Prasar Bharati has brought 11 more state DD channels, including five channels of North-Eastern States, on the Satellite footprint of India through DD Free Dish which will push the outreach and accessibility of Doordarshan.
It is for the first time that Chhattisgarh, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Uttarakhand have got their own DD Channel on a Satellite Network through DD Free Dish, an official release read.
These state channels represent the regional aspirations of the local population.
Providing a satellite network for these channels through DD Free Dish will not only increase the visibility of these channels in the regions, but also give them an All-India presence.
The increased accessibility to regional broadcast will help promote regional culture and give opportunities to local talent as well.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed happiness over the move.