the country's border with Nepal, which could enable the broadcast Doordarshan content to 65% of the population of Nepal. ...


Doordarshan reaps INR763mn from DTH slot auction

Revenues of INR 736.1 million (US$14.26 million) have been raised by India's public television network Doordarshan (DD) from the e-auction to private broadcasters of 29 satellite slots on its free to air ...


Canada's ATN adds Doordarshan to its Asian bouquet

India's public TV network Doordarshan (DD) will now be available to viewers in Canada, following the latest in a spate of new south Asian content deals for Asian Television Network (ATN). DD India, ...


Doordarshan earns INR 2.08bn in Q1

The public TV network Doordarshan earned revenues of INR 2.08 billion during the first quarter, ending June 2011, according to Indiantelevision.com. Prasar Bharati, which operates both Doordarshan ...


Doordarshan urged to scrap analogue terrestrial TV service

Direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television transmission should entirely replace the terrestrial analogue TV service of India's public television provider Doordarshan, an expert panel has told the government. ...


India’s Doordarshan to auction vacant satellite TV slots

An e-action for four vacant slots on Doordarshan's DD Direct Plus free to air satellite TV platform is to be held this Saturday (23 June) by India's public broadcaster. The e-auction, to offer private ...


Doordarshan DTH channel count to rise to 75 this year

India's public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) is raising the number of TV channels on its direct to home (DTH) platform DD Direct Plus from 59 to 75 by the end of 2012. The decision, reported by Indian ...


Aamir Khan TV show set for Doordarshan and Star

India's state broadcaster Doordarshan is to broadcast the debut TV show of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, as well as the News Corporation-owned network Star India, which has produced the programme. When ...


Doordarshan expands and renames DTH TV service

India's public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) is launching a new package of 120 channels for its direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV service, previously known as DD Direct + and reportedly to be renamed Freedish. ...


Doordarshan’s mobile TV plans shelved after Indian spectrum shakeup

Plans for the introduction of mobile TV services by India's public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) have been abandoned by India's Information and Broadcasting Ministry after the spectrum it had hoped for ...


Mobile TV plans unveiled by India's Doordarshan

India's public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) is expanding its mobile TV service to smartphone, tablet and laptop users in 40 or more major cities, according to the Press Trust of India (PTI). Digital ...


DD to benefit from top IDPA documentaries

Acclaimed documentaries, short fiction and animated films are to be provided for prime time transmission by Doordarshan (DD), after a tie up between the Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA) ...


Possible Star, DD tie up for Aamir Khan TV show

Talks are underway between News Corp's Star India and the country's public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) to air a chat show produced and anchored by Bollywood star Aamir Khan, according to the Financial ...


No regulatory framework for Indian mobile TV

... in the National Frequency Allocation Plan 2011, the requirement of spectrum for Doordarshan's digitalisation programme and mobile mobile TV services are to be met in the UHF Band V," Soni added. Doordarshan ...


Scheme to enable satellite TV reception in remote India

The Indian Government is providing almost 30,000 satellite television set-top boxes to homes in 16 states where the terrestrial signals of public broadcaster Doordarshan are not easily available. Now, ...


Canada's ATN adds Indian channels

... Doordarshan (DD), namely: the general interest channel DD India; DD News; cultural and lifestyle channel DD Bharati; and DD Urdu. The remaining two – comedy channel Dhammal, and music channel Masti – are ...


New TV dance show for India

A new reality TV dance show called Bharat Ki Shaan has been unveiled by India’s public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD). The Gajendra Singh-created concept, which sees classical Indian dance performances ...


Operational life of INSAT-2E draws to a close

... channels including Asianet and Star Vijay, six NE TV Assamese channels, TV9, Aakash Bangla, Doordarshan National, and UTV Bloomberg. While India's private broadcasters are required to obtain clearance ...


Deutsche Welle seals content, coproduction deal with DD

The German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle and Indian state broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) are to work together to co-produce content and events, thanks to a partnership agreement signed today in ...


Indian Government updates list of obligatory channels on IPTV

... television broadcaster Doordarshan, as well as educational channel Gyan Darshan, and the Government-provided parliamentary channels Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV. The Doordarshan channels include National, ...