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    Guidelines for Acquisition of TV Programs



    III) Nation/International Award winning Programmes
    In case of programmes which have won National/International Awards, the rate payable will be Rs. 1,50,000/- per episode for rights of one telecast on each of the terrestrial and satellite channels of Doordarshan.  Apart from the above, Doordarshan will reserve the right to telecast the programmes once on any/all of its Regional Language Satellite Channels without additional payment.

    IV) Acquisition by Regional Kendras
    The above rates would also apply mutatis mutandis for acquisitions to be made by the Regional Kendras with a proviso that Doordarshan would reserve the right to telecast the programmes so acquired once on all terrestrial and satellite channels of Doordarshan including any/all the regional Language Satellite Channels during a period of three years and thrice during the above period on the Regional Language Channel concerned which acquired the programme during the above period.

    K.  Payment & Bank Guarantee for short-term Acquisition
    The payments will be made within 30 days of the acquisition of programmes subject to certification by the concerned Channel about the satisfactory technical quality of the tape.  In case the tapes submitted are found to be unfit for telecast after one or two telecasts but in terms of the agreement, the period of rights i.e. three years is yet to be over, the producer will be required to replace the tape with a technically acceptable tape free of cost.  The producer will be required to submit a performance Bank Guarantee of 10% of the transaction value for the period Doordarshan is granted rights for the programme which would be released on expiry of the agreement.  In case of default by the producer in replacing the defective tapes, or any other default etc.  Doordarshan reserves the right to encash the Bank Guarantee after 30 days of giving a written notice to remedy the situation. ...continued..