The Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has granted two vacant MPEG-4 slots for its DD Free Dish DTH platform during the 55th e-auction, which was held on 23 August.
Hindi news and current affairs channels Vertent Samachar Plus 24X7 and FM News won the bids, and the channels will be available from September 1st on the free DTH platform.
Prasar Bharati has invited applications for allotment of vacant MPEG-4 slots of DD Free Dish DTH Platform from 01.09.2021 to 31.03.2022 through the 55th online e-auction process. The slot(s) were allotted in accordance with policy guidelines for allotment of DD Free Dish slots, notified on 15.01.2019 and as amended vide amendment notified on 30.03.2019, 01.11.2019 & 22.02.2021. The satellite channels licensed by the Ministry of I&B for downlinking in India would be allotted slots on DD Free Dish. Only license holder companies or their authorized distributor partners can apply for the allocation of DD Free Dish slots. The International Public Broadcasters licensed/registered/permitted by the Ministry of I&B can also participate in e-auction.