Regional Language Satellite Service 

  Doordarshan State Network


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New Delhi- 110001
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Regional Language Satellite Service 

All Doordarshan Kendras generate programmes in their respective regional languages.  The Regional Language Satellite Services and Regional State Networks broadcast wide spectrum of programmes covering developmental news, serials, documentaries, news and current affairs programmes to communicate with the people in their own language.   Programmes in regional languages are available in the respective states, terrestrially during the regional window of DD National and round the clock on the Regional Language Satellite Channels across the country.

DD North East

DD North East Channel is a composite satellite television service for the North Eastern states broadcasting programmes in Assamese, English and other languages and dialects of the North East. The programme mix includes entertainment serials, informative programmes, social programmes, news and current affairs, art and culture.  The programmes are produced at Doordarshan studios in Guwahati, Agartala, Kohima, Imphal, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Tura, Aizawl, Itanagar and Shillong.

DD Oriya

DD Oriya is a leading round the clock satellite channel broadcasting in Oriya language. Launched in 1994 DD Oriya broadcasts serials, cultural programmes, infotainment programmes, news and current affairs etc.  Most of its programmes are produced at Doordarshan Kendras of Bhubaneshwar, Sambalpur and Bhawanipatna.

DD Podhigai

DD Podhigai is the Tamil language channel launched in 1993.  Tamil films shown on DD Podhigai attract a large number of viewers within as well as outside Tamil Nadu.  Serials, films, infotainment programmes, news and current affairs are the prominent programme genres.  DD – Podhigai is the only regional language satellite channel, that has eight hours of terrestrial transmission.  In the terrestrial mode, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., DD Podhigai reaches 94% population of Tamil Nadu.  The channel originates its programmes in Chennai.

DD Punjabi

DD Punjabi Channel was launched in 1998 which became a 24 hour service within two years. The cultural programmes broadcast on DD Punjabi are watched with interest across the state and by lakhs of Punjabi viewers residing in different parts of India.  In its terrestrial mode DD Punjabi has near 100 per cent reach in the State of Punjab.  Doordarshan Kendra, Jalandhar is the hub of DD Punjabi productions.

DD Sahyadri

DD Sahyadri is the Marathi language channel, launched in 1994.  Supported by Doordarshan studios in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur, DD Sahyadri is a household name in Maharashtra, largely because of its programmes with high production values. Despite stiff competition from private satellite channels, DD Sahyadri holds its own with acclaimed serials, informative programmes, public debates and film based programmes.

DD Saptagiri

DD Saptagiri is the Telugu language satellite channel supported by Doordarshan studios in Hyderabad and Vijaywada.  Launched in 1993 DD Saptagiri has entertainment serials, infotainment programmes, news & current affairs, social programmes and film programmes as its major content. In terrestrial mode, DD Saptagiri is available to 90% of the population of Andhra Pradesh. 

DD Bangla

DD Bangla is the Bengali language satellite channel supported by Doordarshan studios in Kolkata, Shantiniketan and Jalpaiguri.  Launched in 2001 DD Bangla has entertainment serials, infotainment programmes, news & current affairs, social programmes and film programmes as its major content. In terrestrial mode, DD Bangla is available to 97.1 % of the population of West Bengal. 

DD Gujarati

DD Gujarati is the Gujarati language satellite channel supported by Doordarshan studios in Ahmedabad and Rajkot.  Launched in 1992 DD Gujarati has entertainment serials, infotainment programmes, news & current affairs, social programmes and film programmes as its major content. In terrestrial mode, DD Gujarati is available to 84.8% of the population of Gujarat.  

DD Chandana

DD Chandana is the Kannada language satellite channel supported by Doordarshan studios in Bangalore and Gulbarga.  Launched in 1994 DD Chandana has entertainment serials, infotainment programmes, news & current affairs, social programmes and film programmes as its major content. In terrestrial mode, DD Chandana is available to 81.7% of the population of Karnataka.  

DD Kashir

DD Kashir is the Kashmiri language satellite channel supported by Doordarshan studios in Srinagar, Jammu and Leh.  Launched in 2003 DD Kashir has entertainment serials, infotainment programmes, news & current affairs, social programmes and film programmes as its major content. In terrestrial mode, DD Kashiris available to 96 % of the population of the valley.

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. 

  

Services

Satellite

Transponder

D/L Freq

D/L Pol

FEC

Sym. Rate

B/W

DD-NE

INSAT-4B

C-04

3840.5

H

¾

6.25

9.0

DD-Bangla

INSAT-3A

C-01

3731.5

V

¾

6.25

9.0

DD-Oriya

INSAT-3A

C-02

3771.5

V

¾

6.25

9.0

DD-Sapthagiri

INSAT-3A

C-03

3820.5

V

¾

6.25

9.0

DD-Podhigai

INSAT-3A

C-03

3831.0

V

¾

8.60

12

DD-Malyalam

INSAT-3A

C-03

3811.5

V

¾

6.25

9.0

DD-Chandana

INSAT-3A

C-01

3758.5

V

¾

6.25

9.0

DD-Sahayadri

INSAT-3A

C-02

3791.0

V

¾

8.60

12

DD-Girnar

INSAT-3A

C-01

3749.5

V

¾

6.25

9.0

DD-Panjabi

INSAT-3A

C-01

3740.5

V

¾

6.25

9.0

DD-Kashir

INSAT-3A

C-02

3780.5

V

¾

6.25

9.0


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