DD Free Dish Reaches 43 Million Households; New Channel Numbers


DD Free Dish, Prasar Bharati's free DTH platform has announced a slew of new channel numbers for 167 TV channels and 48 radio channels. These new channel numbers have come into effect from April 1, 2022, which is today. Besides this, DD Free Dish has become the largest DTH platform with a reach of over 43 million households.

DD Free Dish Reaches 43 Million Households; New Channel Numbers

DD Free Dish Subscriber Growth

As per DD Free Dish, with improved auction processes resulting in the addition of better quality and quantity of channels in several genres between 2017 and 2022, the free DTH service provider of Doordarshan witnessed a stellar growth of nearly 100 percent from 22 million households in 2017 to 43 million households in 2022.

New DD Free Dish Free TV Channels

On the whole, the DTH service offers 91 Doordarshan channels that comprise 51 cobranded educational channels and 76 private channels. It is touted by the DTH service provider as the more diverse and engaging bouquet of channels.

The bouquet of private TV channels includes eight Hindi general entertainment channels, six music channels, 15 Hindi movie channels, 22 new channels, four devotional channels, two foreign channels and nine Bhojpuri channels.

As per the reports, the free DTH platform continued to grow its base to reach this new subscriber base. This growth has come on the heels of less expensive TV sets, the addition of new channels, and economic issues. Also, it was quoted that the Free Dish distributors mention the year-on-year growth in sales of the set-top boxes of the DD Free Dish platform.

Notably, the DD Free Dish set-top box can be bought by paying a one-time fee of Rs. 2,000. As it is a free DTH platform, the viewers need not have to pay any monthly fee to watch these channels.

DD Free Dish Free TV Channels List

Below, we have listed the free DD Free Dish TV channel list that is effective from April 1, 2022.

Channel Name (TV)Channel Number (LCN)
DD News1
DD National2
DD Retro3
DD Kisan4
DD India5
Sun Marathi6
DD Girnar8
Ishara TV9
ABZY Movies10
B4U Movies12
Good News Today13
B4U Bhojpuri14
Big Ganga16
Goldmines Bhojpuri17
Manoranjan Prime18
Manoranjan Grand19
Shemaroo Marathibana20
DD Podhigai21
DD Punjabi22
DD Sahyadri23
Fakt Marathi24
Sansad TV26
Sansad TV27
Shemaroo TV28
Bhojpuri Cinema30
Zee Biskope31
ABZY Cool32
Dhinchaak 233
The Q34
Colors Cineplex Bollywood35
Goldmines Hindi36
Enterr 1037
Rishtey Cineplex38
Movie Plus39
Manoranjan Movie40
Big Magic41
B4U Kadak42
Manoranjan TV43
TV9 Bharatvarsh44
Filamchi Bhojpuri46
Zee Anmol Cinema48
NDTV India49
Enterr- 10 Movies51
Goldmines Movies52
Popcorn Movies53
Sanskar TV54
Star Utsav Movies55
News 18 India56
Sony Wah58
Zee Hindustan59
India News60
MTV Beats61
B4U Music63
India TV64
News Nation65
Times Now Navbharat66
Republic Bharat67
Aaj Tak68
ABP News69
Zee News70
Zee Chitramandir71
Zee Punjabi72
News 24 Think First73
Food Food74
DD Yadagiri75
DD Bharati77
DD Rajasthan78
DD Sports79
DD Bihar80
DD Jharkhand81
DD Tripura83
DD Chhattisgarh84
DD Kashir85
DD Chandana86
DD Uttarakhand87
DD Saptagiri88
DD Malayalam89
DD Assam90
DD Oriya91
DD Arun Prabha92
DD Bangla93
Home Channel94
Astha Bhajan95
Chardikala Time TV96
DD Goa97
DD Haryana98
DD Himachal Pradesh99
India News UP/UK101
Sudarshan News102
News 18 UP/UK103
DD Meghalaya104
DD Manipur105
DD Nagaland106
DD Mizoram107
News State UP/UK108
News India 24X7109
Bflix Movies110
BTV World111
KBS World112
DD National HD113
DD Urdu114
Swadesh News115
Raftaar Media116
DD SWAYAM Prabha 1117
DD SWAYAM Prabha 2118
DD SWAYAM Prabha 3119
DD SWAYAM Prabha 4120
DD SWAYAM Prabha 5121
DD SWAYAM Prabha 6122
DD SWAYAM Prabha 7123
DD SWAYAM Prabha 8124
DD SWAYAM Prabha 9125
DD SWAYAM Prabha 10126
DD SWAYAM Prabha 11127
DD SWAYAM Prabha 12128
DD SWAYAM Prabha 13129
DD SWAYAM Prabha 14130
DD SWAYAM Prabha 15131
DD SWAYAM Prabha 16132
DD SWAYAM Prabha 17133
DD SWAYAM Prabha 18134
DD SWAYAM Prabha 19135
DD SWAYAM Prabha 20136
DD SWAYAM Prabha 21137
DD SWAYAM Prabha 22138
DD eVidya 1139
DD eVidya 2140
DD eVidya 3141
DD eVidya 4142
DD eVidya 5143
DD eVidya 6144
DD eVidya 7145
DD eVidya 8146
DD eVidya 9147
DD eVidya 10148
DD eVidya 11149
DD eVidya 12150
DD Vande Gujarat 1151
DD Vande Gujarat 2152
DD Vande Gujarat 3153
DD Vande Gujarat 4154
DD Vande Gujarat 5155
DD Vande Gujarat 6156
DD Vande Gujarat 7157
DD Vande Gujarat 8158
DD Vande Gujarat 9159
DD Vande Gujarat10160
DD Vande Gujarat11161
DD Vande Gujarat12162
DD Vande Gujarat13163
DD Vande Gujarat14164
DD Vande Gujarat15165
DD Vande Gujarat16166
DD DigiShala167

Here, you will find the radio channel numbers offered by DD Free Dish. Check out the same from below.

Channel Name (Radio)Channel Number (LCN)
AIR News1
AIR Telugu2
AIR Marathi3
AIR Tamil4
AIR Rohtak6
AIR Vijayawada7
AIR Imphal8
AIR Gujarati9
AIR Panjim10
AIR Punjabi11
AIR Puducherry12
AIR Srinagar13
AIR Lucknow14
AIR Patna15
AIR Bhopal16
AIR Kannada17
AIR Bangla18
AIR Hindi19
AIR North East20
AIR Dehradun21
AIR Port Blair22
AIR Jaipur23
AIR Gangtok24
AIR Raagam25
AIR Ranchi26
AIR Urdu27
AIR Oriya28
AIR Malayalam29
AIR Assamese30
AIR Raipur31
AIR Shillong32
AIR Kohima33
AIR Aizawl34
AIR Itanagar35
AIR Agartala36
AIR Leh37
AIR Shimla38
AIR Jammu39
FM Rainbow Delhi41
FM Gold Delhi42
AIR Darbhanga43
AIR Nazibabad44
AIR World Service 145
AIR World Service 246
AIR Neighbourhood Service 147
AIR Neighbourhood Service 248
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