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Uday Shankar retains IBF presidency

Uday Shankar, chief executive of Star India, has been given a second term as president of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), following AGM elections.

Punit Goenka, managing director and chief executive, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) was elected treasurer, according to Indiantelevision.com. The previous treasurer, Sunil Lulla, managing director and chief executive of Times Television Network, now becomes vice president of IBF.

In what is the only reported change to the board, K Madhavan of Asianet replaces G Krishnan, who recently left his position at TV Today.

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation was established in 1999 to represent and promote the interests of the country’s television industry, and now counts over 250 channels as members.

The full IBF board of directors - to 2012 - now comprises: Star’s Uday Shankar; Times Television’s Sunil Lulla; ZEEL’s Punit Goenka; plus Haresh Chawla, chief executive of Network 18 Group; I Venkat, director, Eenadu TV; Jawahar Goel, managing director, Dish TV; Jayant M Mathew, director MM TV; Narayan Rao, executive vice president, NDTV; Man Jit Singh, chief executive, Multi Screen Media; Paritosh Joshi, chief executive, Star CJ Network; Rajat Sharma, chairman, India TV; and Siddarth Jain, vice president and general manager, distribution & business operations, Turner International India & South Asia.

Meanwhile, three directors were then reportedly co-opted to the board in the form of K Madhavan, managing director of Asianet; Markand Adhikari, vice chairman and managing director of Sri Adhikari Bros; and Raj Nayak, chief executive of Colors.

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