New Delhi: Broadcast news body News Broadcasters Federation (NBF) strengthened its clout as the most expansive and diverse broadcast news body in India as the body has onboarded leading News Broadcaster TV9 Network into its fold. Until recently TV9 Network was part of News Broadcasters Association which was recently renamed as News Broadcasters Association is now News Broadcasters & Digital Association.
Priding on its democratic structure, the NBF claims that it is the only news broadcast body in India that has members from across national and regional broadcast news media organizations. The NBF has ensured unparalleled representation from news broadcasters across languages and regions of India. NBF is the first body of broadcasters in India that truly represents the vision and concerns of regional, vernacular, and national media that constitute the changing face of media in India.
President of the NBF Arnab Goswami said, “I am delighted to welcome TV9 Network into the NBF. It gives me so much pride to say that the NBF is the nation’s only body that truly represents national and regional players– caters to their aspirations and forms a system to cohesively and unitedly raise concerns regarding broadcast news media. The NBF is the most democratically run news media body and that is what makes us stand out amongst the rest. I am proud to say that today NBF is the biggest body for broadcast news and is one that is for a New India and one for the future.”
Barun Das, Group CEO of TV9 Network and also now the Vice President of the NBF, said, “We are delighted to join the NBF. I am impressed with the democratic way of functioning of Arnab and other members of the governing body. The regional news genre enjoys the biggest pie of viewership and revenue in the news TV industry. It is only fair that they get their share of voice in guiding the industry in the right direction. The NBF brings that balance to the table as regional broadcasters are well represented here.”
The NBF’s continual expansion recently saw the induction of Sahara Network, CVR Network, and V6 as its new members. This massive and consistent expansion is a boost to the NBF’s goals to support regional news channels and their digital platforms in understanding and complying with regulatory requirements with regard to news content. The aim of the body is to ensure that the united voice of broadcasters– across regions and languages– are heard and solutions are sought in a way that further strengthens the pillar of broadcast news in India.
The list of channels joined NBF recently includes Sahara Samay, Samay Bihar, Samay Maharashtra, Samay MPCG, Samay Rajasthan, Samay UP, TV5 Kannada, TV5 Telugu, TV9 Bharatvarsh, TV9 Gujarati, TV9 Kannada, TV9 Marathi and TV9 Telugu.