July 2019


Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar stated that DD Free Dish was the biggest DTH operator in the country with 35 million connections.

"There are 5 to 6 major operators and they put together have 5.5 crore (55 million) connections. The biggest DTH operator in the country is Doordarshan with 3.5 Crore (35 million) DTH connections where we are giving free Dish," he said.

"There is a new dream that every household will have a TV in the coming years. There are 25 crore households in India and 18 crore have a TV set. There are still 7 crore (70 million) h o u s e h o l d s without a TV," Javadekar added, during a program to launch distribution of Free Dish set top boxes in Kashmir. On the occasion, a signature tune for Doordarshan's satellite channel for Jammu and Kashmir DD Kashir too was unveiled. n