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IBF to cover streaming platforms

The move would bring broadcasters and OTT platforms, which have seen a substantial jump in their viewership base after the pandemic.   | Photo Credit: AP

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), the apex body of broadcasters, is expanding its purview to cover digital streaming platforms and will be renamed the Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation (IBDF).

The move would bring broadcasters and OTT (over-the-top) platforms, which have seen a substantial jump in their viewership base after the pandemic, under one roof.

For this, the IBDF was in the process of forming a new wholly-owned subsidiary to handle all matters of digital media, an official statement said.

The IBDF would also form a self-regulatory body, the Digital Media Content Regulatory Council (DMCRC), for digital OTT platforms.


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Printable version | Sep 20, 2021 4:27:22 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ibf-to-cover-streaming-platforms/article34660776.ece

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