DD 1 International is the flagship channel of Indian national broadcaster, DD or Doordarshan. The first television broadcaster of India, Doordarshan faced no competition whatsoever when it first started out in 1959 right until 1991, when private channels were first introduced or allowed in India.
From then on of course, a lot has changed with the private channels ruling the roost and the governmental channels hardly getting any leeway.
At the same time, DD 1 International has held on to its own whereby it is not only telecast across India, it also gets its feed transmitted all over the world.
There are many reasons for this. First of all, quality of programming on DD 1 International is reasonably up to the mark. Further, we also find that when it comes to DD 1 International, efforts have been made to keep it neutral and not serve as a platform for government propaganda.
Accordingly, there are many viewers both within as well as outside of India who are all keen to watch DD 1 International.
Specific to the programs themselves, we find that a lot of them certainly have an appeal of their own which to a large extent is both unparalleled as well as unchallenged. Take for instance programs such as Aaj Savere which is a chat show, kick starting the day akin to any of the many breakfast shows which one typically gets to see on television. Likewise, there is Mangalsutra - Ek Maryada, a social family drama. Kashmakash Zindagi Ki is another extremely popular drama series.
There are a wide range of other programs as well which cater to so many different genres of programming. An instance would be Stree - Teri Kahani, a woman oriented drama series, DD Top 10, which showcases the top 10 Bollywood songs of that time, and also there is News Digest which puts together all the latest bits of news and information which are relevant at that time. Kids too are not left behind, thanks to programs such as Kidz Island.
So as you will note, it is this eclectic variety of programming on DD 1 International which has ensured its ongoing popularity. No doubt, we are really very confident that this popularity will not dwindle anytime soon. After all, do not forget that within India, DD and its slew of channels remain one of the few free to air terrestrial channels which neither are still available that way, when most other private channels are neither free nor terrestrial.
It is for this reason that we at WatchIndia.TV have also put in a lot of effort to ensure that DD 1 International forms an integral part of our entire portfolio of Indian channels which we have to offer.
After all, we listen purely to our viewers and if they desire a particular channel or slew of channels, it is pretty much our duty that we offer the same to them, no questions asked!