Doordarshan Kashir invites prog telecast proposals in 11 categories

NEW DELHI: Doordarshan has invited proposals for telecast of programmes under the Commissioning category in 11 different categories for DD Kashir.

All proposals have to be submitted by 27 June 2017. Although producers can submit more than one proposal, each proposal will be accompanied with a non-refundable processing fee of 25,000 in a bank draft.  

A show reel of the work done earlier by the producer up to 10 minutes will be mandatory for consideration of any proposal.

According to an announcement on the Doordarshan website, Prasar Bharati is making special efforts in Jammu and Kashmir to promote and nurture talent, provide a platform to deserving producers/artists from Jammu & Kashmir as well as from outside to encourage production of better programmes for Doordarshan viewers.

DD Kashir is a 24x7 satellite Channel of Doordarshan. The channel was launched in the year 2003. It is planned to bring fresh content on DD Kashir to showcase richness, variety and diversity of the local culture. The channel’s USP will be to attract young people of Jammu & Kashmir.

The categories for which proposals are invited and the amount payment are:


i. Above rates are exclusive of service tax.

ii. All programmes in above genres have to be submitted in HD format XDCAMHD MPEG 4:2:2 on PFD 23/PFD 50/PFD 100 Optical Disc Format or any other format prescribed by DD as per technical standards. Submissions in any other format will be summarily rejected.

iii. Preference will be given to Programmes based on themes and subjects relevant to Jammu & Kashmir.

iv. Proposals should be submitted only in Hindi/English for above mentioned genres.

Daily Soaps DD Kashir requires daily Serials/ Soaps. These could be Family, Social dramas based on interesting themes. The Serials/ Soaps should be complete family oriented entertainers. Those proposals which portray women in a positive light are specially welcome. These are to be produced in Hindustani language.

Comedy Series: Wholesome Comedy shows. Interesting concepts could be submitted like Stand-up comedy, Comedy reality shows, Sitcoms based on innovative formats. The language of the Comedy series should be Hindustani/Kashmiri/Urdu. 

Fiction Series (Youth): DD Kashir requires Fiction Series for the youth segment of the population. The series should be entertaining and should connect with young people. Interesting concepts could be submitted for teen dramas, fantasy series, adventure TV series etc., in interesting formats. The language of the Fiction series could be Hindustani/Kashmiri/Urdu.

International News & Current Affairs Programme: DD Kashir is interested in having a weekly programme on International News & Current Affairs. The language of the programme should be Hindustani. The Programme should include authentic updates on international events informative to the people. It should be of relevance to the people of Jammu & Kashmir and India at large. It can be conceived as a magazine format with a knowledgeable anchor including segments like discussions or can be in other trending formats.

Cuisine Show: A Cuisine show is required for DD Kashir which will explore the delicacies of Jammu and Kashmir region. Interesting proposals could be submitted for cuisine travelogue, reality based cuisine show, fusion cuisine, cuisine festivals and cuisine competitions for different age groups in interesting formats. The language of the Cuisine show could be Hindustani/Kashmiri/Urdu.

Animation Series for kids A daily Animation series for kids in Hindustani language. This series could be used to familiarise kids with classic stories and fairy tales for children which are popular all over the world including traditional stories of our country.

Film (Hindi) Based Programmes: To provide wholesome entertainment to the viewers, proposals for Hindi Film based programmes are invited. The programme is to be a weekly series in Hindustani language. Film based programmes may be of different formats like Film song based programmes and Film Content based programmes. The format could be conceived as a magazine/celebrity show or any innovative formats. Jammu & Kashmir with its pristine landscape is a popular shooting location for movies. This platform will be beneficial for integrating people of Jammu & Kashmir by linking their tradition and culture to the landscape shown in the film.

Film Content (Hollywood) Based Programmes: DD Kashir requires weekly Hollywood Film Content Based Programme that can attract people in general and youth segment of the population in particular. The programme could be theme based. It may include movie trailers, movie clips, movie reviews etc. The programme could be in magazine format or any other trending formats. The language of the programme should be Hindustani.

Travelogues: Proposals could be submitted for Travelogue programme in Hindustani language to portray different shades of life. The programme could be an adventure travelogue, wildlife travelogue, thematic travelogue, travelogue with celebrity or other attracting formats.

Chat Shows with Celebrity anchors: Proposals are invited for Chat Shows which would highlight achievers from various walks of life from all over the country. At least one episode per week would be dedicated to achievers from Jammu and Kashmir. The show should be sophisticated, contemporary and executed in great detail. An element of humour, entertainment is a must. Anchor of the show should be a celebrity. An exquisite and unique set should be designed for the show. Layout of the planned set has to be attached with the proposal.

Morning Show: For its morning segment DD Kashir requires a show in a magazine format in Kashmiri and Urdu. The show should be anchored by two well known personalities/ anchors from Jammu and Kashmir region. The show should present a roundup of important events of the previous day along with upcoming events for the day on which it is being presented. It should have segments dedicated to music, culture and sports including International sports. Show should be presented in a very entertaining and informative way and should appeal to all sections of population. The duration of the show would be for one hour to be telecast at 8.00 AM. Interesting concepts could be submitted based on innovative formats. Set design and look and feel of the show should be contemporary. It should change once in every month.

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