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TDSAT posts Dish TV–Videocon d2h vs Star India case on issue of launch of pay GEC Star Bharat on DD Freedish on 12 Oct. In earlier hearing, Star had placed a chart before the tribunal containing the list of 8 channels that are available on Freedish while continuing to remain pay channels as carried by Videocon d2h or Dish.
TRAI had noted that a business-friendly environment is a prerequisite for the growth of the broadcasting sector, which has seen an increasing number of distribution platforms including cable TV networks, DTH service providers, HITS operators and IPTV players.
DD Freedish has cancelled the 37th e-auction of non-news slots scheduled for 22 August due to administrative issues.
Pro Kabaddi league has propelled Star India’s FTA sports channel Star Sports First to the top position in sports in the very first week of its launch.
Star Utsav’s bid of Rs 8.4 cr is the highest amount paid by any channel for buying a slot on Freedish. Star India had acquired two more slots for Rs 8.3 cr and Rs 8.2 cr. In the news category, News18 India was the highest bidder at Rs 6.7 cr.
After adding horror and comedy shows to its content offering, Big Magic is airing a two-month animation film festival ‘Chutti Express’, conceptualised especially for kids.
Broadcasters have given a cold shoulder to DD Freedish’s 32nd e-auction due to the increase in reserve price to Rs 8 crore. This was the first time that DD Freedish had invited only non-news channels to bid for vacant slots.
Aided by growth of FTA market, launch of new channels in the genre and a surge in subscribers, DD Freedish posted its highest revenue ever in FY17. 54 slots were sold through 6 auctions. Will FY18 be better as reserve price for new auction is fixed at record high of Rs 8 cr?
DD Freedish reserves vacant slots for non-news channels for 1st time, floor price hiked to record Rs 8 cr
Doordarshan has reserved the upcoming auction of vacant slots on its free DTH platform Freedish for non-news channels for the first time and fixed the floor price at a record high of Rs 8 cr. This will be the first auction of DD Freedish’s slots in the new fiscal year 2017-18.