The word ‘doordarshan’ itself means wide view or distant view. During the past 50 years doordarshan travelled through the wide and rich cultures of India.It opened up the world of Information and entertainment for million of Indians.It brought a revolution in the sector ‘media’ in India.Still it is continuing its good job as a national television of the country.
It was in 1965 ,September 15 when the channel was telecasted for the first time.At first it started its broadcast in around 25 km area from the ‘akasahavani ‘ radio studio ,Delhi.Later we saw the unbelievable growth of doordarshan .Some relevant events are mentioned below.
- 1956 – Daily and country wide broadcast started.
- 1976 |sep:15- It separated from akashavani and became an Independent one.
- 1972 – Telecast in Mumbai and Allahabad.
- 1975 – Expanded to 7 major cities.
- 1985 – became a 14 hour news channel.
- 1982 – Color picture was introduced.
- Live telecast of Independent day celebration and Asian games.
- 1993 | January 26 – metro channel was started.
- 1995 | march 14 –DD India.
- 1999 | march 18 – DD sports
- 2002| November 3- 24 hour DD news.
- Informatory channel DD bharathi .
The process of getting signals directly through satellites,Direct to home (dth).DD direct + was started in 2004 December 16 in Delhi .This was done with the help of Insat 4 satellite.
Today doordarshan has 46 studios , 19 channels ,1400 testimonials . Even though the past 25-30 years witnessed the arrival of new channels . doordarshan now also is the most trusted channel for more than 90% of Indians .so we can be proud of what doordarshan has achieved .
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