Dawn of a new age for the Indian broadcasting industry, with opportunities ino stre will be the focus of the event this year
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | March 17, 2015
‘New Era, New Opportunities’, this year’s theme for the CASBAA India Forum 2015, captures the essence of television in the country. Spurred by the plan to digitise the cable television sector, the Indian TV industry has been invigorated with the promise of increased transparency, pay revenues and access to content.
However, after the first two phases of digitisation, digital rollout seems to have reached a plateau. Has over-regulation taken the sheen off digitisation or are there other activities taking place that are not plainly evident? And, are stakeholders finally ready to iron out their differences for the greater common good?
“Reflecting India’s continued importance and influence in the Asia Pacific region, CASBAA’s annual overview of this vibrant broadcasting market attracts the very best speakers from within the country and around the world,” said Christopher Slaughter, CEO, CASBAA. “As the television industry continues to evolve, not only in India but across the globe, it truly feels as if we have entered into a new era of broadcasting and this forum is dedicated to the exploration of the vast opportunities now available to industry stakeholders.”
CASBAA has assembled a diverse roster of expert speakers to debate this issue, along with a variety of other important topics paving the way for India’s continued growth such as audience measurement, media regulations, advertising, new technology, satellite spectrum and much more.
Among the industry experts expected to attend this year are Dr Rahul Khullar, Chairman, TRAI (Opening Keynote); Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18 Media (Industry Keynote); Jawhar Sircar, CEO, Prasar Bharati; Raghav Bahl, MD, Quintillion Media; SK Singhal, Advisor, TRAI; Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman, Network18 & Board Member, RIL; Paul Brown-Kenyon, CEO, MEASAT; Prashant Butani, Senior Analyst, NSR; Nicholas Daly, MD, Eutelsat; Partho Dasgupta, CEO, BARC; Tony D’silva, CEO & MD, Media, Hinduja Group; Vynsley Fernandes, CEO, Castle Media; Smita Jha, Leader, Entertainment and Media, PwC India; Rajiv Khattar, President – South Asia, ABS; LV Krishnan, CEO, TAM Media Research (India); Deepak Mathur, SVP - Commercial, Asia-Pacific and Middle East, SES; Harit Nagpal, CEO & MD, Tata Sky; Sushruta Samanta, Business Head, Asia Pacific, International Business, Zee Entertainment; Ajit Mohan, EVP - Digital, Star India, and many others.
This year, corporate partners for the CASBAA India Forum 2015 include Supporting Sponsor SES and Sponsors Eutelsat, MEASAT and TMT Law Practice.