- The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), the apex body of television emcees, has appointed Siddharth Jain as secretary-general. Until 30 April 2021, Jain was working with Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. as senior vice-president and managing director – South Asia.
IBF is being renamed the Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation (IBDF), as it broadens its purview to encircle digital platforms and bring the over-the-top (OTT) video streaming firms under one roof. To facilitate this, IBF is in the process of setting up a separate subsidiary which will carry out various activities for member OTT players including handling the day-to-day activities of the industry-led self-regulatory body (SRB) called Digital Media Content Regulatory Council (DMCRC) for non-news digital OTT platforms.
It would be similar to Broadcast Content Complaint Council (BCCC), the independent self-regulatory body for non-news general entertainment channels set up by IBF.