Frost & Sullivan hosted the third edition of its ‘Digital Media India Summit’ on June 24, 2014 at Le Meridien, New Delhi. A large number of broadcasters, pay TV operators, digital media service providers, digital equipment manufacturers and production houses had participated in the summit and expressed their views on various aspects.
BroadcastAsia2014 – Asia’s most comprehensive and integrated broadcasting, digital multimedia and entertainment event in Asia, came to a successful close on 20 June 2014 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. This year, the event attracted a total of 17,596 attendees from the broadcasting, film, pro-audio and live entertainment event industry from over 87 countries / regions, an 8.1% increase from its last edition in 2013.
On 22 March TDSAT held its seminar on ‘Regulatory Framework and Dispute Resolution in Telecom Broadcasting and ‘Cable Services Sectors’ in New Auditorium, Administrative Block, High Court of H.P at Shimla. These seminars are held regularly throughout the year in different cities of the country and aimed at discussing consumer issues in broadcasting and telecom sectors. The seminars also help to educate young lawyers and local stakeholders in understanding the dispute settlement process in the telecom and broadcasting sector.
CASBAA's annual spotlight on the Indian multichannel TV market was recently held on March 5, 2014 at the Shangri-La New Delhi. Attracting over 150 delegates, speakers and media, the CASBAA India Forum 2014 brought together leading government officials and industry decision-makers to debate on the state of Indian television and the global broadcast market.
The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Member of Parliament and Former Union Minister, Shri Syed Shahnawaz Hussain at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Syed Shahnawaz Hussain had said, “I am pleased to be present at this important platform that recognizes the potential of the evolving telecommunications, media and entertainment industry and its contribution in boosting the economy, and overall growth of the nation”.
On 18 January TDSAT held its seminar for consumer contact on 18 January 2014 in Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur. These seminars held regularly throughout the year in different cities of the country are aimed at discussing consumer issues in broadcasting and telecom sectors. The seminars also help to educate young lawyers and local stakeholders in understanding the dispute settlement process in the telecom and broadcasting sector.
Its only last September after MediaPro gave its content of 80 channels to JAINHITS on the directions of the Supreme Court that India’s only Headend in the Sky (HITS) platform got its act going. In less than two months since MediaPro supplied its channels to JAINHITS, the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) directed Sun, Sony (MSMD) and ESPN to provide their television channel signals to the platform on November 01. Thus started the journey of India’s first HITS platform that according to Ms Ambika Soni, ex I&B Minister was to help thousands of cable operators in the country to digitise their networks and provide digital services to millions of people as envisaged in mandatory digitisation policy of the government implemented in 2011. Although started late after the first two phases of digitisation are over, JAINHITS hopes to help cable operators in Phase 3 & 4 covering 75% of the market.
Saicom Trade Fairs & Exhibitions Pvt Ltd is organising the 23rd chapter of the Broadcast India 2013 from October 9 -11, 2013 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (East), Mumbai. A 2 day Conference will be held on October 9 and 10, 2013 at the same venue. As an added attraction, this year, Broadcast India along with RED bring you REDucation a workshop focused on hands-on learning with RED Digital Cinema camera packages (DRAGON, EPIC, SCARLET). Learn, shoot and review 4K footage on the big screen each day in the large 200+ sq mt. REDucation theatre.
On 22nd August a huge gathering of cable operators took place in the city of Rajkot where a very important aspect of Digitisation was discussed at length. Prominent persons present there were Roop Sharma, president, Cable Operators Federation of India, Pramod Pandya, President, Gujarat Cable Operators Association, Dilip Sinh, who hosted the meet, Bharat Bhai, Suresh Trivedi, Bharat Chatpatwala, Dalsukh Bhai, Abdulla Hakani & Ashok Patel (See the picture on top).
Each September, the leading brands, finest minds and wisest investors come to IBC the premier annual conference and exhibition for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and media content worldwide. The show is also a favourite with Indian industry professionals who converge in Amsterdam every year for the latest in broadcast technologies, negotiate deals and do networking with professional from other parts of the world.
The Mecca of audiovisual and digital content market, MIPCOM 2007, will turn the spotlight on India at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France. The five-day event that will be held from October 8-12 this year and will be flagged off with 'India Day'. FICCI is partnering with MIPCOM to give international exposure to the Indian entertainment industry with the support of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Jai Hind, a Malayalam TV Channel was launched by Congress president and UPA's Chairman Smt. Sonia Gandhi at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi on August 17, 2007, also present on the occasion were distinguished guests some of which included Union Information and Broadcasting minister, Mr. Priya Ranjan Das Munsi, noted film director Priyadarshan, Cine Artist Jagathy Sreekumar and playback singer Meera Jasmin.