Doordarshan is the world’s largest terrestrial broadcaster with over more than 1400 terrestrial TV transmitters covering approximately 90% of India’s geographical area. It has a total of 59 FTA(Free To Air)
TV channels and 21 All India Radio channels under its DTH platform.
Under its scheme it has two main sets of Set Top Boxes – 1. Set Top Box – APNA DTH Express (Card) and 2. Set Top Box – DTH Express (STB)
APNA DTH Express (Card)-STB
- Supports reception of high quality digital TV and radio free to air programs.
- It brings high speed internet via satellite instant recording of 1 hour digital TV program, schedule recording and playback, time shifting.
- Electronic Program Guide (EPG) for the most updated channel information, multichannel preview, still frame capture to ones PC.
- It is very useful in distance learning.
The price of DD DTH Set Top Box along with the dish and remote is giving the other private companies a run, having a price of just Rs.1490 with free installation. It’s one of the cheapest product broadcasting 50 FTA (Free to Air) TV channels, both of Doordarshan as well as private channels. The amount submitted is only once for the hard ware products and no monthly subscription are needed. Of course some popular private channels are missing. Only those channels relayed by Doordarshan and some private channels can be viewed by the consumer. It is the first and only DTH that offers its service free of cost.