DD National

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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 Tests and One Day Internationals involving India and other important sporting encounters are also telecast live. 

The education component is drawn from the 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 Turning Point, Adult Education programmes, Terra Quiz and Bhoomi (programme on environment), 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 8.00 to 8.30 p.m. Samachar / News are the most watched news bulletins in the country, both in single channel homes and multiple channel cable & satellite homes.  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 3.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. on all weekdays 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 8.30 pm to midnight. This includes telecast of feature films on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and award winning regional films on the last Sunday of the month.

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 as compared to the revenue earned through films shown on sponsorship basis as per earlier practice.

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 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 11 pm.  Many classics of yesteryears have shown on Bio-scope till now.

Keeping in view its commitment for promoting quality cinema, Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) and Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) National award winning regional feature films are telecast on the last Sunday of the month at 11.30 p.m.

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 every Sunday at 9.30 p.m.  The agreement with PSBT has been renewed for three more years. 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 - TRANSMISSION PATTERN
Total Weekly Duration

 %

Hrs.
168
Mts.
00
 
Window for Regional Programming 20 33 12 Terrestrial
National 60 100 53 Terrestrial
Post Midnight 20 33 55 Satellite

The components of national terrestrial transmission are as given below:-

In-house 14 hrs. 30 mts. News, Music, Dance etc.
Commissioned 28 hrs. 30 mts. Kashir, NE, PSBT
Acquired 20 hrs. 30 mts. Gyan Darshan
Sponsored 22 hrs. 30 mts. Soaps/ Serials
Note: As per Fixed Point Chart, (31.03.2006)


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 31.03.2009)

 S No

 State /UT

 No. of Studios

  Primary Channel (DD 1) 

1

Andhra  Pradesh

 

HPTs

LPTs

VLPTs

Trp

TOTAL

2

Arunachal  Pradesh

 

3

9

75

--

1

85

3

Assam

 

1

1

3

39

1

44

4

Bihar

 

4

4

20

1

1

26

5

Chhattisgarh

 

2

4

32

2

--

38

6

Goa

 

2

3

16

8

--

27

7

Gujarat

 

1

1

--

--

--

1

8

Haryana

 

2

7

51

--

--

58

9

H.Pradesh

 

1

2

13

--

--

15

10

Jammu & Kashmir

 

1

3

7

39

2

51

11

Jharkhand

 

4

10

7

69

1

87

12

Karnataka

 

2

3

17

2

--

22

13

Kerala

 

2

8

47

--

--

55

14

Madhya Pradesh

 

3

4

20

--

--

24

16

Maharashtra

 

3

8

60

6

--

74

17

Manipur

 

3

8

79

--

 

87

15

Meghalaya

 

1

2

1

4

--

7

18

Mizoram

 

2

2

3

2

1

8

19

Nagaland

 

1

2

1

2

1

6

20

Orissa

 

1

2

2

6

2

12

21

Punjab

 

3

5

62

 

1

68

22

Rajasthan

 

2

4

5

--

1

10

23

Sikkim

 

1

7

65

17

2

91

24

Tamil Nadu

 

1

1

--

6

--

7

25

Tripura

 

3

6

44

--

1

51

26

Uttar Pradesh

 

1

1

5

1

1

8

27

Uttaranchal

 

7

11

52

3

--

66

28

West Bengal

 

1

1

15

33

2

51

29

A.&N. Islands

 

3

8

19

--

--

27

30

Chandigarh

 

1

1

1

17

--

19

31

Dadar & Nagar Haveli

 

1

--

1

--

--

1

32

Daman & Diu

 

--

--

1

--

--

1

33

Delhi

 

--

--

2

--

--

2

34

L'Dweep Islands

 

2

1

--

--

--

1

35

Pondicherry

 

--

--

1

1

--

2

 

 

 

1

1

1

1

--

3

 

Total

 

 66

 130

 728

 259

 18

 1135

 

GROWTH OF DOORDARSHAN NETWORK

                                             DD 1 NETWORK

 

 

As on

PPC

HPT

LPT

VLPT

T

TT

CP (%)

CA (%)

Others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

10

18

0

0

0

18

25

13.5

0

31.3.1983

10

23

20

0

0

43

26.4

15.4

1

31.3.1985

17

40

132

0

0

172

56.2

36.5

1

31.3.1987

17

46

148

3

0

197

70.3

46.8

2

31.3.1989

18

52

237

46

0

335

73.9

51.4

4

31.3.1990

18

55

374

72

18

519

76.3

54.5

4

31.3.1991

20

60

372

76

19

527

78.7

57.7

4

31.3.1993

25

67

372

80

23

542

82.9

63.5

4

31.3.1994

32

70

389

82

23

564

84.5

66.6

7

31.3.1995

34

74

478

100

20

672

85.1

67.8

27

31.3.1996

40

77

526

120

20

743

85.8

68.8

49

31.3.1997

41

82

596

170

20

868

87.1

69.2

53

31.3.1998

42

83

600

196

18

897

87.1

71.6

52

31.3.1999

46

84

654

228

18

984

87.6

72.9

57

31.3.2000

47

86

674

251

19

1030

87.9

74.8

60

31.3.2001

51

89

711

277

21

1098

88.9

76.3

92

31.8.2001

54

93

712

293

21

1119

89.1

76.6

96

1.12.2001

55

95

714

296

21

1126

89.1

76.6

103

1.3.2002

56

99

712

306

20

1137

89.3

76.8

107

1.6.2002

56

103

749

316

20

1188

89.6

77.5

126

31.5.2003

59

111

739

281

20

1151

90.1

78.5

152

31.12.2005

64

117

743

259

18

1138

90.7

79.0

111

31.3.2006

64

118

743

255

18

1134

91.2

79.0

108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PPC

Programme Production Centre

T

Transposer

TT

Total Transmitters

CP

Coverage of Population

CA

Coverage of Area

0thers

Other transmitters

Services

Satellite

Transponder

D/L Freq

D/L Pol

FEC

Sym. Rate

B/W

DD-National

INSAT-4B

INSAT-3C

INSAT-2E

 

C-16

C-02

C-01

4070.0

3778.5

3725.0

V

H

H

¾

¾

¾

5.00

6.25

27.50

6.4

9.0

36.0

DD News

DD Sports

DD Bharti

DD India

PAS1.0

C-19

4034.0

V

¾

19.5590

25.04

DD News

DD Sports

DD Bharti

DD-R.S

DD Urdu

INSAT-4B

C-01

3725.0

H

¾

27.50

36.00

 


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