CASBAA India Satellite Industry Forum scheduled for 22 March 2011

MUMBAI: The recent ruling by the Delhi High Court on tax payments for Foreign Satellite Operators operating over India has focused urgent attention on the satellite broadcasting industry. To shed further light on this and many other issues, the CASBAA India Satellite Industry Forum is scheduled for 22 March, 2011 at the Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi.
CASBAA CEO Simon Twiston Davies said, “Along with the ‘back haul’ (long distance delivery) of hundreds of satellite TV channels into India and with DTH homes now topping an estimated 35 million connections, India’s satellite market is growing at an astounding rate. However, in order to facilitate continued expansion, it is of great importance to examine the pressing issues affecting the business and that is where the CASBAA India Satellite Industry Forum plays a vital role.”
Covering items such as bandwidth limitations, content monetization and the impact of the newest mobile broadband and cable technologies, the CASBAA India Satellite Industry Forum will gather both domestic and international business leaders and officials to debate the challenges facing the industry today and tomorrow.
Among confirmed speakers are TRAI principal advisor – Broadcast & Policy George Elias, PwC executive director Rajiv Anand, NDTV Convergence CEO Vikram Chandra  , Times Television Network CEO Sunil Lulla, Reliance Broadcast Network CEO Tarun Katial, Zee chief revenue officer Joy Chakraborthy, Intelsat VP, AP Sales Terry Bleakley, ABS SVP Sales Raj Malik and IndusInd Media & Communication MD & CEO Ravi Mansukhani.
“The strength of this annual CASBAA Forum is its powerful line-up of industry experts who bring clarity into a market that can be both dynamic and mystifying at the same time,” added Davies.