IBF Membership

The IBF story has unfolded in remarkable ways, through all ups and downs of the past 18 years. IBF stands ready, willing and able to provide the services that our members need to power their businesses.

As the premier body of Television Broadcasters in India, our members have built a strong foundation for IBF from which we continue to derive strength today.

IBF membership base has expanded owing to clearances of several pending licenses/security clearances/renewals of member channels. While the number of regional channels has remained static in comparison to 2016, in contrast, the tally of National Channels has increased to 178 and their numbers have gone past that of Regional Channels. The membership base of IBF has grown to 60 with the number of channels to 376 from 354 last year. The addition of new non-news channels has contributed to the increase in the number of member channels. This year we welcome new members of IBF - Zee Aakash News, Insight Media City, Living Media and Republic TV.


We expect these numbers to grow during the course of next year. The break-up of News and Non-News member Channels is given below: