PB planning to outsource DD Direct Plus to Private Operator

SVK

svknet.wordpress.com
[OP]
Regulars
Jan 19, 2007
9,846
843
svknet.wordpress.com
Prasar Bharati to bid out DTH operations to private players
In what would be a first for a public service broadcaster anywhere in the world, Prasar Bharati is set to outsource the operational and technical management of its free-to-air direct-to-home (DTH) service DD Direct+ to private DTH operators like Dish TV, Tata Sky and others based on a tendering process.
Sources said Doordarshan will float a request for proposal (RFP) this week which will invite eligible private DTH and teleport operators to take over the operational command and control of DD Direct+ for the next five years for a fixed monthly fee.


Lets hope some private organization gets contract for DD Direct+ operational activity in "fair" manner (considering past 2G scam in mobile), and it comes up with better experience for its viewers. Besides they should continue with existing technical parameters so current viewers can continue to get services with existing hardware.