India’s state broadcaster DD India’s foray into the UK market seems to be shortlived after the channel was removed from the Sky Digital EPG.
When contacted Rayat TV, who run the channel here, denied rumours of closure and instead wanted to reinforce the message to viewers via BizAsia.co.uk that DD India will be returning on air after a four-week span. Whilst a reason behind the EPG removal wasn’t explained, our source did say that the channel was undergoing a management restructure and was also in the midst of revamping the UK recorded shows.
Some in the industry are little sceptical about today’s developments as until today, the channel’s EPG was displaying “programmes not available” message on the EPG banner, since last weekend. Also, recently DD had sold its News EPG slot to 9X.
DD India has vowed to return next month, whether it does is a completely different take. Before removal, the channel was on EPG 833.
As always, keep it with us for the very latest on developments on DD India.