DD Retro launched by Prasar Bharti : The massive success of re telecast of Ramayan and Mahabharata forced Doordarshan to think out of the box. Thus, to woo the Audience’s demands to watch all the epic shows of Doordarshan, Prasar Bharti Launched DD Retro. DD Retro launched by Prasar Bharti will telecast all the classic popular shows of Doordarshan.
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Thought Behind the Launch of DD Retro
Doordarshan never expected such a massive response by the Audience. Doordarshan saw an enormous growth of 650% in its viewership after the retelecast of Ramayan. This feat has not been achieved by any channel ever.
The decision to showcase Mahabharat and Shaktimaan too proved to be a masterstroke.
Not just Television but Doordarshan’s Youtube channel too saw a massive 100% growth in the streaming of its videos.
This massive response by the Indian Audience forced the creatives at Prasar Bharti to launch DD Retro, the 4th generation entertainment entity.
Testing of DD Retro launched by Prasar Bharti
To relive the nostalgia of your favourite memorable serials of Doordarshan, watch DD Retro. pic.twitter.com/h8mo3Otd14
— DD RETRO (@RetroDD) April 12, 2020
The channel was tested rigorously for a week to see the proper uninterrupted transmission. During that period, it showcased classical music and bhajans. After the successful trial, the channel has been launched by Prasar Bharti officially.
The channel is aired at LNB Frequency 09750-10600 with Vertical Polarity on GSAT 15 satellite.
Which Shows will be telecasted on DD Retro
DD Retro will be telecasting classic shows of Doordarshan. These shows will be mostly from the ‘90s, also known as the golden era for Doordarshan. Prasar Bharti wants to recreate the magic with those epic TV shows.
List of DD Retro shows ( as reported )
- Ramayan ( Mythological )
- Mahabharat ( Mythological )
- Shaktimaan, the first Indian Superhero
- Dekh Bhai Dekh ( Comedy show)
- Chanakya (Historical )
- Upanishad Ganga ( Mythological )
- Hum Hain Na – Troubleshooters ( Comedy )
- Shreeman Shreemati ( Comedy )
- Byomkesh Bakshi ( Detective and suspense )
- Jungle Book ( Cartoon )
- Alif Laila ( Fiction )
- Circus ( Drama )
Prasar Bharti is also deciding to air Shree Krishna and Jai Hanuman too on this channel.
Broadcasting Schedule of Programs on DD Retro ( as reported )
- Chanakya – MON to FRIDAY 9:00 P.M.
- Mahabharat – MON to FRIDAY 8:00 P.M.
- Upanishad Ganga- MON to FRIDAY 9:00 A.M.
- Ramayan – Announced soon
- Shaktimaan – Scheduled in Afternoon
We will update other shows schedule soon; the Prasar Bharti officially announces it.
Channel Numbers on which DD Retro launched by Prasar Bharti can be viewed
DD Retro is a free to air channel by Prasar Bharti since it is made mandatory by the government ( Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ) to broadcast all the channels of Prasar Bharti by all cable operators and DTH providers.
Due to which, although primarily the channel has been launched officially on Free Dish DTH soon, they will be made available by all Cable and DTH providers.
Cable services providing DD Retro and the Channel Numbers
Free Dish DTH
etc. have already lined up to air the channel.
Soon, all the other channel numbers will be updated after the official announcement to air the channel by these operators.
The decision to launch a full-fledged channel to broadcast all the classic popular TV shows is exciting. Boost in the viewership will help DOORDARSHAN reclaim its lost glory. This will also help Prasar Bharti to put a new life to its financial base and, thus, help the government to revive the broadcasting department.
It’s will also provide an excellent opportunity for the people to enjoy all their once favorite shows, keep them entertained and be at home. After all being at home will only help the nation fight CORONA.
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