The first television broadcast was viewed by the people of Rajasthan on 1st August 1975 under the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment targeting the districts of Kota, Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur. The footprint of the American satellite ATS -6 fell on 388 villages in these districts which were provided with Direct Receiving sets. Special educational programmes were then produced at Delhi.
On 1st March 1977, Upgrah Doordarshan Kendra (UDK) was set up at Delhi. The programmes produced at UDK for Jaipur were relayed via high power transmitters.
On 1st June 1987, Jaipur Doordarshan Kendra was set up. Initially the Kendra produced only 30 minutes of programming and this was gradually increased. Presently the Kendra originates about four hours of programming daily.
The terrestrial channel covers 78% by population and 71% by area of Rajasthan. High Power : 8 Nos. Low Power : 80 Nos. Very Low Power : 18 Nos. Transposers : 2 Nos.
The total number of transmitters are:
Transmitters in Rajasthan for DD2
3 Nos (Jaipur, Jodhpur & Kota)