Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati on Monday, 20th July, 2020 announced the conduct of 47th Online E-Auction to allot MPEG-2 slots on DD Free Dish on pro-rata basis for the period from 06th August, 2020 to 31st March, 2021.
The MPEG-2 E-Auction will tentatively be held on 28th July, 2020 with the last date to submit applications till 27th July, 2020 latest by 3.00 PM. Prasar Bharati has invited the applications for allotment on an pro-rata basis from 06th August, 2020 to 31st March, 2021. Bidding in the e-auction of MPEG-2 slots will be open to different buckets in accordance with genres/language of channel and their starting reserve price for the allotment period will be as below.
A non-refundable processing fee of Rs 25,000 and a participation fee of Rs 1.50 Crores is to be paid for participation in the E-Auction.
With FTA broadcasters seeing a major downfall in its revenue caused by the massive downfall in advertisement time, it remains to be seen if the E-Auction will attract any broadcaster or not. FTA broadcasters have been exiting the state run FTA DTH platform with Prasar Bharati’s relaxation of deferred payment seemingly not offering much support to the FTA broadcasters.
For more information, you can check the official notice issued by Prasar Bharati from this link – Notice for 47th E-Auction.