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Doordarshan invites by month-end EoIs for 2,754 English & regional films per yr

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NEW DELHI: Doordarshan seems to be girding up its loins, especially after the appointment of the Prasar Bharati CEO -- Shashi S Vempati. Expressions of interest (EoIs) have been invited by Doordarshan for companies/rights holders for supplying a total of 2,754 feature films per year in English and various Indian languages for its channels.

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. The last date for submission of entries is 30 June 2017 by 2 pm.

Doordarshan at present 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 I State governments I any PSU should not be in operation against the applicant at the time of submission of the EoI. The right holder should not be debarred from bidding as per GFR, Rule 151.

 

Tentative requirement of feature films would be according to the table below but iIt may change marginally depending upon the requirement.

SrNo.
Name     of      the
Channel
Language
Tentative
Number of films required (per year)
1
DD National
Hindi
200
2
DD Bharati
Hindi
60
3
DD Ind ia
Hindi
60
4
DD Urdu
Hindi &
Urdu
160
5
DD Kisan
Hindi
100
6
DD Arunprabha
(upcoming)
English &
Hindi
104
(52 Eng. &
52 Hin.)
7
DD Bangla
Bangla
360
8
DD Bihar
Bhojpuri &
Maithali
100
9
DD Chandana
Kannada
250
10
DD Gimar
Gujarati
60
11
DD Kashir
Urdu&
Hindi
100
12
DD Malayalam
Malaya!am
100
13
DD North East
(including
Assamese)
English,
Hindi, regional languages
of the north-
eastern region
100
14
DD Odia

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