DD Free dish | Installation Settings | TroubleShooting | FAQs

Here are some common questions/queries asked by visitors. You can get some DIY ideas from these answers.

  1. How to solve the "No Signal" problem in DD Freedish?
  2. How to troubleshoot in defective DD Free dish remote control?
  3. Where to get DD Free dish Set-Top Box or System online?
  4. How many channels are available on DD free dish in 2020?
  5. How to enable Dolby Digital Audio in DD Freedish Channels?
  6. What is the LNB frequency of DD free dish?
  7. What is the difference between signal strength and signal quality?
  8. Is Star Bharat available on DD free dish?
  9. How to watch DD Free Dish in Rain / Bad Weather?
  10. Why does cable TV run when it's the rainy season but DD Free dish does not?
  11. How does DD Freedish change after migration from the INSAT-4B satellite to GSAT-15?
  12. Which set-top box is best for the dd-free dish?
  13. Can I connect two DD Free Dish Receivers to one dish antenna?
  14. How to watch Swayam Prabha 33+ FREE Educational TV Channels?
  15. How DD Kisan channel helping farmers? - Kisan Yojnaye, Kisan Schemes, Kisan MSP, etc
  16. How to get above 200+ Free FM/AM/SW/MW Radio channels?
  17. How we can favorite Television channels in DD Free Dish?

What is ICAS in a DD-free dish?

Doordarshan's DD Free Dish is a multi-channel Free-To-Air Direct to Home (DTH) service. Prasar Bharati approved Indian manufacturers to produce new iCAS-enabled set-top boxes for DD Freedish. iCAS means the Indian Conditional access system which will be applied to the latest iCAS set-top boxes. Although TV channels will be free to access.

What are free-to-air channels?

Free-to-air. ... FTA also refers to channels and broadcasters providing content for which no subscription is expected, even though they may be delivered to the viewer/listener by another carrier for which a subscription is required, e.g. cable, satellite, or the Internet. But the TV channel available on DD Freedish is totally free of cost.

Is DD Direct Plus free?

DD Free Dish (previously known as DD Direct Plus) is an Indian Free-To-Air digital direct-broadcast satellite television service. ... DD Free Dish DTH viewers can watch 80 SD MPEG-2 TV channels and 18 SD MPEG-4 channels apart from 40 radio channels.

Is DD Sports free to air?

DD Sports converted free to air channel from July 17, 2003, Now it is completely free to air channel by Doordarshan.

What is the new frequency of DD free dish?

DD Free Dish has been upgraded from time to time and at present Doordarshan's DTH platform has the capacity of 64 SDTV channels along with 24 Radio channels. DD Free Dish is available in Ku-Band on INSAT-4B (at 93.5°E) having MPEG-2 DVB-S, 4 streams of channels with Downlink Frequencies -10990, 11070, 11150, and 11570 MHz.

What is ICAS in DD-free dish?

ICAS is an encrypted service by Prasar Bharti, DD Free dish launched new set-top boxes with encryption it is available on Flipkart and CATVIndia.com.

What are the channels in DD free dish? or How many channels do you get with a free dish?

At this time DD Free dish is providing about 80+ MPEG-2 TV channels and 20+ MPEG-4 TV channels including two HD channels. So total channels are 104.

DD Freedish also airing 50 Educational TV channels by MHRD and Vande Gujarat.

What should be the LNB frequency?

DD Free dish using LNB type "Universal" and LNB Frequency is 09750-10600.

Can I use any LNB on my dish?

Yes, you can buy any branded Ku-band DTH LNB.

Is Star Bharat free to air now?

No, It is becoming a pay-TV channel.

How do u find the frequency?

We have listed above to scan or tune your fta DD Free dish satellite receivers.

Which satellite is used for DTH?

DD Free dish is using GSAT-15 satellite at the position of 93.5°east.

How many channels does free DTH have?

DD Free dish currently offering 88 MPEG-2 channels, 17 MPEG-4/HD channels, and 50 educational TV channels. So it means total channels are about 155+ TV channels.

What is the Cost of DD free dish

DD Free dish Costing around Rs.2000-2500, depends on the quality of the box and dish antenna.

Why is my DD free dish all channels are not available?

There may be lots of factors like Set-Top Box quality, Dish antenna Quality, and Installation-related issues.

How to add a new channel in the dd free dish?

To add a new channel in the DD Free dish, you can follow this installation guide for MPEG-2 Box and MPEG-4 Boxes.

How can I get add free dish? Please tell me..

You can find DD Free dish Set-Top Box and Dish antenna from your local market. You can also buy online from Amazon, MarginPrice and CATVindia.com, etc websites. Use Google Search for ask nearby shops.

Is DD-free dish free of cost?

Yes, there are no monthly charges, only one-time installation is required which included a Set-Top box, Dish antenna, LNB, Coaxial cable, connectors.

How can I get free DD on Dish?

You can visit a local shop, or check DD Free dish at the nearest dealers, or you can buy online.

How many channels do you get with the free dishe?

Currently, DD Free dish is offering about 170+ FREE TV channels, including Educational TV channels.

Is the DD channel free?

Yes, the DD channel and Doordarshan channels are free on all the platforms including Cable TV and DTH.

Is there any HD channel on DD free dish?

Yes, at this time DD National HD is in MPEG-4/HD quality and DD India HD is available in MPEG-2/HD Quality.

  • Unknown
    Unknown September 8, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    How I see paid chenal in free dish

    • Unknown
      Unknown May 2, 2020 at 1:27 PM

      Hii I'm leave Maharashtra so add marathi news channel in dd free dish

      J.D.PANCHAL May 3, 2020 at 2:14 PM

      You can see only free channels

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous June 3, 2022 at 7:23 PM

      How can i see paid channels

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous March 17, 2023 at 11:16 AM

      पहले dd odia चैनल आते थे अब नहीं आ रहा है।हमे क्या करना होगा? आपके बिक्रम बेहेरा Bikram Behera Odisha

  • faruk patel
    faruk patel September 8, 2019 at 12:18 PM

    we can see Sony channel in dd free dish

  • Unknown
    Unknown September 8, 2019 at 7:27 PM

    Please,in cludes malayalam chaneles

  • Unknown
    Unknown September 9, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    MPEG-4 & MPEG-2 dIFF.

  • Unknown
    Unknown September 9, 2019 at 12:44 PM

    When will KBS Channel is going to air out on dd free dish

  • Unknown
    Unknown September 9, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Please add Korean channels

  • Unknown
    Unknown September 9, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Why old free channels off in free dish.

    Please add respectively

  • Sanjay swarnakar
    Sanjay swarnakar September 9, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Will English movie channel aid on DD Free Dish?

  • Ranga Jogot
    Ranga Jogot September 10, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Sir I want to say that u r trying your best but there is more channels we need like dd science, cartoon, animal channels, dd hindi & English movie chanel etc.

  • Unknown
    Unknown September 10, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    42 eauction add remove channel

  • Unknown
    Unknown September 11, 2019 at 1:26 PM

    Rajasthani songs and movies channel

  • Unknown
    Unknown September 11, 2019 at 1:27 PM

    Mpeg 4 setup box more HD channel lunch

  • Unknown
    Unknown September 11, 2019 at 10:39 PM

    How to see paid channel

  • Unknown
    Unknown September 14, 2019 at 2:46 AM

    pleas add star utsav, z anmol, rishtey, soni pal, star bharat

  • Shivbratpratapsinghc
    Shivbratpratapsinghc September 14, 2019 at 8:14 AM

    पहले फ्री डिश में स्टार उत्सव व अन्य कई चैनल्स थे जो हिंदी मूवीस के थे वह अब नहीं आते हैं कृपया उन्हें दोबारा से दिखाएं जैसे सोनी वाह रिश्ते सिनेप्लेक्स आदि

    • Unknown
      Unknown September 20, 2019 at 7:25 PM

      Ha please enter the hindi channel

  • Shivbratpratapsinghc
    Shivbratpratapsinghc September 14, 2019 at 8:15 AM

    हिंदी मूवीस के और भी कई चैनल्स जोड़ने की कृपया करें धन्यवाद

    G.SHIVANAGAPPA September 15, 2019 at 2:04 PM


  • Unknown
    Unknown September 15, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Gujarati news channel ad karo

  • Unknown
    Unknown September 17, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Pls add Tamil channel. Tamil channel available in podhigai only. So pls Tamil channel add

  • Unknown
    Unknown September 17, 2019 at 7:18 PM

    Tamil channel add for free dish. Tamil channel available in podhigai channel only, pls add for Tamil channel

  • Rajesh Kumar
    Rajesh Kumar October 9, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Sir how can it perchace this set of box by online

  • Unknown
    Unknown October 23, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Is it possible in future any marathi news channel will add

  • Unknown
    Unknown December 7, 2019 at 7:11 AM


  • Jaydev Goswami das
    Jaydev Goswami das January 19, 2020 at 6:20 PM

    I want live my one channel in free DTH . How can I do this.

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    Make money tips every day new new ideas March 28, 2020 at 9:44 AM

    Mujhe bhi lagwani h bhai contact send karo

  • Unknown
    Unknown April 2, 2020 at 2:12 PM

    sir pls ad bangly news chanles

  • javid
    javid April 2, 2020 at 6:59 PM

    dd free disj please add star sports first back to tour list...bcoz we watch only sports related things......add the channnel bavk.otherwise it iz better that we will dissconect

  • Celebs
    Celebs April 7, 2020 at 10:16 AM

    Can we pay and add channels like CNBC awaaz??

  • Unknown
    Unknown April 10, 2020 at 9:52 AM

    Please add STAR UTSAV and ZEE ANMOL please please please

  • Unknown
    Unknown April 16, 2020 at 10:14 PM

    I am only getting 18 channels in mpeg2 set up box

  • Unknown
    Unknown April 19, 2020 at 6:08 PM

    Same episode of Mahabharat serial is shown on DD Retro Channel
    everyday at 8 pm. Serial is not moving further , why ?

  • pramod
    pramod April 20, 2020 at 12:19 PM

    DANGAL tv is paused, please check

  • Manish
    Manish April 20, 2020 at 9:43 PM

    MPEG 2 me aastha sankar sadhna add kare

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous April 25, 2020 at 12:43 PM

    Sir please add divya and all previous like as star utsav,Sony pal channel

  • NKYadav
    NKYadav April 29, 2020 at 12:48 PM

    we should pogo on free dish channel

  • Shrikrishna Chaudhari
    Shrikrishna Chaudhari April 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM

    Please start Bharat Ek Khoj episode written by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous August 29, 2023 at 7:59 AM

      Plese sir Tom and Jerry cartoon dd free dish par daldajiya na

  • Gajraj Singh
    Gajraj Singh May 4, 2020 at 5:21 PM

    Dd free dish pr bahut se bhojpuri cinema channels hai kripya inki jagah hindi channels ko add kre kyonki hindi language pura desh samjhata hai please

  • harshad sangathiya
    harshad sangathiya May 5, 2020 at 7:28 PM

    please add atleast one cartoon channels for childrens. and also add atleast one of all pay channels' free channel. thanks

    • Unknown
      Unknown May 9, 2020 at 8:33 AM

      Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz mery pas ye channel hai Kya ap iss channel py qabool hai drama Chala dey gy plzz I request you zee tv ka drama qabool hai

    • Unknown
      Unknown May 9, 2020 at 8:35 AM

      Plz shemaro tv channel k owner Kya ap zee tv ka drama qabool hai chalwa do gy plzz

  • Unknown
    Unknown May 7, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    सर,जो पुराने हिंदी cartoon है जो अभी इस समय नही चलते उसे खरीद कर अप एक नया कारटून चैनल बनायीए.और हिंदी कारटून का नया आपना चैनल लाँन्च किजिए.हिंदी का चैनल लाँन्च किया तो जो dd free dish के सभी ग्राहकोंका मनोरंजन होगा.इससे free dish बहूत लोंगोंके पास है.वे लोग पैसा दे के टिव्ही चैनल नही देख पाते.इसीलिए मरी आपसे विनती है.sar please,,,

  • Mahabharata
    Mahabharata May 9, 2020 at 3:23 PM

    Sir ye mahabharat me jaydrath vadh ka scene katker dikhaya gya ha. Itne important scenes ko aap kat sakte ha. 2 dino se jaydrath vadh ke liye tv ke aage baithte ha lekin is samay dd bharti poori tarah se add per jor de rha ha aur mahabharat ke scene dikha hi nhi rha ha hum isse bahut naraz ha. 4 ya 5 din ki bat ha fir is channel ko koi nhi dekhega

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous May 10, 2020 at 4:59 PM

    She maroon TV jetha lal plz

  • Filmyjalsa
    Filmyjalsa May 16, 2020 at 10:32 AM

    Sir please add Sony wah/and Sony pal

  • Unknown
    Unknown May 19, 2020 at 12:50 PM

    Aastha 9xm jalwa nahi aa rahe he

  • Unknown
    Unknown May 19, 2020 at 1:28 PM

    I need a set top box please reply

    KSHIROD MAHANTA May 20, 2020 at 8:01 PM

    How can I purchase this setup box

  • Josan
    Josan May 29, 2020 at 5:53 AM

    Sir add Hare krishna tv channel
    Hare krishna tv channel
    Hare krishna tv channel
    Hare krishna tv channel
    Hare krishna tv channel
    Hare krishna tv channel
    Hare krishna tv channel
    Hare krishna tv channel

    • Latif
      Latif June 8, 2020 at 6:23 PM

      Please Star cricket first relaunch please

  • Unknown
    Unknown June 6, 2020 at 12:46 PM

    Dear sir Dhinchaak channel is best movie channel लेकिन इस चैनल पर केवल आप हिंदी मूवी या साउथ मूवी की दिखाइए। भोजपुरी मूवी के चैनल तो बहुत है ।कृपया आप भोजपुरी मूवी इस चैनल पर मत दिखाया करो

  • Latif
    Latif June 8, 2020 at 4:37 PM

    Please please please re launch Star Cricket First please please please

  • Unknown
    Unknown June 10, 2020 at 11:29 AM

    Plz add showbox music channels and some more hindi music channels. aastha and sardha channel in dd free dish mpeg2 .

    I will be vary thinkfull you if you will take immediate action on this feedback.

  • Unknown
    Unknown June 10, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Plz add showbox music channels and some more hindi music channels. Aastha and sardha channel in dd free dish mpeg2.

    I will be vary thinkfull you if you take immediate action on this feedback.

  • Unknown
    Unknown June 10, 2020 at 9:47 PM

    Yes PLZ how we can see paid channels in free dish
    PLZ tell

  • Unknown
    Unknown June 21, 2020 at 1:23 PM

    Please add sony sab, cartoon channel and star sports

  • Unknown
    Unknown June 21, 2020 at 5:46 PM

    I am from West Bengal.plz add atleast one Bengali News channel.DD Bangla is not provide all time news.plz add any one Bengali News channel... Thanking you.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous June 21, 2020 at 6:06 PM

    Thank you freedish, for giving support to those lower middle class in being updated with all premier news channels, entertained with super music and movie channels, thank you very much.
    I have a suggession or you can say a desire watching english news channel and english or hollywood movies on this plateform, hope you can fulfill it, freedish! Thank you again.

  • Unknown
    Unknown June 23, 2020 at 12:54 PM

    Why stop mahabharat on star ustav

  • Unknown
    Unknown June 26, 2020 at 10:13 AM

    Start telugu channels

  • Madhu
    Madhu July 10, 2020 at 10:10 AM

    ভারতে বাংলা ভাষার মানুষ প্রচুর অথচ বাংলা চ্যানেল শুধু DD বাংলা।Enter 10 Bangla ছিল সেটা এখন আর নেই।।
    দয়া করে Bangla channel add করুন।। ধন্যবাদ

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous June 8, 2021 at 4:24 PM

      ভোটে জিতলে হয়তো কটা বাংলা চ্যানেল দেখতে পাওয়া যেত

  • Madhu
    Madhu July 10, 2020 at 10:14 AM

    Please add BENGALI CHANEL..

  • Unknown
    Unknown August 3, 2020 at 6:21 PM

    Hi sir 👋 we r requesteing you to add PEACE OF MIND channel
    To u r company 😊.........................

  • Unknown
    Unknown August 3, 2020 at 6:28 PM

    Respected sir, we are requesting please telecast Peace of mind channel in Free Dish. This channel is free to air. Pl
    do the needful Thank you sir.

  • Unknown
    Unknown August 16, 2020 at 5:36 PM

    Tamil channel add me sir only podhigai channal available. In free dd dish sir.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous August 23, 2020 at 9:42 AM

    Sir please Also provide Punjabi Gurbani Channels For Sikh Community On Free Dish TV
    As soon as possible.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous August 23, 2020 at 9:43 AM

    SIR PLEASE also provide Punjabi Gurbani Channels for Sikh Community as soon as possible.

  • Unknown
    Unknown January 17, 2021 at 5:04 PM

    Please add any kids channel or cartoon channel

  • Unknown
    Unknown January 24, 2021 at 8:26 PM

    Sir please add bengali channel, like enter 10 bengla, zee 24 ghanta etc. Or add payable channels.

  • Unknown
    Unknown May 22, 2021 at 8:44 PM

    Aap Hamesha Ek Jaisi picture Hamesha chalate Hain kripya kar nai picture bhi chalay Karen

  • Prakash maurya
    Prakash maurya June 15, 2021 at 8:11 PM

    Please start prithviraj chauhan on any free channel

  • Unknown
    Unknown November 19, 2021 at 12:40 PM

    Please Rabba ve start dopahar 12 se 1 please sir Shaam Ko nahi dekh paate please sir Shaam Ko bhi dikha deejiye or dopahar Ko bhi

  • Farhan
    Farhan February 24, 2022 at 1:49 PM


    please add the UTV Action and UTV movies channels in the DD free dish channels list.


  • Anonymous
    Anonymous March 29, 2022 at 8:35 AM

    Please exchange BTV World channel to be MPEG-2 platform on Zee Anmol channels number 7 from 1st April 2022.

  • Yash
    Yash April 24, 2022 at 12:15 PM

    Please add sony pal

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous May 22, 2022 at 12:24 PM

    Please add any anime channel only on dd free dish MPEG 2

  • Shahruk Mohanawale
    Shahruk Mohanawale October 31, 2022 at 1:04 PM

    How can I add Star sport in My DD Free dish ?

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous June 20, 2023 at 7:52 AM

    Dd free dish me sony pal channel add karo PLZZ sir

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous September 9, 2023 at 5:34 PM

    Old Nagin serriyl fir se start kijiye sir dimand bhut hai

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