Doordarshan's 'DD Free Dish', India's only Free Direct-To-Home Service, is migrating from Old Platform to New upgraded Platform with effect from midnight of January 9, 2015.
According to the company, the migration will result in an increase in the number of TV channels from 59 to 64 and radio channels from 22 to 24. "To access the upgraded platform, the viewers need to edit the Transponder Parameter by changing only the Symbol Rate from 27500 KSPS (kilo samples per second) to 28500 KSPS in four transponders and retune/rescan their Set-Top-Boxes (STBs) to receive the upgraded channels.
Freedish viewers can get further information regarding retuning/rescanning of their STBs on Doordarshan's official website: ddindia.gov.in
The company also announced that viewers and subscribers who do not rescan their STBs would get only 10 channels for a period of seven days from the date of upgradation. Out of these ten channels, one channel is an informative channel which will show detailed procedure for retuning the STBs.