Public broadcaster Doordarshan on Sunday revealed the lineup of its nostalgic channel ‘DD Retro’ late night after Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar teased the channel early morning on Twitter.
According to the tweets from the official handle of the channel, Shaktimaan, Sankat Mochan Hanuman, Mahabharat, Chanakya, Upanishad Ganga, Dekh Bhai Dekh, and Buniyaad will air on DD Retro.
The exact timings of all the shows are yet to be confirmed by Doordarshan. However, DD Retro confirmed the timings of its three shows. Upanishad Ganga will be air from Monday to Friday at 9 AM on DD Retro. Chanakya will air from Monday to Friday at 9 PM. Mahabharat will air from Monday to Friday at 8 PM. All these three shows will be starting from today.
The timings of all others shows are yet not confirmed. DreamDTH had earlier yesterday reported the launch of DD Retro. Doordarshan is tapping into its archives to bring back nostalgic programs for its viewers.
DD Retro is currently exclusively available on DD Free Dish at LCN 003. The channel can also be viewed on Dish TV through DD Free Dish at LCN 2008. It is unclear whether the other DTH operators will add DD Retro given it is not a mandatory channel. It remains to be seen if the I&B Ministry can convince them like it had done to get them to air Panini, Kishore Manch, and Sharda channels for a period of three months.