Doordarshan is all set to go digital. Joining Delhi in digital domain will be Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkatta. The digital terrestrial transmission (DTT) is at experimental stages and its equipments will be installed atop a 1.75 metre-high base antennae.
Doordarshan will be checking the range of its experimental transmission. Subsequently it plans to enhance its setup. According to the officials at DD, most of channels in India provide digital analogue transmission in satellite mode. But since DD needs to keep pace with the changes occurring globally, they have decided to opt for DTT.
DTT will encompass multiple channel facilities which can cover five to six channels at a particular point of time. DD is yet to decide on which channel will go in for DTT mode. Depending on the functional status of DTT, DD will take the decision as to which channel will bag the facility first. In such a scenario, DD National is definitely top priority.