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BroadcastAsia 2011 to take place at Suntec, Singapore

Indian Broadcast and Media professionals look forward to the event for the Latest Technologies and Solutions to Fuel Domestic Growth.

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 4, 2011

The highly acclaimed trade event for the broadcasting, digital media and entertainment industries, BroadcastAsia2011will return to a new downtown location from 21-24 June 2011 at Suntec Singapore to bring trade professionals a plethora of the latest innovations, technologies and solutions.In its 16th edition, BroadcastAsia2011 is themed “Integrating Technology, Experiencing Content,” and will spotlight on the latest in 3D, playout servicesand special effects technologies as well as Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV), a new technology projected to be an industry game changer.

According to theFICCI-KPMG Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2011, the Indian film industry was estimated to be INR 83.3 billion in 2010 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.6 percent to INR 133.5 billion in revenues by 2015. India’s television industry,world’s third largest TV market with almost 138 million TV Households (HHs) after China and USA, registered an overall growth from INR 257 billion in 2009 to INR 297 billion in 2010 at a growth rate of 15 percent compared to sevenpercent in 2009.

The industry is also expected to reach a size of INR 630 billion by 2015 at a CAGR of 17 percent. Driven by digitalisation, the overall media &entertainment market in India witnessed accelerated growth in 2010and is expected to see a compounded annual growth rate of 14 percent per annum through 2015 to reach INR 1.3 trillion.  With the encouraging industry outlook, more and more Indian industry professionals and companies are seeking to expand their profile in the local media scene. By participating in BroadcastAsia2011, they will gain access to exclusive networking, knowledge gathering and sourcing activities which will enable them toform partnerships with new partners, meet potential trade buyers, and witness the latest technologies, products and solutions showcased by companies from across the globe.

BroadcastAsia2011 serves as the premier launch pad for companies to introduce cutting-edge technologies and solutions designed to enhance global connectivity for consumers and businesses, and shape the future of digital content delivery across the world. The event attendees will experience an enhanced show atmosphere with the introduction of new Techzones and Technology Trails, which distinctly organise key exhibitors by breakthrough technologies.

With the momentum behind the growth of 3DTV and HDTV panning out in the market, the BroadcastAsia2011 International Conference will offer more sessions to address the latest needs and technologies in the broadcasting industry. This year, more than 85 renowned speakers will cover topics related to IPTV, Digital TV and HbbTV - one of the most exciting developments in the broadcasting and media industry today.

The Creative Content Production Conference will return with a greater focus on content development and production in the Film and TV industry, as well as the convergence opportunities between both. There are expanded opportunities for working with producers and film-makers, as well as launch screenings for exciting upcoming projects.

“We are pleased to see the participation of exhibitors from India at BroadcastAsia2011, including Canara Lighting and Sconce, Essel Shyam Communication, Indiasign, Modern Communication & Broadcast Systems, Monarch Innovative Technologies, RSG Broadcast, Rudraksha Technology and WASP3D.  These companies clearly see the potential and opportunities in South-East Asia and has chosen BroadcastAsia2011 to showcase their products, technologies and solutions, as well as to network with industry professionals from all over the world.” said Mr Calvin Koh, Senior Project Manager for BroadcastAsia with Singapore Exhibition Services.

While BroadcastAsia2011 welcomes some new exhibitors like Leader Electronic and Thomson Broadcast / Video Networks, Furukawa Electric, Gearhouse Broadcast, Rohde & Schwarz and Sony, it also sees the return of exhibitors like Canon, Evertz, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Harris, Hitachi, Playbox, Sennheiser and more. 12 international group pavilions from Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Special Agency of the Milan Chamber of Commerce for International Activities (PROMOS), Singapore, Spain, UK, USA/Canada, and international digital broadcasting organisation World DMB will also be featured.

BroadcastAsia2011 will beheld in conjunction withCommunicAsia2011 and EnterpriseIT2011, Asia's unrivalled business platform for the global ICT community. CommunicAsia2011and EnterpriseIT2011 will be held from 21-24 June2011at the prestigious Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Into its 22nd year, CommunicAsiawill serve as the industry's launch pad and platform, delivering a convergence of the latest and newest technologies from Mobile Applications & Entertainment, EnterpriseIT, Next Generation Network and Satellite.


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