Recently on 4th July 2017, DD Freedish completed 36th online e-Auction for filling its DTH slots by private TV channels. It is very good update that Doordarshan's DD Free Dish earned Rs.85.10 Crores as carrige fees from 11 TV channels which renewed and won DTH slots.
The channels that have won the slots include Zee Hindustan, Zee News and News18 India and Star Utsav, Zee Anmol, Rishtey, B4U Music, Bhojpuri Cinema and Housefull Movies.
Also, Star India has won two additional slots. First for "Star Sport First" and the second channel are not available since the broadcaster does not wish to reveal its plans at this stage.
It is first time DD Freedish earned this amount as carrige fees of DTH slots. This information shared by Supriya Sahu, Director General of Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati on twitter.
DD garners maximum ever carriage fee for slots on DD Free Dish.Rs 85.10 Crores garnered in a day.@PIB_India @prasarbharati.@DDNational— Supriya Sahu IAS (@DG_Doordarshan) July 4, 2017
The 36th online e-Auction by #Doordarshan for a total of 11 #DDFreeDish slots garnered a total revenue of Rs 85.10 Crore in a single day 2/n pic.twitter.com/OwmQaKunZL— PIB India (@PIB_India) July 4, 2017
Total 11 private TV channels participated in this e-auctions; 3 News channels and 8 general entertainment channels included Star Utsav and Star Utsav Movies.
As you know Freedish already got approval to increase DTH slots capacity from 80 to 250 channels, although 24 slots will be added by July-August 2017. So total channels will be by this year about 104 TV channels.
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