CASBAA India Forum 2016 will be held in Delhi on 22nd March. The annual discussion panel will have a host of local and international speakers who will focus on the fast-evolving Indian broadcasting industry in the advent of the Digital India initiative.
Christopher Slaughter, CEO, CASBAA, said, “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. 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.”
‘Digital India – The Four Phases of Cable Enlightenment’ is this year’s theme for the CASBAA India Forum. 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.
RS Sharma, Chairman, TRAI, is expected to deliver the opening keynote address. The inaugural address will be made by JS Mathur, Special Secretary, MIB, and the industry keynote address will be delivered by Harit Nagpal, MD & CEO, Tata Sky.
Others attending the event include SK Gupta (Principal Advisor, Broadcast & Cable, TRAI), R Jaya (Joint Secretary, Broadcasting, MIB), Thomas Antony (Sales Director, India & Middle East, APT Satellite), William Wade (CEO, AsiaSat), Naveen Jhunjhunwala (COO, BBC Global News), Nikhil Gandhi (Vice-president, Disney India Media Networks), Nicholas Daly (MD, Eutelsat), UK, Nitin Bawankule (Industry Director, Google India), Jagdish Kumar (CEO, Hathway), Anthony D’Silva (CEO-Media, Hinduja Group), Gaurav Kharod (Country Manager-India, Intelsat), Paul Brown-Kenyon (CEO, MEASAT), T Gangadhar (MD, South Asia, MEC), and Gaurav Gandhi (COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures).
For more information about the CASBAA India Forum 2016 and to register for tickets, please visit http://www.casbaa.com/event/india-forum-2016/.