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Digital India is CASBAA India Forum 2016's theme

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MUMBAI: On March 22 CASBAA will host local and international speakers at the India Forum 2016, its annual discussion panel. The speakers will focus on the fast-evolving Indian broadcasting industry in the advent of the Digital India initiative.

"The Government of India's Digital India initiative has brought about a revolution in the country's economy and has ushered in a plethora of opportunities for sectors to drive the overall digital revolution in India,” said  CASBAA CEO Christopher Slaughter. “We see that digital content in India is at an inflection point and the nation is at the top of digital and high-definition (HD) adoption. Further, we have observed that the content creators and broadcasters are increasingly evaluating new media and content delivery alternatives and are planning significant capital expenditure to upgrade their infrastructure in the coming years."

This year, corporate partners for the CASBAA India Forum 2016 include SES (Supporting Sponsor), AsiaSat, Diagnal, Eutelsat, MEASAT, Verimatrix, Videocon d2h and WWE Network (Sponsors).

“Digital India – The Four Phases of Cable Enlightenment” is this year’s theme for the CASBAA India Forum 2016. A diverse roster of expert speakers will discuss India’s continued growth, including such topics as digitization challenges, security aspects, Indian OTT industry, advertising trends in Digital India, impact of digital advertising on traditional media, satellite industry in India among others.

Several industry experts are expected to attend this event.   Trai chairman R.S. Sharma is expected to deliver the opening keynote address.  The inaugural address will be made by MIB Special Secretary J S Mathur and the industry keynote address will be delivered by  Tata Sky MD and CEO Harit Nagpal (Industry Keynote). Others attending the event include TRAi's  Principal Advisor, Broadcast & Cable S K Gupta,  MIB Joint Secretary -Broadcasting R. Jaya, APT Satellite sales director for Indian and Middle East Thomas Antony ,   AsiaSat CEO William Wade,  BBC Global News COO Naveen Jhunjhunwala,  Disney India Media Networks vice president Nikhil Gandhi, Eutelsat UK MD  Nicholas Daly,  Google India Industry director   Nitin Bawankule,  Hathway CEO Jagdish Kumar, Media, Hinduja Group CEO Anthony D'Silva, Intelsat India country manager Gaurav Kharod, MEASAT CEO Paul Brown-Kenyon, MEC South Asia managing director T. Gangadhar and  Viacom18 Digital Ventures COO Gaurav Gandhi.  

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