DD Free Dish is the only direct-to-home satellite television platform in India that is absolutely free of cost. It is run by Doordarshan, the country’s public TV broadcaster. It has its maximum viewership in rural areas. It was launched as DD Direct+ in 2004 and renamed to DD Free Dish in 2014.
DD Free Dish
| Television channels (Doordarshan):
National channels: Hindi generalist: DD National (HD) | DD Bharati and DD Retro | Sports: DD Sports | Hindi and English news: DD News (HD) and DD India | Parliament: Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV | Specialised Hindi channels: DD Kisan (agriculture) | DD Gyan Darshan and DD Roshini (educational)
Regional channels: Tamil: DD Podhigai | Telugu: DD Saptagiri and DD Yadagiri | Kannada: DD Chandana | Malayalam: DD Malayalam | Marathi: DD Sahyadri | Bangla: DD Bangla | Odia: DD Odia | Gujarati: DD Girnar | Punjabi: DD Punjabi | Hindi heartland states: DD Uttar Pradesh, DD Madhya Pradesh, DD Himachal Pradesh, DD Bihar, DD Rajasthan, DD Uttarakhand, DD Chhattisgarh and DD Jharkhand | Urdu and Kashmiri: DD Urdu and DD Kashir | Northeastern states: DD Northeast and DD Arun Prabha
Free satellite TV service: DD Free Dish