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Doordarshan to soon launch 5 new model MPEG-4 Set-Top Boxes for DD Free Dish


Doordarshan has authorized five Indian OEM’s to produce DD Free Dish i-CAS STB’s.

This is a breaking news for DD Free Dish subscribers, Doordarshan has approved tenders of five Indian manufacturers to manufacture DD Free Dish DTH set-top boxes with i-CAS and Firmware/Middleware enabled for i-CAS.

Recently Doordarshan had announced that, DD Free Dish will carry mpeg-4 channels with i-CAS (Indian Conditional Access System). But it does not mean that old STB’s will not work, they can enjoy continuously 80 MPEG-2 TV channels in their STB’s. New MPEG-4 channels will be available in i-CAS enabled set-top boxes.

Below are the five STB manufactures approved by Doordarshan:

1) Modern Communication and Broadcast.
STB Model No: Champion4000SI/SD & Champion4000SI/HD

2) Velankani Electronics PVT LTD

3) BGM Holding Co.
STB Model No: WLD001

4) KMTS Engineering Pvt. Ltd
STB Model No: SOLID 786

5) Millennium Technology
STB Model No: MB441

All set-top boxes OEM’s shall integrate their STB’s with the i-CAS and DD Approved firmware/middleware/software. All set-top box will be BIS certified and tested.

So now wait is over and very soon these set-top boxes will be available in your nearest local shop.

The official update is available on DD India website – Click here to read


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