Prasar Bharati invites applications for allotment of vacant MPEG-2 slots of DD Free Dish DTH Platform on pro-rata basis for the period from 01.04.2022 to 31.03.2023 through 59th online e- auction process to be tentatively held on 22.03.2022.
The e-auction will be conducted in accordance with policy guidelines for allotment of DD Free Dish slots, notified on 15.01.2019 and as amended from time to time which are available on the website.
Only satellite channels licensed by the Ministry of I&B would be allowed to participate in the e-auction. Only companies holding valid permission from Ministry of I&B or their authorized distributor partners can apply for participation in e-auction for allocation of DD Free Dish slot.
In case the applicant company is other than licensee, the document/agreement signed between license Holder Company and applicant company authorizing the applicant/bidder for distribution of the channel and bidding on behalf of the licensee must be submitted.
International Public Broadcasters licensed by the Ministry of I & B can also participate in e-auction.
Categorization of TV channels in different buckets in accordance with genres/language of channel and their starting reserve price for the allotment period will be as below:
The e-auction will be Bucket-wise starting with bucket having highest reserve price i.e from Bucket ‘R1’ and will progressively go down in the order of reserve price, as given in table above, subject to availability of slot. BCS Bureau