Prasar Bharti invites applications of DD Freedish 47th E Auction for MPEG2

Prasar Bharti invites applications of DD Freedish 47th E Auction for MPEG2

Subject: Notice inviting applications for allotment of vacant MPEG-2 slots of DD Free Dish DTH Platform on pro-rata basis for the period from 06.08.2020 to 31.03.2021.

1. Prasar Bharati invites applications for allotment of vacant MPEG-2 slots of DD Free Dish DTH Platform for the period from 06.08.2020 to 31.03.2021 through on line e-auction process.

2. The slots will be allotted as per procedure explained in Clause (r) of Annexure-2 of the policy guidelines for allotment of DD Free Dish slots, notified on 15.01.2019 and as amended vide amendment notified on 01.11.2019 which are available on the on the websites, http://doordarshan.gov.in and http://prasarbharati.gov.in. E-auction, if required, will be held on 28.07.2020.

3. Only satellite channels licensed the Ministry of I&B for downlinking in India would be allotted slots on DD Free Dish. Only license holder company or their authorized distributor partners can apply for allocation of DD Free Dish slot.

4. In case the applicant company is other than licensee, the document/agreement signed between license Holder Company and applicant company authorizing the applicant/bidder for distribution of the channel and bidding on behalf of the licensee must be submitted.

5. International Public Broadcasters licensed/registered/permitted the Ministry of I&B can also participate in e-auction.

6. Categorization of TV channels in different buckets in accordance with genres/language of channel and their starting reserve price for the allotment period will be as below:

7. Broadcasters desirous of allotment of slot on DD Free Dish are required to provide clear and unambiguous proof in support of genre classification of their channel. In case of lack of clarity, ambiguity or conflicting information, applications will be deemed ineligible and may be summarily rejected. For details please refer checklist of documents provided with the application form.

8. Successful bidders shall be required to make the payments in 06 monthly installments as per payment schedule prescribed under clause (5) of the policy guidelines for allotment of DD Free Dish slots. Each installment will be 1/6th of difference of bid amount and participation fee.

9. Online training will be provided to all eligible participants before the commencement of actual e-Auction.

10. If required, Prasar Bharati/Doordarshan can extend e-Auction to the next day or as the case may be.

11. For details like e-auction process, terms & conditions and payment schedule etc. please refer to policy guidelines available on the website, http://doordarshan.gov.in and http://prasarbharati.gov.in

12. Prasar Bharati reserve the rights to accept/reject/cancel/amend the e-Auction/slot at any time during the e-Auction or after e-Auction.

13. Interested broadcasters may apply online at https://fdslots.prasarbharati.org and upload all requisite documents as prescribed in the application. Please note that it is mandatory to pay the non-refundable processing fee of Rs.25,000/- online at above portal to submit the application. The participation fee of Rs. 1.50 Crore (Rupees one crore fifty lakhs only) is to be paid only through Demand Draft. A copy of the participation fee demand draft is to be uploaded online.

14. Before, starting filling up of online application, please ensure that all documents provided in ANNEXURE-1, including processing fee Demand Draft, are ready available with you for uploading.

15. After submission of online application, the original demand draft for participation fee along with printout of acknowledgement received on authorized e-mail after submission of online application is to be submitted in sealed cover either in person or Speed/Registered Post addressed to Director (DTH), Room No. 601, Tower-A, Directorate General: Doordarshan, Doordarshan Bhawan, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi-110001 latest 27.07.2020 3.00 P.M.

16. For unsuccessful bidders, participation fee will be refunded within three weeks after the declaration of the results of e-auction. For successful bidders, participation fee will be adjusted in the final installment of the carriage fee/bid amount.

17. 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.

18. The Last Date for submission of applications is 27.07.2020 latest 3.00 P.M.

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