First Radio broadcasting started in India in 1923.
The first ever broadcast in India was made by Radio Club of Bombay.
The first ever news bulletin in India went on the air from the Bombay Station on July 23, 1927 under the private company, Radio Club of Mumbai.
It was followed by the introduction of a Broadcasting Service that started airing in the country in July 1927 on a trial at Mumbai and Kolkata simultaneously under a contract between Indian Govt. and a private company named Indian Broadcasting Company Ltd.
Government of India started Radio Service under the name Indian Broadcasting Service in 1930.
Indian Broadcasting service was renamed as All India Radio (AIR) in 1936.
AIR has been know, as Akashvani in 1957.
Motto of Akashvani is Bahujana Hitaya Bahujana Sukhaya.
The name 'Akashvani' was suggested by Rabindranath Tagore.
The headquarters of Akashavani is at Akashwani Bhavan, New Delhi.
The Public Sector Broadcasting of India giving autonomy to AIR and Doordarshan is Prasar Bharathi.
The Prasar Bharathi came into force on November 23,1997.
Present Chairman of Prasar Bharathi is Dr. A. Surya Prakash.
The first Chairman of Prasar Bharathi is Nikhil Chakravarthy.
The first University in India to have a radio station of its own is Sardar Patel University.
The first prison in india to have a FM radio station of its own is Tihar Jail (Delhi).
Vividh Bharati Services started on October 3, 1957.
Yuvavani services started at Delhi in 1969.
First ever FM service was started from Madras(on July 23, 1977).
First FM Service in Kerala was started from Kochi (1989).
India's first private F.M. radio station is Radio city (promoted by Music Broadcast Private Ltd.).
Radio city was launched in Bangalore (2011)
AIR 'News on Telephone' and AIR 'live on Internet' was started in 1998.
Television Broadcasting in India
First country to start television Broadcasting is USA (1928).
Doordarshan is the public television broadcaster of India.
The experimental telecast of Doordarshan started in Delhi in September 15, 1959.
The first general service started from Delhi on a regular basis is August 1965.
The television service was extended to Bombay (now Mumbai) and Amritsar in 1972.
The television set up was delinked from the AIR and given a separate status and named Doordarshan in 1976.
Doordarshan provided national coverage for first time through the satellite INSAT1A in 1982.
Doordarshan Commercial Service started in 1986.
Doordarshan celebrated its 50th anniversary on September 15. 2009.
Motto of Doordarshan is Satyam Sivam Sundharam.
The Head quarters of Doordarshan is Mandi House, New Delhi.
Colour TV broadcasting was introduced in India in 1982.
The first colour television programme in India is the Independence Day speech by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 15 August 1982, followed by the 1982 Asian Games which were held in Delhi.
The first live programme of Doordarshan is Delhi Asiad (1982).
The two All India channels of Doordarshan is DD National and DD News.
The International channel of Doordarshan is DD India (1995).
The Sports Channel of Doordarshan is DD sports (1998).
Channels of Doordarshan for live broadcast of parliamentary proceedings is DD Rajya Sabha, DD Loksabha.
The Channel launched by Doordarshan for cultural programmes is DD Bharati (2002).
24 hour terrestrial news channel launched by Doordarshan is DD News (2003).
The channel which replaced DD Metro is DD News (on November 3, 2003).
First Indian television channel to be granted landing rights in China is Zee TV.
Advent of private television channels in India is 1990s.
The first private channel in South India is Sun TV (1993).
The first Hindi satellite channel in India is Zee TV (1991).
India's first privately owned Hindi Channel is Zee TV.
First Private Channel in Malayalam is Asianet (1993 August 30).
India's first and only women focused channel is Sakhi TV.
First TV serial in India is Hum Log (1984).
First Private News on Doordarshan is The News Tonight (by NDTV).
First private producer of national news in India is NDTV (New Delhi Television).
India's number one news channel pioneered by TV Today Network Ltd. is Aaj Tak.
The educational FM Radio station started by IGNOU is Gyan Vani.
The educational channel started by IGNOU is Gyan Darshan.
The radio station for special agricultural programme by AIR and Union Ministry of Agriculture is Kisan Vani.
In Union Budget of 2014 the Govt. decided to launch the 24 hours agricultural television channel for farmers is Kisan TV (DD Kisan).
The private FM radio station of Kerala operated by Mathrubhumi is Club FM.
The FM radio station of Kerala operated by Malayala Manorama is Radio Mango.
DD FREE DISH (DD DIRECT PLUS)
The DTH Service provided by Doordarshan is D.D. Direct Plus.
The new name of DD Direct Plus is DD Free Dish.
DD Direct Plus launched in 2004.
The only free DTH (Direct to Home Service) Satellite television service in India is DD Direct Plus.
The service of DD Direct plus owned and operated by Prasar Bharati.
The first free DTH service in the world is DD Direct Plus.
The satellite used to Broadcast DD Direct Plus is INSAT 4B.
First DTH Service Provider in India is ASC Enterprises.