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Doordarshan films' procurement EoI date extended to 14 July

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NEW DELHI: Companies/rights holders of feature films can now send in their Expression of Interest to Doordarshan for supplying a total of 2,754 feature films per year in English and various Indian languages to its various channels by 14 July 2017.

DD had earlier wanted all the EoIs to be sent by 30 June by 2 pm. They can now do so by 14 July by 5 pm.

According to the notice by the pubcaster, the rights holder which should be a company or a partnership firm must have a minimum of three years of experience in providing feature   films to a television broadcaster and a minimum of 25 films in its possession.

The Right-holders are required to provide feature films to Doordarshan for a period of two years and this period is extendable for one more year.

Doordarshan presently has seven channels that are uplinked from New Delhi - DD National, DD News, DD Bharati, DD India, DD Urdu, DD Sports and DD Kisan.

Besides these, Doordarshan also operates 14 (24X7) regional language channels. Regional language Channels are area/region specific and due to diversity of language and culture, each Channels is unique in terms of content and viewership.

Films are being telecast on the entire network of Doordarshan - on Channels uplinked from New Delhi (DD National, DD Bharati, DD India, DD Urdu, and DD Kisan Channels). English and Hindi feature film slots have also been created in the soon to be launched DD Arun Prabha Channel. Additionally, regional language feature films are also telecast on all its regional language Channels.

The applicant should not be a defaulter of Doordarshan at the time of submission of the Eol. A black-listing order passed by the Central government or state governments or any PSU should not be in operation against the applicant at the time of submission. The right holder should not be debarred from bidding as per GFR, Rule 151.

Doordarshan retains the right to procure films directly from any individual entity or banner outside this proposal considering programme exigencies. These programme exigencies could be, but not limited to, films on special occasions etc. like Independence day, Republic day, birth or death anniversary of a dignitary etc. 

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