Stage set for lively debates @NewsNext 2012 today

Supriya Sahu, Alan Quartly, Jawahar Sircar, Vikram Chandra, Barun Das and many more to discuss the growth of news broadcast industry

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Published: Aug 31, 2012 7:29 PM  | 2 min read
Stage set for lively debates @NewsNext 2012 today

NewsNext 2012, the annual conference organised by exchange4media, is being held on August 31 at Radisson Blu Hotel in Noida. The event is presented by Dish+. Television Street Maps is the co-sponsor.

A cross-section of industry leaders will be sharing their views at the event on topics as diverse as ‘News digitisation – Do or die’, ‘News credibility – Affecting the business?’, ‘News broadcasters – Ready to exploit converged digital platforms?’, ‘Regional Panel – Big fish eating the small fish or vice versa?’, and so on.

Alan Quartly, South Asia Bureau Editor, BBC News will deliver the keynote address. Jawahar Sircar, CEO, Prasar Bharati will deliver the valedictory address.

Supriya Sahu, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), will bring to the table the government’s point of view on the news broadcast industry and the way ahead.

Among the distinguished list of speakers are some leading news channel honchos such as Anurradha Prasad, Chairperson and MD, BAG Films and Media; Ashok Venkatramani, CEO, MCCS India; Barun Das, CEO, Zee News; Mukesh Kumar, CEO, News Express; and Vikram Chandra, Group CEO and Executive Director, NDTV.

Other key speakers at NewsNext 2012 include BV Rao, Editor, Governance Now; Manish Jha, Head-Business Development and Distribution, Maurya TV; Maroof Raza, Commentator on Military and Strategic Affairs; Neeraj Sanan, CMO, MCCS India; Rahul Kanwal, Editor, Headlines Today; Rahul Razdan, President, ibibo, Mobile and Games; Roop Sharma, President, Cable Operators Federation of India; Satish Jacob, Consulting Editor, NewsX; Sheela Bhatt, Editorial Director, Rediff; Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor and Business Head, Zee News; and Vivek Law, Editor, Bloomberg TV.

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