DD Free Dish DTH Service

India's only Free Direct-To-Home Service primarily known as DD Direct+


DD Free Dish (DD Direct Plus) Frequencies updated as on 20th September, 2020


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.

ProviderTechnical ParametersMPEG-2 FTA channelsMPEG-4 FTA channelsHD FTA ChannelsRadio channelsData channelsScrambled channelsTotal No. of channels
DD Free Dish11090, Vertical, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK160090025
DD Free Dish11170, Vertical, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK160090025
DD Free Dish11470, Vertical, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK160090025
DD Free Dish11510, Vertical, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK160090025
DD Free Dish11550, Vertical, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK160080024
DD Free Dish11630, Vertical, 30000, 3/5, DVB-S2, 8PSK062041224
Vande Gujarat11550, Horizontal, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK160000016
Swayam Prabha11590, Vertical, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK170000017
Swayam Prabha11670, Vertical, 29500, 3/4, DVB-S, QPSK170000017
Grand Total of Channels1306244412198


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