DD National, also referred to as DD1 or Doordarshan, broadcasts live cricket matches that are parts of such events as the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and Cricket ODI International. These events are also available online for fans who cannot watch television at game time.
DD National is a public broadcasting channel that strives to foster unity among the various peoples of India. Sporting events, especially those involving India, are an excellent way to foster this unity. Therefore, most cricket matches on the channel involve India. Other programs on the channel include the Olympics and Asian Games, live broadcasts of political debate, and news programs. DD National also sets aside special times for soap operas, films and serialized programming, some of which are available in regional dialects.