Stage set for India Digital Pay-TV Summit

MUMBAI: The stage is set for "India Digital Pay-TV Summit (IDPS) 2011", jointly organised by and Media Partners Asia.

The day-long summit, to be held tomorrow at ITC Maratha in Mumbai, will debate on digitisation and the opening up of the pay-TV market in India.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) MD and CEO Punit Goenka will set the tone of the summit with his keynote address. 
"With the government announcing the sunset date for digitisation, the pay TV industry is very interestingly poised. DTH has been spreading pretty aggressively, while Cable TV has also been investing cautiously, waiting for further liberalisation and incentives from the government. Once all these things fall in place, revenue leakages from the system will reduce and with the spread of digital set-top-boxes, transparency will come. This will lead to a buoyant industry," said founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief Anil Wanvari.

The first panel will discuss on ‘Digitization, ground realities & the way forward‘. The panelists in this session are MSO Alliance president Ashok Mansukhani, Star India EVP (Legal Regulatory Affairs) & General Counsel Deepak Jacob, Ortel MD Jagi Panda, Sun Direct MD Mahesh Kumar and Discovery Networks Asia SVP Rahul Johri.

The second session - Consolidation & Levers of Future Growth - will be debated by Hathway Cable & Datacom MD & CEO K Jayraman, Exponenia Capital principal Neeraj Bhatia, IDFC Securities MD Nikhil Vora, Den president SN Sharma, and Manthan Broadband Services director Gurmeet Singh.

The session on ‘DTH Dimensions: Future Value Drivers‘ will be debated by SES VP Deepak Mathur; Sun18 COO and Viacom18 head of International business Gaurav Gandhi; MCCS EVP and head of marketing & distribution Neeraj Sanan; Dish TV CEO RC Venkateish; and Bharti Airtel CEO DTH and Media Services Shashi Arora.

The penal discussion will be followed by Q&A with Trai chairman JS Sarma.

Post lunch, a panel comprising AETN18 president Ajay Chacko, Videocon D2H CEO Anil Khera, and Media Network & Distribution (India Ltd.) MD and CEO Yogesh Radhakrishnan will debate on ‘HD Transformation: Decoding & Delivering‘.

As networks digitise and DTH spreads, what additional services can be provided to customers? Where will the new revenue streams come from? These questions will be answered in the next panel discussion titled ‘VAS, Advertising and new business models‘. The panelists are NDS director, Advertising Solutions, Asia Pacific Darryn Rodricks; Dish TV VP (Advertising Sales) Dilip Jayaram; Amagi Media Labs co-founder KA Srinivasan; Lukup Media director Kallol Borah; Madison Media Group CEO Punitha Arumugam; and IMCL SVP - Marketing & Customer Relations Subhashish Mazumdar.

You Cable & Broadband CEO EVS Chakravarthy, independent consultant Anuj Gandhi and IBM director & partner Communications Sector / Industry Leader - Media & Entertainment Raman Kalra will spearhead the session on "Broadband Dimensions: Disruptors & The Next Generation."

NDS is the lead partner of the event, while Discovery Channel and SES are the industry partners. MGM Channels and Videocon D2H have joined as associate partners.

MSM Discovery is name badge partner, while Prime Connect, Sun18, History Channel (AETN18), Manthan and Zee Khana Khazana are support partners. CMCG India is the PR partner. Also joining as print media partners are Avishkar, Cable Quest, Media Research Asia, Media Route 26 and Satellite @Internet India.

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