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DD metro
Dd metro logo.jpg
Launched 9 August 1984 (as DD 2)
26 January 1993 (as DD Metro)
Closed November 3, 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 November 3, 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. 

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:15:00 -0800

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Times of India
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:48:05 -0700

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:00:00 -0800

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:44:05 -0800

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The Hindu
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 06:07:30 -0700

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