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NATPE 2002 to focus on Indian Entertainment Industry

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NATPE 2002 to focus on Indian Entertainment Industry

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) in association with NATPE- The World’s largest association of TV programming executives is organizing a special International panel discussion on the Indian Entertainment Industry as part of the NATPE 2002 Seminar.

The session titled “Bollywood & Hollywood- The Future Is Now” is scheduled to be held on 22nd January 2002 at Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA. Speakers on the panel on India include Ashok Amritraj, Chairman & CEO, Hyde Park Entertainment, Firdaus Kharas, Chairman, UTV International, John Hyde, CEO, Film Roman, Ken Silverman, President Iteamworks, and Sandeep Goyal, CEO, Zee TV. Bhuvan Lall, Executive Director, Indian Broadcasting Foundation will chair the panel.

India is one of the largest markets in the world with over 70 million TV homes, and is expected to grow to 100 million by 2003. With over 125 channels, the U.S is expected to look at India as a market of tomorrow. The success of Indian entertainment product in the North American market has created new revenue streams for Indian companies. This discussion will focus on the avenues for collaboration between the U.S and Indian Film and TV industries.

NATPE 2002 has over 500 exhibiting companies and attendees spanning the globe representing broadcast & cable networks, TV stations and station groups, studios, production/distribution companies, advertising, technology and the press, among many other company types. The annual NATPE Conference and exhibition is the international television industry’s definitive programming marketplace, keeping them informed, aware and in touch with the latest trends an developments in television world-wide.


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