Prasar Bharati invites applications for allotment of vacant MPEG-2 slots of DD Free
Dish DTH Platform for the period from 1st of April 2024 to 31st of March 2025 through 6th Annual 75th online e- auction process to be tentatively held from 19th February 2024. The e-auction will be conducted in accordance with E-auction Methodology for
allotment of DD Free Dish slots to private TV channels, notified by Prasar Bharati on
27.01.2023 and subsequent Amendment Dated 13.12.2023 which are available on the
Prasar Bharati website, http://prasarbharati.gov.in.
Only satellite channels licensed by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting would be allowed to participate in the e-auction. Only companies holding valid permission from the Ministry of I&B can apply for participation in e-auctions for allocation of DD Pree Dish slot.
International Public Broadcasters licensed by the Ministry ofI & B can also participate
in e-auction. Categorization of TV channels in different buckets in accordance with genres and language of the channel for the allotment period will be as below:
Genre / Language Bucket
1.Bucket A+: GEC (Hindi / Urdu) Channels
2.Bucket A: Movie (Hindi / Urdu) Channels
3.Music (Hindi / Urdu) Channels
4.Sports (Hindi / Urdu) Channels
Bucket B: All Channels of Bhojpuri Language
All other remaining Genres of Hindi / Urdu
Bucket C: News & Current Affairs (Hindi / Urdu) Channels
a. Devotional / Spiritual / Ayush
b. All Genres of Marathi & Punjabi Channels
Bucket D: News & Current Affairs (English) Channels
Bucket R1: This bucket is for all Channels in languages’ not covered above.
Successful Channels will be required to arrange their own IRD Box in advance at DTH
Earth Station, Todapur, New Delhi, to place their Channel on DD Free Dish Platform. The Last Date for submission of applications and original Demand Draft is 12th of February 2024 (Monday) by 05.00 p.m.
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