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Man Jit Singh continues to be IBF president

Rahul Johri is appointed as VP along with Punit Goenka and Rajat Sharma, who will continue as vice-presidents. Sunil Lulla is elected treasurer.

Man Jit Singh (CEO of Multi Screen Media) has been re-elected as president of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF). The election took place in IBF's 14th annual general meeting (AGM) that was held yesterday, in Mumbai.

Man Jit Singh continues to be IBF president
Singh has been elected as the president for the year 2013-14.

The board members also elected Rahul Johri (senior vice-president and general manager, South Asia and head of revenue, pan-regional ad sales and Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific) as vice-president of the foundation. Punit Goenka (MD and CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises) and Rajat Sharma (chairman and editor-in-chief of India TV) have been re-elected as vice-presidents.

Meanwhile, Sunil Lulla (MD and CEO of Times Television Network) is elected treasurer.

Singh says, "I am delighted that my industry colleagues continue to have faith in me to guide the IBF. The past year has been very eventful for our industry with digitisation phases 1 and 2, considerable progress on a new measurement system under BARC, and a shift from TRPs to TVTs. Substantial challenges continue in the current year. We need to build on the success of content regulation, continue the process of digitisation and work collaboratively with the broader industry."

For the record, The Indian Broadcasting Foundation represents television broadcasters. It promotes and safeguards the interests of television broadcasters in an unbiased and non-partisan manner. It represents 90 per cent of television broadcast viewership and revenues and in this responsible position, engages in meaningful dialogue toward consensus on issues involving the industry, its participating allies, the government and the regulator to help provide incisive direction.

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