Freedish to increase DTH channels with platform upgrade

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 09 January 2015

India's public direct-to-home (DTH) service Freedish is migrating to a new platform after midnight on 9 January to increase capacity.

The Doordarshan-run satellite service will deliver 64 MPEG-2 TV channels from the 59 it has previously carried, while two more radio channels will be added to the current 22, following the upgrade.

Freedish has previously announced it will soon carry 112 TV channels, with on-going e-auctions to attract more broadcasters to the pan-India free-to-air satellite platform.

To access the new channels on the upgraded platform, Freedish viewers need to edit the transponder parameter and retune and scan their set-top box.

"DD Freedish viewers can get further information regarding retuning/rescanning their set-top boxes on Doordarshan's official website," said a company statement.

"Viewers/subscribers who do not rescan their set-top boxes shall to continue to get only ten channels for a period of seven days only, from the date of upgradation. Out of these ten channels, one channel is an informative channel which will show the detailed procedure for retuning the set-top boxes."