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Prasar Bharati plans to proceed with DD FreeDish auction

Source/ Courtesy / tvnews4u.com / New Delhi: The board also objected to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s direction to stop all e-auction of channels on DD Free Dish. The directive will “wreck the finances of PrasarBharati” and the Corporation stands to lose Rs300 crore.

Doordarshan’s Free Dish service was inaugurated in 2004 with 33 channels. It now carries 104 television channels and 40 radio channels and reaches 20 million homes. It provides coverage throughout India, except Andaman and Nicobar islands, through a set top box for which no monthly subscription fee is required.
Prasar Bharati plans to proceed with DD FreeDish auction

When DD Free Dish was started, the General Entertainment Channel slots were auctioned for Rs 25 lakh a year. They now command Rs 8.5 crore a year.

The Ministry also wants general entertainment channels to be replaced by channels run by Union Ministries. However, ThePrasarBharati Board rejected the same contended that it would make the bouquet uninteresting. The viewership of Doordarshan would crash and Tata Sky and Dish TV will go laughing all the way to the Bank.

If PrasarBharati proceeds with the plan of auctioning the slots in DD FreeDish, it will severely affect the prospect of the private DTH Operators like Dish TV, Tatasky, Sun Direct etc

Please note : This is incomplete story - Read full story on tvnews4u.com

DD Free Dish Encryption Coming Soon

February 14, 2018 / Rajyavardhan Rathore, junior minister for information and broadcasting confirmed that Doordarshan has given permission to eleven companies to manufacture set top boxes with encryption for use on its DTH service DD Free Dish.

The statement confirms that the much delayed encryption of the service is on track and will be implemented once the stock of these set-top boxes starts reaching the market in sufficient numbers.

Once sufficient number of such authorized boxes are available, DD Direct Plus will stop broadcasting some of its channels openly, and will encrypt the signals. Initially, channels that are currently using MPEG-4 will be encrypted.

In other words, subscribers who wish to watch all DD Direct Plus channels will have to buy one of the authorized boxes from one of the 11 companies who have been licensed to manufacture them.

At the same time, existing users of DD Direct Plus who do not upgrade their boxes will continue to receive a certain number of channels. Eventually, DD Direct Plus is likely to switch off all open signals and force all subscribers to move to authorized boxes.
DD Free Dish Encryption Coming Soon

The encryption was originally supposed to start in April last year. DD is using an Indian software solution known as iCAS for encoding and decoding the signals.

Rathore said 10 private companies as well as the government-controlled BECIL or Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Ltd have so far been licensed to manufacture the new boxes.

The minister did not give the name of the ten companies.

The move to encrypt the channels is aimed at improving Doordarshan’s revenue.

Once the channels are encrypted, Doordarshan will be able to find out how many people watch its free DTH service.

Based on this number, it will be able to charge money from channels for being part of the service, also known as carriage fee.

Courtesy / News Source : www.broadcastandcablesat.co.in

DD National HD channel now available on DD Direct Plus DTH

DD National HD channel now available on DD Direct Plus DTH

This is good news for DD Freedish viewers who have free-to-air HD set-top box because now they can get DD National Channel in HD. DD National HD showing latest contents in high definition and old content showing in same formats (4:3).
You can feel HD picture clarity with HD Set-Top Box and HD Television. You can scan your HD set-top box at given below frequencies.

Position: 93.5°E
Satellite Name: G-Sat 15
LNB Frequency: Universal (09750-10600)
TP Frequency: 11630
POL: V
Symbol Rate: 30000
System: DVB-S2 / 8PSK / MPEG-4 / HD
FEC: 9/10
Mode: FTA

Although; this channel is also available on TATA Sky DTH at channel number 113.
DD National HD channel now available on DD Direct Plus DTH

DD National HD channel now available on DD Direct Plus DTH

As you know Prasar Bharati recently stopped analogue DVB-T broadcast from main cities of India and now started digital DTT (DVB-T2) technology. At this time by using DTT technology 8 TV channels available which you can get by using DVB-T2 digital set-top box with the help of normal yagi antenna. So now DD National HD channel is also available in DVB-T2 channels list.

For more information on DD Direct Plus / DD Direct DTH, please keep visit us.

ZEE NEWS+ and ZEE NEWS Channel temp. FTA from GSAT15

ZEE NEWS+ and ZEE NEWS Channel temp. FTA from GSAT15
ZEE NEWS+ and ZEE NEWS Channel temp. FTA from GSAT15

If you are viewer of DD Freedish DTH, then you can add given below two TV channels in your free-to-air set-top box by scanning below frequencies.
LNB Frequency: Universal 09750-10600

Frequency 11470 H 30000
ZEE NEWS (TV)
ZEE NEWS+ (TV)
Video Channels: 2
Radio Channels: 0
Data Channels: 0
Total: 2

These channels are temp FTA from G-Sat 15 at 93.5° East and NSS 6 / SES 8 at 95.0° East satellites.

DD Direct Plus removed Eight Channels and Two TV Channels added again

DD Direct Plus (DD Direct DTH) removed eight existing TV channels on its DTH platform. Now on DD Free Dish total 8 vacant slots available.

 

Eight TV Channels Removed from DD Direct DTH platform :
Aastha Bhajan Removed and TEST 111 added - 02/11/2017New
Frequency : 11090 / V / 29500
Aastha channel Removed and TEST 306 added - 02/11/2017
Frequency : 11470 / V / 29500
Mahacartoon TV removed and TEST 404 added - 02/11/2017
Frequency : 11510 / V / 29500
Sanskar TV removed - TEST 402 added  - 28/10/2017
Frequency : 11510 / V / 29500
Dillagi TV removed  - TEST 410 added  - 28/10/2017
Frequency : 11510 / V / 29500
Wow Cinema removed - TEST 113 added - 01/10/2017
Frequency : 11090 / V / 29500
Vaa Movies removed - TEST 210 added- 01/09/2017
Frequency : 11170 / V / 29500
RT Movies removed - TEST 508 added - 01/09/2017
Frequency : 11550 / V / 29500

Two TV Channels on DD Direct DTH Added again :
TEST 411 removed and News State added again - 02/11/2017
Frequency : 11510 / V / 29500
TEST 507 removed and Housefull action added again - 02/11/2017
Frequency : 11550 / V / 29500

As you know that DD Direct DTH recently suspended its 37th e-auction for vacant slots which scheduled to be held on 22/08/2017.  on appeal of Wow cinema, TDSAT asked to Prasar Bharati why e-auction delayed.

view updated DD Free Dish TV Channels List as on 28th October 2017



For more information of DD Free dish updates and ABS Free view updates keep visit us on www.dddirectdth.com

TDSAT gives Prasar Bharati 2 days to respond to FreeDish auction suspension

NEW DELHI: Prasar Bharati has two days more to come out with the real reason for suspending the auctions on its DTH service FreeDish in August this year. From 27 October 2017 the telecoms and broadcast disputes tribunal TDSAT will hear two petitions challenging the decision of public broadcaster.

In the last hearing, the tribunal had told petitioners Cinema 24×7, (distributors of WOW Cinema), News Nation Network and others to file applications with Prasar Bharati. It had said it would hear the matter if not resolved by the pubcaster.
TDSAT gives Prasar Bharati 2 days to respond to FreeDish auction suspension


When the matter came up yesterday, only Cinema 24×7 (WOW Cinema) was represented by its counsels. Prasar Bharati, represented by Assistant Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, sought two more days to finalise the government and Prasar Bharati’s stand on the issue.

I&B ministry suspends auction of slots on DD Free Dish, to review process

Soon after Smriti Irani became the Minister of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) few months back, the decision of halting the bids for FreeDish slot was announced. This came at a time when FreeDish was testing its MPEG4 technology in an attempt to encrypt the platform and also expand the number of TV channels that could be carried. At present 80 channels are carried on the FTA DTH platform.

Source: Indiantelevision.com

DD Freedish Auction Called Off, Private TV Channels To Lose Huge Ad Revenue

Following the decision of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) to withdraw TV channel slot auction process from platform DD-Freedish, private TV channels are bound to lose huge advertisement revenue. It must be mentioned here that most of the big private TV channels have become FTA channels due to the availability of DD-Freedish reach at a nominal fee and as a result there was a sudden increase of their TRPs, directly also boosting their ad revenue. In fact few of private TV channels which are still a pay channel for private DTH platforms and cable operators have become FTA for DD-Freedish.

The last e-auction took place in July, in which DD-Freedish had earned Rs. 85.10 crore and awarded slots to 11 private broadcasters. Another auction scheduled for August was cancelled by the broadcaster, citing “administrative reasons” as per the notice dated 18.8.2017 (see letter).
DD Freedish Auction Called Off, Private TV Channels To Lose Huge Ad Revenue

DD-Freedish used to hold e-auction once in every couple of months to award vacant channel slots on DD Freedish to private broadcasters. At present, the platform carries 80 TV channels, including private entertainment channels Star Utsav, Sony Pal, Zee Anmol, Rishtey and news channels Aaj Tak, ABP News, Zee News, and News 24 to name a few. At present the platform has two vacant slots but the number will increase to about 10 by the end of this month if no decision is taken by the ministry.

Source / Courtesy or Read Full Store on www.exchange4media.com

VAA Movies removed from DD Freedish

VAA Movies and other 2 Hindi movie channels removed from DD Freedish DTH. Other channels are Wow Cinema and RT movies.

VAA Movies removed and now TEST 210 showing on vacant slot of DD Freedish
VAA Movies removed from DD Freedish
Here is current frequency of that vacant slot:
Satellite : GSAT 15
Position : 93.5 Degree EAST
LNB Frequency : 09750-10600 (Universal)
TP Frequency : 11170
Symbol Rate : 29500
POL : V
FEC : 3/4
Mode : FTA


Vaa Movies channel History on DD Freedish:
Vaa movies added on DD Freedish on 1st September 2016
Vaa movies removed from DD Freedish on 1st September 2017 - New

I&B ministry suspends auction of slots on DD Free Dish, to review process

I&B ministry to review channel slot auction process of Doordarshan’s free-to-air DTH platform DD Free Dish

Courtesy: livemint.com / New Delhi : The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry has decided to review the channel slot auction process of state broadcaster Doordarshan’s free-to-air direct-to-home (DTH) platform DD Free Dish.

The ministry has asked the broadcaster to suspend e-auctioning of slots on DD Free Dish until further notice, two people familiar with the development said. The last e-auction took place in July, in which Doordarshan (run by Prasar Bharati) had earned Rs85.10 crore and awarded 11 channel slots to private broadcasters. Another auction scheduled for August was cancelled by the broadcaster, citing “administrative reasons”.
I&B ministry suspends auction of slots on DD Free Dish, to review process

“The ministry has not given any reason behind this sudden decision. The slots on the platform are getting vacant and private broadcasters are not able to renew those. Prasar Bharati has been refusing renewal since August,” said one of the two people cited above, on the condition of anonymity.

TDSAT gives Prasar Bharati 2 days to respond to FreeDish auction suspension

Doordarshan holds an e-auction once every couple of months to award vacant channel slots on DD Free Dish to private broadcasters. At present, the platform carries 80 channels, including private entertainment channels like Star Utsav, Sony Pal, Zee Anmol, Rishtey and news channels like Aaj Tak, ABP News and News 24.

Read full article on --- livemint.com
 
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