Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati on Monday, 01st June, 2020 announced the conduct of 46th Online E-Auction to allot MPEG-4 slots on DD Free Dish on an annual basis for the period 1st July, 2020 to 30th June, 2021.
The MPEG-4 E-Auction will tentatively be held on 16th June, 2020 with the last date to submit applications till 15th June, 2020 3 PM. Prasar Bharati has invited the applications for allotment on an annual basis from 1st July, 2020 to 30th June, 2021. Bidding in the e-auction of MPEG-4 slots will be open to all genre (language) Channels at reserve price of Rs. 5.0 Lakhs. A non-refundable processing fee of Rs 25,000 and a participation fee of Rs 1.25 Lakhs 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 46th E-Auction.