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DD Free Dish fills up 3 vacant MPEG-2 slots

Manoranjan Grand, Zingaat , Skystar Telugu have been allotted the slots

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MUMBAI: Public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati has allotted vacant slots to three channels on its direct-to-home (DTH) platform DD Free Dish in the 41st e-auction. According to media reports, the pubcaster has garnered Rs 21.69 crore in the latest round of e-auction.

Hindi GEC Manoranjan Grand, Hindi movie channels Zingaat and Skystar Telugu have been allotted MPEG-2 slots for the period from 16 August 2019 to 29 February 2020. Manoranjan Grand, the new free to air (FTA) Hindi GEC will launch on 15 August while the test signal of the channel is already on.

The Prasar Bharati board gave a green signal to e-auctioning of DTH slots on DD Free Dish in January. The e-auctioning was arbitrarily called off in October 2017. Earlier, FreeDish would conduct the e-auction every couple of months to award vacant channel slots to private broadcasters. The last e-auction was held in July 2017.

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