DTH

×

Eight TV channels win Freedish slots, bid price goes above Rs 5 cr

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/08/17/dd-freedish.jpg?itok=IqZWsFKg

NEW DELHI: Setting a new record of getting for Rs 5.3 crore against the reserve price of Rs 4.3 crore, Doordarshan's DTH platform Freedish bagged as many as eight new channels in the e-auction held last week.

The channels that successfully bid for slots are Zee Anmol, Rishtey, Star Utsav, Fight Soirts, B4U Music, APN, Vision TV (Housefull Movies), and India 24x7.

The reserve price which had been Rs 3.7 crore was raised to its present level for the 25th e-auction in January. indiantelevision.com had learnt that the bid amount went up to Rs 4.7 crore in earlier e-auctions. The reserve price in the 15th e-auction was Rs 3 crore and was raised to Rs 3.7 crore in the 16th auction.

A senior Doordarshan official told indiantelevision.com that the next auction would be held in September, though the exact date had not yet been finalized.

The official refused to give the figure at which individual channels won the auction, as the exact amount after various adjustments was not yet clear.

Freedish – which currently carries eighty TV channels and 23 radio channels –also carries two channels as FTA which are otherwise pay channels - Aajtak and Big TV.

The official clarified that Freedish will be able to carry more channels as it is shortly going on to MPEG4. While it could carry about sixteen channels per transponder but MPEG 4 allows up to 24 TV channels per transponder, apart from radio channels.

The official said the Indian conditional access system (iCAS) is being used to keep a tab on the number of subscribers, but it would remain free-to-air.

The platform at present has space for eighty channels including its own channels and Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TV and also carrues 24 All India Radio channels.

The e-Auction was conducted by M/s. C1 India Pvt. Ltd., Noida which also conducted the first stage of the FM Radio Phase III auctions on behalf of Prasar Bharati.

The participation amount (EMD) in the e-Auction was Rs.1.5 crore which was deposited in advance. Incremental amount for the auction was Rs 10 lakh.

Of the bid price, Rs 1.1 crore will be deposited within one month of placement and another Rs 1.1 crore within two months along with service tax of 14.5 per cent on the bid amount.

The balance bid amount will be deposited within six months, failing which the deposited amount will be forfeited and the channel discontinued after a 21-day discontinuation notice.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/20/d2h.jpg?itok=DDzlMCYp
Rule the world of entertainment with ‘d2h Magic’ streaming device

MUMBAI: Dish TV India Limited, the world’s largest single-country DTH Company, has launched a one of its kind content streaming solution ‘d2h Magic’ allowing customers to access digital video streaming and OTT apps on their existing d2h set top box. ‘d2h Magic’ will seamlessly bridge the gap...

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/16/independent_tv.jpg?itok=TVGEfQRn
Independent TV to resume DTH service any day after 21 August

MUMBAI: DTH operator Independent TV has extended the resumption of its service further. The operator has stated on its website that they expect to go live any day after August 21, next week. The network was supposed to resume its service from August 15 in its new ITV 2.0 avatar .

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/16/ttata-sky.jpg?itok=ql8PQTsq
The Entertainment Industry Celebrates Tata Sky's 13th Birthday with Chimp&z Inc's #TataSkyTeraHai

Mumbai: Last week, Tata Sky celebrated its 13th anniversary. A brand that stands for entertainment across genres was celebrated all over the internet with tributes pouring in from the peers in the entertainment industry.

DTH DTH Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/13/dish.jpg?itok=adEHRm09
Dish TV brings unique value added service for Telugu viewers, launches 'Telugu Active' on DishTV & d2h platforms

Continuing to strengthen its value added service offerings, Dish TV India Limited, world’s largest single-country DTH Company has launched ‘Telugu Active’ VAS service - a one stop ad-free destination for the best of Telugu films & shows. The Telugu Active service is launched in partnership with...

DTH DTH Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/12/dd_free_dish.jpg?itok=jg9ZmKOp
DD Free Dish fills up 3 vacant MPEG-2 slots

MUMBAI: Public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati has allotted vacant slots to three channels on its direct-to-home (DTH) platform DD Free Dish in the 41st e-auction. According to media reports, the pubcaster has garnered Rs 21.69 crore in the latest round of e-auction. Hindi GEC Manoranjan Grand,...

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/12/HUN.jpg?itok=3Lxx3I5T
Dish TV India launches ‘Punjabi Active’ Service in association with Shemaroo

Dish TV India Limited, world’s largest single-country DTH Company, introduces a new value added service- ‘Punjabi Active’ in association with Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd to offer unique and engaging content to its Punjabi viewers on both of its brands; DishTV and d2h.

DTH DTH Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/10/independent-tv.jpg?itok=YiCv4fgn
Independent TV's service remains unavailable due to failure of payment to Antrix

MUMBAI: The service of troubled DTH operator Independent TV still remains unavailable as it has neither made the required payment nor furnished the bank guarantee to Antrix Corporation for reconnection of signals.

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/10/Anil-Dua.jpg?itok=TQodPkxS
DD Free Dish exit of top broadcasters can help DTH companies: Dish TV's Anil Dua

All four major broadcasters decided early this year to pull out their free-to-air channels from Prasar Bharati-run direct-to-home (DTH) operator DD Free Dish, the platform which was earlier a great challenge to private DTH players. Dish TV India group CEO Anil Dua stated that the decision has...

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/08/09/independent-tv.jpg?itok=-HtAJ8pN
MIB suspends interim renewal of licence of Independent TV

MUMBAI: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has temporarily suspended the interim renewal of license of DTH operator Independent TV until it resumes transmission. Indiantelevision.com has learnt from sources close to the development that the renewal would be reconsidered only on the...

DTH DTH Operator

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories