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DD Direct plus – India’s only free DTH service

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 :

NEWS channels

India News, News 24, News Live, Total TV, Azad news, NTV Telugu, P7 News, IBN Lokmat and PTC news.

Music channels

ETC Punjabi, Music India, MH1 Music, ETC music, B4U music and 9X Music

Regional channels

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).

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123 comments

  1. Sir please add Bengali cinema channel.

  2. guidelines about recharge for favorite
    channel on DTH……

  3. surya tv kiran tv plz soon

  4. Please add new Kannada channel zee Kannada channel.

  5. DD channels in chhattisgarh dth+

  6. Sir dd cg or chhattisgarhi DD Direct plus par chahiye please.

  7. rajiv upendra brahme

    HOW I GET NEWS CHANNEL IBN LOKMAT AT DD DTH

  8. Please add music india channel.

  9. Inderjeet singh jodhpuri

    I want a piece of DTH dish please give me knowledge for it.

  10. Please add me for zee salam, zee tv and star utsav channels.

  11. Please send MH1 channel Setting.

  12. PTC News and MH1 now not available on DTH

  13. I want news channels and UP ke channel.

  14. I am from kanakpur village in Saran district, please add SONYTV and MAHUAA channels.

  15. PLEASE ADD DISCOVERY CHANNEL….

  16. PLEASE ADD DISCOVERY CHANNEL AND STAR CRICKET BECAUSE WITHOUT THESE CHANNELS ENTERTAINMENT IS NOT COMPLETE SO PLEASE ADD…WE ALL ARE WAITING FOR THIS.

  17. Please add some cartoon channels as well for the kids. Such as NICK Channel, Disney Channel, POGO Channel and many more. I’m waiting…

    • PLEASE START AGAIN IBN LOKMAT NEWS ON DD DIRECT PLUS AND START NEWS OF STOCK EXCHANGE AND AND START CARTOON CHANNELS NICK, HUNGAMA, POGO, CARTOON NETWORK DISNEY XD CHANNEL FOR CHILDREN PLEASE GET ACTION QUICKLY ON ABOVE SUGGESTIONS THANK YOU.

  18. Please add mahuaa channel…

  19. plz add kalaignar channel back……..

  20. chandresh Pandya

    dth not available all channels

  21. Pls add any north east channel like, news live , dy365 , news time assam , ne tv, rang , ramdhenu , ne hi fi etc.

  22. add new hindi movies channel, telugu movies channels

  23. Plz Start new channel sub tv, Star Plus, Zee TV

  24. PLEASE ADD A NEW HINDI CHANNEL

  25. SURESH D. SOLANKI (Anjar-KutcH)

    start new channel because various free air channel not start in DD Direct Plus, like Sub TV, Star Plus, Zee TV. Pls tell me what is problem, why you not start new channel?

  26. Plz Start new channel sub tv, Star Plus, Zee TV,

  27. Mahesh mahajan[m.p]

    I want marathi movie channel; & music channel my humble request

  28. I WANT TO SEE DOORDARSHAN DTH ON TATA SKY SET TOP BOX. PLEASE HELP . I HAVE A SPARE SET TOP BOX FOR TATA SKY AND WANT TO INSTALL DOORDARSHAN DTH IN OTHER ROOM

  29. Pls add star plus, MH1 music, m9x & cartoon channel in DHT free service.

  30. Sir, most of the regional channels are provided on DTH but any channel from vast and major Mithila region is not transmitted. Therefore, I would like to request you on behalf of Maithil people to kindly consider for mithila channel viz. Saubhagya Mithila. Thanks.

  31. Dear Sir,
    I want To Purchase Aajtak New Channel . Can You Help Me

  32. we want kalaignar tv ad some tamil channels so please add the tamil channel and please send the frequency number

  33. Pradeep Kumar Jha

    Sir, plz add maithili cahnnel

  34. REQUEST\SUGGEST ADD CHILDREN ENTERTAINMENT CHANNEL ALSO

    REGARDS ALAGARSAMY

  35. I AM NOT GETTING MEGA (TAMIL CHANNEL)..SINCE LAST WEEK.
    SEEKING YOUR REPLY
    REGARDS

    ALAGARSAMY

  36. pls add more malayalam channels

  37. Sir give me autoscan no.for
    geography channel.9665443746 this no

  38. SIR PLEASE PAY A GREAT ATTENTION TO IT THAT ADD A NEW CHANNEL THAT IS HISTORY

  39. Please Add Some Channels – Jain Channel PARAS , Masti,Filmy, Sahara One,Set Sab,M Tv,Bindass,Z Premier And Some Interesting Channels Also…….
    Please Hurry….
    I am Getting Bored These Channels….

  40. plz add discovery channel thank u

  41. add set max and UTV action movies

  42. Sir pls add mahua channel in dth

  43. PLEASE ADD MAHUAA TV & SANGEET BHOJPURI THOSE CHANNELS ARE GOOD

  44. When added News Express Chanal Sai Prasad Media L.T.D.

  45. Not available any bengali channel. So plz add some bengali channel from dd dth platform.

  46. PLEASE AD SOMETHING ADDLE TYPE CHANNEL IN NIGHT

  47. star plus start

  48. please start channel to star plus pix zee cineema

  49. pls add kannada news channels

  50. news express live tv channel

  51. Sir Please Provide SAUVAGYA MITHILA.

  52. Add tamil any music channels

  53. sir pls. is sarkari free moranjan ko large karo villages ko sirf aap hi duniya dikha sakte hain thanks

  54. Ashok Patil FROM NEW DELHI

    why are you closed ibn lokmat channel it is a best channel

  55. please add zee cinema

  56. To get star utsav and enter 10 channel in dth what to do. I had already tried the frequency in website but i am not getting it. Kindly request you please help me and mail me for the details. Waiting for your reply. Thanks and regards. Kartik

  57. Please start at least 3-4 marathi channels on DTH service as soon as possible.

  58. DOORDARSHAN’S DTH SERVICE IS VERY VERY GOD PLS PROVIDE THE DISCOVERY ,NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC & HISTORY CHANNEL

  59. B.kalesha (andhra pradesh)

    Please give me children’s channels in summer. I like very much dd news, ABN andhra, dw, nhk, Enter10, B4U, SVBC, ALL DD CHANNELS.

  60. SANDIP.R(Gujraat)

    Plz we want music india & E24 channel back…

  61. sir please launch Subhavartha devotional channel and one or two telugu channels in DDD+, and improve the signal strength.

  62. Shailender singh panwar

    pls. add garhwali chennal.

  63. sir i want add new channel on dd+. it is my humble request.

  64. lunkaran chordiya

    please start again ibn lokmat news on dd direct plus and start news channel which gives news of stock exchange and start cartoon channel for children please get action quickly on above suggestions thank you

  65. HELLO, I AM SALAH SULTAN FROM HYDERABAD AP INDIA
    ADD TO DD DIRECT PLUS DTH CHANNELS…….QTV, PEACE TV AND MUNSIF
    TV……PLS ADD THIS CHANNELS.OK BYE

  66. Sir, Don’t you have the channels like Animal Planet, Discovery, Star Movies, HBO, NEO Sports, Star Cricket, TEN Sports etc. Don’t they include in the package? Please let me know..

  67. dd was totally ignore addition some of the new channel addition was the very low and dull process

  68. sachin deshmukh

    not 59 Channel only 50 channel are view. ibn news not on.

  69. plz start new channel for paid channel price

  70. tell me sir i want fir pay channel for free dth service pls i waiting your sir

  71. SIR, CAN KBS WORLD BE BROUGHT BACK AS OF NOW?? PLS REPLY

  72. Sir, i want free dth service.plz help 7503053610

  73. Sir, plz more free channel.

  74. I was buying DTH in the year 2006. That time E-TV marathi, Aajtak etc., channel shown. But past 2-3 years as above channels are pay channel. I was buying TATA Sky. I am buying 1) Free DTH and 2) TATA Sky set top box. I sujested if free DTH Services any pay channel viewing in the DTH and one code no or other no. and shown to channel.
    SAM Marathi why do not showing DTH Channel.

  75. Please sir, added the news channels Zee news & Aajtak in free dth
    Skumar

  76. pl.start new chanel dd dth plus free.

  77. To order your DD Direct plus pack, visit any Set top Box (STB) Dealer in your place.

  78. add pragya tv and saam marathi tv on dd direct plus

  79. new channels add like zee tv star plus and more hindi channels of movie and marathi channels add in dd direct plus

  80. sir pls add kannada new channels

  81. sir . pls.start maithili channel (saubhagya mithila ) DD Direct Plus . pls. reply asap.
    thanks
    Banshi lal

  82. Please add Star Jalsha and zee bangla on free.

  83. plz start new channel like fashion tv,zee trendz which available in other connection are free to air then why dth not provide us such channels & also there are thousand of south channels are in ur dth services but there is no any Marathi channel beside of regional channels i want to know is there are dispute with Maharashtra to u then? plz as soon as possible plz show a good Marathi private channel in dth service in state of Maharashtra..
    we are waiting for reply………

  84. manish kumar gupta

    Please—–start new channel because various free air channal not start in DD Direct Plus , up news channel

  85. when I see Maithili channel (Soubhagya mihila) on AirTel Digital. plese do as quick as you can…

  86. sir mere kuchh channel kat gayi he me kya karu pls reply me

  87. SIR
    PLEASE ADD CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS CHANNEL LIKE
    1 BLESSING TV
    2 ANGEL TV ………..ETC

  88. sir . pls.start maithili channel (saubhagya mithila ) DD Direct Plus . pls. reply asap.
    thanks
    Raju Jaiswal

  89. please add new kannada chanel

  90. sir . pls.start maithili channel (saubhagya mithila ) DD Direct Plus . pls. reply asap.
    thanks
    Banshi lal

  91. Hi I’ve reaceived a sms for free Airtel dish tv. so I wanna know more info about this offer.
    @ $hail..

  92. please air marathi priveta chinnal,d.t.h

  93. FOR PAST15 DAYS DD DIRECT DISH SIGNALS ARE NOT BEING RECEIVED PROPERLY. I GOT IT CHECKED BY LOCAL SERVICE PROVOIDER. HE SAID THAT DUE WEAK SIGNALS ARE BEING TRANSMITTED BY DD, HENCE HE ADVISED TO BUY NEW UMBRELLA FOR BETTER SIGNAL. I HAVE BOUGHT THIS IN JUST 4 MONTHS BACK.PL ADVICE.

    DS PATNAIK, BHILAI NAGAR

  94. Please sir start the sports channel in free dth service of dd direct plus.

  95. guidelines about recharge for favorite channel on DTH,,,,,,

  96. Rahul Bhatnagar

    I want ddindia DTH free service plsss help me to know about it…
    mob.no.9808319761

  97. add two kannada channels one of news and another of movies and serials

  98. please add kannada channel on d.t.h

  99. please sar add kannada private tv channel..

  100. sir plz add .any sports channel……….
    we want 9x channel back….

  101. i m a regular viewer of dd direct plus …
    i m using from last 3 years …..i suggested to all my frnds ,family & relatives……
    to buy this free dth service………ths is amajing …
    sir, i request to u to add some sports,movies & cartoon channels.
    plz sir…

  102. Sir i m a viewer of dd+ i request u to start kbs world it is my humble request to you

  103. Sir i want new upcoming chanel list in dd direct plus in april 2010 .plese start new hindi news channel.given reply

  104. I am dddirectplus viewer i am only getting ddd+ channal .never get temporary fta nss6 dishtv channal on dddirectplus so please give me frequency,lnb,symbolrate of nss6 channal please help me.Thanks

  105. If u dont recharge your sundirect within 2 months then they will take your antenna and set top box back so be carefull taking sundth and it does not provide mutlidimensional pack.

  106. Hi please tell me frequency of all free fta channal such as etcpunjabi etc. I never see such channal

  107. please add KBS WORLD.

  108. Pls add the isai aruvi channel.This is the best tamil music channel

  109. PLZ START A HINDI FILM CHANNEL

  110. 1. How can I install this service at home?
    2. I wish to have a dish which will allow 15 houses to have access to all channels, how can I have it?

    • Mr.Sandeep as for as dth is concerned you cannot connect 15 houses with a single dish and single receiver.But you can purchase 15 receivers each for one home and they can be connected to a single dish.

  111. PLEASE START NEW CHANNELS INCLUDING ONE OF THE MOVIE & SPORTS CHANNELS……………………………………….
    I THINK YOU WILL BE CONSIDER ABOUT MY SUGGESTION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE……………………………………
    I AM WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY…………………………………………
    THANX

  112. (1) India TV(2) Play Tv(3) Bhagti Active(4) Nepal1(5) Zee Trendz(6) Zee Tamil(7) Fashion Tv(8) CGNTV yo(9) Zee Smile(10) Zee Jagran

  113. please sir, added the sports and cartoon channels in free dth

  114. pls give sun tv BBC NEWS, KBS WORLD

  115. please include some business channel to get news from stock trade

  116. Pls. start new Bengali channel

  117. A channel can be the part of dd direct plus by paying only 25 lakh ruppees per year to doordarshan..few years back it was 1 crore..now it has been reduced..so we can wish new channels coming in dd direct plus especially channels like isai aruvi..

  118. sachin goverdhane

    plz start new channl because various free air channal not start in DD Direct Plus , like play tv , fasion tv, Zee trnds,Various , pls tel me wt is problem ,why u not start new channal. I waiting your reply

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