Andaman & Nicobar Islands residents get a gift as Tata Sky adds DD Port Blair

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Weeks after the submarine Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) from Chennai to Andaman & Nicobar Islands was launched, the residents of Andaman & Nicobar Islands have got another gift with Direct to Home (DTH) operator Tata Sky adding ‘DD Port Blair’ onboard its platform this evening on channel number 1994.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands residents get a boost as Tata Sky adds DD Port Blair

DD Port Blair is now the lone Andaman & Nicobar Islands specific channel available on any DTH platform. The channel is available on Tata Sky’s platform on channel number 1994. DD Port Blair will be telecasting programs between 4 PM to 7 PM from Monday to Friday.

The Education Department in Andaman & Nicobar Islands since April has allocated a one hour slot in the evening on DDK which broadcasts respective 01236 subjects like mathematics, economics, science, business, etc.

DD Port Blair has a 1 hour educational content between 4-5 PM titled ‘DD Classroom’, Entertainment program at 5-6 PM, Dweep Darpan News at 6-6:30 PM, and another Entertainment program at 6:30-7 PM before the black out between 7 PM-4 PM.

The addition has made today a big day for satellite communication in Andaman & Nicobar Islands with Tata Sky said to have more than 20,000 subscribers in Andaman & Nicobar Islands as per DJ Venkatesh, a correspondent tracking North and Middle Andaman.

Apart from DD Port Blair, local Cable TV operators in Andaman & Nicobar Islands are also broadcasting classes for students in the morning with a two-hour slot.

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