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.
MPEG4 stream with 24 channels likely to be added in April 2016. It will be with CAS.— CK Jain (@ckjaindd) February 27, 2016
The addition of MPEG4 stream in DDfreedish will bring more channels and more value added services.— CK Jain (@ckjaindd) February 27, 2016
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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