Would any one dream of a free DTH or Direct to Home service in India when the competition is immense among players like Sun Direct, Dish TV, Big TV, TATA Sky, Airtel Digital TV and the up coming Videocon Direct to Home?
If at all any one can provide the service, it can only be the State owned Doordarshan’s DD Direct +. DD Direct is the only DTH service in India that provides free satellite based television programs. Also it may not be wrong to say the fact that DD remains the sole DTH provider in the country to reach as many as 90% of Indian population.
Just as the Indian Post, which can reach every corner of the country is going through an overhauling process with a name Project Arrow, DD Direct has gone through several improvements and hence a new name DD Direct +.
As of now 2013-14, DD Direct provides as many as 59 channels and 21 radio channels as its content, all for free. Out of the 59 channels 35 channels are private channels and the remaining are Doordarshan’s channels.
The 59 channels include 29 Hindi channels, 3 punjabi channels, 1 Bangla channel, 1 Marathi channel, 2 English channels, 1 Assamese channel and 20 regional channels with most of them being South Indian channels.
Some of the channels are :
India News, News 24, News Live, Total TV, Azad news, NTV Telugu, P7 News, IBN Lokmat and PTC news.
ETC Punjabi, Music India, MH1 Music, ETC music, B4U music and 9X Music
Jai Hind TV, Amrita TV, Kairali TV being Malayalam, Kalaigna, Makkal and Mega TV being Tamil and Star Jalsha being Bengali.
Besides these channels all Doordarshan’s channels such as DD1, DD news, DD sports DD saptagiri and many DD regional channels will also be there.
There is a one-time and only one time fee of Rs.3000 for installing the satellite dish and the Set top box in your home after which there will not be any recurring fee every month.
To order your DD Direct plus pack, visit any Set top Box (STB) Dealer in your place (do note that there are no authorized dealers as such for DD Direct plus; DD Set Top Boxes may be available at shop which also sells other paid Set Top Boxes).