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MSM’s Manjit Singh appointed president of Indian Broadcasting Foundation

Manjit Singh, CEO of Multi Screen Media, has been named president of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF). Singh replaces Uday Shankar, CEO of Star India, reports.

The council has appointed three Vice-Presidents: Rajat Sharma, Chairman of India TV; Sunil Lulla, MD and CEO of Times Television Network (former Vice-President); and Punit Goenka, MD and CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises (former Treasurer).

Outgoing President Shankar said, “The last two years have been very important for the broadcasting industry, with new changes and technology being ushered in. I have had the most eventful tenure as President as I witnessed all these changes happening right in front of me, be it DAS [digital access system] or institutionalising the self-regulating mechanism in the form of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council [BCCC].”

Singh said that digitisation was the industry’s biggest challenge at present. “With very little time left for implementation, the IBF must take the lead on the issue,” he added.

Indian Broadcasting Foundation was established in 1999 as the peak organization of television broadcasters, to promote the interests of the Indian Television Industry. IBF includes most major broadcasters in India among its members with current membership encompassing more than 250 TV Channels.