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Star Bharat on DD Direct Plus from 28th August 2017

Star Bharat on DD Direct Plus from 28th August 2017

Star India is reported to be rebranding Life Ok with a new look and name it Star Bharat. The channel, scheduled to launch on 28th August, Monday (6:00 PM), will have a modern outlook with an Indian feel, according to media reports. This is the second time the network is looking to rebrand the channel. Earlier in 2011, Star One was re-launched as Life Ok.

The channel is reported to also bring in new shows like Ayushamaan Bhava, Kya Haal Paanchal and Shatranj.

Star Bharat on DD Direct Plus from 28th August 2017

Shatranj, produced by Shakuntalam Telefilms, is supposed to be an Indian adaptation of Netflix’s iconic show House of Cards. Meanwhile Kya Haal Paanchal, by Optimystic Productions, is themed on polygamy and Ayushamaan Bhava is said to be a TV adaptation of Govinda starrer Hatya.

Star India Network, last month launched India's first free-to-air sports channel - Star Sports First.

India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Series DD National Schedule - #INDvSL

India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Series DD National Schedule - #INDvSL
India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Series DD National Schedule - #INDvSL

Doordarshan to launch kids channels based on Indian culture and ethos

New Delhi: Centre has decided to use cartoons based on Indian culture, mythology and ethos to stop the cultural onslaught by kids' shows based on foreign characters. Doordarshan is launching its own kids specific channel soon.

DD Kids is an Hindi-language 24/7 cartoon television channel, owned by the government of India. Doordarshan is Planning to Launch Kids channel named as “DD KIDS“. This channel is expected to be launched on November 14, Children's Day.. The channel's test signal has started
Doordarshan to launch kids channels based on Indian culture and ethos

The DD kids channel will broadcast cartoons and programmes that seek inspiration from Indian culture, history and heroes. It is understood that the issue of starting a kids channel came to the fore during the research for finalising DD free dish channel bouquet.
DG Doordarshan Supriya Sahu stated that the channel would plug the gap for kids slot in the DD free dish bouquet. As most of cartoons are foreign dubbed serials they do not show the true Indian culture and hence the need for such a channel.
There was demand from several quarters for a kids channel that could serve to the needs of the children based on Indian perspective. According to a report titled "The Effects of Cartoon Characters as Motivators of Preschool Disadvantaged Children," cartoon characters stimulate interpersonal behavior, learning and social growth. Children associate with cartoon characters more readily than adults in many cases and tend to retain the lessons imparted more readily.

Source / Read more : newsbharati.com

Freedish capacity upgraded to 104 channels: I&B Min Smriti Irani

TelevisionPost.com / MUMBAI: Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani has said that public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has finished upgrading DD’s free direct-to-home (DTH) platform Freedish for 104 channels with new compression technology (MPEG 4). Presently, 80 TV channels with existing MPEG-2 technology are operational.

This upgrade has been done in line with the recommendations of Sam Pitroda Committee.
Freedish capacity upgraded to 104 channels: I&B Min Smriti Irani
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The rollout of MPEG-4 set-top boxes (STBs), which was expected by March-end, has got delayed. MPEG-4 STBs will have capacity to carry 104 channels compared to MPEG-2 STBs, which carry only 80 channels.

Responding to a question in Rajya Sabha, Irani further stated that the installation and testing of equipment for implementation of iCAS (Indian CAS) on DD Freedish DTH platform has been completed.

She also said that five Indian STB OEMs have been shortlisted to sell iCAS and DD-approved firmware/middleware-enabled STBs. New STBs with this technology and iCAS will be an integral part of the reception system for MPEG 4 channels.

AIR has replaced 35 MW and one SW valve-based transmitters with digital transmitters (DRM), which are capable of broadcasting in both analogue and digital modes.

Two SW valve-based transmitters are under replacement by digital transmitters (DRM). In addition, six old, high-power MW transmitters serving in LWE-affected areas are being replaced by new state-of-the-art MW digital-ready transmitters for strengthening AIR coverage in LWE-affected areas.

Further, 23 transmitters at 19 locations have been installed. Out of these, 16 transmitters have been commissioned. Their transmission could also be received by existing smartphones/tablets using a dongle with an app.

The resources cell of AIR is actively contributing to expanding the broadcasting market by offering Prasar Bharati infrastructure to private broadcasters/telecom operators, etc. at reasonable rates.


Read more at: | TelevisionPost.com

DD Freedish added DD India and Star Sports First

Now DD Freedish users can also enjoy Live cricket match, kabaddi matches football matches in Hindi. Because now India's first freetoair private channel "Star Sports First" launched on DD Freedish DTH.

DD India channel available on DD Freedish Channel no.074, where
Star Sports First channel available at Channel no.077

DD Freedish added DD India and Star Sports First

If you are not able to tune both TV channels in your freetoair set-top box then you note downlink parameters:

LNB Frequency: 09750-10600
Transponder Frequency: 11550
Symbol Rate: 29500
POL: V
FEC: 3/4
System: DVB-S

If your set-top box set LNB Frequency set to 05150 then you can tune your box at given below satellite downlink parameters.

LNB Frequency: 05150
Transponder Frequency: 3350
Symbol Rate: 29500
POL: V
FEC: 3/4
System: DVB-S


Star Sports First Subscription Date:

Date added : 21st July 2017
Next Renewal Date : 21st July 2018

for more updates of DD Direct Plus DTH, then you can visit always www.dddirectdth.com

Star Sports to launch free-to-air sports channel - Star Sports First

Updated: 05/08/2017
After its regional foray with Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports network launched India’s first private free-to-air sports channel, Star Sports First.

The channel already available on DD Direct Plus DTH or DD’s FTA DTH platform Freedish. Its allow sports fans to watch their favorite sports in Hindi without paying any fee, a media release issued by Star Sports said.
Star Sports to launch free-to-air sports channel

The channel already in air from 21st July 2017 with VIVO Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 which has started in Hyderabad from July 28.

The channel available at DD Direct Plus / DD Freedish channel no. 071. Here is Frequency of Star Sports First Channel - Click Here To Know
Its programme calendar isalso include BCCI domestic cricket tournaments and domestic football tournaments, etc.

A Star India spokesperson said: “Television penetration in India has grown exponentially. We recognise that there is a very sizable subset of this universe that is not on conventional pay TV. In the `Free-to-air’ content that they have access to, sports content is mostly absent and only sporadically available. It is our belief that there is an eager appetite for it.”



DD earns Rs 85 cr from auction of 11 slots on its DTH platform

The auction of 11 slots of Doordarshan's direct-to-home (DTH) platform--DD Free Dish-- today earned the public broadcaster an amount of Rs 85.10 crore.

"Total 11 DTH slots were auctioned today...earned a total revenue of Rs 85.10 crore in a day," DG Doordarshan Supriya Sahu said.

The channels that have won the slots include Zee Hindustan, Zee News and News18 India and Star Utsav, Zee Anmol, Rishtey, B4U Music, Bhojpuri Cinema and Housefull Movies.

Also, Star India has won two additional slots. First for "Star Sport First" and the second channel are not available since the broadcaster does not wish to reveal its plans at this stage.

DD earns Rs 85 cr from auction of 11 slots on its DTH platform

In today's auction, three slots were for 'news and current affairs channels' with a reserve price of Rs 6.50 crore. For this category, the maximum and minimum bids received were Rs 6.70 crore and 6.50 crore respectively, she said.

On the other hand, eight slots were meant for 'non news and current affairs channels' with a reserve price of Rs 8 crore. For this category, the maximum bid was of Rs 8.40 crore, while the minimum bid was to the tune of Rs 8 crore.

As per data, 'DD Free Dish' currently reaches 22 million homes in India with a bouquet of 80 channels.

Next version of 'DD Free Dish' will provide 104 channels with set top boxes.

Free TV viewership to touch 46 million households by 2020, says EY report

The number of free TV viewership households in India is estimated to touch 46 million by 2020, a growth of over 50 per cent, mainly due to the rise of state- run DTH operator DD Free Dish, said a report by global consultancy EY.
Free TV viewership to touch 46 million households by 2020, says EY report

The number of free TV viewership households in India is estimated to touch 46 million by 2020, a growth of over 50 per cent, mainly due to the rise of state- run DTH operator DD Free Dish, said a report by global consultancy EY. There were 30 million free TV households in the country in 2016. The growth in free TV viewership will be in addition to consumption of content on mobile digital terrestrial television (DTT) handsets, the report said. “The free TV market in India is poised to grow primarily due to the rise of DD Free Dish, which has now become the largest DTH operator in the country,” said the EY report, titled India’s Free TV – a game changing opportunity. DD Free Dish, the state-run DTH provider, is the largest TV distribution company in the country with over 20 million subscribers, more than national pay TV companies, which average 8 million to 16 million each. With over 80 channels currently, DD Free Dish plans to add 104 more by 2017-end and eventually take the count to 256 by 2020. The subscriber base of DD Free Dish is projected to reach around 40 million in the next 2–3 years.

Read Full Story on :  financialexpress.com

36th E-Auction results : 11 TV Slots won by Private channels including Star Utsav Movies and Star Utsav

DD Free dish is India's one and only FREE dth service by Prasar Bharati, Doordarshan. DD Freedish at this time have above 80 television channels including doordarshan and private TV channels.
DD Freedish conducting 36th Online e-auction for Vacant DTH Slots of DTH

Recently DD Freedish announced for 36th e-auction for vacant slots on DD Freedish, in this e-auction 11 TV slots won by private TV channels.

Till update Star Utsav and Star Utsav movies also renewed its slot for a year. We will also information you once we get information about other 9 TV channels who won the slot.



Here is DTH SLOT price category wise.
The Reserve Price per News and current affairs category is Rs 6.50 crore.
The Reservce Price per Non-news and current affairs category is Rs 8.00 crore.

Interested private TV channels can take part in this e-auction. The successful Channel is required to arrange their own IRD Box in advance to place their Channel on DD Free dish platform.


for more information visit Doordarsha's official website.


 
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