VBS 2022: Getting ready for the post-pandemic world

The day-long summit will be held virtually on 19 January, 10.00 am onwards

Mumbai: is back with the 18th edition of the Video & Broadband Summit (VBS). The day-long summit will be held virtually on 19 January 2022, from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. VBS 2022 is co-powered by broadpeak. Disney Star is presenting partner and NxtDigital is the summit partner.

This year’s Video & Broadband Summit will provide a platform for industry and opinion leaders to discuss key issues being faced by the television industry as a result of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai)’s New Tariff Order 2.0, broadband-fuelled growth of digital platforms, and the impact of cord-cutting on DPOs, as well as the possible ramifications of the impending 5G launch that has already created a stir among broadcasters and distributors.

Some of the broad themes to be covered include Rising Cost of Video Entertainment, Changing Business Models and Revenue Models, Value-Added Services, and getting back to basics in a Post-Pandemic World. VBS 2022 will also delve into the concerns and opportunities around the 5G Teleco Threat, Virtual MVPDs, Cable TV’s Technology, and Back-End Challenges, DPO’s Marketing Drive, and the gradual expansion of Over the Top (OTT) Platforms.

The summit will begin with an introduction by Group founder CEO and editor-in-chief Anil Wanvari, followed by a presentation on the rising cost of video entertainment.

First on the agenda is a fireside chat with M&E consultant Anuj Gandhi. During the next session moderated by former senior VP Star TV and CEO KCCL Shaji Mathews, Fastway’s Prem Ojha, Travelxp’s Prashant Chothani, Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings’ Rajdeepsinh Gohil, Shemaroo Entertainment’s Sandeep Gupta, BBC Global News’ Sunil Joshi, and Zeel’s Anil Malhotra will share their thought on ‘Getting Back to Basics and to a Post Pandemic World’.

Lined up next is another fireside chat between NxtDigital MD and CEO Vynsley Fernandes and Anil Wanvari. Thereafter Gurjeev Singh Kapoor (Star & Disney India), Vynsley Fernandes, Amit Arora (Indiacast Media Distribution), Sambasivan G (Tata Sky), Ashish Pherwani (E&Y), and SN Sharma (DEN Networks) will delve on ‘Shaping the growth of linear TV distribution and subscription’.  

In the post-lunch session, a panel consisting of MN Vyas (founder-director PlanetCast), Abhishek Gupta  (vice president IT, Dish TV), Yann Begassat (business development director, Broadpeak), and Salil Thomas (general manager & head ACV & Technology,  Asianet Satellite Communications Ltd) will demystify ‘The 5G Opportunity’ for the viewers. The talk will be moderated by Satcom Industry Association – India, senior director technology and policy Rajeev Gambhir.

Following a fireside chat with Jio Platform’s Saurabh Sancheti, the event will wrap up with a discussion on ‘Delighting the Indian Consumer - Challenges & Opportunities’ between Rajib Mukherji (EVP-Strategy, IndiaCast Media Distribution Pvt Ltd.), Nagesh Chhabria (promoter, Metrocast), Rouse Koshy (chief operating officer, NXTDigital) and Yatin Gupta (senior VP, GTPL).

The Video & Broadband Summit (VBS) 2022 will be live-streamed on’s social media handles.

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