Public Broadcaster Doordarshan has sought bids from production houses for producing contents for its channels.
In a statement today, Doordarshan said it has been exploring new ways of procuring best quality content for its channels.
“Towards this a New Content Acquisition Scheme through bidding process for DD Channels has been approved by Prasar Bharati Board. DD has floated a RFP document with several flexible eligibility conditions to invite fresh and good quality content on its DD National as a pilot,” it said.
Doordarshan said producers or production houses who have produced at least 200 hours of general entertainment programming including Feature Film production in any Indian language in the last three years and with a turnover of minimum Rs 3 crore per annum in the field of TV and Film production in the last three financial years are eligible to apply.
Applicants for weekend slots in the genres of Reality, Game and Quiz should have produced 100 hours of such content in the last 3 years, it added.
Successful bidder(s) will produce fresh programmes in various genres of general entertainment programme for Doordarshan adhering to the programming/broadcasting codes of Prasar Bharati, Doordarshan said.
The last date for submission of qualification and financial bids is November 22.