Doordarshan (Hindi: m, दूरदर्शन, dūrdarśan, Durdarshan; German. "Television" ) refers to the Indian television, and consists of the Hindi / Sanskrit words Major ( remote) and darshan (view, view). It corresponds to the word meaning, therefore, exactly the German "television" and the Greco - Latin " televisio ".

With " Doordarshan " and the state television station is meant the increasing competition got in the last few years through private channels like Star TV.