Category: DTT

Doordarshan (DD) has been the sole public broadcaster till date in India. This fact is about to change with the Digital Terrestrial Transmission allowing private players to be part of the public broadcasting. Consultation paper has been issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Actually, those papers show the benefits of the shift […]


Digital terrestrial transmission (DTT) to private players was already agreed by Prasar Bharati, the largest public broadcasting agency in India, comprising of Doordarshan Television Network. However, nothing could be finalised because of internal pressure. Jawhar Sircar, the chief executive officer of Prasar Bharati said: “We had approved of DTT and allowing private players also to […]


Good news for the digital addressable systems (DAS) challenge in India. The government is maintaining that the phase III areas has nearly reached its completion to 100%, amounting to a total of 41 million set top boxes (STBs). The information was announced after the 15th meeting of the Task Force on the phase III and […]


In pursuance of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) endeavor to meet the cable TV Digitalization deadline of September 30, 2016 and to ensure the maximum facilitation and protection of subscribers’ rights, PEMRA has finalized the minimum standards / specifications for Digital cable TV set-top-boxes.   The technical standards/specifications of Digital Set Top boxes […]


Newly-launched Housefull Movies has achieved almost 4% viewership share in the northern market within two months. The channel is competing for market share with the with the likes of Zee Classic, Zee Action and UTV Action. Housefull Movies, which is a 24X7 Free-To-Air (FTA) Hindi movie channel has been launched by Triumph Media Vision. The […]


Regional channels of Doordarshan will be off air for approximately five hours on this coming Thursday due to a shift of satellite. The regional channels are currently being beamed from INSAT-3A and they will be shifted to INSAT-4B with on December 10. INSAT-3A will be taken out of orbit having come to the End of […]


The completion of the digitisation process in India by the end of 2016 will help to upgrade the DD Freedish platform which will feature close to 250 channels. In an exclusive interview to NexTV India, C.K Jain, Deputy Director General (DDG) of Doordarshan India, parent organisation of DD Freedish, reveals the challenges faced by the […]


DD Freedish, a part of Doordarshan India, targets the 25 million subscribers’ threshold in the near future. The national broadcaster believes that the digitisation process in india give them a push in attaining the objective. C.K Jain, Deputy Director General of Doordarshan India, explained that the actual; number of subcribers have already reached the 20 […]