DD News invites tender from creative agencies

MUMBAI: Barely a month old, National broadcaster's news channel is all set to spruce its image.

Doordarshan has invited tenders from experienced creative agencies for creative and graphics support for DD news channel.

The pubcaster had issued a tender notice in the leading dailies today. According to the advertisment, the tender is a two bid basis proposal.

According to the details available on the website, the applicants would be required to provide support in designing and executing graphics for day to day news bulletins and current affairs programme and to conceptualise and develop montages and stings for regular news segments as well as for special occasions. The applicants are also expected to ve adept in creating story specific animated 3 D graphics for day to day operations, developing automated generation of stock ticker from the stock data being received through ISDN line and automated generation of animated graphics related to special programmes as elections developing interface with data from a third party.

The applicant should be able to execute, on day to day basis, graphics generation for delivery on to the production switcher, to develop application to facilitate updation of news ticker, breaking news, news updates from remote location in the news room and provide automated application for branding of graphics plates of all types.

According to the information available on the site, all the graphics will be bilingual in English and Hindi and the development of graphics and montages/ stings in regional languages should be quoted as an option.

Beside the pubcaster also requires the agency to develop music suiting the channel requirements for channel Id, montages and stings. The agency will also have to create weather graphics with automated generation taking data from IMD on a ISDN Line.

The job under the contract will also include providing support services for the program and news in form of research, production coordination.

One of the important clauses included in that the graphics and research teams will be exclusive to Doordarshan and the output is liable to be rejected in case of poor quality work with penalty imposed.

The applicants will have to submit a non refundable processing fee of Rs 10,000/- by demand draft in the name of "PBBCI, DG Doordarshan'' in the envelope along with pre-qualification bid.

Last date for the receipt of tender is 30 January 2004 by 3.00 pm and the tender would be opened on 2 February 2004 in the presence of the bidder or an authorized representative of the same.

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