Coronavirus: Prasar Bharati puts vacant MPEG-2 slot allotment in abeyance
The receipt of applications from TV channels and the allocation process has been kept in abeyance.
Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati on Tuesday kept the allotment process of vacant MPEG-2 slots in abeyance keeping in mind the restrictions in the country due to coronavirus.
The broadcaster has put the allotment of vacant MPEG-2 slots in abeyance till further information keeping in view several precautionary measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. The receipt of applications from TV channels and the allocation process has been kept in abeyance.
It had a week back, issued a notice for the allotment of vacant MPEG-2 slots and invited applications from private satellite TV channels.
Earlier this month the broadcaster held 44th E-Auction wherein 53 channels won MPEG-2 slots. All the channels are set to go on air from April 1 on the DD Free Dish platform. Prasar Bharati generated around Rs 594 crore from the E-Auction.
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