Watch DD News Live TV Live Channel Will Start After Advertisement. Doordarshan News usually referred to by its abbreviation as DD News is India's only 24-hour terrestrial TV news channel. The Prasar Bharati company board approved the proposal to start a 24-hour news channel in place of DD Metro which was closing. This was subsequently approved by the Union Cabinet in an October 3 2003 meeting. DD Metro was converted into a 24-hour TV news channel into DD News which launched on November 3 2003. Its terrestrial reach is 21.6% by area and 44.9% by population of India. Launched 3 November 2003 Owned by Prasar Bharati Picture format 16:9 (576i SDTV) Country India Language English & Hindi Broadcast area India Worldwide Headquarters New Delhi Delhi India Formerly called Doordarshan Kendra Delhi Sister channel(s) DD National DD India DD Sports DD Bharati DD Metro Website Availability Terrestrial Analogue VHF band Satellite Dish TV Channel 563 Tata Sky Channel 453 Big TV Channel 405 Airtel Digital TV Channel 280 Sun Direct DTH Channel 550 DD Direct Plus Channel 2 Videocon d2h Channel 328 DD News quickly gained popularity among the viewers exceeding its commercial revenue target of Rs. 2 crores for 2003-04 and the channel earned Rs. 10 crores. The popularity of the channel amongst advertisers continues unabated and the revenue figures for the current year (04-05) have already crossed Rs. 10 crores. The main reason for this is that DD New