Satellite television in India is delivered by the means of communications satellite and received by a satellite dish and set-top box. Satellite television provides a wide range of channels and services, often to areas that are not serviced by terrestrial or cable providers.

While Doordarshan was expanding rapidly during the 1980s, the cable television industry was mushrooming in the prime cities of India. The VCR greatly multiplied entertainment options for Indian audiences, providing alternatives to Doordarshan's single-channel programming. Video viewing at home and in community-based video parlors increased at a fast pace.

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Satellite Television in India brought great expansion in its curriculum and creative shows.