So it means DD's DTH DD Direct Plus going to expand it's channels on DTH platform from 59 to 75 channels. Because an addtional transponder they have for add 16 new channels.
DD also launching two channels on it's platform. 1 HD channel and 1 Hindi News " DD Samachar Channels.
According to Indiantelevision.com
" The Prasar Bharati Board has been asked to take an expeditious decision on expanding the number of channels on Doordarshan's direct-to-home platform DD Direct Plus to 97, following the decision of the Department of Space to give it an additional transponder of INSAT 4B.
The Space Department had initially declined to give an additional transponder, forcing Prasar Bharati to lower its expansion plan for the country's only free-go-air DTH platform to 75 from the current 59.
Prior to the latest decision of the Department of Space, Prasar Bharati had already received and processed the tenders for up-gradation to 75 slots.
News Source/courtesy: Indiantelevision.com