DD North-East is a terrestrial TV channel, run by Doordarshan, that covers the northeastern states of India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. It is based in Guwahati, the largest city in the state of Assam and also the region. Therefore, the channel's programming is predominantly from Assam, and it is run by Doordarshan Kendra Guwahati (kendra meaning ‘headquarters’).
While there are several private Assamese TV channels, the other Northeastern states do not have any 24-hour TV channels, barring a few Doordarshan channels which air between the afternoon and night. To counter this deficit, a 24-hour channel, DD Arun Prabha, was launched on 9 February 2019 covering the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
| Television channels (Doordarshan):
National channels: Hindi generalist: DD National (HD) and DD Bharati | 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) and DD Gyan Darshan (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 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