DD National – DD India
DD National, also known as DD1, is a state-owned terrestrial television channel in India. It is an out and out general interest based flagship channel of Doordarshan. The channel is also the most widely available terrestrial television channel across the nation. DD National telecasts channels under a number of categories including live shows, sports, entertainment, business, education, among many others. Some of the most popular programmes broadcasted by the channel include Vande Mataram, Krishi Darshan, IGNOU, Sanskrit Samachar, Samachar (30-minute early-evening national news in Hindi), Ramayana, News (30-minute late-evening national news in English), News for hearing impaired, Suprabhat, News Digest (five-minute hourly news update in English and Hindi), National Programme of Music, Gora (based a novel by Rabindranath Tagore), Byomkesh Bakshi, National Programme of Dance, Chitrahaar, Ek Kiran Roshni Ki, Bioscope (serialized feature film), and many more. The channel offers a number of options to its viewers in terms of varieties of news categories. It is available for news lovers all across the country. For those who don’t have sample time in hand can watch channel through online streaming services. There are a number of companies offering the service. A simple research online will help you get through the best company. The online streaming services can be enjoyed on PC from home, laptop, and smartphones. A software download in minutes can help you get the best of channel viewing experience wherever, wherever you want.
DD National (Hindi) Live from India.
This period was very bad for Doordarshan and its channels. DD National channel started losing its battle with private channels, and DD Metro channel also lost its viewership. In 1997, Prasar Bharati, the parent body of Doordarshan, was formed, but it was not much able to take proper decisions for its channels. Private channels like Zee TV, STAR Plus and Sony TV started airing high budget TV serials from top production houses, where Doordarshan’s both channels were failed to get any production with themselves. However DD National was still doing the best in afternoon slots with Kasam, Itihaas, Agni, Aprajita, Aurat, Ardhangini, Sanjog, Deewar, Aane Wala Pal, Waqt Ki Raftaar and many more programs, but in prime time, it was losing its ground. There were a few notable programs like India’s Most Wanted, Gul Sanobar, Surabhi, Noorjahan, Om namah Shivay, Jai Ganga Maiya, and Suraag, but those were not enough to give competition to private channels.
DD National (DD1) is a state-owned general interest terrestrial television channel in India. It is the flagship channel of Doordarshan, the Indian public service broadcasting corporation, and the most widely available terrestrial television channel in India.
DD National is a government body but it has its own editorial independence.