Prasar Bharati launches 11 state DD channels on DD Free Dish

MUMBAI: In a decision bound to further the outreach and accessibility of Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati has brought 11 more State DD channels, including five channels of North-Eastern States, on the Satellite footprint of India through DD Free Dish.

It is for the first time that the States of Chhattisgarh, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, and Uttarakhand have got their own DD Channel on a Satellite Network through DD Free Dish.

These State channels represent the regional aspirations of the local population. Providing a satellite network for these channels through DD Free Dish will not only increase the visibility of these channels in the Regions but also give them an All-India presence.

The increased accessibility to regional broadcast will help promote regional culture and give opportunities to local talent as well.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday lauded the national broadcaster Prasar Bharati for bringing 11 more state Doordarshan channels, including five for the northeastern states, on the satellite footprint of the country.

“Glad to note that Prasar Bharati has brought 11 more State DD Channels on the Satellite footprint of India through DD Free Dish,” he tweeted. “This includes five channels for Northeastern states. This will go a long way in strengthening regional cultures and fulfilling people’s aspirations,” he said.

In a separate tweet, Modi said: “Congratulations to the people of Chhattisgarh, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, and Uttarakhand for getting their own Doordarshan channels on DD Free Dish for the first time!”.

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