Prasar Bharati inviting applications from TV channels for allotment of MPEG-2 slots

Prasar Bharati inviting applications from satellite TV channels for allotment of MPEG-2 slots of DD Free Dish DTH Platform for the period from 01.12.2019 to 29.02.2020 through 42nd online e-auction process

1. Prasar Bharati invites applications to fill up MPEG-2 slots of DD Free Dish DTH Platform on a pro-rata basis for the period from 01.12.2019 to 29.02.2020 through 42nd online e-auction process.

2. The slots will be allotted as per procedure explained in Clause (r) of Annexure-2 of the policy guidelines for allotment of DD Free Dish slots, notified on 15.01.2019 and as amended vide amendment notified on 01.11.2019 which are available on the websites, http://doordarshan.gov.in and http://prasarbharati.gov.in. The E-auction, if required, will be held on 15.11.2019.

3. Only channels licensed by the Ministry of I&B would be allowed to participate in the allocation/42nd online e-Auction process. Only companies holding valid permission from the Ministry of I&B or their authorized distributor partners can apply for the allocation of DD Free Dish slot. If bidder Company is other than the channel license holder, the letter/agreement signed between license Holder Company and Distributor Company authorizing the bidder for distribution of the channel and bidding on behalf of the channel must be submitted.

4. International Public Broadcasters licensed/registered by the Ministry of I&B can also participate in the e-auction.

5. Categorization of TV channels in different buckets in accordance with genres/language of the channel and their starting pro-rata reserve price for the period from 01.12.2019 to 29.02.2020 will be as below:

Bucket Genre/language of channel Pro-rata  starting  reserve  price
for the period from 01.12.2019 to
29.02.2020 (Indian Rs.)
A+ All GEC (Hindi) Channels 37625000

A All Movie (Hindi) Channels 31125000

B AllMusic(Hindi)  Channels,  Sports  (Hindi) 27375000
Channels,  GEC(Bhojpuri),  Movies  (Bhojpuri)
and Teleshopping (Hindi) channels
C News & Current Affairs (Hindi)  Channels, News 22375000
& Current Affairs (English) and News & Current
Affairs (Punjabi) Channels
D All other remaining Genre (Language) Channels 15500000

6. The carriage along with applicable GST will be payable in two installments.

i) 1st installment in advance by 28.11.2019 i.e before placement of channel on DD Free Dish DTH Platform.

ii) 2nd installment payable in December after adjusting the participation fee amount.

7. Broadcasters desirous of allotment of slots on DD Free Dish are required to provide clear and unambiguous proof in support of genre classification of their channel. In case of lack of clarity, ambiguity or conflicting information, applications will be deemed ineligible and may be summarily rejected. For details please refer checklist of documents provided with the application form.

8. The channel/company desirous of participating in the e-auction may apply in the prescribed Bidder Registration/application form along with requisite fee and all documents, as mentioned in Bidder Registration/Application form, which is available on the website, http://doordarshan.gov.in, and http://prasarbharati.gov.in

9. The applicants will be required to furnish following Demand Drafts along with Bidder Registration form:

i) Non-refundable processing fee of Rs 25,000/- (twenty-five thousand only), inclusive of GST, through Demand Draft/RTGS/NEFT from any scheduled bank in favor of PB (BCI), Doordarshan Commercial Service, New Delhi.

ii) Demand Draft of Rs 1.50 Cr (One Crore and fifty lakhs only) from any scheduled bank in favor of PB (BCI) Doordarshan Commercial Service, New Delhi, towards participation fee.

iii) For unsuccessful bidders, the participation fee will be refunded within three weeks after the declaration of the results of e-auction. For successful bidders, the participation fee will be adjusted in the final installment of the carriage fee/bid amount.

10. Online Training will be provided to all the participants before the commencement of actual e-Auction.

11. If required, Prasar Bharati/Doordarshan can extend e-Auction to the next day or as the case may be.

12. For details like e-auction process, terms & conditions and payment schedule etc. please refer to
policy guidelines available on the website, http://doordarshan.gov.in
and http://prasarbharati.gov.in

Prasar Bharati inviting applications from TV channels for allotment of MPEG-2 slots

13. Prasar Bharati reserve the right to accept/reject/cancel/amend the e-Auction/slot at any time during the e-Auction or after e-Auction.

14. Interested broadcasters may submit their applications in a sealed cover in person in Room No. 601, Tower-A, Directorate General: Doordarshan, Doordarshan Bhawan, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi-

110001 or sent by Speed/Registered Post addressed to Director (DTH) Room No. 601, Tower-A, Directorate General: Doordarshan, Doordarshan Bhawan, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi-110001.

15. The Last Date for submission of applications is 13.11.2019 latest by 3.00 P.M.

Please check the official Notice from the Prasar Bharati for 42nd DD Direct Plus online e-auction.

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