According to the recently released FICCI-EY Report 2022, Freedish has become India's largest free DTH service with a reach of over 43 million households. Because it has been improved with the addition of better and transparent e-auction processes, better picture and sound quality, and more quantity of channels in different categories.
Between 2017 and 2022 alone, Doordarshan's free DTH service saw a phenomenal growth of almost 100% from 22 million registered in 2017 to 43 million in 2022.
Prasar Bharati's DTH service Freedish is the only DTH service in India where its viewers do not have to pay any monthly subscription fee. Only you have to invest in setting up the system i.e. dish antenna and set-top box.
Similarly, Doordarshan's DTT service is increasing day by day post digitization, as soon Prasar Bharati may start an e-auction system for DTT slots to connect local TV channels on the DTT platform. This will give a boost to local news, local news. Shows and local ads are similar to FM stations. It will also help local brands to grow locally first.
At present, Freedish has a total of 167 TV channels and 48 radio channels, which includes 91 Doordarshan channels as well as 51 educational channels and 76 private TV channels.
The bucket of DD Freedish private TV channels includes 8 Hindi general entertainment channels, 15 Hindi movie channels, 6 music channels, 22 news channels, 9 Bhojpuri channels, 4 devotional, and 2 foreign channels which include BTV World and KBS World.