65th e-Auction - New Channels from 24th December in MPEG-2

This is good news or the latest update for DD Free dish viewers that Prasar Bharati once again going to hold a new online e-auction for the DD Free dish vacant MPEG-2 slots. These channels will be available from 24 December to 31st March.

Although recently 63 online e-auctions have already been completed where two TV channels won the slots, Colors Rishtey and Sony PAL.

Latest Update - 65th e-Auction Invited applications for allotment of MPEG-2 slots for Upcoming New TV channels in MPEG-2 Slots in DD Free dish TV DTH.

Read about the 65th Online e-Auction for Vacant MPEG-2 Slots -

  1. Prasar Bharati invites applications for allotment of vacant MPEG-2 slots of DD Free Dish DTH Platform on a pro-rata basis for the period from 24.12.2022 to 31.03.2023 through 65th online e-auction process to be tentatively held on 19.12.2022.
  2. The e-auction will be conducted in accordance with policy guidelines for allotment of DD Free Dish slots, notified on 15.01.2019 and as amended from time to time which is available on the website, http://prasarbharati.gov.in.
  3. Only satellite channels licensed by the Ministry of I&B would be allowed to participate in the e-auction. Only companies holding valid permission from the Ministry of I&B can apply for participation in the e-auction for the allocation of the DD Free Dish slot.
  4. International Public Broadcasters licensed by the Ministry of I & B can also participate in e-auctions.
  5. Categorization of TV channels in different buckets in accordance with the genres/language of the channel and their starting reserve price for the allotment period will be as below:


Genre/language of the channel

Starting             pro-rata reserve price (Rs.)

Bucket A

All Movie (Hindi) Channels


Bucket R1

Devotional (Spiritual/AAYUSH Channels)


Bucket A+

All GEC (Hindi) Channels


Bucket B

All      Music    (Hindi)     Channels,     Sports     (Hindi) Channels, GEC     (Bhojpuri), Movies (Bhojpuri) and

Teleshopping (Hindi) channels



Bucket C

News & Current Affairs (Hindi) Channels, News &

Current Affairs    (English)    and News & Current Affairs (Punjabi) Channels



Bucket D

All other remaining Genre (Language) Channels


  1. The e-auction will be Bucket-wise starting with the bucket having the highest reserve price i.e from Bucket ‘A’ and will progressively go down in the order of reserve price, as given in the table above, subject to the availability of slot.
  2. Broadcasters desirous of allotment of slots on DD Free Dish are required to provide clear and unambiguous proof in support of the genre classification of their channel. In case of lack of clarity, ambiguity, or conflicting information, applications will be deemed ineligible and may be summarily rejected. For details please refer checklist of documents provided with the application form.
  3. Satellite TV channels participating in e-auction under R1 Bucket shall be required to furnish an undertaking in the prescribed format as per Annexure-2A.
  4. Change of name and or logo of a channel placed on DD Free Dish may be allowed subject to necessary permissions from the Ministry of I & B. However, no change in the genre (Language) of the channel, declared by the applicant at the time of bidding, will be permissible.
  5. Interested broadcasters may apply online at https://fdslots.prasarbharati.org and upload all required documents as prescribed in the application. Please note that it is mandatory to pay the non-refundable processing fee of Rs.25,000/- online at the above portal to submit the application. The participation fee of Rs. 1.50 Crore (Rupees one Crore fifty lakhs only) is to be paid only through Demand Draft. A copy of the participation fee demand draft is to be uploaded online.
  6. Before, starting filling up of online application, please ensure that copies of all documents provided in ANNEXURE-1, including the participation fee Demand Draft, are available with you in pdf format for uploading.
  7. After submission of the online application, the original demand draft for the participation fee along with a printout of acknowledgment for submission of the online application, which will be sent to you on your authorized e-mail, is to be submitted in sealed cover either in person or by Speed/Registered Post addressed to Director (Platforms), Room No. 601, Tower-A, Directorate General: Doordarshan, Doordarshan Bhawan, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi- 110001 latest by 16.12.2022 (Friday) by 03.00 P.M.
  8. Online training will be provided to all eligible participants before the commencement of the actual e-Auction.
  9. If required, Prasar Bharati can extend the e-Auction to the next day or as the case may be.
  10. For details like the e-auction process, terms & conditions and payment schedule, etc. please refer to policy guidelines available on the website https://prasarbharati.gov.in.
  11. Prasar Bharati reserve the right to accept/reject/cancel/amend the e-Auction/slot at any time during the e-Auction or after the e-Auction.
  12. For unsuccessful bidders, the participation fee will be refunded within three weeks after the declaration of the results of the e-auction.
  13. After the successful conduct of the e-auction, a Letter of Allotment will be issued by Prasar Bharati to the successful bidder along with the payment schedule for payment of the bid amount and the prescribed format of an agreement to be signed between Prasar Bharati & bidder.
  14. Every successful bidder will be required to sign an Agreement with Prasar Bharati in two original copies within 15 days of the issue of the Letter of Allotment. 

You can check about other or the latest DD Free dish online e-Auction Details or Results here.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 10, 2022 at 7:22 PM

    DD free dish ke Graphics change kare. Kiyuki Bahot samay se ek hi Graphics hai. Isame Graphics change karenge to dd free dish ka craze aur badhega. Please change the DD free dish Graphics

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous December 13, 2022 at 11:05 PM

      Channel dekhna he ki graphics design, channel judwao business channel.

  • Shiva
    Shiva December 11, 2022 at 9:08 AM

    Sony pal channel dd free dish pal today 12 pm baje ana chahiye

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 11, 2022 at 2:09 PM

    Please add south Indian channels like Malayalam,tamil etc..

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 12, 2022 at 8:54 PM

    Zee Anmol

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous December 23, 2022 at 3:05 PM

      Sir dd kids chenal add krodo sir please

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 13, 2022 at 12:32 PM

    Dd free dish new chanel open

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 13, 2022 at 12:43 PM

    need some bangla channels & discovery type channels

  • Ankit
    Ankit December 13, 2022 at 11:10 PM

    Business channels se company ka revenue bhi badhega or advertisment bhi ayenge jisse company ka or darshakon ko bhi fayda milega

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 14, 2022 at 3:14 PM

    Still Sony pal and colors risty is not coming, also please add cnbc Or gee business with free dish..

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 15, 2022 at 6:39 PM

    Dear sir. One bengali entrainment channel. Or one Bengali music channel channel available please. 65th e auction bengali channel name is enterr 10 bangla. & bangla talkis. Sangeet bhojpuri

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 17, 2022 at 5:23 AM

    65 th e auction me odia channel manju tv ana cha hi ye sir

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 18, 2022 at 12:04 PM

    Please add new hindi movie channel

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 19, 2022 at 5:58 PM

    Please mpeg2 set up box mein chadhdikala time tv aana chahiye

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 19, 2022 at 6:26 PM

    Zee anmol star utsav Sony pal colors rishtey add kar do please

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 20, 2022 at 2:04 PM

    Star sports first please add

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 22, 2022 at 7:39 PM

    Which channel win the 65 e auction

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 23, 2022 at 8:42 PM

    Sony pal aur colors rishtey ko add kro jaldi ....
    Warna dd free dish viewers घट jayenge

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 23, 2022 at 9:56 PM

    I think dd free dish ko update karna chahiye chenel frequency ko update kijiye slots badhne main .

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 24, 2022 at 5:45 PM

    Sony pal kyo nhi aayahe

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous December 26, 2022 at 9:16 PM

    Sir please add star utsav zee anomol and sony pal

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