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India Forum 2013
India Forum 2013
07 Mar 2013
Shangri-La - New Delhi



CASBAA’s annual India Forum concluded on an optimistic note on the state of digitisation in the country. The CASBAA India Forum was held on 7 March in New Delhi, attracting a host of government and industry professionals weighing in on the multichannel TV market in India.

With discussions ranging from an update of the government’s nation-wide digitisation project to the state of regulatory reform in the country and satellite capacity issues to what the future holds for the Indian market, the Forum provided the ideal platform to hear expert opinions and gain important insights.


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Thumbnail Welcome Remarks

Marcel Fenez, Chairman, CASBAA; Global Leader, Entertainment & Media, PwC
Thumbnail Welcome Remarks

Paul Brown-Kenyon, Chairman, CASBAA Satellite Industry Committee; CEO, MEASAT
Thumbnail Opening Keynote
Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB)
Thumbnail The Digital Dream
With the first phase of digital milestone achieved and with second deadline approaching March 31, 2013, we debate progress made by industry and government so far, apart from opportunities coming up.
Supriya Sahu, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB)
Sameer Manchanda, Chairman & MD, DEN Networks
Man Jit Singh, CEO, MSM (Sony India); President, IBF
Chad Dunavant, VP, Product Management, CSG International
Ravi Mansukhani, MD, IMCL
Anuj Gandhi, Group CEO, IndiaCast
Host: Christopher Slaughter, CEO, CASBAA
Thumbnail Taxing Times in Uncertain Regulatory Realm
Slow pace of regulatory reforms, multiple taxation regime, and erratic implementation of existing laws make India a challenging market despite offering tantalizing opportunities. Are things changing even as newer techs come in, while the old nemesis of piracy remains?
Parameswaran N, Principal Advisor (Broadcasting & Cable Services), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
Avnindra Mohan, President (Legal & Regulatory Affairs), Essel Group
Deepak Jacob, President & General Counsel, STAR India
Host: John Medeiros, Chief Policy Officer, CASBAA

In Conversation

Shashi Sinha, Chairman of Technical Committee, BARC; CEO, IPG Mediabrands India  


LV Krishnan, CEO, TAM Media Research India



Vanita Kohli-Khandekar, Author & Consulting Editor, Business Standard

Crunch Time: Honey I Shrunk the Satellite Capacity


As demand for transponder capacity grows, more Indian companies from broadcasting and communications sectors urge the government to liberalise existing rules and regulations.


Introductory Remarks on Satellite Capacities over the Indian Sky:

Smita Jha, Leader, Entertainment & Media Practice, PwC India



Crunch Time: Honey I Shrunk the Satellite Capacity



Thomas Choi, CEO, Asia Broadcast Satellite

Deepak Mathur, SVP, Commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, SES

Harit Nagpal, MD & CEO, Tata Sky

Host: Paul Brown-Kenyon, CEO, MEASAT

Thumbnail Consumer Insight in the Digital World
Raman Kalra, Head, Media & Entertainment & ED/Partner, Communications,
IBM Global Business Services, India/South Asia
Thumbnail The Last Word: Tracking Trends
They are the trend-setters and people who have access to the crystal ball. These top guns spell out the future.
Sabrina Cubbon, VP, Sales & Marketing, AsiaSat
Dennis Rose, SVP, Asia-Pacific & Japan, Brightcove
Cristiano Benzi, Director, Line of Business Video & Broadcasting, Eutelsat
Bharat Kumar Ranga, Chief Content & Creative Officer, Zee Entertainment
Host: Christopher Slaughter, CEO, CASBAA
Thumbnail Closing Remarks
Marcel Fenez, Chairman, CASBAA; Global Leader, Entertainment & Media, PwC



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Supporting Sponsor:

Endorsed by MIB:

CASBAA  SES Emblem_of_India100  


AsiaSat Brightcove CSG Eutelsat



In Association with:

Convergence India 2014      

Media Partners:

Aavishkar Media Group Broadcast & CableSat Cable Quest Campaign India
Convergence Plus
Media Mughals  Satellite & Cable TV Satellite Evolution
Satellite Today  The AD Linx (Indiantelevision)  The TV Linx (Indiantelevision) Via Satellite

Supporting Organisations:

Aavishkar Group Broadband India Forum Indian Broadcasting Foundation ITU-APT


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