Mumbai: ZEE5 India CEO Tarun Katial will become the first Indian CEO from the OTT industry to speak at the 24th Paley International Council Summit. The Paley Center for Media’s 24th Paley International Council Summit: Agility in Media: Navigating the Global Market will be held in New York City on November 14-15, 2019. The Paley International Council Summit, an exclusive, invitation only member ship community often referred to as the “Davos of Media”, brings together global leaders and CEOs of the world’s most important media companies, to advance the exchange of ideas and to foster a sense of community. The Summit was first held in 1995 in Italy, and over the years, has been held in China, South Africa, Germany, Austria, India, Monaco, Spain, France, Turkey, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
Tarun will be a part of the panel, ‘Vertical Integration’ on Nov 15th along with other eminent industry leaders such as Dexter Goei, CEO, Altice USA and Dana Strong, President, Consumer Services, Comcast Cable. The panel will be moderated by Adam Bird, Senior Partner from McKinsey & Company. Within Vertical Integration, they will be seen discussing which approach will win in this brave new world of content creation and distribution platforms? As companies across all sectors of media, tech and business are addressing this challenge in a variety of surprising ways.
ZEE5 is India’s largest ConTech brand, delighting Indian audiences through the magnitude of content produced in 12 languages and delivering a hyper-personalised experience for Segment of ONE at scale. In 2019 itself, ZEE5 has rolled out around 25 original shows across genres, and the platform is committed to launching 72+ shows by March 2020. It has crossed 70 million+ downloads since launch on the Play Store and had 9 million DAUs as of September 2019.
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curators, collection, and relationships with the media community, The Paley Center for Media examines the intersections between media and society.