Renaming of Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF)
Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – Polity and Governance
- The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) will be renamed the Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation (IBDF).
- IBF is the apex body of broadcasters.
- It is now expanding its purview to cover digital streaming platforms
- The move would bring broadcasters and OTT (over-the-top) platforms under one roof.
- OTT have seen a substantial jump in their viewership base after the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The IBDF would also form a self-regulatory body, the Digital Media Content Regulatory Council (DMCRC), for digital OTT platforms.
Do you know?
- The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) was founded in 1999.
- It is the parent organisation of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) which was set up in 2011.
- The BCCC examines content-related complaints relating to all non-news general entertainment channels in India.
Important value additions
- An over-the-top (OTT) media service is a media service offered directly to viewers via the Internet.
- OTT bypasses cable, broadcast, and satellite television platforms.
- Such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar etc.