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The Doordarshan Network Shuts Down Operations In 152 Districts

India’s national television, Doordarshan, has decided to shut down its entire operations across 152 districts.

What is the rationale behind this decision?

Now what?

Check out the rest of this article for more information.

Doordarshan Shuts Down Operations In 152 Districts

As per confirmed reports coming in, Doordarshan, India’s national television will shut down all Analog Terrestrial TV Transmitters (ATTs) across 152 districts.

This closure will be completed by October 31, 2021.

Out of 152, 109 centres in LWE/Border/Aspirational areas will be operated in one shift and will eventually close completely by December 31, 2021.

At the same time, 151 ATT centres, including 43 in NE states & 108 Digital ready ATTs will be operating in single shift till March 31, 2022, after which they will be completely closed down.

Doordarshan also said, “DD ATT Sites which are privately rented and no AIR FM exist/planned/proposed are to be vacated. Vacation of other rented / Govt sites to be taken upon case to case basis.”

What’s The Real Reason Behind These Closures?

Prasar Bharti, the nodal authority which runs Doordarshan has now made plans to completely shut down Analog Terrestrial TV Transmitters (ATTs), and move the users to DD FreeDish platform.

Way back in January 2014, the Expert Committee on Prasar Bharti had strongly recommended to shut down all analogue-based transmitters, and shift to alternative, and futuristic technologies for broadcasting the content.

DD Free Dish DTH, aka DD Direct Plus, will be the only method of broadcasting Doordarshan content from now on, and not analogue transmission.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. 

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