Doordarshan Launches Free Mobile TV Services in 16 cities

Dated: April 05, 2016

Doordarshan has commenced digital terrestrial television (DTT) services in 16 cities, thereby providing mobile TV to the users. The service which is free of cost, does not require an internet connection, but needs a dongle that can be bought separately to catch DD signals. The sixteen cities are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Guwahati, Patna, Ranchi, Cuttack, Lucknow, Jallandhar, Raipur, Indore, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Bangalore and Ahmadabad.

The service requires the user to download the 'TV-On-Go Doordarshan India' Android app, and then plug the dongles into the smartphones and tablets to receive DD signals. Once the installation of the software is complete, there is no internet connection needed. So, apart from the one time investment on the dongle, viewers have no extra expenditure.

At present, DD National, DD News, DD Bharati, DD Sports, DD Regional/DD Kisan are being relayed across Mobile TV. Enabling Digital Terrestrial Television requires just a one-time investment on a dongle and involves no extra expenditure, unlike other services, like streaming on internet. The TV pictures are, moreover, free of “ghosting” and “snowing”.

An official statement says that the public and private transportation vehicles and public places are potential environments for mobile television. With the Digital Terrestrial Television Transmission, everybody will watch the same content at the same time, and it guarantees everyone the same level of service since they are all bathed in the same signal.

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