Top 25+ Interesting Facts About Indian Doordarshan You Should Know About

Top 25+ Interesting Facts About Indian Doordarshan You Should Know About

Doordarshan program production centers are functioning in 49 cities in the country. The first telecast was on September 15, 1959 at the All India Radio Bhavan, New Delhi, a temporary studio.

Interesting Facts About The Rise & Fall of Indian Doordarshan



  1. Doordarshan is an Indian TV channel. Doordarshan broadcasts programs on entertainment.

  2. Doordarshan is the first channel in India.

  3. Doordarshan is run by Prasar Bharati, an Indian government organization.

  4. Doordarshan is a free TV channel available in India.

  5. Regular daily broadcasts on Doordarshan were started in 1965 as a part of All India Radio.

  6. Until 1975, only 7 cities in India had TV services and Doordarshan was the only company providing TV services in India., which reached the corners of the country today.

  7. After 1985, television sets started appearing in homes.

  8. The Hindi series Buniyaad, Humlog, Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, Rajni, Tamas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, The World This Week, Darpan gained a huge audience in the world of entertainment.

  9. Anant Bhave, Pradip Bhide, Shammi Narang, Avinash Kaur Sareen were some of the best news anchors who earned a huge fan base across India.

  10. Doordarshan, Indian National Television is the largest regional network in the world.

  11. DD-1 has a network of 1042 regional transmitters.

  12. DD-1 programs reach 85% of the population in the country. In addition, 65 additional transmitters are connected.

  13. The transmission area has been expanded by adding several transponders to the Indian National Satellite (INSAT).

  14. Doordarshan program production centers are functioning in 49 cities in the country.

  15. The first telecast was on September 15, 1959 at the All India Radio Bhavan, New Delhi, a temporary studio.

  16. Doordarshan's Mumbai Kendra was started in 1972.

  17. In the first few years, the program was seen only in Mumbai-Pune in Maharashtra.

  18. Its popularity really increased due to the Asiad Games held in the country in 1982. Then Doordarshan reached the village.

  19. Initially, this medium was opposed by many. There are many who say that people need bread, not TV. But the funny thing is that the people themselves denied this. When the service reached remote village areas of India, many bought television sets for the first time.

  20. Regular newspaper service on Doordarshan started from 1965.

  21. Doordarshan came to Mumbai in 1972.

  22. In 1975, Doordarshan started broadcasting in Chennai, Srinagar, Amritsar and Lucknow.

  23. The first experiment in India to teach social studies through satellite or social education through the latest technology. The Satellite Instructional Television Experiment was tested in 1975-76. This was the first time in the world that social education was promoted from house to house. Satellite transmission between Delhi and other transmitters was started in 1982. With this, the national broadcast started. The era of color television also began at this time.

  24. The first experiment in India to teach social studies through satellite or social education through the latest technology.

  25. Some of the popular Television shows that rejuvenated Doordarshan were Shaktiman, Buniyad, Humlog, Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, Rajni, Tamas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, The World This Week, Darpan and so on.

  26. Doordarshan operates following different regional channels - DD Malayalam, DD Sapnagiri (Telugu), DD Bengali, DD Chandan (Kannada), DD Oriya, DD Sahyadri (Marathi), DD Gujarati, DD Kashmir (Kashmiri), DD Punjabi, DD North East, DD Podhigai (Tamil)).