9th August 1975. People in Kolkata woke up to the news headline : “Television comes to the grand old city. It was the beginning of a regional channel of Doordarshan – the name that has been synonymous with television in India and also instrumental in the sphere of national integration and development.
July 1, 1986. Doordarshan Kolkata got a new and permanent address at Golf Green, housing this large complex, inaugurated by Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India.
Doordarshan Kolkata is equipped with the most modern recording and transmission facilities including 3 digital studios, 1 CB studio and 1 Sync studio. The studios are mainly used for recording, live transmission, news broadcast and ENG recording. The Sync Studio is utilized for sound dubbing.
Other than Bengali, Doordarshan Kolkata also telecasts programmes in Hindi, Urdu, Nepali and Santhali. This is the only Bengali channel to do so.