End Of Lutyens Dominance? Over 50 Channels Led By Republic Join Hands To Form News Broadcasting Federation Newsroom (representational image) (image via Alanna Alexander/Wikimedia commons)

Over 50 news channels from different parts of the country have come together to form the News Broadcasters Federation (NBF)- the largest-ever federation of news channels, Exchange 4 Media reports. Media houses like Republic Media Network and Asianet News Network are among the founding 50 members of the federation.

The body will represent broadcasters from all languages in India and will be the first news federation in the country to not be centred out of New Delhi. The centre said it is delighted to see more than 50 channels coming together to form the NBF.

“I am very happy today that more than 50 news channels have come together to form the News Broadcasters Federation. These members of the NBF are from various regions and broadcasting in various states of India,” Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javdekar said.

The minister added he is confident that the NBF will become a platform to hold discussions relevant to the TV news industry. “I also hope that NBF gives its recommendations and ensures discipline in broadcasting where truth does not become a casualty. I wish the NBF all the very best,” he adds.

The formation of the NBF is historic because it is the first time in Indian broadcasting that a group of various regional and national broadcasters have come together, and formed a body representing the combined interests and perspective on matters associated with the news broadcasting industry

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