TV industry to debate digital dividends at CASBAA India Forum 2013

04 Mar,2013

By A Correspondent


As India hurtles towards inevitable digitization, the intricacies of broadcasting are becoming ever more apparent. The CASBAA India Forum 2013, on March 7 in New Delhi, brings into focus the disparate voices of various television industry stakeholders, who each have an interest in a thriving India.


“India is undeniably a vast and complex market, but one that continues to provide unparalleled opportunities and potential to investors,” said Christopher Slaughter, CEO, CASBAA. “However, success depends on the ability to navigate the hurdles of the country’s broadcasting industry and CASBAA’s annual India Forum provides an ideal platform to hear from leaders and experts from across borders and market segments.”


From the ongoing satellite capacity crunch and the challenges of navigating a complex regulatory environment to identifying the future trends in the country’s multichannel TV market, industry leaders will bring their unique perspectives on the current state of Indian broadcasting and what to expect moving ahead.


Headlining the roster of speakers at the event will be Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, who will deliver the opening keynote address. Also scheduled to speak are TRAI Chairman Dr Rahul Khullar; TRAI Principal Advisor Parameswaran N; and Sudhir Gupta and Supriya Sahu, both Joint Secretary (Broadcasting & Policies), MIB.


The list of speakers and panelists also includes Thomas Choi (CEO, Asia Broadcast Satellite), Smita Jha (Leader, Entertainment & Media Practice, PwC India), LV Krishnan (CEO, TAM Media Research), Sameer Manchanda (Chairman & MD, DEN), Ravi Mansukhani (MD, IMCL), Deepak Mathur (SVP, Commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, SES), Harit Nagpal (MD & CEO, Tata Sky), Bharat Kumar Ranga (Chief Content & Creative Officer, Zee Entertainment), Man Jit Singh (CEO, MSM; President, IBF), Shashi Sinha (Chairman of Technical Committee, BARC; CEO, IPG Mediabrands India), Bill Wade (President & CEO, AsiaSat), Robert Zitter (EVP & CTO, HBO), Deepak Jacob (President, Legal & General Counsel, STAR TV India) among others.


Partners for the CASBAA India Forum 2013 include Supporting Sponsor SES and Sponsors AsiaSat, Brightcove, CSG International, Eutelsat, IBM and STAR India.


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