Category: Free to Air

The multiple-system operator (MSO), DEN Networks, has soft-launched its over-the-top (OTT) service entitled, DEN TV+ alongside 144 free-to-air (FTA) channels. Announced the OTT launch earlier, DEN Networks, has collaborated with DigiVive Services for the launch. In an interview given by SN Sharma, the CEO of DEN Networks, to the, he said that: “We have […]

The Indian public broadcaster Doordarshan has started the exercise to strengthen its free-to-air (FTA) sports channel, DD Sports. DD has decided to acquire live/deferred live media rights to sporting properties and sports documentaries from production houses and sports management agencies.   Following the announcement, DD has issued two proposals inviting production houses/sports management agencies with […]

Good news for fans of Balaji and Saaibaba Telefilms. The two Indian companies have won the prime time slot at the auctions. Financial statistics were not made public but the Balaji Telefilms bagged four slots while Saaibaba Telefilms won two. Doordarshan finally got successful bidders with its third attempt. Balaji won the bids for 8 […]

Bidders who have been successful for the recent Doordarshan prime time slots, will be telecasting their programming in the month of February next year. The deadline for bids for new content acquisition scheme by Doordarshan for its prime-time is on November 25 this year and will be opened the same day. On December 9, 2016, […]

Doordarshan (DD), the Indian public broadcaster forming part of Prasar Bharati, will be launching a new channel, DD Arun Prabha, in the North East region. The channel is due to be launched in December on the 25. A.Surya Prakash, a chairperson at Prasar Bharati, said: “North-east is an area that needs our focus. There are […]

The free DTH platform, Freedish is launching Maha Cartoon TV, the free-to-air (FTA) kids channel in India. Already accessible on small cable TV networks in Hindi-speaking markets (HSM), Maha Cartoon TV will expand its presence across other areas in the coming months. The channel is launched Teleone Consumers Product (owned by DV Group of Companies) […]

DD Freedish, the free-to-air direct-to-home platform of India has sold three new slots and extending the licence of 24, at the sum of 1293 million INR (19.3 million USD). Successful new channels are News State Uttarakhand/Uttar Pradesh, 9x Bajao TV, and a teleshop channel. After the e-auction, no vacant slots were available on the platform. […]

Prasar Bharati, the public broadcaster of India has announced the name of its acting CEO, Suresh Panda. He has been a member (personnel) and will be the interim CEO, replacing Jawhar Sircar after the later resigned from the top post. His retirement is expected to last until February 2017. However, this decision needs to be […]

India’s free-to-air direct-to-home platform, Doordarshan (DD) Freedish, will be holding its 31st e-auction in the month of October, in a less than one month since its last e-auction where its slots were sold to three broadcasters. The e-auction allows private channels whose annual pacts end at the end of December this year, are eligible to […]

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), the has launched its free-to-air (FTA) Hindi movie channel Zee Anmol Cinema, an extension of the Zee Anmol Brand which is a FTA Hindi general entertainment channel. The new channel has been launched on the free direct-to-home (DTH) platform Freedish and is available on channel number 70, with the new […]