DD Free Dish
FormerlyDD Direct Plus
Company typeCentral Public Sector Undertaking
IndustrySatellite television
Founded16 December 2004; 19 years ago (2004-12-16)
Area served
OwnerPrasar Bharati

DD Free Dish (formerly known as DD Direct Plus) is an Indian free-to-air satellite television provider owned and operated by Public Service Broadcaster Prasar Bharati. It was launched in December, 2004. In March 2022, It has a reach of over 43 million households which is more than 25% of the total TV households in the country. DD Free Dish earns by selling slots to private broadcasters through Online auction.[1]

Currently, DD Free Dish has 116 television channels, among which 94 channels are in MPEG-2 format and 22 channels in MPEG-4 format. For classes 1 to 12, educational TV channels are run under PM e-Vidya program.[2]

Television channels


TV channels owned by Prasar Bharati -


Additionally, DD Free Dish has three HD channels in MPEG-4 format –


Regional channels (MPEG-2)

Name Language Region
DD Assam Assamese Assam
DD Bangla Bengali West Bengal
DD Chandana Kannada Karnataka
DD Girnar Gujarati Gujarat
DD Kashir Kashmiri and Urdu Jammu and Kashmir
DD Kerala Malayalam Kerala
DD Odia Odia Odisha
DD Podhigai Tamil Tamil Nadu
DD Punjabi Punjabi Punjab
DD Sahyadri Marathi Maharashtra
DD Saptagiri Telugu Andhra Pradesh
DD Yadagiri Telugu Telangana
DD Arun Prabha Hindi and English Arunachal Pradesh
DD Bihar Hindi and Bihari Bihar
DD Madhya Pradesh Hindi Madhya Pradesh
DD Rajasthan Hindi and Rajasthani Rajasthan
DD Uttar Pradesh Hindi Uttar Pradesh
DD Chhattisgarh Hindi Chhattisgarh
DD Jharkhand Hindi Jharkhand
DD Uttarakhand Garhwali, Kumaoni and Hindi Uttarakhand
DD Tripura Bengali and Kokborok Tripura

Regional channels (MPEG-4)

Name Language Region
DD Goa Konkani Goa
DD Haryana Hindi and Haryanvi Haryana
DD Himachal Pradesh Hindi Himachal Pradesh
DD Manipur Manipuri Manipur
DD Meghalaya Khasi and Garo Meghalaya
DD Mizoram Mizo Mizoram
DD Nagaland English Nagaland

Private channels (MPEG-2)

Hindi general entertainment



Hindi Music

Hindi-language movies

Hindi-language news

Devotional channels






Private channels (MPEG-4)

Radio Station



MPEG-4 radio

Other channels

e-Vidya Channels

There are 12 educational channels, one for each class from Class 1 to Class 12.

Swayam Prabha DTH

VANDE Gujarat

See also


  1. ^ "Slots on Doordarshan Free Dish to be Online auction to private channels". The Economic Times. 16 January 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  2. ^ "One class, One channel started on DD Free dish under PM e-Vidhya Program". Blog on DD Free dish. 2 September 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  3. ^ Quint, the (16 April 2020). "Doordarshan Launches DD Retro: Find Channel". The Quint. Retrieved 17 April 2020.