DD plans to have a new channel namely 'DD-Health'. It will be jointly funded and promoted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Prasar Bharati and will cater to the needs of medical students across India.
The DD-Health channel will be operational next year, sources said. This may be mandatory on the list of must carry channels by cable operators. Six Doordarshan channels including DD-National, DD-News, Lok Sabha TV, and Rajya Sabha TV are already mandatory to be carried by the cable operators according to the government order.
“The DD-Health channel is an extension of similar projects undertaken by the Prasar Bharati in the past including its ongoing narrowcast transmission of agriculture series across various districts,” a source in Prasar Bharati said.