With an aim to understand the key milestone on the road to recovery for Indian broadcasting, the exchange4media Group is organising the Indian TV Distribution Network Congress 2010 in Delhi on February 18, 2010. The theme for this day-long event is ‘Distribution Digitisation’. The Congress is presented by What's-On-India, the TV guidance & EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) company. Star Den is the associate sponsor, while Massco Media is the video partner.
The event will commence with a welcome address followed by a keynote address by Sameer Manchanda, Chairman, DEN and Joint MD, IBN18 Broadcasting, and Uday Shankar, CEO, STAR India, respectively. Following this, the floor would be open for a Q&A with the keynote speakers.
The first session of the event - ‘Digitisation of Distribution’ - will have LV Krishnan, CEO, TAM Media Research, speaking on the distribution scenario and the growth of digitisation. This would be followed by a panel discussion on the same subject, wherein the panelists would discuss the growth of digital distribution platforms and the status of digitisation in the cable industry.
Krishnan will moderate the session, while the panel members include SN Sharma, President, DEN; Salil Kapoor, COO, DishTV; Sugato Banerji, CMO, Telemedia, Airtel Digital TV; and Saurabh Bhatia, Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, Vdopia.
The second session of the day will focus on ‘IPTV & Mobile TV - Road to future, or yet a distant dream?’ This session will be moderated by Amitabh Srivastava of Radio Netherlands, while the panel members include Dinesh Chandra, GM – Brand, Samsung India Electronics Ltd; Alan Dishington, Country Head, NDS; and Anil Prakash, Secretary General, IPTV India Forum.
The last session of the event would be on ‘Broadcasters & Bouquets’, which will be moderated by MK Anand, CEO, UTV Broadcasting. The panel members for this session include Anuj Gandhi, CEO, DEN; Atul Phadnis, CEO, What’s-On-India; and Sharmista Rijhwani, Advisor, BAG Films.
The Indian TV Distribution Networks Congress 2010 will wrap up with a vote of thanks.