The Prasar Bharati board, at a meeting here today, took the decision.
The source said the broadcaster was earlier asked by the ministry to review the continuation of Free Dish as it felt that the programme benefited only private channels and brought recurring liability to the government.
The pros and cons of stopping Free Dish will be sent to the ministry for it to take a call on it, the source said.
Currently, there are 72 TV channels on Free Dish and reaches around 22 million households.
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