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DD Free Dish adds three new channels

All the channels fall under the news category

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KOLKATA: The state broadcaster run free-to-air DTH platform DD Free Dish has added three new channels. These include ANB News, Aryan TV National and News India 24×7.

These channels won the bid during the 47th e-auctions that was held on 26 August. They are allotted slots for the period between 1 September 2020 to 31 March 2021.

The broadcaster announced the addition of two new channels earlier in August.

All of the three channels which have a presence on other DTH platforms as well fall under News category- ANB News is a Punjab based Hindi news channel,  Aryan TV National, a Bihar based Hindi news channel and News India 24×7 is a Rajasthan based Hindi news channel.

Doordarshan started its DTH service as DD Direct+ in December 2004, which was renamed as DD Free Dish on 27 August 2013. At present, its capacity is two HD channels, 106 SDTV channels along with 48 Radio channels. DD Free Dish has a reach of more than 38 million households, which is about 15 per cent of the total TV Households in the country.

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