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TATA Sky adds 12 new channels on its DTH platform

This is very good news for TATA Sky DTH subscribers that TATA Sky DTH added 12 new regional channels on its platform from 23 April 2016, All channels not available base pack users, you have to buy a la-carte pack.
TATA Sky adds 12 new channels on its DTH platform
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Here are details of added channels:

1. Anjan TV, you can tune on @LCN#175
2. Ok India/LTV, you can tune on @LCN#479
3. News 9, you can tune on @LCN#518
4. Raj News Tamil, you can tune on @LCN#739
5. Madha TV, you can tune on @LCN#740 
6. Sathiyam TV, you can tune on @LCN#743 
7. Public Music, you can tune on @LCN#833
8. Raj News Kannada, you can tune on @LCN#834 
9. CTVN, you can tune on @LCN#858 
10. Calcutta News, you can tune on @LCN#859
11. News World Odisha, you can tune on @LCN#974 
12. Jonack TV, you can tune on @LCN#993 


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Star Utsav Movies Test feed on Asiasat 7 Satellite

Arun Singh / DTH News Blog / New Delhi : This is very good news for DD Freedish and other DTH & cable TV users because very soon STAR India going to be launches its brand new Hindi movie channel "STAR Utsav Movies". At this time test feed started on asiasat 7 satellites.
Star Utsav Movies Test feed on Asiasat 7 Satellite

Here is Technical Details for this channel:
Satellite: Asia Sat 7
Position: 105.5° East
TP Frequencies: 3800
Polarization: H
Symbol Rate: 28100
FEC: 3/4
Quality / Technology: DVB-S2 / QPSK / MPEG-4

This channel will be free-to-air from Asiasat7 satellite same as Star Utsav. But some source say that very soon it will be added on DD Freedish, DD Freedish is India's Free-To-Air DTH service with above 80 million subscribers. This channel may start regular broadcasting from May-June 2016.

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Now Doordarshan TV Channels on your Mobile

This is good news that your favourite Doordarshan channels now available on your Smartphone without internet because Doordarshan Prasar Bharati started DVB-T2 services in India's some cities.

Here is list of 16 cities which have this facility in the air.
  • Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Guwahati
  • Patna
  • Ranchi
  • Cuttack
  • Lucknow
  • Jalandhar
  • Raipur
  • Indore
  • Aurangabad
  • Bhopal
  • Bangalore
  • Ahmedabad
Now Doordarshan channels on your mobile
Image source: Prasar Bharati Official
So if you have iPhone or Android 4.2 Smartphone then you can watch DVB-T2 TV channels free of cost. Users have to buy DVB-T2 receiver dongle for mobile from online stores  and have to install application from app store.


So from now you will not miss any Indian cricket match whether you are travelling within these cities.


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Viacom18's first Hindi movie channel Rishtey Cineplex Launched

Pradeep / Delhi : Viacom18 network launched brand new Hindi movie channel. This is first Hindi movie channel in Viacom18's network. Viacom18 already operates premium quality channels in India like Rishtey TV, Colors HD, Colors Infinity HD, MTV, Nick, Colors and Colors Infinity. Recently Viacom18 launched many regional channels under branding of "Colors", Colors Marathi, Colors Bangla, Colors kannada etc.
Rishtey CINEPLEX will offer a holistic entertainment experience with multi-genre films including latest audience favorites like Bajirao Mastani, Airlift, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, still to be released and the eagerly awaited Force2, Kapoor and Sons, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and many more


With the launch of Rishtey CINEPLEX, we are entering the large Hindi movie genre thereby filing a pivotal whitespace and offering a holistic Hindi entertainment ecosystem from our stable. At Viacom18 we are committed to continuously strengthening our portfolio across genres, languages and age groups. Rishtey CINEPLEX is a key milestone in that journey", as Said Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO – Viacom18.

Rishtey Cineplex added on DD Freedish platform at TEST 504 on 29-03-2016,

Although rishtey Cineplex now also available Intelsat20 satellite, at 68.5 degree.
Here are Technical parameters:
Satellite: Intelsat 20 68.5
Frequency: 4013
Polarity:               V

Symbol Rate: 7200

About ‘VIACOM18’:
Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. A joint venture of Viacom Inc. and the Network18 Group, Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching people on air, online, on ground, in shop and through its cinema.

Official announcement 



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Bangladesh's first Direct-To-Home service "RealVU" DTH

DTH New Blog/ New Delhi :: In Bangladesh, BEXIMCO Communications Limited and GS Group going to be launch country’s first Direct-to-Home (DTH) service with brand name of "RealVU".

Now Bangladesh going to be digital by this DTH service, now people can enjoy great quality of picture and sound compare to analogue cable TV service.

"RealVU" will be premium DTH services; it is not free-to-air service like India's DD Freedish. According to company approximate monthly bill will around Tk 300, where subscriber will receive over 100 digital channels included some HD (high definition channels).
Bangladesh's first DTH service announced, Launching soon
So this is very good news Bangladeshi peoples to watch these channels in digital quality with own DTH services.
RealVU DTH giving its services via ABS2 satellite at 74.9 degree east.

Here is frequency details for RealVU DTH:
12348 / V / 45000 / DVB-S / MPEG-2
12406 / V / 47500 / DVB-S / MPEG-2
12468 / V / 45000 / DVB-S / MPEG-4

Standard definition channel list :
  1. SAUDI ARABIAN TV 1
  2. B4U MUSIC
  3. ZING
  4. ZEE ETC BOLYWOOD
  5. DD NATIONAL
  6. DD BANGLA
  7. NTV
  8. Ekushey
  9. MY TV
  10. Independent TV
  11. Channel 9
  12. Boishakhi TV
  13. Buoy TV
  14. Mohona TV
  15. Asian TV
  16. Jamuna TV
  17. Peace TV Bangla
  18. SATV 
  19. Channel
  20. Ekattor TV
  21. Tara Music
  22. Dhoom Music
  23. Ctvn Akd Plus
  24. Aakash Aath
  25. Sangeet Bangla
  26. Al Jazeera English
  27. Ruposhi Bangla 
  28. ATN Bangla
  29. Somoy TV
  30. ATN NEWS
  31. Bangla Vision
  32. Channel 24
  33. Gaan Bangla
  34. NHK
  35. CCTV9
  36. Deepto TV
  37. Music India
  38. Maasranga TV


High definition channel list :
  1. ASIAN TV HD
  2. SA TV HD
  3. GAAN BANGLA HD
  4. DEEPTO TV HD
  5. EKATTOR TV HD


Pakistan (Pamera) also working on this field but at this time no DTH services available for Pakistani viewers, they are dependent on normal analogue cable TV services.


DTH is a digital satellite television distribution service where consumers receive television signal directly from the satellite through a digital set-top box installed at their homes, and this services should have every country to enjoy entertainment in Digital quality.


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DD Free dish starts MPEG-4 Channels from April 2016

DD Free Dish is India's free direct to home service (DTH Service) now going to be add about 24 television channels in MPEG-4 mode.
DD Free dish starts MPEG-4 Channels from April 2016

According to Mr. CK Jain (Dy. Director General in Prasar Bharati) confirmed via official twitter handle that MPEG-4 channels will be start adding in April 2016, but all these channels would be encrypted by CAS. To watch these channels users’ need to buy CAS enabled MPEG-4 set-top boxes from authorized dealers.

After enabled CAS, DD Free dish will bring more television channels with value added services, he added.




But encryption means normal set-top boxes will not able to receive these channels (MPEG-4 Encrypted Channels); also there will not be any monthly subscription fee for these channels.
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If you already using DD Free dish by any type of set-top box, no need to worry, because current television channels will remain unencrypted same as before. But you will not receive mpeg-4(encrypted) TV channels by your old set-boxes.


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Cable TV and DTH Set-Top Boxes are set to become cheaper by 7%-8%

Pradeep/Blog/New Delhi : This is very good news for Cable TV and DTH industry because in budget 2016 basic custom duty has been exempted in set-top box components, so it is very good news for Cable Tv digitisation.

In Budget of 2016-2017, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that excise duty on subparts for manufacturer of Routers, broadband modems and set top boxes components was being exempted from 12.5% to 4%.

At this time maximum numbers are set-top box being imported from outside of India but now in lower excise duty in set-top box components, local manufacturers can boost production of set-top box which can help to boost government's "Make in India" program.

So this redemption will boost set-top box manufacturing in India. Due to changes in excise duty in set-top box, routers, broadband modems, digital recorder and CCTV cameras are set to become cheaper by 7%-8%.

For Cable TV and DTH industry, monthly budget of customer for entertainment become little costlier due to increase of service tax (SES) as 0.5%. Now service tax is 15%. So monthly recharge pack or other services become costlier.
Mr. Jaitely in Lok Sabha (Budget 2016)


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DD Freedish 26th e-Aunction announced for Regional and General DTH Slots

DD Freedish 26th e-Aunction announced for Regional and General DTH Slots

This is good news that now DD Free dish going to be increase regional language TV channels so in next 26th eauction, DDFD DTH invites applications from regional and general TV channels. DD Freedish recently migrated to new satellite GSAT15, so now DD Freedish more space for vacant slots. In near future Prasar Bharati focuses to add regional TV channels on DD Free dish.
DD Freedish 26th e-Aunction announced for Regional and General DTH Slots
Doordarshan Official Logo


E-AUCTION FOR REGIONAL DTH SLOT : 
The Reserve Price per Regional DTH Slot is Rs.2.00 Crore. Regional DTH Slot includes only non-Hindi Channels (News or Non-News). Bhojpuri channels and Hindi Regional Channels will not be part of it. So it is best chance for non-Hindi language TV channels to add on DD Free Dish platform.

E-AUCTION FOR GENERAL DTH SLOT : 
The Reserve Price per General DTH Slot is Rs.4.30 Crores. Included Hindi and Bhojpuri language (News / Non-News) TV channels.

How to take part:
M/s. C1 India Pvt. Limited, Gurgaon will conduct the 26th online e-Auction on behalf of Prasar Bharati. All the interested channels should submit Uplinking and Downlinking permission from the Ministry of I&B along with the Application.

The Last Date for submission of completed Application for 26th online e- Auction is (Monday) dated 15th February, 2016 latest by 12:00 P.M. The application can be submitted in Person or by Registered Post latest by 12:00 P.M. on or before15-02- 2016 (Monday) in
Room No.320, 3rd Floor, Tower-A, Directorate
General:Doordarshan, Doordarshan Bhawan, 
Copernicus Marg, New Delhi-110001.

Payment Mode:
Regional DTH Channels / General DTH Channels Payment Mode through Demand Draft in favour of PB (BCI), Doordarshan Commercial Service, New Delhi.

Bidders are requested to regularly visit www.ddindia.gov.in website to keep themselves updated.



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DD Freedish DTH successfully migrated to new satellite

This is good information for DD Freedish viewers that DD Freedish DTH successfully migrated to satellite GSAT15.
Prasar Bharati (DD Freedish DTH) issued new frequencies for this satellite. According to information from 1st February 2016, old frequencies will not work (INSAT4B).

Here is new frequencies parameters for your DD Free dish set-top box, you can feed these details manually and tune your set-top box.

DTH Service Position Satellite Frequency System Format FEC SR
DD Freedish 93.5°E GSAT15 11090 DVB-S MPEG-2 3/4 29500 V
DD Freedish 93.5°E GSAT15 11470 DVB-S MPEG-2 3/4 29500 V
DD Freedish 93.5°E GSAT15 11170 DVB-S MPEG-2 3/4 29500 V
DD Freedish 93.5°E GSAT15 11510 DVB-S MPEG-2 3/4 29500 V
DD Freedish 93.5°E GSAT15 11550 DVB-S2 MPEG-4 3/4 29500 V

How to feed these parameters?

Press “Menu” Button on Remote of DD Free Dish Set Top Box.
2. Select “Installation”.
3. Go to “Manual Search”.
4. Select Satellite Name (Select /Edit)
5. Select / Change TP.
6. Enter Frequency (for TP1) to 11090 MHz.
7. Edit/Change Symbol Rate to 29500 Ksps and Polarization to “Vertical”
8. SAVE / OK the setting and SCAN the SET TOP Box.
9. Press “EXIT” Button on Remote.
10. Similarly EDIT, SAVE and SCAN the following TP to get all TV and Radio Channels.

Or you can do blind scan as showing given below images...


You can Watch Video

f you have different type set-top box then you can see all type set-top box installation settings on TrackDish - Visit here to see settings

First time DD Freedish issued a Toll Free No. for its subscribers for installation related help, you can contact to 1800-110-510 or email at ddfreedishdth@gmail.com.




Now "TATA Sky Everywhere" app free with 80+ TV channels

This is very good news for TATA Sky subscribers that TATA sky recently launched its mobile application "TATA Sky Everywhere" now it’s free for all TATA Subscribers. If you are TATA Sky customer then you can watch FREE TV Channels by using this application. You nothing have to pay, but should have 3G/4G data plan activate in your mobile.
Now "TATA Sky Everywhere" app free with 80+ TV channels
Image Source : TATA Sky official portal
By TATA Sky Everywhere TV application, you will receive over 80 live TV channels on mobile, tablets, laptops and computer PC's. Similar application lunched by Videocon D2H called "Direct to mobile" which offering 80+ TV channels and Dish TV called "Dish online" offering 50+ live TV channels. But this is best advantage of TATA Sky subscribers to get live channels free of cost unlike D2H and Dish TV which charge monthly subscription fees.

But there are some regulatory restrictions that one subscriber id can be linked to two devices (Smartphone/tablet/pc) for activate "TATA Sky Everywhere TV".


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Bright Future coming soon for Doordarshan DD Freedish DTH

DD Freedish India's Free direct to home service by Prasar Bharati, DD Freedish very soon expand its channels or service up to 250 channels under 12th plan.
Bright Future coming soon for Doordarshan DD Freedish DTH
Image Courtesy : Doordarshan official logo

Here are our good steps going to be process by Prasar Bharati (For DD Freedish).
Satellite Migration (will start from 31st Jan. 2016):
DD Freedish DTH moving to new satellite GSAT15, Migration will start from midnight of 31st January 2016 to 1st February 2016. Users may have to retune / rescan their set-top box after this date.

Expanding of TV channels (After satellite migration):
After complete migration of satellite, DD Freedish expands its TV and radio channels up to 250 TV channels. Also new channels will be available in MPEG-4 format for better picture and sound quality.

Channels migration (MPEG2 format to MPEG4) :
According to sources, DD Freedish TV channels migration for MPEG2 to MPEG4 will take place in two phase starting from February 2016. But MPEG4 channels will be available in CAS enabled set-top box only, after complete testing and migration.

"Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar had said early last year that FreeDish’s aim was to reach 112 channels within a year or so. This can be easily achieved after shifting to MPEG-4 compression."

CAS System (Encryption in DD Freedish) :
Doordarshan already announced that now DD Freedish use Free CAS system to provide better experience with channels EPG and other services. Late last year, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) approved a proposal by ByDesign India to develop an Indian conditional access system for Doordarshan DTH. Although current fta channels will not affected by CAS system, as sources said.

As everybody knows that DD Free Dish is free DTH service but after enable CAS, So DD Free Dish will know, exactly how many subscribers are connected or using DTH services. But CAS enabled set-top boxes will be slightly costlier than an ordinary free-to-air set-top box consumers are using now.

DD Free Dish (previously known by DD Direct Plus) was launched in December 2004 and right now, INSAT-4B satellite at 93.5° is used to broadcast 64 FTA MPEG-2 Channels, 48 MPEG-4 channels and 29 radio channels coming soon by using new satellite GSAT15.

Here is a complete list of channels which are currently available for FreeDish users (updated as of January 18, 2016).

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