Tuesday, 25 August 2015

FM Phase III auction Day 22: Rs 1136.6 crore bid for 94 channels

E-Auction of the First Batch of Private FM Radio Phase III Channels re-commenced today on 25th August 2015 at 09.30 AM and during the day, four rounds of bidding took place. Till now, 88 rounds of bidding are over.
At the close of the 22nd day of bidding, 94 channels in 56 cities became provisional winning channels with cumulative provisional winning price of about Rs 1136.6 Crore against their aggregate reserve price of about Rs 459 Crore. Thus the summation of provisional winning prices surpassed the cumulative reserve price of the corresponding 94 channels by Rs 677.7 Crore or 147.7%. Overall, cumulative provisional winning price exceeded the total reserve price of the first batch i.e. Rs 550.18 Crore by Rs 586.4 Crore or 106.5%.  
The Auction for the first batch comprising 135 FM Channels in 69 existing cities of Phase II began on 27th July 2015.
The Auction Activity Requirement (AAR) is 100%. It was increased from 90% after 59th Round on 14th August, 2015. The channel allocation stage will continue till the bids are received for any of the 135 channels.
Bidding will re-commence on 26th August, 2015 at 09.30 AM.
The following Table summarizes 22 days of bidding:

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