Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Government offers over 29,500 DTH sets free in 16 states

A total of 29,782 direct-to-home boxes are set to receive Doordarshan’s free-to-air DD Direct Plus, including 20,397 in hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh, which have been provided by the government to 16 states where terrestrial signals are not easily available.
 These include 2,277 in Rajasthan and 1,942 in Madhya Pradesh, according to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

Doordarshan provides free-to-air with a bouquet of 59 TV channels (19 Doordarshan channels and 40 other TV channels). DTH signals can be received by using a set top box and small sized dish receiver units.
As these signals can be received anywhere in the country except Andaman and Nicobar Islands, DTH service in C-band with bouquet of 10 channels is in operation in the Islands.
The DTH sets have been provided in various states for uncovered areas as part of DTH Scheme and Special NE package (Phase-I).
Prasar Bharati has informed that 21 channels of All India Radio are available through the platform throughout the country.
S.No.
Name of the State
No. of DTH sets provided
1.
Arunachal Pradesh
108
2
Assam
332
3
Chhattisgarh
528
4
Gujarat
1253
5
Himachal Pradesh
20397
6
Jammu & Kashmir
500
7
Karnataka
1500
8
Madhya Pradesh
1942
9
Manipur
108
10
Meghalaya
107
11
Mizoram
106
12
Nagaland
108
13
Rajasthan
2277
14
Sikkim
108
15
Tripura
108
16
Uttarakhand
300


Source: http://cablequest.org/news/dth-news/item/3020-government-offers-over-29,500-dth-sets-free-in-16-states.html

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