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DD National

National programmes, mainly aimed at promoting national integration and inculcating a sense of unity and fraternity are broadcast on this channel, which is the Number One channel in the country in terms of absolute viewer-ship.  DD National blends a healthy mix of entertainment, information and education.  The service is available in terrestrial mode from 5.30 am till midnight.  In the satellite mode, DD National is available round the clock.  The telecast time of this composite public service channel is so devised that it caters to the needs of different viewers at different timings.

All major National events like Republic Day Parade, Independence Day Celebrations, National Award Presentation ceremonies, President and Prime Minister’s addresses to the Nation,  President’s address to the joint session of Parliament, important Parliamentary debates,  Railway and General Budget presentations, Question Hour in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha,  Election results and analysis,  swearing-in ceremonies, President and Prime Minister’s visits abroad and visits of important foreign dignitaries to India  are covered live on DD National.  Important sports events like Olympics, Asian Games, Cricket ODI Internationals involving India and other important sporting event also telecast live.

The education components have contributions from varied sources such as Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), University Grants Commission (UGC), Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET) and State Institutes of Education Technology (SIET). In addition, there are sponsored programmes like programmes on issues related to women, tribal affairs and other public service programmes which are broadcast on regular basis.

The information component on DD National consists of news and current affairs programmes largely produced in-house. The Question Hour in Parliament is telecast live on the DD National and DD News Channel.

A specific window is earmarked for programmes in regional languages between 6.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. & 3.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. on all days for public utility and entertainment programmes in the regional languages and dialects.

The entertainment programmes mainly consist of mid-day daily soaps telecast between 12 noon and 3.00 p.m. and serial Programmes from 7.00 p.m. to midnight. This includes telecast of feature films on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Best of Indian Cinema including Award winning regional films on Sunday & Monday.

A new format film slot –‘Bioscope’ was introduced on DD National during 2004. In this slot a Hindi feature film is telecast in serialised form on Tuesday and Wednesday at 11 pm.  Many classics of yesteryears have been shown on Bio-scope till now.

The telecast rights of the films are acquired on payment of royalty to the    rights-holder on the basis of a rate structure linked to the vintage value of the film.  The films are selected on the basis of their box office performance, marketability and appeal to the viewers of Doordarshan. The films are being marketed in-house. This system has proved beneficial to Doordarshan.

Prasar Bharati has entered into a partnership with the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) to source quality documentaries on various issues of concern to the public.  These documentaries, produced by eminent as well as budding film makers are telecast on DD National.  The agreement with PSBT has been renewed. Prasar Bharati also participates actively in the annual documentary film festival – Open Frame. 

 

The weekly duration of the programmes telecast on the National Channel as on date is given below:-


 

 

DD 1 – TRANSMISION PARTTERN

Total Weekly Duration

Hrs.
168

 

Window for Regional Programming

49

Terrestrial

National

80.30

Terrestrial

Post Midnight

38.30

Satellite

 

Source of Programmes on DD National Hours per Week as given below:-

 

          S F C                                        24 Hrs.

§        Sponsored                               04 Hrs.

§       Commissioned                       08 Hrs.

§        A C Q                                        01 Hrs.

§        R S M                                        05 Hrs.

§        Simulcast                                03 Hrs.

§        Gratis                                       04 Hrs.

§        In-house                                 10 Hrs.

     

DOORDARSHAN'S THREE TIER SERVICE

 

Doordarshan has a three tier programme service – National, Regional and Local. The emphasis in the National programmes is on events and issues of interest to the entire nation. These programmes include news and current affairs, magazine programmes and documentaries on science, art and culture, environment, social issues, serials, music, dance, drama and feature films. The regional programmes are beamed on DD National at specific times and also on the Regional Language Satellite Channels, catering to the interests of a particular state, in the language and idiom of that region. The local programmes are area specific and cover local issues featuring local people.

 

Doordarshan Network (as on 15.05.2014)

   No. of Transmitters

S No

State /UT

No. of Studios

Primary Channel (DD 1)

 

 

 

HPTs

LPTs

VLPTs

Trp

TOTAL

1

Andhra Pradesh

4

10

74

--

1

85

2

Arunachal Pradesh

1

1

3

39

1

44

3

Assam

4

4

20

1

1

26

4

Bihar

2

4

32

2

--

38

5

Chhattisgarh

2

4

15

8

--

27

6

Goa

1

1

--

--

--

1

7

Gujarat

2

7

51

--

--

58

8

Haryana

1

2

13

--

--

15

9

H.Pradesh

1

3

7

39

2

51

10

Jammu & Kashmir

4

10

7

69

1

87

11

Jharkhand

2

3

17

2

--

22

12

Karnataka

2

8

47

--

--

55

13

Kerala

3

4

20

--

--

24

14

Madhya Pradesh

3

8

60

6

--

74

16

Maharashtra

3

8

78

--

 

86

17

Manipur

1

2

1

4

--

7

15

Meghalaya

2

2

3

2

1

8

18

Mizoram

1

2

1

2

1

6

19

Nagaland

1

2

2

6

2

12

20

Orissa

3

5

62

 

1

68

21

Punjab

2

4

4

--

1

9

22

Rajasthan

1

7

65

17

2

91

23

Sikkim

1

1

--

6

--

7

24

Tamil Nadu

3

6

44

--

1

51

25

Tripura

1

1

5

1

1

8

26

Uttar Pradesh

7

11

53

3

--

67

27

Uttaranchal

1

1

15

33

2

51

28

West Bengal

3

8

19

--

--

27

29

A.&N. Islands

1

1

1

19

--

21

30

Chandigarh

1

--

1

--

--

1

31

Dadar & Nagar Haveli

--

--

1

--

--

1

32

Daman & Diu

--

--

2

--

--

2

33

Delhi

2

1

--

--

--

1

34

L'Dweep Islands

--

--

1

1

--

2

35

Pondicherry

1

1

1

1

--

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

67

132

725

261

18

1136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

Satellite

Transponder

D/L Freq

D/L Pol

FEC

Sym. Rate

B/W

DD-National

INSAT-4B

INSAT-3C

INSAT-4B

C-06

C-02

C-01

3925.0

3778.5

3725.0

H

H

H

¾

¾

¾

27.5

6.25

27.50

36.0

9.0

36.0

DD National

DD News

DD Bharati

DD Sports

DD Urdu

DD Bangle

DD Tamil/Podhigai

DD Sapthagiri

DD Malayalam

DD Port Blair

INSAT-4B

C-06

3925.0

H

¾

27.5

36.0

DD National

DD News

DD Sports

DD Bharati

DD-R.S

DD Urdu

DD India

INSAT-4B

C-01

3725.0

H

¾

27.50

36.00


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