FICCI SCaT conference on Indian C&S sector on 16 Oct

MUMBAI: The Who's who of the cable and satellite industry will be attending the FICCI SCaT conference on the Indian Cable & Satellite sector as part of the FICCI Frames 2004 Knowledge Series on 16 October in Mumbai.

The prominent speakers at the conference will include Sony Entertainment Television CEO Kunal Dasgupta, FICCI Entertainment Committee Chairman Yash Chopra, Zee Networks chairman Subhash Chandra Goel, FICCI Western Regional Council chairman Sushil Jiwarajka and INCable Networks chairman Ram Hongorani among others.

After the inaugural address by Chopra, TV Guide & Satellite and Cable TV magazine's publisher and editor Sudeep Malhotra will give the welcome address.

The key topics that will be discussed in the morning session will be - The future of the C&S industry, FICCI's role and initiatives as the apex body of the C&S sector and What the future holds for C&S industry.

NDS director solutions James Field will moderate the afternoon session - CAS to Cash: Generating revenue through Conditional Access which will be followed by Hingorani's session on The road ahead for MSOs.

Brief presentations will also be made by successful niche channels on their 'Secrets to Success.'

The latter half of the day will see the likes of SET-Discovery Pvt Ltd president Shantanu Aditya presiding over the session Distribution strategy of Satellite Channels and Swissfone, USA president and CEO Rajiv Sharma moderating the session on VoIP (voice over Internet telephony)- Value added services for cable networks.

The conference will be wrapped up with a Q&A session moderated by Sudeep Malhotra.

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