DD Free Dish is India's only open access Direct-To-Home (DTH) Service from Doordarshan which is provided free of cost (no monthly fee). Doordarshan started its DTH service DD Direct+ in December, 2004, which was re-named as DD Free Dish on 27th August 2013. DD FreeDish viewers can watch 80 SD MPEG-2 TV channels and 18 SD MPEG-4 channels apart from 40 radio channels. DD Free Dish has a reach of approximately 30 million households which is 15 % of the total TV Households in the country. DD Free Dish DTH service is owned and operated by Public Service Broadcaster Prasar Bharati.