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DD National (DD-1) is a Prasar Bharati Government-owned public general entertainment and infotainment television channel in India. It is the flagship channel of Doordarshan, India's public service broadcaster, and the most widely available terrestrial television channel in India.

DD National History -

DD National channel is the first TV channel in India, It started on 15th September 1959.

For this newly launched TV channel, there were some special programs produced by All India Radio as Krishi Darshan, Chaupaal, Doordarshan Samachar, and Kalyani.

On 15 August 1982, Doordarshan introduced a national telecast service from its own TV studio in Mandi House, New Delhi.

On 9 August 1984, as Prasar Bharati launched its second TV channel for the metro/urban audience, 'DD-2', at the same time DD National channel was renamed DD-1 with the regular telecast.

Now the DD-1 started programs produced by veteran film producers. DD1's Hum Log was the first sponsored TV serial on Indian television.

DD National is available on Channel Number (LCN) 02

Source - DD National Channel rebranded on 15th August 2023

DD National Brake all All TRP Records in 2020 -

The shooting was stopped during Covid-19, and all the TV channel was not showing fresh serials, but at this time on huge public demand, DD National decided to re-telecast some special TV shows like Mahabharat, and Ramayana from the 1980s and 1990s.

First Time DD National became an on-demand TV channel, the audience requested special programs using their Twitter handle, and Prasar Bharati and the Government accepted most of the requests.

Modi Government also launched another TV channel DD Retro for the special veteran or classic TV shows from Doordarshan Archive.

DD-1 Channel No.

The DD National channel is available on DD Free Dish on channel number 002. You can check DD National HD frequency from here.

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TEST 102

DD-1 Frequency

Here you can check the latest DD-1 frequency for tunning your set-top box manually


DD National SD





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FAQs -

Is the DD National channel free?

Yes, DD National is a free-to-air channel in India.

Can I watch DD National online?

DD National's programs are available online through various platforms and apps provided by Doordarshan. You can watch this channel live here.

What number is the DD National channel?

The channel number for DD National is 02 on DD Free dish.

What is the DD1 national channel?

DD1 is another name used for DD National. It's the first national channel of Doordarshan and offers various entertainment and informative programs.

DD National is India's First TV Channel, available on DD Free dish Channel Number 2, Get Satellite Frequency if not getting it for Tunning/Scanning

DD Natioanl SD Channel Changed to new look in 2023

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  • Rajiv Kumar
    Rajiv Kumar July 1, 2020 at 4:48 PM

    It is a bad news.DD free dish should retain National HD channel

  • dhaval prajapati
    dhaval prajapati July 28, 2020 at 9:22 AM

    Thats really bad,
    Agar DD k khud k broadcast me agar DD K channel n ho to sach me lanat he Govt pe,
    Ki india ki 1st HD channel indian people ko hi videsi Satellite se purchase karne pad jaye...

  • Unknown
    Unknown August 15, 2020 at 4:40 PM

    डीडी नेशनल एचडी द बेस्ट चैनल ऑफ इंडियन एंटरटेनमेंट न्यूज स्पोर्ट चैनल । मैं चाहता हूँ। कि DD नेशनल एचडी हमेशा हम भारत वासियों को देखने को मिले। इसकी क्वालिटी बहुत ही अच्छी है।

  • Unknown
    Unknown August 23, 2020 at 9:31 PM

    Sir PLZZ add DD National HD ... please sir

  • Ashikkk100
    Ashikkk100 August 28, 2020 at 10:16 AM

    Please add DD National HD. Best hd channel in free dish.

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