1st India Television Summit ready to roll

MUMBAI: The clock is winding down for tomorrow's first ever India Television Summit, organised by and Media Partners Asia.



Endorsed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the landmark event brings together top industry executives and government agencies to discuss the commercial and regulatory factors shaping the future of the Rs 132 billion television industry in India, with comparative global perspectives.

At the time of writing, over 300 delegates had confirmed their participation for this exclusive power summit, with more registrations coming in.



Speakers for the one-day summit include - Federal Communications Commission (the United States regulator) commissioner Kathleen Abernathy, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting secretary SK Arora, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chairman Pradip Baijal, Sony Entertainment Television India CEO Kunal Dasgupta, Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea, Madison World chairman Sam Balsara, Sahara One CEO Shantonu Aditya, UTV CEO Ronnie Screwvala, Eastern Multimedia Co chairman Faizal N Syed, Reliance Infocomm president Prakash Bajpai, DSP Merrill Lynch Investment Banking/M&A senior vice president Saurabh Agarwal, Morgan Stanley TMT Investment Banking head Paul Aiello, CLSA Media Investment Banking head Simon Dewhurst, Dish TV CEO Sunil Khanna, Tata Sky Ltd CEO Vikram Kaushik, NDS Asia Pacific vice president and general manager Sue Taylor, Group M South Asia CEO Ashutosh Srivastava, CNBC TV18 CEO Haresh Chawla, Turner Entertainment Networks Asia vice president ad sales Soumitra Saha and TAM India CEO LV Krishnan .

The India Television Summit has been divided into five panels:

Regulatory Panel

Strategic Panel

Digital and Distribution Presentation (International)

Digital and Distribution Presentation (Domestic)

Niche Content Panel

Media Financing Panel

The sponsors for the Summit include Cartoon Network, CSG Systems, NDS, Pogo, Sahara One, Star TV and Tandberg Television. Bright Advertising is the outdoor partner and NDTV Profit is the telecast partner.

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