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DD Freedish auction closes; India TV, Good News Today and Bharat24 pick slots

From the existing news channels present on DD Freedish, News24 and India News do not get slots. Prasar Bharati has earned Rs 199 crore from 12 news broadcasters for FY 23-24, up 87% from Rs 106.45 crore in the previous financial year

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DD Freedish auction closes; India TV, Good News Today and Bharat24 pick slots

On the eighth day of the e-auction of DD Freedish MPEG-2 slots, three more news channels – Good News Today, India TV and Bharat24 – picked a slot each.

All the channels participated in the auction under the third round for Bucket A with a reserve price of Rs 13 crore onwards.

Also Read: Times Now Navbharat, Aaj Tak and News Nation buy DD Freedish slots

While India TV bought the slot for Rs 18.65 crore, Good News Today spent Rs 17.9 crore on Monday.

Bharat24 spent Rs 17.15 crore.

With this, 12 national Hindi news channels have onboarded the Prasar Bharati-owned free-to-air platform.

From the existing news channels present on DD Freedish, News24 and India News did not get slots.

Also Read: DD Freedish earns Rs 947 crore from 58 slots auctioned so far; check complete list

The pubcaster has earned Rs 199 crore from 12 news broadcasters for FY 23-24, up 87% from Rs 106.45 crore in the previous financial year.

The list of successful bidders from the news genre:

Channel

FY 22-23

FY 23-24

Aaj Tak

7.6

15.1

TV9 Bharatvarsh

8.05

14.55

News18 India

7.7

19.55

Republic Bharat

9.95

16.55

Zee News

10

15.5

ABP News

9.8

17.1

NDTV India

7.75

16.55

News Nation

10.05

15.05

Times Now Navbharat

9.95

15.35

Bharat24

10.05

17.15

India TV

7.85

18.65

Good News Today

7.7

17.9

Total

106.45

199

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