DD Saptagiri is one of two Telugu-language TV channels from Doordarshan, the Indian public television broadcaster. The other is DD Yadagiri. It was launched in 1994 as DD8 and renamed in 2000 (see footnote). It is named after the Saptagiri hills in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
In 2014, the state of Telangana was carved out of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh; these two states are where the Telugu-speaking population is concentrated. As a consequence, DD Saptagiri, which operated out of Hyderabad (in present-day Telangana) until then, shifted to the city of Vijayawada in post-bifurcation Andhra Pradesh, while DD Yadagiri was launched from Hyderabad to serve Telangana.
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DD Saptagiri changed its logo on 16 November 2021, with the name of the channel (Saptagiri) in the Telugu script and the name of the corresponding state (Andhra Pradesh) in English.
This change was originally done by the Kannada channel DD Chandana on 1 November 2021, and implemented by the other South Indian DD channels (DD Saptagiri, DD Yadagiri, DD Podhigai and DD Malayalam) from 16 to 19 November. Moreover, all these channels moved their logos from the traditional top right corner of the screen to the bottom right corner.
- In 1994, Doordarshan launched a number of channels in Indian regional languages. They were originally numbered from 1 through 18; they were renamed in 2000. (Most were renamed to the corresponding language; in the case of DD Podhigai, DD Saptagiri, DD Sahyadri and DD Girnar, they were named after hill ranges in the state where the language is spoken, while DD Chandana was named after sandalwood, a major produce of the state of Karnataka.)
Telugu-language television channels
|General entertainment channels:
Digital news channel: Zee Telugu News
|Television channels (Doordarshan):
Terrestrial channels in rest of India: DD Jammu | DD Goa | DD Puducherry | DD Hissar | DD Chandigarh | DD Port Blair | DD Ladakh | DD Leh | DD Panaji | DD Raipur | DD Rajkot | DD Ranchi | DD Shimla | DD Sindhi
Free satellite TV service:
Radio stations (All India Radio):