It is still not all over for Kerry Packer’s Nine Broadcasting. Nine is out to salvage as much as it can as Doordarshan may be pondering about giving Nine Network an extension beyond March 2003, say sources. Nine has a three-hour slot on DD Metro under Rs 121-crore agreement with Doordarshan. Doordarshan had formally told Nine about the 18-month extension last week.
Informed sources said that Nine is still not sure of it’s future course of action as a television player as it is hoping that state-owned broadcaster might favourably except some of the proposals in the counter-offer sent to Doordarshan.
Doordarshan is expected to send a reply to Nine soon and that would bring to light the exact nature of arrangement between the two.