• Welcome to DreamDTH Forums
    An online community for the television enthusiasts!
    Log in or Register

GSAT 8 is for doordarshan DTH

Bapun Raz

Staff member
Administrator
Joined
3 Nov 2010
Messages
30,743
Reaction score
48,931
New Delhi: In what would be a global first, public
broadcaster Prasar Bharati is gearing up to auction
slots on its free-to-air DTH arm, DD Direct Plus, to
private broadcasters. At a base price of R1-1.5
crore per channel and with over 250 channels in
queue to join DD Direct Plus, experts reckon that Prasar Bharati could generate R360-400 crore in
the first year itself. The move is in line with the government’s vision of allocating scarce natural resources via a
transparent auctioning mechanism. DD Direct Plus has a subscriber base of around 8-9
million subscribers, including the remote hilly areas
and the north-eastern states. Auctions of TV
channel slots will replace the carriage fee regime. The six existing private DTH operators in the
country charge a carriage fee of R1.5-2.5 crore per
channel. Prasar Bharati charges a carriage fees or placement
fees of R80 lakh/channel) for DD Direct Plus.
However, after a legal battle with some private
broadcasters recently over allegations of non-
transparent mechanism adopted for the addition/
removal of private channels on its DTH platform, Prasar Bharati has zeroed in on auctioning of slots
as the best recourse, Prasar Bharati sources told FE. “Initially, a closed tendering process may be adopted and Prasar Bharati will gradually shift to e-
auctions. The private channels will come on board
for 12 months,” a DD official said. DD Direct Plus is important for private broadcasters
as it ensures a wide reach across the country,
which in turn helps them generate substantial
advertising revenue. Prasar Bharati has already initiated the process of
expanding the DTH arm’s capacity from 59 channels to 200 channels. While 20-25 slots will be
reserved for Doordarshan, the rest would be
auctioned to private broadcasters in a phased
manner, sources said. Not only will the auction make the broadcaster
financially independent, it will also bring in
transparency in spectrum allocation on DD Direct
Plus, Prasar Bharati sources said. Prasar Bharati has
initiated steps for better spectrum management on
the DTH platform by moving from Mpeg-2 compression technology to Mpeg-4, which
translates into more channels per satellite
transponder.


Indiantelevision update
 

kramkumar

Contributor
Joined
22 Mar 2011
Messages
839
Reaction score
269
Old news. DD DTH invited tenders for channels to include in their platform, with a base price of about 1 to 1.5 crore per channel. Their target is about Rs.400 crore. So we can expect minimum of 200 channels.
 

Bapun Raz

Staff member
Administrator
Joined
3 Nov 2010
Messages
30,743
Reaction score
48,931
brother its a old news i know but no thread here also its 23rd may news so i have posted.
 

kramkumar

Contributor
Joined
22 Mar 2011
Messages
839
Reaction score
269
I just updated the news.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
hike Migration of Doordarshan Free Dish DTH service frm INSAT-4B to GSAT-15 Satellite DD Free Dish 6
V Gsat-15 channels Sun Direct 1
Deep.S Satellite Updates "Sri Basava TV" Left from GSAT 30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 1
nambi Breaking Watan HD from 10January Available On Gsat 97.3e Ku (Saarc Sat) C Band & KU Band Reception 19
Deep.S Satellite Updates "V11" started from GSAT-30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 3
Deep.S Satellite Updates "Aagamwani" started from GSAT-30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 0
Akash Solanki Satellite Updates "9X Tashan" started from GSAT-30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 7
Deep.S Satellite Updates "TV9 Bangla" started from GSAT-30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 3
Deep.S Satellite Updates "Popcorn Movies" started from GSAT-17 @93.5 east Insat & Gsat Updates 3
Deep.S Satellite Updates "Music Zone, Divyavani & Rakshana TV started from GSAT-17 @93.5 east Insat & Gsat Updates 0
Akash Solanki Satellite Updates "Sanskriti 24X7" started from GSAT-30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 0
Deep.S Satellite Updates "IBC 24" started from GSAT-30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 0
Deep.S Satellite Updates "C 10 News" started from GSAT-17 @93*5 east Insat & Gsat Updates 0
A Satellite Updates "Bada Khabar" Started from GSAT 30 Insat & Gsat Updates 7
Deep.S Satellite Updates "BFlix Movies +" started from GSAT-30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 3
Deep.S Satellite Updates "Studio Yuva" started from GSAT-30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 4
Deep.S Satellite Updates "ETV Life HD" & "ETV Abhiruchi HD" Left from GSAT-30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 0
Akash Solanki Satellite Updates "R Vision Pasand" started from GSAT-30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 1
Akash Solanki Satellite Updates "ETV BalBharat" started from GSAT-30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 26
Deep.S Satellite Updates "MKN" started from GSAT-30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 1
U DD India HD started from GSAT-10 @83E C-Band Insat & Gsat Updates 2
Akash Solanki Satellite Updates "Aaho music" Left from GSAT-30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 2
Deep.S Satellite Updates "DNN" started from GSAT-17 @93.5 east Insat & Gsat Updates 1
Deep.S Satellite Updates "DNN" Left from GSAT-30 @83* east Insat & Gsat Updates 0
Deep.S Satellite Updates "VIP News" is Left from "GSAT-17 @93.5 east Insat & Gsat Updates 0

Similar threads

Top Bottom
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock