Press Release Inviting bids for running DD Metro for Three years

Sealed bids are invited for Bulk AIR Time Sale of 60 mts and 30 mts slots for telecast over DD-Metro for a period of three years for the 7.00 PM to 10.00 PM slots and 10.00 PM to 00.30 AM slots.

The following is the Telecast Schedule:-

1. a)1900 hrs. ? 2100 hrs. w.e.f. 11.09.2001

b) 2100 hrs. - 2200 hrs. w.e.f. 16.10.2001

2. 2200 hrs. ? 0030 hrs. w.e.f. 03.09.2001

The Floor Prices of the slots are as under:-

Telecast Time
Floor Prices


(in Rs)

(In Sec.)

1900 hrs -2000 hrs

225 million

600 per day

2000 hrs - 2100 hrs

325 million

600 per day

2100 hrs - 2200 hrs

425 million

600 per day

2200 hrs -2300 hrs

175 million

600 per day

2300 hrs -0000 hrs

No floor price

600 per day

0000 hrs -0030 hrs

No floor price

300 per day

There shall be a 10% annual increase in the bid amount quoted.

Programmes in Hindi will be telecast between 1900 hrs ? 2200 hrs and from 2200 hrs to 2300 hrs and in Hindi/English from 2300 hrs ? 0030 hrs.

The bidders have to apply for slots on hourly basis. The bidder can also apply for the entire three hour slot together for the 7.00 pm to 1000 pm band.

There could be a separate bid of half hour for the 0000 hrs to 0030 hrs slot.

Application forms along with general instructions/terms and conditions can be collected free of cost from the office of Directors, Doordarshan Kendras, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai from 30.5.2001 to 15.6.2001 between 11.00 AM to 1.00 PM.

Bids (pre-qualification and financial bid) can be submitted to the Deputy Director General (Metro),

Directorate General,


5th Floor,

Doordarshan Bhawan,

Copernicus Marg,

New Delhi-110001

11.00 AM ? 1.00 PM on all working days with effect from 11.6.2001 to 18.6.2001 along with the processing fee for 7.00PM, 8.00 PM, 9.00PM, 10.00 PM and 11.00 PM slots and 0000 hrs slot and earnest money as quoted in the bid document through demand draft drawn in favour of PBBCI, Doordarshan Commercial Service payable at New Delhi.

The pre-qualification bids shall be opened on 18.6.2001 at 1530 hrs and the financial bids will be opened on 19.6.2001 at 1530 hrs in Doordarshan Bhawan, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi.

Bidders are permitted to be present at the time of opening of both the bids.

The bid document will also be available on Doordarshan Web site at



Issued for favour of publication/broadcast/telecast ( MS. SURAT MISRA )


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