April 7th, 2021 2:38 PM 0 COMMENTS

DD Free Dish Controversy Cleared by MIB, All You Should Know

DD Free Dish came into the news when some channels from private networks found a loophole in Prasar Bharti’s auction system for gaining free viewership back in 2017. Several questions related to the matter were asked from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB). The ministry recently answered all the important questions in a single statement clearing the matter for all the concerned parties/people. The statement comes directly from Prakash... Read More

January 27th, 2021 4:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

Prasar Bharati Set to Hold DD Free Dish Annual E-Auction in February

Prasar Bharati, India’s public service broadcaster on Friday invited applications for the allotment of vacant MPEG-2 slots on DD Free Dish, the free Direct-to-Home (DTH) service. According to the notice issued by Prasar Bharati, the vacant MPEG-2 slots on the DD Free Dish are to be allotted through the third annual e-auction scheduled to be held from February 22, 2021. The public service broadcaster said that the slots won through... Read More

January 11th, 2021 4:45 PM 0 COMMENTS

DD Free Dish, Smart TV to Restrict Cable, DTH Growth in India: Analyst

Prabhudas Lilladher, a research based financial services organization in a report said that the pay TV services including cable TV and Direct-to-Home (DTH) will deliver “low single digits” growth in India. The firm in a report on Tuesday said that the “uptick in DD Free Dish” along with the “higher growth in connected TVs” will restrict the growth of pay TV homes across India. Prabhudas Lilladher highlighted that the pay... Read More

December 30th, 2020 3:26 PM 0 COMMENTS

Jantantra TV to Soon Land on DD Free Dish, 3 New Channels Now Available

Prasar Bharati, India’s public service broadcaster on Monday announced that Jantantra TV emerged as the winner of its 51st e-auction. The public service broadcaster on Monday held its latest round of e-auction for the allotment of the vacant MPEG-4 slot on the DD Free Dish platform. Prasar Bharati on December 21, 2020, invited applications from broadcasters for the allotment of vacant MPEG-4 slots on India's free Direct-to-Home (DTH) service. The... Read More

December 22nd, 2020 3:06 PM 1 COMMENTS

Prasar Bharati Adds 3 New Channels on DD Free Dish, More Channels to be Added Soon

Prasar Bharati, India’s public service broadcaster on Monday announced that three new channels have secured slots on its DD Free Dish platform, the free Direct-to-Home (DTH) service. The public service broadcaster highlighted that the three channels including Star Utsav Movies, Sony Wah and Filmachi secured the vacant MPEG-2 slots through the 50th e-auction held on Monday. Prasar Bharati earlier on December 15, 2020, had invited applications from broadcasters to “fill... Read More

October 2nd, 2020 7:02 AM 10 COMMENTS

DD Free Dish Now Offers Over 100 Channels

Prasar Bharati, India’s public service broadcaster in a release in mid-September highlighted that the DD Free Dish platform now offers over 100 channels absolutely for free. The broadcaster highlighted that it offers channels on different genres including regional, general entertainment channel (GEC), movies, music and news. So there is something free for every kind of customer. In recent months, the broadcaster has conducted periodic e-auction with Prasar Bharati inviting applications... Read More

August 29th, 2020 2:22 PM 2 COMMENTS

Prasar Bharati Adds 3 New Channels on DD Free Dish

Prasar Bharati, India’s public service broadcaster on Thursday announced that three new channels secured a slot on its DD Free Dish platform. The broadcaster announced that the three channels that secured its slots on the 47th e-auction will be allotted slots for the period between September 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. The development is on the heels of the public service broadcaster in early August announcing the addition of... Read More

August 18th, 2020 9:59 AM 5 COMMENTS

Prasar Bharti Set to Add More Channels on DD Free Dish Platform

Prasar Bharati on Friday invited applications from broadcasters for the allotment of vacant MPEG-4 slots on its DD Free Dish platform between the period September 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. India’s public service broadcaster said that the companies interested to offer their channels on the DD Free Dish platform are required to send their applications before August 24, 2020. Prasar Bharati said that an e-auction, if required, will be... Read More

August 3rd, 2020 5:41 PM 0 COMMENTS

Prasar Bharati Announces Addition of New Channels on DD Free Dish Platform

Prasar Bharati, India’s public service broadcaster on Friday announced that two new channels have secured slots on its DD Free Dish platform, India’s only free Direct to Home (DTH) service. The broadcaster announced that the slots secured by the two channels would be valid between August 6, 2020 to March 31, 2021. Prasar Bharati on July 20, 2020, had invited applications from TV channels for filling up the vacant slots... Read More

June 22nd, 2020 4:12 PM 4 COMMENTS

DD Free Dish Set to Add 15 New Channels on July 1

Prasar Bharati, India’s public service broadcaster on Monday announced the list of 15 channels that have secured slots on India's free Direct-to-Home (DTH) provider, DD Free Dish. The channels secured their slots on the DD Free Dish platform through the 46th e-auction held by the broadcaster between June 17 to June 20. It was earlier announced that the slots gained through the 46th e-auction would be valid between July 1,... Read More

June 4th, 2020 3:09 PM 0 COMMENTS

Major GEC Channels Including Star Utsav Make its Reentry into DD Free Dish

Prasar Bharati, India’s public service broadcaster on Wednesday announced that major general entertainment channels (GEC) including Star Utsav and Colors Rishtey would make a reentry into DD Free Dish, India's free Direct-to-Home (DTH) provider. The broadcaster said that five channels were selected in its 45th e-auction held on Wednesday. Prasar Bharati initially invited applications from satellite TV channels to fill up the vacant slots on its DD Free Dish platform... Read More

May 19th, 2020 3:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

FTA Channels Might Pull Out from DD Free Dish Due to Falling Advertising Revenue

The outbreak of COVID-19 is creating a financial burden for TV channels. As the government has imposed lockdown period to combat the deadly virus, the production of new content has been paused, which is creating a scarcity of fresh content on the platform and low advertising revenues. FTA channels are facing financial distress because of the current lockdown period, whereas pay channels are still being saved by subscription revenue. Also,... Read More

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