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CASBAA India Forum to debate digital dividends

The forum, scheduled on March 7, will have speakers from all stakeholder groups as well as govern functionaries from MIB

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | March 4, 2013

As India hurtles towards inevitable digitisation, the intricacies of broadcasting are becoming ever more apparent. The CASBAA India Forum 2013, on March 7 in New Delhi, will bring into focus the disparate voices of various television industry stakeholders each of who 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 respected roster of speakers will be government representatives Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, who will deliver the keynote address; TRAI Chairman Rahul Khullar; TRAI Principal Advisor  Parameswaran N; and Sudhir Gupta and Supriya Sahu, both Joint Secretaries (Broadcasting & Policies), MIB.

The list of speakers and panellists will also include 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 and CEO, IPG Mediabrands India), Bill Wade (President & CEO, AsiaSat), Robert Zitter (EVP & CTO, HBO), Deepak Jacob (President, Legal & General Counsel, Star India) among others.

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