Mrs. Roop Sharma is a science graduate who joined the Cable TV Industry in 1989, as the first woman cable operator of India. From the very beginning, she took upon herself the task of consolidating and organizing the nascent industry when she was elected the General Secretary of Delhi Cable Operators Welfare Association. In 1993, she was elected the founder President of Cable Operators Federation of India, the apex body of all cable TV associations and represent the industry in the Government quarters as well as in the International market.
Her first major achievement was the recognition of Cable TV as a Small Scale Service and Business Enterprise by the Ministry of Industries in 1994.
She was invited by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong to speak before the Asian media community on Indian cable TV industry. She is the first Indian entrepreneur nominated as a member of Cable and Satellite Broadcasters Association of Asia (CASBAA). She also represented the industry before the Joint Parliamentary Committee for drafting the Convergence Bill.
At Present she is a member of National Task Force for curbing Piracy and Introduction of Conditional Access in the Cable Television Networks. She has also been nominated as a member of the Steering Committee on Communications and Information for the Eleventh Five-Year-Plan (2007-2012) in the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) and is working with the Sub Group on Expansion and Digitization of Cable TV Networks. She is a member of the Government Committee for reviewing the content code for television channels. As a member representing the last milew cable operators, she helps The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in drafting various regulations that help the industry grow.
Having traveled all over the world representing the Indian cable TV industry, speaking in international and national seminars and conferences, she has gained a vast experience and knowledge in the field and commands a great respect among cable operators, MSOs as well broadcasters. Even after so many years of working, she still carries with herself the same perennial determination and zeal, working for the upliftment of the industry and its bright future.
Mrs Roop Sharma
Cable Operators Federation of India
13/97, Subhash Nagar,
Near Rajouri Apartment
New Delhi – 110027, India
Ph: - 91-11-25131540
Fax: - 91-11-25139967
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