Doordarshan opened its windows to the world by launching its international channel on 14th March, 1995.
The Channel, earlier known as DD World was renamed DD India in 2002.
The programming offers international viewers an update on the Indian social, cultural, political and economic scene.
DD India was launched with a mission “to build bridges of communication with Indians living abroad and to showcase the real India, its culture, its values, its traditions, its modernity, its diversity, its unity, its agony and its ecstasy to the entire world through programmes of high quality, that will inform, educate and entertain people in the highest traditions of public service broadcasting.”
DD India is up-linked from New Delhi and can be watched in 146 countries across the world through PAS -9 and PAS -10 satellites.
DD India carries news bulletins, features on topical events, entertainment programmes, feature films, music and dance, children programmes, events and tourism.
In addition to Hindi and English, programmes in Urdu, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati and Marathi form an essential ingredient of this international channel’s offering.