DD National, often colloquially known by its former name DD1, is the flagship channel of Indian public TV broadcaster Doordarshan and the first TV channel to be launched in the country in 1959.
In 1995, all the numbered channels (DD1, DD2, etc.) were renamed so that they contained a name. Hence, DD1 became DD National.
| 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