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DD News

DD News

DD News is the first and the only terrestrial news channel in the country reaching approximately half of the population.  The channel was launched in November, 2003 and within a year of its launch; it has emerged as a force to reckon with in the fiercely competitive business of TV news channels.  It is the undisputed leader in terms of absolute viewer-ship with about 50 per cent share among TV news channels.

The bi-lingual (English and Hindi) DD News follows a half an hour dynamic wheel of programming. Besides round the clock telecast of news bulletins, several programmes covering business, sports, health, art & culture are broadcast regularly.  Panel discussions are held on topics of current affairs.  The DD News Channel is run by the Doordarshan News Centre at the Asian Games Village in New Delhi supported by a network of 23 Regional News Units (RNUs) spread across India.

Doordarshan News gives extensive coverage to all important news events that taking place in India and abroad.  DD News mounts several informative programmes on the General Budget, demystifying the economic terminology for the common people.  The Budget speech of the Finance Minister is also telecast live. The visits of foreign dignitaries to India and the visits of Indian leaders abroad are also extensively covered.

A dedicated Digital Satellite News Gathering System, including hi-tech gadgets like Satellite Phones and Video Phones are available for DD News, which has greatly increased its capacity in giving live inputs from the news spots.

DD News also has a website – www.ddinews.gov.in which, besides streaming bulletins for two hours every day, puts out stories on the various news events throughout the day.

Kendras in North East with dedicated SNG for news feeds are: Shillong, Imphal, Kohima, Itanagar, Agartala and Aizwal

The following RNUs produce news bulletins for the DD News channel for insertion in Metro Scan and State Scan and Rajyon Se Samachar, in addition to their regional bulletins.

   (I) Metro Scan (Monday to Friday)

S.No.

RNU

Time

Duration (Minutes)

Language

Channel 

1

Chennai

1930 hrs.

8

English

DD News

2

Kolkata

1940 hrs.

8

English

DD News

3

Mumbai 

1950 hrs.

8

English

DD News

 

(II) State Scan (Monday to Friday)

S. No.

RNU

Time

Duration (Minutes)

Language

Channel 

1

Bangalore

1030 hrs.

6 ½

English

DD News

2

Hyderabad

1037 hrs.

6 ½

English

DD News

3

Guwahati

1044 hrs.

6 ½

English

DD News

4

Bhubaneshwar

1052 hrs.

6 ½

English

DD News

 

(III) Rajyon Se Samachar (Monday to Saturday)

 

S. No.

RNU

Time

Duration (Minutes)

Language

Channel 

1

Lucknow 

1730 hrs.

8

Hindi

DD News

2

Jaipur

1740 hrs.

8

Hindi

DD News

3

Patna

1750 hrs.

8

Hindi

DD News

 


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