While India Science is an Internet-based channel, DD Science is a one-hour slot on Doordarshan national channel.
In an effort to popularise science in India, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and public broadcaster Doordarshan has launched two science channels, namely DD Science and India Science. While India Science is an Internet-based channel, DD Science is a one-hour slot on Doordarshan national channel.
The free-to-air channels are being implemented and managed by Vigyan Prasar, an autonomous organisation of DST. Both the channels will be completely free to access. They will have science-based documentaries, studio-based discussions, virtual walkthroughs of scientific institutions, interviews and short films.
The two science channels are milestones in the history of science communication in the country. They are the first step in creating a national science channel for India.
India Science is already a 24x7 presence, while DD Science may also be scaled up to a full-fledged channel in the future. DD Science will be telecasted from Monday to Saturday at 5 pm. Whereas, India Science will be available on any internet-enabled device and will provide live, scheduled play and video-on-demand services.