News Broadcasters Association

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News Broadcasters Association
News Broadcasters Association Logo.jpg
Abbreviation NBA
Formation October 2008
Type Private organization.
K. V. L. Narayan Rao
(Executive Vice Chairman - NDTV)
Vice President
Barun Das
(CEO - Zee news)
Main organ
Board of Directors

The News Broadcasters Association is a private association of different current affairs and news television broadcasters in India . It was established by leading Indian news broadcasters in October 2008.[1] The association was set up to deal with ethical, operational, regulatory, technical and legal issues affecting news and current-affairs channels. Its founding members were NDTV, Times Global Broadcasting, TV Today Network, TV18 Group, Zee News, Media Content and Communication Services, Independent News Service, and Global Broadcast News.[2]

Board members of the association for the year 2011-2012[edit]

Apart from NDTV Group executive vice chairman K. V. L Narayan Rao, and Zee News Ltd CEO, Barun Das who are the president and vice president, Media Content and Communications ServicesCEO Ashok Venkatramani is the honorary treasurer. The other members are Independent News Services chairman Rajat Sharma; Times Television Network MD and CEO Sunil Lulla; and Network18 Group COO B. Sai Kumar.[3]


Membership to the association is governed by qualifying certain guidelines. Besides this, an annual subscription fee has also to be paid by the applicant/member. The association in July 2012 had 22 members representing 41 channels.[4]


  1. ^ Vishnoi, Anubhuti (2009-04-10). The Indian Express. New Delhi: The Indian Express Limited Retrieved 15 July 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Hui Pan, Editor. India Weekly Telecom Newsletter. Information Gatekeepers Inc. p. 6. GGKEY:H945NDQX2HU. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Narayan Rao re-elected NBA president". itv. Indian Television Dot Com Pvt Ltd. 2011-09-21. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to News Broadcasters Association, New Delhi". Retrieved 2012-07-15.