DD Free Dish channel list 2022: Full list of new channels available with DD Free Dish

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. However, you do need to pay one-time charges for set-box and installation. After this, DD Free Dish will be free for a lifetime. You can watch all sorts of channels in a variety of genres and categories without any additional charges. The DTH service, which is owned and operated by a public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati, has more than 100 channels and a subscriber base of over 40 million.

If you are looking to get one for yourself, here’s a quick look at the 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.

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.

DD Free Dish channel list 2022

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
003DD Retro
004DD Kisan
084DD India
077DD Sports
060DD Bharati
061DD 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.

052DD Assam
006DD Bangla
007DD Chandana
008DD Girnar
009DD Kishar
025DD Malayalam
020DD Odia
021DD Phodhigai
022DD Punjabi
023DD Sahyadri
040DD Saptagiri
024DD Yadagiri
011DD Arun Prabha
078DD Bihar
047DD Madhya Pradesh
076DD Rajasthan
045DD 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.

054DD Chhattisgarh
079DD Jharkhand
071DD Uttarakhand
018DD Manipur
017DD Meghalaya
053DD Mizoram
035DD Nagaland
036DD 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.

41Colors Rishtey
48Zee Anmol
55Big Magic
29Dangal TV
28Shemaroo TV
37Sony Pal
33Star Utsav
101Star Utsav Movies
80Sony Wah
19Manoranjan Grand
34The Q

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.

086MTV 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.

19ABZY Dhakad
10ABZY Movies
32ABZY Cool
42B4U Kadak
12B4U Movies
51Enterr10 Movies
58Maha Movie
73Manoranjan TV
39Movie Plus
38Rishtey Cineplex
34Surya Cinema
48Zee Anmol Cinema
35Cineplex Bollywood
66BFlix Movies
50Dhinchaak 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
066News 24
065News Nation
056News18 India
067Republic Bharat
044TV9 Bharatvarsh
059Zee Hindustan
070Zee News 

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 along with other programmes. 

026Lok Sabha TV
027Rajya Sabha TV


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

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 2000 to Rs 2500 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.