The News Wing of Doordarshan is responsible for procurement, editing and production of all news and current affairs programmes broadcast on Doordarshan Channels at the national and regional level. Director General (News) heads the News Wing of Doordarshan.
DD News is the only terrestrial cum satellite News Channel of the country. The News Channel of India's Public Service Broadcaster has been successfully discharging its responsibility to give balanced, fair and accurate news without sensationalizing as well as by carrying different shades of opinion. DD-News channel was launched on 3 November 2003 by converting DD-Metro into a 24-hours news channel. Its satellite footprint is available across the country. DD News terrestrial reach is 49% by population and 25% by area of the country. DD News is currently producing news content in Hindi, English, Urdu and Sanskrit languages. Over 17 hours of LIVE transmission include telecast of more than 30 news bulletins in these languages. Besides this 14 Regional News Units of DD News are producing four regional shows in a day which are aired on DD News. The channel also telecast daily three sports bulletins, one business show, daily current affairs programme. Special shows on Health, Youth issues, Cinema, Art & Culture, flagships schemes, communal harmony, employment opportunities, international events, market developments etc are produced in-house by the News Channel. The news channel is also scrolling news round the clock in Hindi & English with stock tickers (BSE/NSE) and commodity tickers. News Wing of DD News is also producing news content for its sister channels i.e. DD National, DD India and DD Urdu. Five bulletins in Hindi/English of 15 mts duration are being produced daily by news wing for DD National Channel. Recently news wing started producing 10 LIVE bulletins and news scrolling for DD Urdu. DD News has 31 functional Regional News Units / Bureaus which are broadcasting over 170 news bulletins in 23 languages/dialects. RNUs besides producing regional news also cater to DD News in Reporting, Visual feeds & Special Programming. DD News is also very active on the social media platforms. Its Twitter handle @DDNewsLive is tweeting news and updates round the clock. The Youtube channel of DD News youtube.com/DDNewsOfficial is putting out headlines, videos and special programmes for netizens regularly.