|Launched||9 August 1984 (as DD 2)
26 January 1993 (as DD Metro)
|Closed||3 November 2003|
|Owned by||Prasar Bharati|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),
|Broadcast area||New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai|
|Replaced by||DD News|
|Sister channel(s)||DD National
|Timeshift service||Metro Gold|
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. The Channel was launched as DD2 in year 1984 in Delhi to provide alternative channels to metro audience, later DD2 Channels were also alunch at Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. In 1993, all 4 Metro chennels were interlinked under a brand name and the new channel was named as DD Metro. On 3 November 2003, the Prasar Bharati Corporation replaced DD Metro channel with their new news channel, DD News.
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 was a landmark in Indian television history, and DD Metro replaced STAR Plus as the top Hindi Entertainment channel for 2000-2001. 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.
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.
- "DD Metro to stay terrestrial channel". Business Line. 2002-06-11.
- "News channel to replace DD Metro: Prasar Bharati". Indian Express. 2002.
- "DD Metro's Golden Time "9 Gold"". Indian Express. 2001.
- "9 Gold On DD Metro". The Hindu. 2000.
- "DD Metro Grabbed No.1 position: India Tele Awards". Indian Express. 2001.
- "DD Metro to air dubbed Hollywood films". Indian Television Dot Com. 2002.