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K Madhavan re-elected as IBDF president

His re-election was announced after the AGM held on 22 October.

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Mumbai: The Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation (IBDF), the apex body of television broadcasters and digital streaming platforms in the country, has re-elected The Walt Disney Company India and Star India country manager and president K Madhavan as its president for the second term after the 22nd annual general meeting of the company held on 22 October.

“I am humbled by the trust and faith IBDF members have reposed in me to lead the foundation for a second term," said Madhavan. "We are at an interesting crossroad where the combination of consumer, regulatory and technology trends is remodelling the media landscape and ecosystem. I hope to continue working with the government, industry, and other stakeholders for accelerating the growth of the broadcast and digital media sector in the country."

During the AGM, members of the foundation have re-elected the following members to the board of IBDF:

 TV Today Network chairman Aroon Purie.

 Prasar Bharati chief executive officer Shashi S Vempati.

 Viacom18 managing director Rahul Joshi.

 Star and Disney India president and head of network entertainment channels Kevin Vaz (representing Asianet Star Communications).

The appointment of Sun Network managing director R Mahesh Kumar as a director on the board under casual vacancy has also been ratified by the members of the foundation.

In the subsequent board meeting, the board also elected other office bearers as under:

 IBDF vice president (news and current affairs) – India TV chairman Rajat Sharma

 IBDF vice president (government and regulatory affairs) – Viacom18 managing director Rahul Joshi.

 IBDF vice president (sectoral growth) – Prasar Bharati chief executive officer Shashi Vempati.

 IBDF treasurer – Zee Entertainment president of content and international business Punit Misra.

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