The Channel, initially known as DD-World was launched on 14th March, 1995. It was renamed DD India in 2002. The Channel, earlier known as DD World the programming offers international viewers an update on the Indian social, cultural, political and economic scenario. DD India was launched with a mission to build bridges of communication with Indians living abroad and to showcase the real India.
A strategy for distribution of the channel and to have footprint all over the world is under way in consultation with the Ministry. The channel is up-linked from New Delhi and can be watched in 38 countries across the world through INSAT-4B satellite.
DD-India is taking vigorous steps to enrich its program content by refurbishing its fixed point chart. At present 12 hours program loop is being telecast and the same is being repeated twice in 24 hours to suit the prime time zones of the world.
Exclusive Programs Showing on DD India
"DD India carries News Bulletins, Features on Topical Events, Entertainment Programs, Sitcoms, Travelogue, Feature Films, Music and Dance, Serials, Documentaries, News and Current Affairs, Events and Tourism, LIVE Coverage on important events, State Festivals organized by the State departments. Along with English News Bulletin, News Bulletins in: Hindi and Sanskrit are being telecast all over the world."
Global Distribution of DD India
DD India Channel is available in all Indian Subcontinent : -
Through INSAT-4B, Frequency 3925H in MCPC with other DD channels
Symbol Rate 27500 KSPS, FEC 3/4.
It is available on free dish on Ku Band in channel no. 74 of the DTH platform of DD. The Ku Band signal reaches all over South and South East Asia, coastal Africa and Arab countries as Direct to Home signals.
o DD India Channel is available in Canada - Through Asian Television Network, agreement till March 10, 2018.
o DD India Channel is available in USA - Through ITV Network.
o DD India Channel is available in Mauritius - Through MBC.