New Delhi: Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati is planning to increase “significantly” the number of channels offered through its free-to-air DTH service, by auctioning them in a staggered manner.
It is also considering carrying out a change in its policy to try and get the best of channels on its DTH service.
From Tuesday, six vacant slots on Prasar Bharati’s Direct to Home (DTH) wing DD Direct Plus are set to go under the hammer. A Bangalore based private firm – Synise Technologies – has been chosen to conduct the e-auction.
Currently, Doordarshan’s DTH platform offers 59 channels of which 30 are private, 21 of DD, Lok Sabha TV, Rajya Sabha TV and two channels run by the UGC.