TV industry to debate digital dividends at Casbaa India Forum

NEW DELHI: 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 in the era of digitization will be among the subjects under discussion at the India Forum of the Cable and Satellite Broadcasters Association of Asia (Casbaa).

The meet on 7 March here will bring into focus the disparate voices of various television industry stakeholders.

"India is undeniably a vast and complex market, but one that continues to provide unparalleled opportunities and potential to investors," said Casbaa CEO Christopher Slaughter.

"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."

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 at the event will be government representatives Information and Broadcasting Ministry Secretary Uday Kumar Varma, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Chairman Rahul Khullar; TRAI Principal Advisor Parameswaran N., and Sudhir Gupta, and Ms. Supriya Sahu, both Joint Secretary (Broadcasting & Policies) in the Ministry.

The varied list of speakers and panellists will also include Thomas Choi (CEO, Asia Broadcast Satellite), Smita Jha (Leader, Entertainment and 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; CEO, IPG Mediabrands India), Bill Wade (President & CEO, AsiaSat), Robert Zitter (EVP & CTO, HBO), Deepak Jacob (President, Legal & General Counsel, STAR TV India) among others.

Partners for the CASBAA India Forum 2013 include Supporting Sponsor SES and Sponsors AsiaSat, Brightcove, CSG International, Eutelsat, IBM and Star India.

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