The News Broadcasters Federation (NBF), the largest consortium of more than 78 news channels in the country, has elected the editor-in-chief of Republic TV as the chairman of its governing board.
A statement said that the broadcast of 78 news channels in 14 languages, representing broadcasters from 25 states, was found on Saturday to finalize the replicas of a self-regulatory organization – the News Broadcasters Federation Authority – that content But to bring about transparent self-regulation.
The new self-regulatory organization is scheduled to be announced officially by the end of January 2020, it said.
The statement said that the largest congregation of regional news broadcasters represents their joint interests and perspectives on matters related to the news broadcasting industry.
It said the members unanimously elected Arnab Goswami, Managing Director and EIC of Republic TV, as the new President of NBF’s Governing Board.
Who is Arnab Goswami?
Arnab Ranjan Goswami is an Indian journalist and television news anchor. He is the managing director and majority owner of the news channel Republic TV which he cofounded along with Rajeev Chandrasekhar. Wikipedia.
“I am grateful for the trust and confidence shown in me by the largest ever group of broadcasters in India. NBF is a game changer and its incredible how so many channel owners and top executives have come together so quickly to make NBF happen.”Goswami said on being elected as the President of NBF.
“For far too long a clutch of Delhi-based channels have falsely claimed to represent Indian broadcasting. NBF will change that, for good,” he said.
The members also elected four vice-presidents
Jagi Mangat Panda, co-founder of Ortel Communications;
Shankar Bala of Fourth Dimension Media;
Sanjive Narain, Chairman and Managing Director of Prag News, and
Kartikeya Sharma of ITV Network, who will be part of the governing board.