Uday Shankar elected as IBF President

New Delhi : The Fifteenth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) was held in New Delhi today. In the IBF Board of Directors meeting thereafter, Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India was elected as the Foundation’s President.

The IBF Board also elected Punit Goenka as Vice President – Measurement, N P Singh as Vice President – Distribution, Rajat Sharma as Vice President – Strategic Affairs and Rahul Johri as Treasurer. On being appointed IBF President, Mr Shankar said, “I am privileged to be trusted by the members of IBF to lead the industry body at a critical juncture when the industry needs to leap to the next level by working collaboratively with the Government and other stake holders”.  Mr Shankar also added, “Punit Goenka would have been my personal preference for the President’s role since I have already done a stint as IBF president.  However, in view of Punit’s existing commitment to BARC, he proposed that I hold the reigns at IBF”.


Indian Broadcasting Foundation is a not-for-profit industry association.  IBF represents and is dedicated to the promotion of television broadcasting in, to and from India.  IBF members provide channels and programmes that deliver about 90% of television viewership in India.  Member offerings cater to most of India’s diversity and plurality in every language and in every genre of television viewing.  IBF members cater to India’s growing demand for television as the improving impact of digitisation takes hold.  The Foundation provides a meeting ground for its members to work in consensus on common goals.  The Foundation offers a common platform/forum in which members’ air new or improvement opportunities to arrive at implementable solutions.  IBF has, over the years, achieved the unique position of the accredited spokes-body of the television broadcasting industry.  IBF endeavours to work closely with and align industry, policy makers, regulators and partners so that the television sector in the media and entertainment industry grows to its fullest potential in an equitable manner.​

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