IBF to cover streaming platforms

Will be renamed the Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation (IBDF)

May 27, 2021 09:21 pm | Updated 09:27 pm IST - New Delhi

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

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

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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