SCAT 2001 gets underway on Tuesday

Over 90 Indian and foreign companies will display their latest cable and satellite systems and hardware at SCAT 2001, the satellite and cable TV trade show that kicks off on Tuesday at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai.

The two-day show is being organised by Satellite and Cable TV magazine for the tenth year consecutively. According to the organisers, the show will be an ideal meeting ground for the cable and satellite industry to catch up with the latest changes in the industry.

According to SCAT Media Consultancy media director Dinyar Contractor, at least 12,000 trade visitors are expected to participate this year. The terrorist attack on the WTC buildings in New York has had a marginal impact on participation on this year's show, only two participants have pulled out.

Leading Indian cable companies will be launching indigenously developed fibre optic cable. Commscope Inc. and Delhi based Ask Infosys are among the top few companies in India which will introduce their fibre optic cables and cable TV products at the exhibition. Two addressable set-top boxes, developed in China, will also be unveiled at the trade show, Contractor says.

Several broadcast companies have booked exhibitor display pavilions in the trade show, prominent among them Subhash Chandra headed Zee Telefilms, ARY TV, B4U Movies Ltd and BBC World.

International players like Echostar and Eurostar Networks will also be displaying their products and services at the show.

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