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Doordarshan-India Freedish adds 16 new channels

Doordarshan’s free-to-air (FTA) direct-to-home (DTH) platform Freedish added 16 new channels and renewed one slot in the last three months.

Three Hindi movie channels were added, including Rishtey Cineplex, Star Utsav Movies and Movie House. The other channels added during the e-auction are home shopping channel Naaptol Blue, music channel X Zone, Hindi news channel India News, and Marathi movie channels. 

To recall, Freedish has expanded its capacity to 80 channels from 64. It is all set to increase its capacity to 112 channels as the equipment for upgrade of the DTH platform has been installed.  Moreover, the DTH operator had migrated to GSAT-15 satellite with effect from 1 February 2016. It will get additional transponder capacity on GSAT-15 to enhance its capacity to 250 channels as part of approved plan.