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CTMA to organise Cable TV Show 2015 in Kolkata from 18 Feb

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KOLKATA: Cable TV Equipments Traders & Manufacturers Association (CTMA) is organising its three-day annual satellite and cable television show 2015 from 18-20 February at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.

Thousands of cable operators, traders, manufacturers, channel partners, distributors, and broadcasters from across the country, Bhutan, Nepal, and Bangladesh are expected to attend the show.

“Cable TV Show 2015 would showcase and promote latest products, technology, emerging trends and value added services in the cable television (CATV) sector,” said convenor of the event Pawan Jajodia to Indiantelevision.com.

In keeping with the digitisation plans in Bangladesh, the year will see many LCOs from the country participating in the show as well.  

All the major national multi system operators (MSOs) along with the regional MSOs are also likely put up their pavilions to show-case their service potential and new services, said a city-based MSO.

Apart from the MSOs operating in the state, companies like Abhishek Cables, Alliance Broadband Services, Cisco Video Technology India and Zee Electronics among others are also putting up stalls to showcase their product and services.

Advance Multisystem Broadband Communication (AMBC) will be displaying its Headend in the Sky (HITS) technology at the event, informed AMBC MD Sujit Das. While Manthan Broadband director Sudip Ghosh said the company will launch Video on demand (VoD) services apart from illustrating other products during the three day event.

The event will see discussions around tax related issues, upcoming technology and providing technical assistance to small players. “Discussions on 4G and 4K technology will also be the highlight of the show,” informed Cable Operators Sangram Committee general secretary Apurba Bhattacharya.

Sangram Committee, which recently extended its support to the Patna LMOs will offer membership to LMOs, along with technical and legal assistance. “We will also offer useful software at a low cost,” concluded Bhattacharya.

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