e4m PLAY Streaming Media Conference & Awards 2020 today: Celebrating the best of OTT

Tune in as experts discuss the challenges and opportunities in the ever-growing streaming industry

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Jul 30, 2020 9:36 AM

At the e4m Play Streaming Media Conference Co-Powered by ZEE5 & In Association with Myelin Foundry on July 30, 2020, experts will be holding in-depth discussions on opportunities, industry challenges, possible solutions and more. Key discussion pointers will include consumer trends that will lead the way for OTT in India in view of lifestyle, economic & technological advances, direct-to-OTT: implications of films premiering on OTT platforms; content that India is watching & why; creativity for a new world; behind the scenes of streaming and much more. 

The conference will start at 3 pm with a fireside chat 'Creativity that Works: New Ideas for a New World' featuring Alankrita Shrivastava, Co-director & Co-writer, Made in Heaven; Writer-Director: Lipstick Under My Burkha, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, Bombay Begums; Nupur Asthana, Director-Four More Shots Please Season 2, Mahi Way, Romil & Jugal, Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, Bewakoofiyaan; Creator -Writer-Director; Hip Hip Hurray; and Sandeep Modi, Co-Creator & Co-Director, Aarya; Director-Chumbak. The session will be chaired by Ashwin Padmanabhan, President Partnerships & Trading, Group M & Motion Content Group.

The chat will be followed by a Leadership Session 'Over-The-Top Strategy for Binge-Indians' at 3.45 pm chaired by Nawal Ahuja, Co-Founder, exchange4media, featuring Tarun Katial, CEO, ZEE5 India and Abhishek Rege, CEO, Endemol Shine. 

A panel discussion on 'Connecting with India’s Billions: What are they Watching and Why are they Coming Back ?' will follow at 4.25 pm with Saugata Mukherjee, Head of Original Content, SonyLIV; Gautam Talwar, Chief Content Officer, MX Player; Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, ZEE5 India; and Aditi Shrivastava, Co-Founder, Pocket Aces. The session chair will be Aditi Olemann, Co-Founder & Head of Marketing, Myelin Foundry. 

At 5.30 pm, the Spotlight Session titled 'Behind the Scenes of Streaming' will see Sudhir Mishra, Film-Maker & Writer, Hostages, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Ye Saali Zindagi, Chameli, Dharavi; Karan Anshuman, Director & Screenwriter, Mirzapur, Inside Edge & Bangistan;  Rasika Dugal, Actor, Mirzapur, Out of Love, Made in Heaven, Delhi Crime; Anupria Goenka, Actor, Criminal Justice, Sacred Games, The Final Call, Abhay, Asur; Shriya Pilgaonkar, Actor, Mirzapur, Fan, Gone Game engaging in a discussion with session chair Ferzad Palia, Head-VOOT Select, Youth & English Entertainment, Viacom18.

The conference will be followed by the E4m PLAY Awards 2020, honouring excellence in the on-demand video/audio & OTT content space 6 pm onwards. To tune into the conference, click here.

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