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Food Food Channel now will reach in every home - FREE of Cost

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Wow, one of the bold step taken by Food Food channel, because it will reach in every corner of India by using DD Free dish platform.

DD Freedish is India's only FREE to air DTH service which has more than 100 TV channels including private TV and Educational TV channels. It has wide reached in a rural area, now every home replaces his traditional TV antenna to DD Freedish dish antenna.

The Food Food Channel coming soon on DD Freedish - Good News

Will, you believe it, If you visit any village, in any location, if there is electricity then you can easily find DD Freedish antenna on any roof.

So, now every Indian can watch Food Food channel by DD Freedish without any monthly charges. It is a good decision by channel.
Earlier lots of premium TV channels were available in DD Freedish. But after compilation of new TRAI rules, all broadcasters have removed channels from DD Freedish. Suddenly, all the channels have changed to pay tv channels. As per media reports, all the broadcasters wanted to convert free subscriber to pay subscriber. But it is ground truth -if the average income of India is Rs.24 per day, then how they can watch subscription-based TV channels?.

(Source- business-standard)
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now the food channel may get lots of ad revenues. Because it is the first recipe and lifestyle TV channel of DD Freedish DTH. Although there is no special Buquet in DD Freedish.

About Food Food Channel - Food Food is an Indian food and lifestyle channel that was launched in January 2011. Food Food is already available on satellite in India through Tata Sky, Videocon, Airtel, and other major cable networks and MSOs across India. Food Food is the first Indian channel that is shot entirely in high definition.

Big broadcasters to pull-out channels from DD Free Dish - Yes, It is right. All the channels were removed from DD Freedish DTH.

B4u Television Network bringing two new movies channels

B4U Television Network going to launch two new movie channels in India, named are B4U Kadak & B4U Bhojpuri.

B4U Kadak is latest Hindi movie channel which will be distributed across India using DTH, Cable TV platforms, It is expected to launch by 31st May 2019, where B4U Bhojpuri channel is regional movie channel in the Bhojpuri language. B4U Bhojpuri channel specially launched for north Indian states like UP, Bihar, Jharkhand. B4U Bhojpuri channel already launched and first available on DD Freedish and Dish TV platform.

Currently, B4u Television network has three TV channels in India which are already available in DD Freedish as free to air (FTA) in MPEG-2 quality, channels name are B4u Movies, B4U music & Movie House.
Although two other channels B4U Aflam and B4U Plus running in outside of India, like the Middle East, Canada, USA.

About B4U:

B4U Network is the leading Television network with over 300 million Plus viewers in over 100 countries. B4U Music ranks among the top 2 channels in the Hindi music genre while B4U Movies ranks among the top 3 channels in Hindi Movie Genre in India. B4U is entering the regional entertainment space with B4U Bhojpuri, a Bhojpuri Movie Channel.

Official website:

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Know, How Dangal TV became India's most popular TV channel?

Know, How Dangal TV became India's most popular TV channel?

Did you hear that India's no.1 channel is "Dangal TV"? Yes, it is true after long time BARC finally released the TV viewership data (TRP). Now everybody is surprised that how Dangal TV became India's no.1 channel.

Today, we will try to find out the reason why and how Dangal TV becomes the most popular channel in India.

As you know, recently all Hindi popular channels removed from DD Freedish DTH, all popular channels like Star Utsav, Sony Pal, Rishtey TV, Star Bharat, Zee Anmol, Zee Anmol Cinema, Sony Wah, Rishtey Cineplex, Star Utsav movies became pay channel. All the broadcasters decided to remove these channel after implementation of TRAI rules.

All the premium broadcasters have worried that some pay tv subscribers may move to DD Free dish after new Trai rules. Because most of DTH and Cable TV monthly plans increased their prices due to high MRP of individual channels, and the MRP is included the tax.

For example, if you buy 10 popular pay tv channels individually according to the current MRP rates then it may be higher then previous CAble TV / DTH monthly charges.

Let's Calculate the total prices of the first 10 pay popular channels with tax.

  1. Zee TV at Rs.22.42
  2. Star Plus at Rs.22.42
  3. Colors TV Rs.22.42
  4. Sony TV at Rs.22.42
  5. SAB TV at Rs.22.42
  6. & TV at Rs.14.16
  7. Star Bharat at Rs. 11.80
  8. Zee Cinema at Rs.17.70
  9. Sony Max at Rs.17.70
  10. Star Gold at Rs.9.44

Total Rs.182.90

See the difference, earlier all the middle-class viewers or the families (like me)  have subscribed monthly base pack of Rs.240-250 and getting all Hindi pay TV channels, All popular Hindi Channels, almost all the music channels including news, kids and infotainment. (No English channels). It means entertainment became very expansive for me.

So that's why all the broadcasters removed their FTA channels from DD Free dish and included them in broadcaster bucket.

but the end of the picture, DD Free dish subscriber lost all the entertainment and now all DD Free dish subscriber watching only Dangal TV and Big magic, because as of now, only 2-3 Hindi private channels available in DD Freedish.

Personally, I would congratulate to "Dangal TV" for this milestone and it is bad news for those channels which was earlier on the top but now in the bottom or not showing in BARC data.
Know, How Dangal TV became India's most popular TV channel?

Now you easily understand how "Dangal TV" became India's no.1. For confirming BRAC data, you can visit their official website.


The first e-Auction for MPEG 4 slots (39th e-auction of DD Free Dish), as per the new policy guidelines for DD Free Dish, was successfully conducted from 27th to 29th March, 2019. There was overwhelming response to the 39th e-auction, as almost four times applications were received against the vacant slots of MPEG 4. There was no genre based restrictions or reservations for participating in the 39th e-auction.

Subsequently, 15 channels were successfully allocated slots. Subject to completion of all formalities, 15 channels ,who have successfully bid for slots, will come on DD Free Dish platform w.e.f. 15th April, 2019.
Highlight of the first MPEG 4 slots e-Auction is as follows;

No of slots
Minimum Reserve
Average Slot price
Highest bid price


Rs 5.00 Lacs
Rs         44.17         Lacs
(almost    900    percent
premium over Reserve price)
Rs 57.10 Lacs (almost 1150 percent premium over Reserve price)

DD Free dish 39th e-auction Result Declared for MPEG-4 slots

Source : Prasar Bharti

DD Free dish 39th e-auction Result Declared for MPEG-4 slots

DD Free dish 39th e-auction Result Declared for MPEG-4 slots, 15 vacant slots get private TV channels. These channels can be access only i-cas supported set-top boxes, which has recently launched by various manufacturers in India.

If you want to replace your box then you can visit nearest electronic store, you can find online from,,, etc websites or find in Google.
List of Successful bidders of 39th e-auction of MPEG-4 slots of DD Free Dish

S. No.
Name of Channel
Genre of Channel
Aastha Bhajan
Devotional Hindi
ABP Ganga
News Hindi
Devotional Hindi
Aryan TV National
News Hindi
Chardikala Time TV
News Punjabi
Enter 10 Bangala
Movies Bangala
Home Shop 18
Oscar Bhojpuri
Movies Bhojpuri
Devotional Hindi
Sky Star Bangla (Sky Star Filme)
Movies Hindi
Sky Star Telugu (Sky Star Music)
Music Hindi
Subh TV
Devotional Hindi
Vedic TV
Devotional Hindi
WoW Cinema One
Movies Hindi


NAMO TV Channel launched and added on Dish TV and Videocon DTH

NAMO TV Channel launched and added on Dish TV and Videocon DTH

DTHNews, New Delhi, March 27: This is good news for Indian Public that Government launched Namo TV for awareness of 5 years of public welfare schemes and government policies of the Union government.

The NaMo TV Channel is now 24/7 live on Videocon and Dish TV. DD Free dish users can also get this channel by using this frequency. The channel is free to air and people are not required to pay any monthly rental to watch The NaMo TV.
NAMO TV Channel launched and added on Dish TV and Videocon DTH

Although, the channel was running for a long time as a test feed and now it has finally been launched on Tuesday (26/03/2019). The channel was launched after the success of the NaMo mobile app which has gained major popularity within a short time.

The NaMo TV is available on Videocon and dish TV at 302 and 770 channel numbers respectively. The channel is also available in various languages.

Star Sports Bangla 1, Bengali regional sports channel coming soon in March 19

Star Sports Bangla 1, Bengali regional sports channel coming soon in March 19

Star Sports 1 Bangla is the fifth regional sports TV channel by Star India. Star Sports Bangla 1 going to be launch on March 5, 2019, Tuesday.

Star Sports 1 Bangla test feed already being tested on Asiasat 7 satellite at 105.5 degrees east. Star Sports now providing sports channels in regional languages, recently Star India launched Star Sports 3 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Kannada.
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Star Sports 1 Bangla will available on all major dth and cable tv platforms. Star Sports 1 Bangla will be available for Rs.19 on Star a-la-carte; you can select this channel as single. It will also be available in the Star Bengali Value Pack at Rs.49, Star Bengali Premium pack at Rs.79 and Star Bengali HD Premium bundles priced at Rs.120.

DD Freedish key highlights of first annual e-auction for vacant slots

DD Freedish key highlights of first annual e-auction for vacant slots

The first annual e-Auction as per the new policy (38th e-Auction of DD FreeDish (DD Direct Plus)) was successfully conducted from 11th Feb 2019 that ended on 14th Feb 2019. This e-Auction took place based on the revised policy announced by Prasar Bharati on 15th January 2019. Applications were received for e-auction under 5 different buckets, i.e.
i) BUCKET A+ : All GEC (Hindi) Channels & Teleshopping ,
ii)BUCKET A: All Movie (Hindi) Channels,
iii)BUCKET B: All Music(Hindi) Channels, Sports (Hindi) Channels, Movies (Bhojpuri), GEC (Bhojpuri),
iv)BUCKET C: All News& Current Affairs (Hindi), All News& Current Affairs (English) Channels and News& Current Affairs (Punjabi) Channels and
v)BUCKET D: All other remaining Genre (Language).
DD Freedish key highlights of first annual e-auction for vacant slots

Subsequently, 40 channels were successfully allocated slots on various buckets. Subject to completion of all formalities, the channels who have successfully bid for slots will come on air on DD FreeDish platform from 1st of March 2019. Consequently, the existing channels, which are on the DD FreeDish platform on a pro-rata basis, will be off air after 28th February 2019.

DD Free dish Popular channels were which may remove shortly:

  • Zee Anmol
  • Zee Anmol Cinema
  • Star Utsav
  • Star Bharat
  • Star Utsav Movies
  • Rishtey
  • Rishtey Cineplex
  • Sony Wah
  • Sony Pal

40 channels were successfully won the slot on DD Free dish, which will be available from 1st March 2019

Entertainment Channels:
Big Magic (Hindi)
Dangal TV (Hindi)
Big Ganga (Bhojpuri)

Movie Channels:
B4u Movies
Enterr10 Movies (Hindi & Bhojpuri)
Maha Movies (Hindi)
Manoranjan TV (Hindi)
Movie House (Hindi)
NT8 Movie (unknown)
Sky Star Movies (Hindi)
Ashirwad Movies (Housefull action) (Bhojpuri)
Bhojpuri Cinema (Bhojpuri)
Dabangg (Hindi & Bhojpuri)
Manoranjan Movies (Punjabi)
Fakt Marathi (Marathi)
T TV (Punjabi)

Music Channels :
B4U Music (Hindi)
9XM Music (Hindi)
Mastii TV (Hindi)
MTV Beats (Hindi)
Sony Mix (Hindi)
Zing (Hindi)

Other Channels
Fashion TV (English)
Star Sports First  (Hindi & English)

News Channels:
Zee News  (Hindi)
Republic Bharat (Hindi)
Aaj Tak (Hindi)
Zee Hindustan (Hindi)
Aaj Tak Tej (Hindi)
India TV (Hindi)
ABP News (Hindi)
India News (Hindi)
News18 India (Hindi)
NDTV India (Hindi)
News18 Rajasthan (Hindi)
News18 UP/UK (Hindi)
News24 (Hindi)
News Nation (Hindi)
News State UP/UK (Hindi)
Surya Samachar (Hindi)

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What happens if all popular channels to be removed from DD Freedish?

What happens if all popular channels to be removed from DD Freedish?

What happens if all popular channels to be removed from DD Freedish?

Yes, it can be true. Because recently lots of news and reports publishing in various media sources that India’s top broadcasters decided to remove their top free to air TV channels from DD Free dish DTH. All the media sources claiming that it will be huge losses for the public broadcaster (DD Freedish).

But I think, It will be good news for Prasar Bharati and DD Freedish subscribers because Prasar Bharati can launch their own TV channels in different-different categories like Kids / Comedy / Movies / Drama / Info in languages wise. Because if Prasar Bharati can run 50+ educational channels within a few months then it will not be a big task to start Doordarshan’s own movie channel or kid’s channel.

Do you know? recently Prasar Bharati advertisement revenue dropped from all Doordarshan channels due to DD Freedish DTH carrying private TV channels. Because currently, the top private TV channels have high jacked all advertisement revenue of free dish dth so Prasar Bharati forms new guidelines for DD Free Dish e-auctions with higher slot charges to recover losses.

So now the same broadcasters going against these new guidelines ( DD Freedish revised policy) and decided to boycott DD Freedish. So if it happens then no wonder but Prasar Bharati has another chance to shine DD Freedish and Doordarshan channels with new category, language, and genre.
What happens if all popular channels to be removed from DD Freedish?

What changes can be possible from Doordarshan?

Very simple, Prasar Bharati can convert all DD basic regional channels to regional general entertainment channel with the latest content, regional news and cartoon slot. They need to change the current programming type on every channel. Channels name and logo should also be changed for example DD UP = Prayag TV or GetUP Tv etc.

How it could be profitable for Prasar Bharati?

Now Prasar Bharati can earn more by more good channels and more advertisements.

How to they can bring content?

They can buy the latest content from many producers like Eros Now, T-Series, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other sources. Because the audience wants new content not recorded or old.


In last, Prasar Bharati has a golden chance to increase and promote its own TV channels. Also, new private Tv channels can promote their content on DD Freedish. DD Freedish can produce competitor of big broadcasters from this platform.
So Just wait and watch...

Blog by
Pradeep Singh

Note: Please do not see this article as a piece of news or update, it is simply a blog which depends totally on author’s mind, expressions’ and views which could be different from others.

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