CASBAA India Forum 2012- Going beyond digital

Deepak Mathur (second from right) - SES Sr VP Commercial Asia-Pacific and the Middle East

Going beyond digital: SES was sponsor of The CASBAA India Forum 2012: Beyond Digital which took place on Tuesday, 20 March 2012 at the Shangri-La, New Delhi attracting nearly 200 speakers, delegates and media from across the country and the Asia-Pacific.

With the digitisation of cable TV systems reaching a deadline in the four metropolitan cities of India, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, a comprehensive roster of local and international experts discussed how the process was unfolding and how this initiative would impact the multichannel TV landscape.

Deepak Mathur, SVP Commercial Asia Pacific and the Middle East, was a key speaker at the event. He shared his thoughts on some of the challenges and opportunities facing the Indian broadcasting market today.

The prospects of satellite communication thrive with the growing demands of India’s new global economy. SES is privileged to be able to play a role in enabling India’s economic growth. In conjunction with ISRO, SES satellites are home to the largest VSAT networks in India, with more than 120,000 VSAT terminals. The two DTH operators SES serves in India have a combined subscriber base of close to 20 million subscriptions.

The speakers at the event included senior officials from the Indian government and many high profile executives participating from within the industry discussing latest trends and opportunities.

With a world-wide reach and within a footprint spanning China to Australia and Japan to Pakistan, CASBAA works to be the commanding voice for multichannel TV promoting even handed and market friendly regulation, IP protection and revenue growth for subscriptions and advertising.

CASBAA’s 130 member organisations include leading cable, satellite, DTH and broadband operators as well as multinational networks and programmers in Asia and worldwide.