Mumbai: Prasar Bharati has invited applications for allotment of vacant MPRG-2 slots of DD Free Dish for the period 11 July 2023, to 31 March 2024, through the 70th e-auction, to be tentatively held on 4 July 2023.
The e-auction will be conducted in accordance with the online methodology for the allotment of DD Free Dish slots to private TV channels.
The pubcaster has categorised TV channels in different buckets in accordance with the genre/ language of the channel.
The reserve price for the bucket A+ which comprises GEC (Hindi) channels is priced at Rs 17.41 crore. Bucket A, which comprises - movie( Hindi) channels, teleshopping channels (all languages), has a reserve price of Rs 15.27 crore.
Bucket B, which includes Music (Hindi) channels, sports (Hindi) channels and all channels of Bhojpuri language, has a reserve price of Rs 14.66 crore.
Bucket C reserve price is Rs 14.37 crore which includes news and current affairs (Hindi) channels. Bucket D reserve price is Rs 11.58 crore which includes all other remaining genres of Hindi, devotional/ spiritual/ Ayush, all genres of Marathi, Punjabi, and Urdu channels, and news & current affairs (English) channels.
Bucket R1, which includes all channels in the language genre, not covered in any other bucket is priced at Rs 2.20 crore.