The rich and multi-hued culture of Uttar Pradesh was first beamed by Doordarshan Uttar Pradesh (DD UP) on 27th November 1975 with the Shehnai recitation of Ustad Bismillah Khan from an interim set up at 22-Ashok Marg Lucknow. From 15th August 1982 colour transmission service of DD started echoing national motto of education, information and entertainment for Doordarshan in all its splendor. The 38 years of journey added another colour in rainbow with its introduction on 24x7Satellite Channel w.e.f. 16 August’2013.
In the year 1987, during Cricket World Cup (Reliance Cup), OB Van equipped with 4 colour camera chain recording equipment, portable microwave link and in the year of 1989, EFP VAN with three colour camera chain and recording setup for outdoor telecast entered in DD Lucknow’s foyer and strengthened our transmission.
In further advancement phase UP Regional Service started telecast with up linking facility from Studio/Earth Station. In January 1998, the services of INSAT-2B migrated to INSAT-4B. In the phase of digitalization DD Uttar Pradesh introduced play back system based on play box server.For improved coverage of crystal clear picture and sound reception, DD Lucknow hasrecently started Digital Video Broadcast Terrestrial Transmission (DVBT2) from 15th February 2016 with digital telecast of DD Uttar Pradesh. Presently this service is telecasting DD National , DD Sports, DD News and DD Bharati.These five channels can also be watched on mobile phone through dongle or Wi-Fi router(via DIGIDARSHANDVB-T2)MobileApp.
To fulfill interest of poetry loving people programme “Once More”, Health programme “Mission Health”, “Swasthya Sanjeevani”, LIVE morning show “Namaste UP”, one hour LIVE family show “Pariwar Samay”, Health & Hygiene programme “Swachch Bharat”,
and LIVE discussion on Current affairs “Charcha Me” have been started with a view to make transmission more and more viewer’s friendly. To provide platform to the music lovers, a realty show of music “Singing Star of UP” has been introduced. Lucknow Doordarshan produced some of the international fame programme “Shri Krishna Janmashtami” LIVE from Shri Krishna Janmashtami Mathura , LIVE birth celebration of Lord Ram from Ayodhya and Makarsankranti celebration from GorakhNath Temple Gorakhpur. Doordarshan Uttar Pradesh produced some of the best serials in the country namely “BIBI NATIYON WALI”, “NEEM KA PED”, first animation programme “HATIM TAI” and first ever animated programme “VIGYAN SE DHYAN KI OR” which also got place on National hook up.As a tribute to legendary Ghazal Singer Begam Akhtar, a Realty show of Ghazal singing was also produced by this Kendra.