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Doordarshan Kendra Thiruvananthapuram is a part of DD India which is the largest television network in the world. Doordarshan has more than 35 Terrestrial Transmitters and 3 production centers serving regions of Kerala, Lakshadweep and Mahi. It was inaugurated by the Kerala Chief Minister Shri. K. Karunakaran on 1st January 1985. At present Doordarshan Kendra Thiruvananthapuram produces and telecasts about 168 hrs of Malayalam programmes a week. There are 27 transmitters in Kerala, 7 in Lakshadweep and 1 in Mahi that relays these programmes. About 90 per cent of the 35 million people of Kerala, Lakshadweep and Mahi receive Doordarshan Kendra Thiruvananthapuram programmes via a network of terrestrial transmitters.
When DTH was introduced almost 100 percent of the population were able to receive DDK Thiruvananthapuram programmes even without the need of a connection. Doordarshan studios were set up at Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur and Calicut in order to support regional diversity. People from all over India watch Doordarshan’s Malayalam programmes. Besides it is received in 64 other countries that are spread over Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and America.
Kudappanakkunnu P O,
Official website www.ddindia.gov.in