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Doordarshan Saptagiri
Doordarshan Saptagiri

DD Saptagiri (దూరదర్శన్ సప్తగిరి) is a state owned TV channel telecasting from Hyderabad.

[edit] Channel Profile

It is broadcast worldwide from its studios located in ramanthapur, Hyderabad. Its telecasts programmes produced by its Hyderabad studio ( also called as DDK Hyderabad), and occasionally the programmes produced by DDk Vijayawada and Tirupathi. Being a public broadcaster it concentrates on educative and infotainment programmes. But is often criricised for the low quality programming.

It also broadcasts Sponsored Programmes produced by private telivision companies. Most of its Daily and weekly serials are produced by private studios.It won many awards for its home production and sponsored programmes. The most prestigious awrads are annual Nandi awars for telivision from the Andhra pradesh state government

The most poular programmes of the channel are:

  • Chitralahari
  • vaarthalu ( News)
  • Grama darshini
  • Prajalatho mukhyamantri
  • Sunday Movie
  • Jaabulu Jawabulu
  • Tirupathi Brahmotsavam live

The following are popular serials telcast by Saptagiri channel:

  • Ruthuragalu
  • Hima bindu
  • Manishi

[edit] Wide Reach

It is the only TV channel broadcast through terrestrial transmitters all over the Andhra Pradesh. It is available even in the remotest place of Andhra Pradesh. It also available through all the cable networks in the state in the Prime band frequencies. vaarthalu, the news bulletins broadcast by Saptagiri channel is considered most relaible by the public, even tilldate.

Though the channel lost its viewership to the mushrooming private channels in telugu, but still has some regular viewers, who watch Saptagiri for varied reasons. The annual Brahmotsavam festival of Tirupathi balaji is telecast live on this channel, every year.

It is the only channel which takes care of Telugu Culture. It works only on telugu cultural strength.

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