DD Free Dish channels 2023: Full list, channel number, dish price, and more

DD Free Dish is a free Direct-to-Home (DTH) service with unlimited content. It doesn’t come with a monthly subscription fee or plans like the Airtel Xstream DTH, Tata Play, D2H, and other DTH service providers. You can watch all sorts of channels in a variety of genres and categories without any additional charges. However, there is a one-time charge for the set-up box and installation. After this, DD Free Dish will be free for lifetime. If you are looking to get one for yourself, below is a full list of channels available on DD Free Dish along with other details such as how to get the connection and what is the cost of DD Free Dish, among other things. Check it out:

DD Free Dish channel list 2023

The list of DD Free Dish channels is divided into seven categories, namely national, regional, state, entertainment, Hindi music, news, devotional, and Doordarshan parliamentary. Let’s further dive into these categories and look at channels you get along with their channel numbers.

DD National channel list with number

DD National channel list comprises all the prime channels operated by Prasar Bharati. These channels bring watchers infotainment, cultural, educational and agricultural content from all over India. Apart from that, certain live events such as government announcements and sports events are live telecasted as well on the below-mentioned channels.

001DD News
002DD National
113DD National HD
003DD Retro
004DD Kisan
005DD India
079DD Sports
077DD Bharati
114DD Urdu

DD Regional channel list with number

These are the Doordarshan-based regional channels that telecast various serials and shows in their own respective language. Despite tough competition from privately owned channels, these channels have their own unique twist and are thus still relevant today for a large group of people.

090DD Assam
093DD Bangla
086DD Chandana
008DD Girnar
009DD Kishar
089DD Malayalam
091DD Odia
021DD Phodhigai
022DD Punjabi
023DD Sahyadri
088DD Saptagiri
024DD Yadagiri
092DD Arun Prabha
080DD Bihar
082DD Madhya Pradesh
078DD Rajasthan
076DD Uttar Pradesh

DD State Network channel list with number

These Doordarshan-owned state network channels bring you content from various states of India. The content includes state-wise news, informative programmes based on health & fitness and live events from time to time.

084DD Chhattisgarh
081DD Jharkhand
097DD Goa
098DD Haryana
087DD Uttarakhand
105DD Manipur
104DD Meghalaya
107DD Mizoram
106DD Nagaland
083DD Tripura

General Entertainment channel list

General entertainment channels are the true lifeline of Indian households. These channels are responsible for telecasting a vast variety of Indian soaps and serials watched by millions on a regular basis.

38Colors Rishtey
48Zee Anmol
41Big Magic
29Dangal TV
28Shemaroo TV
37Sony Pal
33Star Utsav
58Sony Wah
19Manoranjan Grand
34The Q
9Ishara TV

Hindi music channel list with number

These free-to-air Indian music channels broadcast music videos from Bollywood movies, studio tracks, concerts and other music-based content to which they hold rights. In case of the unavailability of the internet, these Hindi channels are the perfect way to jam and listen to songs.

061MTV Beats
063B4U Music

Hindi movie channel list with number

People fond of Hindi movies can enjoy them on the below-mentioned channels available on DD Free Dish. These channels bring you movies both old and new from several genres.

55Star Utsav movies
19ABZY Dhakad
10ABZY Movies
32ABZY Cool
42B4U Kadak
12B4U Movies
51Enterr10 Movies
58Maha Movie
43Manoranjan TV
52Goldmines Movies
39Movie Plus
35Rishtey Cineplex
34Surya Cinema
48Zee Anmol Cinema
35Cineplex Bollywood
110BFlix Movies
33Dhinchaak 2

Hindi news channel list

News channels allow you to catch up on the happenings around the world. Fortunately, DD Free Dish provides some of the major Hindi news channels which cover news ranging from politics, finance, technology, sports, entertainment and much more. Below is the list of news channels on DD Free Dish.

068Aaj Tak
013Aajtak Tez
069ABP News
064India TV
049NDTV India
066Times Now Navbharat
073News 24 Think First
065News Nation
056News18 India
067Republic Bharat
044TV9 Bharatvarsh
059Zee Hindustan
070Zee News
115Swadesh News
060India News
101India News UP/UK
108News State UP/UK
102Sudarshan News
103News 18 UP/UK
116Raftaar Media
13Good News Today

Educational music channel list with number

DD Free Dish offers several channels that showcase educational and knowledgeable shows and programmes. 

DD SWAYAM Prabha 1117
DD SWAYAM Prabha 2118
DD SWAYAM Prabha 3119
DD SWAYAM Prabha 4120
DD SWAYAM Prabha 5121
DD SWAYAM Prabha 6122
DD SWAYAM Prabha 7123
DD SWAYAM Prabha 8124
DD SWAYAM Prabha 9125
DD SWAYAM Prabha 10126
DD SWAYAM Prabha 11127
DD SWAYAM Prabha 12128
DD SWAYAM Prabha 13129
DD SWAYAM Prabha 14130
DD SWAYAM Prabha 15131
DD SWAYAM Prabha 16132
DD SWAYAM Prabha 17133
DD SWAYAM Prabha 18134
DD SWAYAM Prabha 19135
DD SWAYAM Prabha 20136
DD SWAYAM Prabha 21137
DD SWAYAM Prabha 22138
DD eVidya 1139
DD eVidya 2140
DD eVidya 3141
DD eVidya 4142
DD eVidya 5143
DD eVidya 6144
DD eVidya 7145
DD eVidya 8146
DD eVidya 9147
DD eVidya 10148
DD eVidya 11149
DD eVidya 12150
DD Vande Gujarat 1151
DD Vande Gujarat 2152
DD Vande Gujarat 3153
DD Vande Gujarat 4154
DD Vande Gujarat 5155
DD Vande Gujarat 6156
DD Vande Gujarat 7157
DD Vande Gujarat 8158
DD Vande Gujarat 9159
DD Vande Gujarat 10160
DD Vande Gujarat 11161
DD Vande Gujarat 12162
DD Vande Gujarat 13163
DD Vande Gujarat 14164
DD Vande Gujarat 15165
DD Vande Gujarat 16166

Bhojpuri channel list with number

Here are the DD Free Dish channels that broadcast programmes and shows in Bhojpuri:

Bhojpuri Cinema30
B4U Bhojpuri14
Big Ganga16
Zee Biskope31
Filamchi Bhojpuri46
Goldmines Bhojpuri17
Manoranjan Prime18

Marathi channel list with number

Here are the DD Free Dish channels that broadcast programmes and shows in Marathi:

Sun Marathi6
Shemaroo Marathibana20
Fakt Marathi24
Zee Chitramandir71

Punjabi channel list with number

Here are the DD Free Dish channels that broadcast programmes and shows in Punjabi:

Zee Punjabi72
Manoranjan Movies40
Chardikala Time TV96
Popcorn Movies53

Devotional channel list with number

The DD Free Dish channel list includes devotional channels. Here’s a quick look at the array of devotional channels you get with the DTH service:

75Sadhana Bhakti
85Lord Buddha TV
45Aastha TV
53Sadhana TV
54Sanskar TV

Doordarshan Parliamentary channel list with number

DD Free Dish also offers Doordhashan Parliamentary channels. These channels bring you live coverage of parliament proceedings along with other programmes.

026Lok Sabha TV
027Rajya Sabha TV


Here are some of the commonly asked queries related to DD Free Dish.

What is DD Free Dish?

DD Free Dish is a free-to-air DTH service operated and owned by Public Service Broadcaster Prasar Bharati. The DD in its name stands for Doordarshan which is India’s largest broadcasting organisation that telecasts a host of regional channels all free of cost. Unlike private DTH operators, DD Free Dish doesn’t charge any monthly subscription for the channels it provides to its users. All you have to pay is set-top box and a couple of equipment costs to get the DD Free Dish installed. The DTH service launched with just 33 channels, but now that number is increased to 100+ channels, which are listed below.

How to get DD Free Dish?

The DD Free Dish kit which includes the set-top box, dish antenna, cables and other necessary equipment can be purchased from local electronics markets and even on e-commerce platforms such as Amazon and Flipkart. Do note that Prasar Bharati (operator of Free Dish) does not sell or install the DTH service in households. Rather there are many local players in the market selling their own variant of DD Free Dish authorized by Prasar Bharati. You can find the list of manufacturers and retailers here.

What is the cost of the DD Free dish set-top box?

The whole DD Dish system kit is priced in the range of Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,500 depending upon the manufacturer and model. This kit includes all the necessary equipment such as set-top box, dish antenna, coaxial cables and DD Free Dish RG6 connectors. Apart from that, the installation charges will be separately paid to the technician that installs and sets up the DTH system.

Can other paid channels be added to DD Free Dish?

No, at the moment there are only a specific set of channels available on DD Free Dish and there’s no provision to manually add more channels into the service.