CASBAA India Forum 2016: Broadcast Industry and Digital India Initiative Dance in Tandem

  • Posted by ACN Newswire
  • March 17, 2016 3:33 PM GMT

New Delhi, Mar 17, 2016 - On March 22 CASBAA will host local and international speakers at the India Forum 2016, its annual discussion panel, who will focus on the fast-evolving Indian broadcasting industry in the advent of the Digital India initiative.

"The Government of India's Digital India initiative has brought about a revolution in the country's economy and has ushered in a plethora of opportunities for sectors to drive the overall digital revolution in India," said Christopher Slaughter, CEO, CASBAA. "We see that digital content in India is at an inflection point and the nation is at the top of digital and high-definition (HD) adoption. Further, we have observed that the content creators and broadcasters are increasingly evaluating new media and content delivery alternatives and are planning significant capital expenditure to upgrade their infrastructure in the coming years."

"Digital India - The Four Phases of Cable Enlightenment" is this year's theme for the CASBAA India Forum 2016. A diverse roster of expert speakers will discuss India's continued growth, including such topics as digitization challenges, security aspects, Indian OTT industry, advertising trends in Digital India, impact of digital advertising on traditional media, satellite industry in India among others.

Several industry experts are expected to attend this event. Mr. R.S. Sharma, Chairman, TRAI, is expected to deliver the opening keynote address. The inaugural address will be made by Mr. J.S. Mathur, Special Secretary, MIB and the industry keynote address will be delivered by Mr. Harit Nagpal, MD & CEO, Tata Sky (Industry Keynote). Others attending the event include Mr. S.K. Gupta (Principal Advisor, Broadcast & Cable, TRAI), Ms. R. Jaya (Joint Secretary, Broadcasting, MIB), Mr. Thomas Antony (Sales Director, India & Middle East, APT Satellite), Mr. William Wade (CEO, AsiaSat), Mr. Naveen Jhunjhunwala (COO, BBC Global News), Mr. Nikhil Gandhi (Vice President, Disney India Media Networks), Mr. Nicholas Daly (MD, Eutelsat), UK, Mr. Nitin Bawankule (Industry Director, Google India), Mr. Jagdish Kumar (CEO, Hathway), Mr. Anthony D'Silva (CEO-Media, Hinduja Group), Mr. Gaurav Kharod (Country Manager-India, Intelsat), Mr. Paul Brown-Kenyon (CEO, MEASAT), Mr. T. Gangadhar (Managing Director, South Asia, MEC), and Mr. Gaurav Gandhi (COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures).

This year, corporate partners for the CASBAA India Forum 2016 include SES (Supporting Sponsor), AsiaSat, Diagnal, Eutelsat, MEASAT, Verimatrix, Videocon d2h and WWE Network (Sponsors). 

For more information about the CASBAA India Forum 2016 and to register for tickets, please visit


CASBAA is the Asia Pacific region's largest non-profit media association, serving the multi-channel audio-visual content creation and distribution industry. Established in 1991, CASBAA has grown with the industry to include digital multichannel television, content, platforms, advertising, and video delivery. Encompassing some 500 million connections within a footprint across the region, CASBAA works to be the authoritative voice for multichannel TV; promoting even-handed and market-friendly regulation, IP protection and revenue growth for subscription and advertising, while promoting global best practices. For more information, visit


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