Mumbai : During the recently concluded 5th Annual e-auction of MPEG-4 slots, Prasar Bharati sold 11 slots. The DD Free Dish slots have been sold for a year, from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.
Aastha Bhajan, Aastha Tamil, Bansal News, Chardikla Time TV, MH ONE DIL SE, News 18 UP/UK, News State UP/UK, RT, Sudarshan News, Swadesh News, and Vedic are the 11 channels that have won the slots.
The auction took place on 16 February 2023. All genre channels were invited to bid, with a reserve price of Rs 50 lakh per year.
During the 4th annual/57th e-auction last year, Prasar Bharati earned Rs 15.24 crore from the sale of 12 MPEG-4 slots on DD Free Dish.