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India 'The Big Picture' Summit
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  • New Delhi Monday 29th October 2012The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry is actively considering  steps to make India a teleport hub enabling the country to become an up-linking/downlinking  centre like Hong Kong and Singapore. The Ministry will soon hold a consultations  with industry to discuss, modalities, challenges and road map for making India a teleport hub.

  • This was disclosed by Mr Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, I&B Ministry while addressing “ India-The Big Picture”, the CII Media & Entertainment Summit 2012 today in New Delhi. Mr Varma said that India becoming a teleport hub  could be instrumental in attracting  accelerated flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) i as also state-of-the-art technology and can help move up in the value chain in content generation. The recent decision of the government to allow 74 per cent FDI in DTH, IPTV, mobile TV etc. are some of the steps that have been taken  in this direction and underscored that those steps would be game changers to make India a digitally happening place.

    Mr Varma said that many positive steps would be taken in revamping the FM Radio to enhance its reach and content. The empowered Group of Ministers are looking into some of the grey areas in the auction of 839 new FM radio stations across over 290 towns and cities in  the country. “ We hope to complete the auction of the  first tranche of the stations by the end of the financial year, “ he added. The government is also taking steps to restructure National  Broadcasting Corporation by enabling Prasar Bharthi to recruit fresh talents and restructuring its financial flows. 

    Mentioning  that the government would be celebrating 100 years of cinema of India with the support of the film industry, Mr Varma invited the doyens of the Indian film industry to join the tableaux  to be presented at the Republic Day Parade 2013 in New Delhi by walking down the Rajpath that day. He alsomentioned about the proposed National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM) with the objectives of undertaking frame-by-frame picture and sound restoration of more than 2500 films that arean important component of the  Indian film industry. The Mission with a budget of  Rs 400 crore would also look at  constructing preservation vaults to international standards for archiving the restored material and for conducting workshops and training.

    Referring to the impact of piracy on the growth of the film industry, Mr Varma said the government proposed to carry out an all - encompassing multi-media campaign during the 12th Plan period involving all stakeholders and film and music industries. He also said that the government would set up a Film Commission that would enable institution of a single window clearance system for shooting in India. He disclosed that in this regard his ministry has signed an MOU with ministry of tourism to work towards  promoting India as a global film shooting destination.

    To give an impetus to an impetus to animation , gaming and VFX industry, the government would set up Centre of Excellence that would produce technical professionals to cater to the need of  high end human resources and IPR creation, under public –private partnership. The first such centre would come at Mohali, near Chandigarh by the end of the financial year. Also, the ministry is seriously thinking of increasing the reach of social media and launched its own U tube channel.

    Mr Varma disclosed that to complete the digitization drive in four metros, on an average 45-50,000 set top  boxes are being installed  every day and said that the digitization would be completed by the end of the month. “ The transformation, we all agree, will bring in rich dividends to the entire broadcasting industry, government and importantly the people of the country,” he added.

  • The discussion that followed was participated by the industry leaders and ferreted out a number of concerns, challenges and drew up a road map for boosting the media and entertainment sector. The discussants included Mr Amit Khanna, Chairman, CII National Committee on M&E and Chairman, Reliance Entertainment, Mr Uday Shankar, CEO Star India, Mr Andy Kaplan, President, Worldwide Network, Sony Picture television and Mr Ronnie Scewvala, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Co.

  • The  discussants agreed that M&E should emerge as a 100 billion dollar industry in the conceivable future and for this stakeholders have a major role to play. While the government has to lay a proactive policy framework, the industry should work towards enriching the content, innovation and strict observance to IPR rules. The industry felt that for the long term growth of the industry, business model should undergo a drastic change. Presently, the business model is dependent on B2B, thereby meaning that the revenues have to be realized from advertisements. More stress have to be laid on B2C concept, which would mean that subscription income should form an important component in the overall  revenue flows. 
 
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Mr Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting addressing at the India – The Big Picture
Mr Amit Khanna, Chairman, CII National Committee on M & E and Chairman, Reliance Entertainment delivering welcome address at the Inaugural session of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Uday Shankar, CEO, Star India delivering theme address at the Inaugural session of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Andy Kaplan, President, Worldwide Network, Sony Picture Television addressing at the India – The Big Picture
Mr Ronnie Screwvala, Managing Director, The Walt Disney Co. delivering keynote address at the Inaugural session of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Aroon Purie, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, India Today Group delivering opening remarks at the Session II: The Fourth Estate of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Arun Jaitley, Leader of the Opposition (Rajya Sabha) addressing at a Session on The Fourth Estate of the India – The Big Picture
Mr Vinod Mehta, Advisor, Outlook India addressing at the Session II: The Fourth Estate of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Prakash Jha, Film Maker addressing at the Session II: The Fourth Estate of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Jawhar Sircar, CEO, Prasar Bharati delivering special address at the Session II: The Fourth Estate of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Ravi Dhariwal, CEO, Times Group address at the Session II: The Fourth Estate of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Pawan Agarwal, Director, Dainik Bhaskar Group address at the Session II: The Fourth Estate of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Vir Sanghvi, Member, Broadcasting Content Complaint Council delivering opening address at the Session III: Media & Entertainment: Catalyst for social change of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Nik Gowing, Presenter, BBC World News & Author of ‘Skyful of Lies and Black delivering keynote address at the Session III: Media & Entertainment: Catalyst for social change of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Javed Akhtar, Lyricist & Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) delivering special address at the Session III: Media & Entertainment: Catalyst for social change of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Mahesh Bhatt, Film-maker addressing at the Session III: Media & Entertainment: Catalyst for social change of the India – The Big Picture.
Prof Arjun Appadurai, Goddard Professor of Media, Culture & Communication, New York University addressing at the Session III: Media & Entertainment: Catalyst for social change of the India – The Big Picture.
Ms Vidya Balan, Film Actor answering the question by Mr Vir Sanghvi, Member, Broadcasting Content Complaint Council at the Session III: Media & Entertainment: Catalyst for social change of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Uday Kumar Varma, Mr Sumit Bose, Mr Sudhanshu Vats, Dr Bharat N Anand, Dr Nalin Mehta, Mr Rohit Gupta, Mr Sam Balsara and Mr Sameer Manchanda addressing at the session IV: Striving to make Indian business model competitive of the India – The Big Picture held on 29-30 October, 2012 at New Delhi.
Session Chairman Mr Ramesh Sippy, Film Maker delivering opening remarks at the Session V: Regulating Sounds & Images of the India – The Big Picture.
Co-Chair Mr Lalit Bhasin, Chairman, Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) addressing at the Session V: Regulating Sounds & Images of the India – The Big Picture.
Ms Leela Samson, Chairperson, CBFC addressing at a Session on Regulating Sounds & Images of the India
Panelists Mr Shyam Benegal, Ms Shabana Azmi, Ms Anurradha Prasad, Mr Mukesh Bhatt, Mr Jahnu Barua, Mr Sudhir Mishra, Ms Gauri Shinde, Mr Vipul Shah and Mr Rahul Bose addressing at the Session V: Regulating Sounds & Images of the India – The Big Picture held on 29-30 October, 2012 at New Delhi.
Session Chairman Mr Man Jit Singh, CEO, Sony Entertainment Television delivering introductory remarks at the Session VI: The Game Changers: Taking M & E Industry to USD 100 bn of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Anil Kapoor, Actor addressing at the Session VI: The Game Changers: Taking M & E Industry to USD 100 bn of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr John S Rose, Senior Partner, MD & Global M & E Head, BCG delivering keynote address at the Session VI: The Game Changers: Taking M & E Industry to USD 100 bn of the India – The Big Picture.
Dr Bharat N Anand, Professor, Harvard Business School delivering special address at the Session VI: The Game Changers: Taking M & E Industry to USD 100 bn of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr R Chandrashekhar, Chairman TC & Secy (T) addressing at a Session on The Game Changers: Taking M & E Industry to USD 100 bn of the India – The Big Picture
India Entertainment & Media Outlook 2012 by Ms Smita Jha, Leader, Entertainment & Media Practice, PwC, India
Mr KVL Narayan Rao, Executive Vice Chairperson, NDTV Ltd & President (NBA) addressing at the Session VI: The Game Changers: Taking M & E Industry to USD 100 bn of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Sunil Lulla, MD & CEO, Times Television Network addressing at the Session VI: The Game Changers: Taking M & E Industry to USD 100 bn of the India – The Big Picture.
Ms Jyoti Deshpande, Group CEO & MD, Eros Intl. PLC addressing at the Session VI: The Game Changers: Taking M & E Industry to USD 100 bn of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Sanjeev Lamba, CEO, Reliance Entertainment addressing at the Session VI: The Game Changers: Taking M & E Industry to USD 100 bn of the India – The Big Picture.
Session Chairman Mr Vinod Dhall, Former Chairperson, Competition Commission of India delivering opening remarks at the Session VII: Policy conundrum – Waiting for Godot? of the India – The Big Picture.
Dr Rahul Khullar, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) delivering keynote address at the Session VII: Policy conundrum – Waiting for Godot? of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Deepak Jacob, President & General Counsel, Head Legal & Regulatory, Star India addressing at the Session VII: Policy conundrum – Waiting for Godot? of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Harit Nagpal, Managing Director & CEO, Tata Sky addressing at the Session VII: Policy conundrum – Waiting for Godot? of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr S N Sharma, CEO, DEN Networks Ltd addressing at the Session VII: Policy conundrum – Waiting for Godot? of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Anuj Gandhi, Group CEO, Indiacast addressing at the Session VII: Policy conundrum – Waiting for Godot? of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Gopal Jain, Advocate, Supreme Court addressing at the Session VII: Policy conundrum – Waiting for Godot? of the India – The Big Picture.
Ms Vanita Kohli-Khandekar, Contributing Editor, The Business Standard addressing at the Session VII: Policy conundrum – Waiting for Godot? of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Ameet B Naik, Managing Partner, Naik Naik & Co. addressing at the Session VII: Policy conundrum – Waiting for Godot? of the India – The Big Picture
Session Moderator Mr Neeraj Roy, Managing Director & CEO, Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt Ltd delivering opening remarks at the Session VIII: Managing Media & Entertainment Business in the Digital Era of the India – The Big Picture.
Panelists Mr Vikram Chandra, Mr Ramki Sankaranarayana, Mr Sanjay Gupta, Mr Rahul Saighal, Mr Vijay Lazarus, Ms Bea Knecht and Mr Anil Srivatsa addressing at the Session VIII: Managing Media & Entertainment Business in the Digital Era of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Shyam Benegal, Film Maker addressing at the Session IX: A century in Retrospect: 100 years of Indian Cinema of the India – The Big Picture
Ms Shabana Azmi, Actor addressing at the Session IX: A century in Retrospect: 100 years of Indian Cinema of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Shekhar Kapur, Film Maker addressing at the Session IX: A century in Retrospect: 100 years of Indian Cinema of the India – The Big Picture.
Session Moderator Mr Harsha Bhogle, Indian Cricket Commentator delivering opening remarks at the Session X: Sports & Entertainment of the India – The Big Picture.
Mr Atul Singh, President & CEO, Coca-Cola, India & South West Asia delivering keynote address at the Session X: Sports & Entertainment of the India – The Big Picture.
Guest of Honour Mr David Hill, Senior Executive Vice President, News Corp. addressing at the Session X: Sports & Entertainment of the India – The Big Picture.
Panelists Mr Harish Thawani, Ms Sonali Chander, Mr Aloke Malik, Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Ms Ashwini Nachappa addressing at the Session X: Sports & Entertainment of the India – The Big Picture.
 
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