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DD metro
Dd metro logo.jpg
Launched 9 August 1984 (as DD 2)
26 January 1993 (as DD Metro)
Closed 3 November 2003
Network Doordarshan
Owned by Prasar Bharati
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
576i (SDTV)
Country  India
Language Hindi
Broadcast area New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata & Chennai
Headquarters New Delhi
Formerly called DD-2
Replaced by DD News
Sister channel(s) DD National
DD India
DD Bharati
DD News
DD Sports
Timeshift service Metro Gold
Website http://www.ddindia.gov.in/

DD Metro also known as DD 2 was Doordarshan's Hindi-language general entertainment channel. At the time, DD Metro was on air, the channel was kept as a terrestrial channel, instead of exclusive satellite channel. However, it was available on many of the cable operators in India.[1] On 3 November 2003, the Prasar Bharati Corporation replaced DD Metro channel with their new news channel, DD News.[2]

DD Metro programming consisted of many genres of television programmes, including family dramas boasting female protagonists, comedies, reality TV shows, and others. DD Metro's Prime Time shift Metro Gold[3][4] was a landmark in Indian television history, and DD Metro replaced STAR Plus as the top Hindi Entertainment channel for 2000-2001.[5] DD Metro also telecast some of the top Indian TV programmes from its sister channel, DD National. In addition, DD Metro was also known for dubbing the most popular Hollywood movies into Hindi.[6]


Note:Following is a list of programmes that were broadcast on DD Metro channel at the time it was on-air. Most of these shows have also been re-aired on other Indian television channels.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "DD Metro to stay terrestrial channel". Business Line. 2002-06-11. 
  2. ^ "News channel to replace DD Metro: Prasar Bharati". Indian Express. 2002. 
  3. ^ "DD Metro's Golden Time "9 Gold"". Indian Express. 2001. 
  4. ^ "9 Gold On DD Metro". The Hindu. 2000. 
  5. ^ "DD Metro Grabbed No.1 position: India Tele Awards". Indian Express. 2001. 
  6. ^ "DD Metro to air dubbed Hollywood films". Indian Television Dot Com. 2002. 

External links[edit]

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79 news items

Daily Pioneer

Daily Pioneer
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:45:00 -0800

When we started, it was all so good with DD Metro and there was a sense of competition where people would say that they want to create something better. Now, the cost of production is also very high. Someone told me to launch a serial, Rs10 crore is ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 03:30:00 -0700

The first time an Indian serial was telecast on all weekdays (both morning and evening) was Vizhudhugal (means 'the aerial roots of the Banyan'). Starting November 6, 1995, it was telecast on DD Metro in the evening with a repeat telecast next morning ...


Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:02:56 -0700

I never got to watch the film, being limited to ​a​ 14-inch, ​black and white Onida​ with only DD1 and DD Metro for choice of entertainment. But the girl spoke to the warrior princess in me​ and I spent many summers dreaming of taking off on horseback ...


Sat, 12 Sep 2015 14:22:30 -0700

The first time we switched on DD Metro and heard Baba Sehgal sing Thanda Thanda Pani, no one knew he was rapping, not even Baba himself. By the time the rap trend hit India, it was already a popular genre in the West by then. What emerged in South ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 20:22:30 -0700

Born on June 21, 1974 in Maharastra as Gautami Gadgil, TV actress Gautami Kapoor turns a year older today. Wishing her a fabulous year ahead we tell you some interesting facts about the pretty woman. - Surabhi Rawat ...
Hindustan Times
Sat, 02 May 2015 04:45:46 -0700

When DD Metro was the television channel of the youth and model and VJ Ruby Bhatia listed out songs that tenaciously stuck to the international charts – Cotton-Eyed Joe by Rednex was there almost every week – on Channel V, partying was a thinly-veiled ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:33:45 -0700

QUEEN'S ROAD: A clown can be irreverent, drenched with pathos, cruel and tender all at once. There is something about clowning that hides the vulnerability of our essential humanity and at the same time emboldens us, frees the spirit and articulates ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Mon, 11 May 2015 17:45:00 -0700

MUMBAI: In November 2012, Barkha Madan, who played a ghost in the hit film “Bhoot,” became a nun named Gyalten Samsen at a monastery in Dharamshala. Shorn of her hair as per Buddhist tradition, she is supremely content and has one ambition: to start ...

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