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K Madhavan re-elected as President of Indian Broadcasting & Digital Foundation

India TV’s Rajat Sharma and Network18’s Rahul Joshi re-elected Vice Presidents. Punit Goenka represents Zee Media Corp on IBDF board

K Madhavan

K Madhavan, Country Manager and President, Disney Star India, was unanimously re-elected as the President of the Indian Broadcasting & Digital Foundation (IBDF) for a third consecutive term by the Board after the 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Delhi on Friday.

Board also re-elected the following office bearers:

1. Rajat Sharma, Vice President, IBDF (News & Current Affairs) - Chairman, India TV

2. Rahul Joshi, Vice President, IBDF (Govt. & Regulatory Affairs) - Managing Director, Viacom18

3. Punit Misra, Treasurer, IBDF - President (Content & Intl. Markets), Zee Entertainment

The other IBDF Board members include:

1. Aroon Purie, Chairman, TV Today

2. I Venkat, Director, Eenadu TV Ltd

3. Kevin Vaz, President & Head of Network Entertainment Channels, Star India (representing Asianet Star Communications Ltd)

4. N P Singh, MD & CEO, Culver Max Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

5. R Mahesh Kumar, MD, Sun Network

6. Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, Zee Entertainment (representing Zee Media Corp)

7. Nitin Nadkarni, Director, Bangla Entertainment

8. John Brittas, MD & Chief Editor, Malayalam Communications Ltd (Co-opted Director)

Speaking on the occasion, Madhavan said, “I am elated to lead the Industry body for the third consecutive year. It places a huge responsibility on my shoulders to steer the sector through challenges and complexities.

Despite the challenging macro-economic conditions including global recessionary trends, Ukraine war, interest rate actions across the globe and tech slowdown, India continues to show relative resilience with a projected GDP growth of nearly 7% this year. For the Media & Entertainment industry, India, with its vast cultural heritage and huge reservoirs of talent and experience offers tremendous potential. There is significant headroom for growth for both linear television as well as streaming businesses.  

I look forward to the support of each and everyone in the fraternity to collaborate with the government and other regulatory bodies for building a conducive business environment for faster growth of the Indian M&E industry and to become a global powerhouse in content creation.”

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