From 05.07.2016 DD India will be available on Satellite INSAT-4B(93.5°E) with Downlink parameters Freq: 3925 MHz, Pol:H, FEC:3/4, Symbol Rate:27.5 MSPS & DD Sports will be available on Satellite GSAT-10 (83°E) with Downlink parameters Freq: 3885 MHz, Pol:V, FEC: 3/4, Symbol Rate: 27.5 MSPS.
Doordarshan launched DD Sports on 18th March 1999.
This is the only channel in our country which promotes maximum domestic sports on free to air platform. DD-Sports can be watched in 38 countries across the world through INSAT-4B satellite. The transmission of the channel was increased from 10 hours to 12 hours a day from April 25, 1999 and the transmission hours were extended to round the clock from June, 2000.
Exclusive Programmes in Showing:-
The Major chunk of DD Sports channel contents transmission is devoted to live telecast of the events sporting organized in the different part of country. DD-Sports with its available facilities produces daily programme Sports Hours from 8.30pm to 9.30pm in Hindi and English. Most of the Transmission is devoted to Live telecast of the events organized in the different part of the country.
In a move to revive the traditional games, to give the weekly dose of all the happenings in the sports world, to celebrate the Guru- Shishya tradition and to promote fitness, DD Sports has come up with four clutter-breaking shows i.e. ‘Sports Konnect’, ‘Indian Khel League’, ‘Guru- Shishya parampara’ and ‘Fit Rahe India’. The programmes began in the first week of October and is a perfect visual delight for the sports lovers.
1. "Sports Konnect" is all about the digital world connect to the Sporting Universe like never before which is first of its kind in a Sports Channel. The show encompasses the trending news, gossips across the sports arena and everything that keeps the social media platforms busy. It’s a perfect visual treat for sports buff who get to know the insights of the sports world...Top trends in the social networking tubes ..Sports personalities…Every update of their performances …their victories…triumphs and a lot more…Sports Konnect has it all in one show.
2. "Indian Khel League- Yeh Bharat ka khel hain" is a ticket to the heartlands of sporting talent in the country for our Sports lovers and enthusiasts. Indigenous games have been a part of Indian history and holds much relevance still today. The show started with an aim to promote the traditional games of our country and bringforth the sporting talent from different states. Indigenous Games like Gilli-danda, Kabaddi, Pehalwani, kho kho, archery and many more…the programmes covers it all to retain the popularity of these traditional games. Indian Khel League is a dedicated programme to showcase and promote both talent and game from different parts of India.
3. "Guru-Shishya Parampara" It’s a unique show which showcases the divine Guru-Shishya relationship in the world of Indian sports. The show focuses on the relationship between the Gurus and their students.
4. "Fit Rahe India- Healthy living, Wealthy living" is a special show which intends to usher in the fitness revolution in the country. The show presents different exercises and fitness stuff. Health Experts, Fitness experts, nutritionists, Yoga Gurus share their experiences and gives the guidance to the viewers to stay fit. Apart from giving all the important information about fitness, this show also features a special episode about Ayurveda and its uses which also gives details to cure various illness besides giving homemade tips. Fit Rahe India is a mirror image of the sports fitness regime and has taken the fitness world to a new horizon.
DD Sports’ this venture of four new programmes has created buzz in the sports world and has gained immense popularity within months of beginning.