If you have purchased India's free DTH service - DD Free dish, or if you are thinking to buy DD Free dish system and now you are thinking to add new TV channels to your DD Free dish then you are in the right place. Here we will find the answer to this question that can we add new channels in DD Free Dish or not.
If you want a clear answer then Answer is "No", which is not possible.
You can not add new channels yourself in the DD Free dish. Below we will try to find the reasons why we can not add new channels to the DD Free dish.
First understand the meaning of Direct to home service (DTH), here DTH means, we understand it "Direct to Home" service. DD Free Dish, the first free DTH service in India, was launched by India's public broadcaster Prasar Bharati in December 2004. Although the first DTH service in India, launched by the Zee network as the name of Dish TV on 2 October 2003.
Now we understand how DD Free dish is different from other DTH services of India?
DD Free Dish is a free dth service in India, which is providing free-to-air reception to any type of free-to-air set-top box. This means there is no encryption of satellite signals. You can use any set-top box to receive satellite TV channels using any dth antenna. At this time, DD Free dish viewers are using different-2 types of set-top boxes. for this reason, there is no option to provide pay channels or services.
But recently Prasar Bharati increased more TV channels in MPEG-4 technology, but these TV channels are not free-to-air. These channels are encrypted with i-CAS technology which can be received by Prasar Bharti authorized set-top boxes only. But as of now, these channels are free to air for testing purposes.
Can we add channels in the DD-free dish?
But don't worry, after encryption, there are no monthly charges. Also now Prasar Bharti has an option to add pay channels or services and can control the set-top box authorization, after installation and activation. (although, It is not confirmed that Prasar Bharti will add pay channels in DD Free dish or not).
In last, we will understand other DTH service in India -
In India, 4 other private DTH services available which are providing all the TV channels on customer demand. These DTH services broadcasting free-to-air and premium(paid) Tv channels like a Cable TV or Dish connection.
Can we recharge DD free dish?
No, as you understand above that it is not possible to recharge the Doordarshan Free dish.
Which DTH is low price?
There are lots of DTH available in the market at the lowest price. You can check all DTH pricing from here.
But other private DTH services are not free, to watch free and premium channels. it is required to recharge every month as per base pack or dth base plan.
I hope, now you have understood why you can not add new TV channels as you wish. Currently, DD Free dish is broadcasting above 150+ Tv channels including education TV channels.