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Indiantelevision announces 5th News Television Summit and Awards

MUMBAI: The stage is set for the fifth edition of Indiantelevision.com organised News Television Summit and Awards.

With a theme ‘Seeking a growth injection is digitisation the answer?’ this year the summit will be held at The Lalit, New Delhi on 28 March, 2012. Register at http://www.ntawards.tv/

The summit will try to answer some of the most burning issues that the TV news industry is facing today. The industry continues to see new entrants by the droves. It has, however, got its house in order on the editorial front for the large part. Loyal audiences tune in to news and events providing peaks in viewership.

But advertising is not keeping pace; and losses continue to dog TV news thanks to problems of plenty. So what is the way forward: will subscription revenues, thanks to digitisation, save the day as channels turn pay? Will the plethora of channels consolidate in every state through mergers and acquisitions? Or will madness and the status quo continue? Be a part of the summit to know more.

Says Indiantelevision.com founder, CEO & Editor in chief Anil Wanvari “ The news television industry, along with the rest of the broadcast sector, is at an interesting juncture with digitisation set to hit cable TV over the next two years. Additionally, with online and DTH spreading, and 4G set to emerge, it will have newer revenue streams to tap into. The NT Summit 2012 gives industry leaders a chance to pause and examine how best to build a robust news television ecosystem.”

This year, the Summit will see four sessions, starting 3 pm followed by the Awards. The first session ‘Tech Trends’ will see technology guys from the news networks sharing the podium. This will be followed by a session on “A look at the Genre”, in which all the aspects of the industry – marketing, advertising, content and distribution will be discussed.

Third session of the day, on content, will see the editors of the news channels brainstorming on the right content. The last session of the Summit will be “the leader panel” in which chief executives of the TV news companies will talk about the biggest question the industry is facing today – How to run a profitable TV news biz in the wake of high distribution and personnel costs, slowing revenue, supply of plenty, scarce capital and a halt to expansion drives?

The closing address is scheduled to be given by an I&B ministry representative.

Endorsed by Information & Broadcasting Ministry, the Summit will see participation of who’s who of the Indian News Television Industry.

Register at http://www.ntawards.tv/