DD Freedish key highlights of first annual e-auction for vacant slots

DD Freedish key highlights of first annual e-auction for vacant slots

The first annual e-Auction as per the new policy (38th e-Auction of DD FreeDish (DD Direct Plus)) was successfully conducted from 11th Feb 2019 that ended on 14th Feb 2019. This e-Auction took place based on the revised policy announced by Prasar Bharati on 15th January 2019. Applications were received for e-auction under 5 different buckets, i.e.
i) BUCKET A+ : All GEC (Hindi) Channels & Teleshopping ,
ii)BUCKET A: All Movie (Hindi) Channels,
iii)BUCKET B: All Music(Hindi) Channels, Sports (Hindi) Channels, Movies (Bhojpuri), GEC (Bhojpuri),
iv)BUCKET C: All News& Current Affairs (Hindi), All News& Current Affairs (English) Channels and News& Current Affairs (Punjabi) Channels and
v)BUCKET D: All other remaining Genre (Language).
DD Freedish key highlights of first annual e-auction for vacant slots

Subsequently, 40 channels were successfully allocated slots on various buckets. Subject to completion of all formalities, the channels who have successfully bid for slots will come on air on DD FreeDish platform from 1st of March 2019. Consequently, the existing channels, which are on the DD FreeDish platform on a pro-rata basis, will be off air after 28th February 2019.

DD Free dish Popular channels were which may remove shortly:

  • Zee Anmol
  • Zee Anmol Cinema
  • Star Utsav
  • Star Bharat
  • Star Utsav Movies
  • Rishtey
  • Rishtey Cineplex
  • Sony Wah
  • Sony Pal

40 channels were successfully won the slot on DD Free dish, which will be available from 1st March 2019

Entertainment Channels:
Big Magic (Hindi)
Dangal TV (Hindi)
Big Ganga (Bhojpuri)

Movie Channels:
B4u Movies
Enterr10 Movies (Hindi & Bhojpuri)
Maha Movies (Hindi)
Manoranjan TV (Hindi)
Movie House (Hindi)
NT8 Movie (unknown)
Sky Star Movies (Hindi)
Ashirwad Movies (Housefull action) (Bhojpuri)
Bhojpuri Cinema (Bhojpuri)
Dabangg (Hindi & Bhojpuri)
Manoranjan Movies (Punjabi)
Fakt Marathi (Marathi)
T TV (Punjabi)

Music Channels :
B4U Music (Hindi)
9XM Music (Hindi)
Mastii TV (Hindi)
MTV Beats (Hindi)
Sony Mix (Hindi)
Zing (Hindi)

Other Channels
Fashion TV (English)
Star Sports First  (Hindi & English)

News Channels:
Zee News  (Hindi)
Republic Bharat (Hindi)
Aaj Tak (Hindi)
Zee Hindustan (Hindi)
Aaj Tak Tej (Hindi)
India TV (Hindi)
ABP News (Hindi)
India News (Hindi)
News18 India (Hindi)
NDTV India (Hindi)
News18 Rajasthan (Hindi)
News18 UP/UK (Hindi)
News24 (Hindi)
News Nation (Hindi)
News State UP/UK (Hindi)
Surya Samachar (Hindi)

For more updates of DD Free dish and other DTH, keep visit us on www.dthnews.com

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What happens if all popular channels to be removed from DD Freedish?

What happens if all popular channels to be removed from DD Freedish?

What happens if all popular channels to be removed from DD Freedish?

Yes, it can be true. Because recently lots of news and reports publishing in various media sources that India’s top broadcasters decided to remove their top free to air TV channels from DD Free dish DTH. All the media sources claiming that it will be huge losses for the public broadcaster (DD Freedish).

But I think, It will be good news for Prasar Bharati and DD Freedish subscribers because Prasar Bharati can launch their own TV channels in different-different categories like Kids / Comedy / Movies / Drama / Info in languages wise. Because if Prasar Bharati can run 50+ educational channels within a few months then it will not be a big task to start Doordarshan’s own movie channel or kid’s channel.

Do you know? recently Prasar Bharati advertisement revenue dropped from all Doordarshan channels due to DD Freedish DTH carrying private TV channels. Because currently, the top private TV channels have high jacked all advertisement revenue of free dish dth so Prasar Bharati forms new guidelines for DD Free Dish e-auctions with higher slot charges to recover losses.

So now the same broadcasters going against these new guidelines ( DD Freedish revised policy) and decided to boycott DD Freedish. So if it happens then no wonder but Prasar Bharati has another chance to shine DD Freedish and Doordarshan channels with new category, language, and genre.
What happens if all popular channels to be removed from DD Freedish?

What changes can be possible from Doordarshan?

Very simple, Prasar Bharati can convert all DD basic regional channels to regional general entertainment channel with the latest content, regional news and cartoon slot. They need to change the current programming type on every channel. Channels name and logo should also be changed for example DD UP = Prayag TV or GetUP Tv etc.

How it could be profitable for Prasar Bharati?

Now Prasar Bharati can earn more by more good channels and more advertisements.

How to they can bring content?

They can buy the latest content from many producers like Eros Now, T-Series, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other sources. Because the audience wants new content not recorded or old.


In last, Prasar Bharati has a golden chance to increase and promote its own TV channels. Also, new private Tv channels can promote their content on DD Freedish. DD Freedish can produce competitor of big broadcasters from this platform.
So Just wait and watch...

Blog by
Pradeep Singh

Note: Please do not see this article as a piece of news or update, it is simply a blog which depends totally on author’s mind, expressions’ and views which could be different from others.

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DD Freedish key highlights of first annual e-auction for vacant slots

PB invites applications from Private TV channels for filling up of Vacant Slots of DD Free dish

After long time, Prasar Bharati invites application from Private television channels of India for participating in 38th online e-Auction for filling up of vacant slots on DD Free dish DTH.

PB invites applications from Private TV channels for filling up of Vacant Slots of DD Free dish

Interested Private Channels are requested to submit their applications along with requisite documents and demand drafts on or before 06/02/2019 (Wednesday) latest by 1:00 p.m. for participating in the e-Auction. E-auction will be held from 11/02/2019 onwards.

Categorization of TV channels in different buckets in accordance with genres/language of channel and their respective reserve price of slots are below: 

Type of Slots
Genre/language of channel
Reserve price
Bucket A+
All General Entertainment & Shopping Channels in Hindi
Rs.15.00 Crore
Bucket A
All Movie Channels in Hindi
Rs.12.00 Crore
Bucket B
All Music and Sports in Hindi.
All Movies and Music in Bhojpuri.
Rs.10.00 Crore
Bucket C
News & Current Affairs in Hindi, English & Punjabi
Rs.7.00 Crore
Bucket D
All Other Remaining Genre and All other languages
Rs.6.00 Crore

For more updates of DD Freedish in English, please visit freedish.in
For more updates of DD Freedish in Hindi, please visit Freedish Hindi

For detailed Terms and Conditions for 38th e-Auctions please visit our website : www.doordarshan.gov.in and www.prasarbharati.gov.in .

Independent TV (DTH) migrated "Freedom 1999" pack to the NEW "Mahabachat Pack"

Independent TV (DTH) migrated "Freedom 1999" pack to the NEW "Mahabachat Pack"

This is bad news for all Independent TV (DTH) viewers that Independent TV (DTH) has changed its highly popular "Freedom 1999" pack to "Mahabachat Pack" from 31st December 2018.

Independent TV (DTH) “Home channel” scrolling following information:
Freedom 1999 offer is not available to new customer from Dec 30, 2018 onwards as per the new TRAI rules. As an existing customer, we will help you MIGRATE from the existing "Freedom 1999" pack to the NEW "Mahabachat Pack" at no extra cost. Channel list available to you will get suitably modified. Continue to enjoy the great INDEPENDENT TV viewing experience.
Independent TV (DTH) migrating "Freedom 1999" pack to the NEW "Mahabachat Pack"

As per confirmation from Independent TV customer service, know what difference between both packs:
Under "Freedom 1999" pack
1 Year FREE Pay Channels
5 Year FREE FTA Channels

After TRAI rule implementation:
Under "Mahabachat Pack"
5 Year FREE FTA Channels
Buy one by one Pay TV channels as per Ala-a-carte Price announced by broadcaster. (Ala-a-cart Price list already available on Independent TV (DTH) website)
Buy Channel Bouquet as announced by broadcaster.

Although for more detail of "Mahabachat Pack" pack or verify this information, please contact to Independent TV (DTH) customer service, because it is not official update.

For more updates, news, offers and information of Independent TV visit our Independent TV (DTH) section.

Know; Independent TV (DTH) Website & Customer care details

As you know Independent TV (DTH) is India's latest DTH Company which has converted from Reliance Digital TV. Independent TV (DTH) became popular due to its 5 year freedom plan.

If you are already Independent TV (DTH) customer or want to buy Independent TV (DTH) connection and looking contact details then you are on right place.
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Here is Independent TV (DTH) contact information with website name:
Independent TV (DTH) Customer Care / Helpline Toll Free Number: 1800-200-9001 (same as Reliance Digital TV)
Independent TV (DTH) Customer Care / Helpline Email Address:  customercare@independenttv.in
For Independent TV Installation purpose, please contact on this id:   installation@independenttv.in
Independent TV (DTH) official website: www.independenttv.in

Some of our readers reported that Independent TV (1800-200-9001) number is not work some time. Please provide your feedback in comment section to help others.

India got two new TV channels on science & technology called 'DD Science’ & ‘India Science’

India got two new TV channels on science & technology called 'DD Science’ & ‘India Science’

This is good news for all Indian viewers that DOORDARSHAN launched two new TV channels on science & technology to educate children’s.
India got two new TV channels on science & technology called 'DD Science’ & ‘India Science’

About India Science:
India Science is India's first ever OTT channel (IPTV Channel) on science and technology. India Science channel can be accessed from any internet-enabled devices like Smartphone, tablets, smart tv, laptop & computers.

About DD Science:
DD Science will be 24/7 free to air satellite TV channel, but as of now it will be available for one hour on DD National and Rajya Sabha, Lok sabha TV. On DD National channel, one hour program will be broadcast from 5pm to 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

Programmes you can watch like Gyan Vigyan, Eureka and Science Monitor.

For both channels Vigyan Prasar producing video content or programs.

Trai uploaded MRP of pay TV channels, Make your TV Channel List now

This is good news for consumers that Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has uploaded the complete list of 332 Pay TV Channels in India, and their respective MRPs (Maximum Retail Price).
All major DTH operators have announced individual pricing of all their TV channels following the TRAI order. Viewers can pick TV channels as per choice and can pay accordingly.
TRAI has already said via a PRESS RELEASE: “The new framework provides for complete transparency on Pay Channel pricing structure whereby no distributor (DTH, Cable TV, IPTV operators) can charge above the MRP declared by a broadcaster.”
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Viewers / consumers are advised that if they are choosing à la carte selection of channels, then they shouldn’t pay more than these MRPs of the channels. Plus, Rs 130 as a Network fee every month, which will also allow you access to more than 100+ FTA or Free to Air Channels. Now I think DTH or Cable TV providers will competite on free to air channels and services.
It means now consumer will see which DTH or Cable TV operators giving best and maximum free to air channels and services. Because after Trai rule distributor cannot change price or cannot offer discounts.

Tata Sky started India’s first destination for Short stories

"Tata Sky started India’s first destination for award wining 2000+ Short comedy, Drama, animation stories / movies"

If you have TATA Sky DTH connection then now you can enjoy award winning short movies or stories. TATA Sky DTH presenting India's first exclusive channel for shorts stories and movies.
You can enjoy preview of this channel FREE for first 5 days, after that you can subscribe at Rs.75 per month.

TATA Sky Shorts TV in SD available on TATA Sky channel no.113
TATA Sky Shorts TV in HD available on TATA Sky channel no.112

Tata Sky started India’s first destination Short stories

You can enjoy comedy, Drama, animation's shorts story and movies

As you know now a day’s most of new generation audience moving to short stories. OTT platform is big examples which are providing short stories or movies like Amazon Prime, Netflix & ALT Balaji etc.

But still there is big difference, OTT platform are broadcasting new and self created contents / programs while TATA ShortTV going to broadcast all time best and award winning short movies or stories.

In TATA Sky ShortTV lots of short stories have won about 10+ national and international awards so now you can imagine that what type of stories you are going to be enjoyed.

All India Radio launches FM station in Amritsar's international border

All India Radio launches FM station in Amritsar's international border belt to counter Pak's anti-India propaganda.

Amritsar's international border area starts receiving uninterrupted FM signal as a 20KW AlR FM transmitter was inaugurated on September 24, in the presence of Hon’ble Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Vijay Sampla, and Prasar Bharati Chairman.
Initially the transmitter shall carry programmes for 18 hours per day from 6.00 AM to 12.00 midnight.
The FM transmitter, which will be used for both domestic and external radio broadcast, programmes broadcasted from the transmitter can be heard in a radius of 90 km, including up to 50 km inside Pakistan.

Sampla, while inaugurating the transmitter, told reporters that it will help in resolving the issues of non-availability of good quality signals of AIR in Amritsar and surrounding areas, and also help in countering malicious anti-India propaganda unleashed by radio channels from across the border.
All India Radio launches FM station in Amritsar's international border

This FM transmitter, due to its strategic location, would provide for countering of any misleading anti-India propaganda and put India's point of view in the correct perspective.

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