WSG Nimbus, a joint venture company between WorldSport Group and Nimbus Communications, has emerged as the lowest bidder for the two-and-a-half-year production contract with Doordarshan.
The financial bids were opened on December 13. A technical evaluation will be done before Doordarshan takes a final decision. DD is expected to award the bid this week. The contract will be for the production of all the cricket played in India.
The other bidders for the contract were Stracon/TWI and WorldTel. Channel Nine, which had the production contract, opted out of the bid.
Stracon/TWI’s joint bid was the second lowest at Rs 37-38 crores while WorldTel’s offer was at around Rs 42 crores.
The production contract will involve 85 playing days of cricket. It will have five series including matches against Australia, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.