Doordarshan News, usually referred to by its abbreviation as DD News, is India’s only 24-hour terrestrial TV news channel, was launched on 2 November 2003.
Initially, after experiencing a partnership with CNN, Doordarshan launch a news and current affairs channel DD CNNi in 1995. At other hand, DD was playing major games to cater international audience via its DD International channel, and also providing English News-Views-Current Affairs and Infotainment programmings to Indian audience via its DD3 channel. Its DD National and DD Metro channels were also deliviring news content, and many of the private producers too had their news programs on DD Channels. To encash all these DD Launch its DD News Channel in late 1999, which was failed due to lack of viewership and sponsors as it was not available on tressstrial mode. They converted it in DD Bharati on 26 January 2002.
Later DD Again launched its DD News Channel by replacing DD Metro in 2003 and assured its availability on terrestrial mode.. DD News is India’s only 24-hour terrestrial news channel. It telecasts over 16 hours of live news bulletins daily in Hindi, English, Sanskrit, and Urdu. Regional News Units attached to different Doordarshan Kendras also telecast daily news bulletins in regional languages. News headlines and breaking news updates are regular features, and headlines are even accessible via SMS.
DD News also carries financial information about stocks and commodities, accessing information from the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in addition to leading commodity exchanges including the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) and the MCX Stock Exchange.