Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has welcomed the order passed by the Honourable Delhi High Court on 3 November 2016 dismissing the nine petitions dealing with the time extension for implementing digital addressable system (DAS) in certain areas of Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and Uttar Pradesh under Phase-III, the deadline for which had expired on 31 December 2015
The IBF Board also elected Rajat Sharma (Chairman, India TV), NP Singh (CEO, Sony Pictures Network), Sudhanshu Vats (Group CEO, Viacom 18), K Madhavan (Managing Director, Asianet Communications) as Vice-Presidents; and KVL Narayan Rao (Executive Vice-Chairperson, NDTV) as the Treasurer of the Foundation for a period of one year
In the on-going developments regarding implementation of DAS phase III, exchange4media sourced a summary of what transpired in Supreme Court today in the SLP filed by IBF against the order passed by the Division Bench of the Bombay High Court and contrary to media reports the Mumbai HC order does not indicate a stay on Phase-III Digitization.
The IBF Board also re-elected Punit Goenka, Managing Director, Zee Media Corp, N.P. Singh, CEO, Multi Screen Media, Rajat Sharma, Chairman, India TV, as IBF Vice Presidents, and Rahul Johri, Executive Vice President and General Manager, South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, as IBF Treasurer