DD Free Dish previously known as DD Direct+ was founded on 16th December 2004 by Prasar Bharati, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. It is an Indian free-to-air Satellite television service which serves all over India and headquartered at Mumbai. In India, this is the only free-to-air satellite television service owned and operated by State-controlled public service broadcaster Doordarshan (Prasar Bharati). At starting, it used NSS-6 satellite to broadcast channels. Later, on upgradation, it used INSAT-4B satellite to broadcast 29 radio channels and 64 FTA MPEG-2 Channels.
On 1st February 2016, it is now using GSAT-15 with the latest upgradation. With the introduction of new MPEG-4, DVB-S2 stream, it is likely to be enhanced to broadcast 40 Radio Channels and 104 SDTV channels in near future. It has plans to encrypt channels but maintaining the free-to-air satellite television service.
Presently DD Free Dish is using 5 Frequencies in DVB-S Stream and 1 Frequency in DVB-S2 Stream to provide the satellite television service using GSAT-15 satellite. There are another 3 Frequencies in DVB-S Stream which is used by Swayam Prabha (2 Frequencies) and Vande Gujarat (1 Frequency) to provide the high quality educational programs on 24×7 basis using GSAT-15 satellite.
Below you can find the latest updated frequencies with frequency wise channel count of MPEG-2 channels, MPEG-4 channels, HD FTA channels, Radio channels, Data channels and Encrypted channels of DD Free Dish, Swayam Prabha and Vande Gujarat on GSAT-15 at 93.5° East.
|Provider||Technical Parameters||MPEG-2 FTA channels||MPEG-4 FTA channels||HD FTA Channels||Radio channels||Data channels||Scrambled channels||Total No. of channels|
|DD Free Dish||11090, Vertical, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK||16||0||0||9||0||0||25|
|DD Free Dish||11170, Vertical, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK||16||0||0||9||0||0||25|
|DD Free Dish||11470, Vertical, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK||16||0||0||9||0||0||25|
|DD Free Dish||11510, Vertical, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK||16||0||0||9||0||0||25|
|DD Free Dish||11550, Vertical, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK||16||0||0||8||0||0||24|
|DD Free Dish||11630, Vertical, 30000, 3/5, DVB-S2, 8PSK||0||6||2||0||4||12||24|
|Vande Gujarat||11550, Horizontal, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK||16||0||0||0||0||0||16|
|Swayam Prabha||11590, Vertical, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK||17||0||0||0||0||0||17|
|Swayam Prabha||11670, Vertical, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK||17||0||0||0||0||0||17|
|Grand Total of Channels||130||6||2||44||4||12||198|