DD Direct Plus is the First & Free DTH Service in India. Honorable Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurated the service on 16/12/2004. At that time This service was provided from NSS 6 Satellite at 95.00º Deg East. Right now high power Ku-band transponders of Indian Satellite INSAT-4B at 93.5º E are being used for hosting the DD DIRECT+ services. DD Direct Plus started it journey with 33 Digital Television Channel & 12 National Radio Channel including Aaj Tak, Headlines Today, BBC World News, E TV Marathi, Star Utsab, Zee Smile, Aakash Bangla etc.
Now DD Direct Plus broadcast 59 including 22 Doordarshan Channel, 30 Indian Private Channels, 3 International Channels, & 4 Test Television Channel & 23 National Radio Channel through out India & its sub-continental Area. Its the only Free DTH Service. Every Indian citizens can receive this service by spent Rs 1000.00 to 1800.00 at a time & without any monthly subscription.
Available Television Channel as on 22nd June 2012
Doordarshan Own Channels
1.DD National, 2. DD News, 3. DD India, 4.DD Bharati, 5.DD Sports, 6.Gyan Darshan 1, 7. Gyan Darshan 2, 8. Loksabha TV, 9. Rajya Sabha TV, 10. DD Vyas, 11. DD Bangla, 12. DD North East, 13. DD Oriya, 14.DD Kasir, 15. DD Punjabi, 16. DD Girnar, 17. DD Sahaydri, 18. DD Podhigai, 19. DD Saptagiri, 20. DD Chandana, 21. DD Malayalam, 22. DD Urdu
23. 9X, 24. Star Utsav, 25. Enterr 10, 26. Zee Smile, 27. Sadhna News, 28. Aastha Bhajan, 29. B4U Movies, 30. Sanskar TV, 31. 9XM, 32. B4U Music, 33. Shakti TV, 34. ETC, 35. Time TV, 36. MH 1 Music, 37. Enterr 10 Movies (Dangal), 38. Sadhna TV, 39. Zee Salaam, 40. Whats on India, 41. PTC News, 42. Aastha, 43. p7 News, 44. Day & Night News, 45. Zee Jagaran, 46. MH1 Shraddha, 47. Aalami Sahara, 48. Sahara Firangi, 49. Sahara Samay, 50. Divya TV 51.Kaatyayani TV, 52. News Express, 53. Test Card, 54. Test Card, 55. Test Card, 56. Test Card
57. DW TV, 58. NHK World, 59. Russia Today
Available Radio Channel
1. Vividh Bharati, 2. FM Rainbow, 3. FM Gold, 4. AIR Hindi, 5. FM Rainbow Chennai, 6. FM Gold Mumbai, 7. FM Rainbow Bangalore, 8. Gyanbani, 9. AIR Bangla, 10. AIR North East, 11. AIR Assamese, 12. Radio Kashmir, 13. DWS Radio, 14. AIR Ragam, 15. AIR Urdu, 16. AIR Oriya. 17. AIR Tamil, 18. AIR Telegu, 19. AIR Malayalam, 20. AIR Marathi, 21. AIR Gujrati, 22. AIR Punjabi, 23. AIR Kannada,
Temporary Free (5 Nos) Television NSS 6 (Dish TV) With Frequency
Television Channels & Services
11037 H 40700 Dish Recharge Promo
12595 H 40700 Bhakti Mosaic (Service) & Puthiya Thalaimurai (Tamil)
12595 V 40700 ETC Punjabi & Zee Tamil
12647 V 27500 Bhakti TV
12688 V 27500 Zee Punjabi
Installation of the DD Direct Plus DTH System:
Installation of the System is very easy and does not take much time. However the viewer has to take the services of skilled technical personnel to get the dish installed and oriented towards the Satellite, which is required to be carried out before the system starts receiving the DD DIRECT+ signals. Tuning/configuring the STB also is required to be done initially. Tuning procedure is normally supplied by the manufacturer along with the STB.
Some of the parameters which are required to be fed to the IRD are mentioned therein and are also given under the heading ‘Satellite in use’.
Satellite in use:
A powerful Satellite INSAT-4B is being used to uplink the DD DIRECT+ signal. Reception of the signal has been checked to be available throughout the country.
Salient features of the satellite are listed below:
Orbit type: Geo-synchronous
Orbital location: 93.5° E
INSAT-4B is the latest Geo-synchronous Satellite of INSAT series with high power kU Band Transponders launched by ISRO in the beginning of the year 2007. Service parameters of the bouquet of channels, which have been put into operation at present, are as follows:
Transponder Up/Down Polarization Uplink freq.
(MHZ) Downlink freq. (MHZ) LNB Frequency Symbol Rate
C13 (36 MHz) H/V 14040 10990 9750 27.5 3/4
C15 (36 MHz) H/V 14120 11070 9750 27.5 3/4
C17 (36 MHz) H/V 14200 11150 9750 27.5 3/4
C19 (36 MHz) H/V 14290 11490 9750 27.5 3/4
C 21 (36 MHz) H/V 14370 11570 9750 27.5 3/4
To install the channels following procedure is to be followed which is only suggestive. Viewers are advised to consult the installation manual supplied with STB or contact the nearest STB Dealer
1. Satellite Name:
a) Go to Installation menu or setup Programme from remote.
b) Select Satellite Edit menu.
c) Select Add New Satellite menu.
d) Select Sat Name Edit menu.
e) Enter Satellite Name as INSAT- 4B.
f) Enter Satellite Longitude as 93.5o E
g) Press Exit
2. LNB Configuration
a) Go to LNB Configuration menu. Ensure that satellite selected is INSAT- 4B only.
b) Set LNB Types as Universal.
c) Set LNB Power on.
d) Press Exit
3. Transponder (TP) Edit:
a) Go to Transponder Edit menu. Ensure that satellite selected is INSAT- 4B.
b) Select Add New TP menu.
c) Enter TP Frequency as 10990 MHz.
d) Select Symbol rate as 27500 ksps.
e) Select Polarization as Vertical.
f) Select Scan as FTA.
g) Press OK.
h) ‘22K’ OFF*
i) ‘Disc. Equal’. Off
After filling the above values Go to ‘search’
The new TV and Radio services will be displayed. Similarly add all other four TPs by entering the frequency, symbol rate and polarization as given in Table above
Note: – The above-mentioned steps may be in, different order in some of the STB
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