May 09, 2017
DishTV Chairman & MD, Mr. Jawahar Goel speaks at the Seminar on 'Digital Broadcasting in India: Way Forward' to commemorate the completion of 20 years of TRAI
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) organized a Seminar on 'Digital Broadcasting in India: Way Forward' to commemorate the milestone. Mr. Jawahar Goel, Chairman & Managing Director of DishTV India Limited, was invited to speak at the seminar on 'Challenges in Export of Broadcasting Services'.
The Seminar, held on May 4th and 5th at Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi, was graced by the presence of Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Hon'ble Minister for Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Shri Rajyavardhan Rathore, Hon'ble Minster of State for Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon'ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communication and Minster of State for Railways. The Chairman of TRAI, officials of TRAI and officials of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting were also present at the seminar along with many industry veterans from the broadcasting sector.
During his speech, DishTV Chairman & MD, Mr. Jawahar Goel highlighted the importance of the Export of Broadcast Services as well as the Regulations, Infrastructure & Issues. He then spoke on how Cable TV and DTH started in India and how India has the potential to become an uplinking hub for South East Asia. He emphasised on the huge demand for Indian content in the overseas market and that the paying capacity of 30 million overseas Indians is equivalent to 300 million of Indian viewers.
Mr. Goel also elaborated on the steps required to spur the growth of the Broadcast Industry and why DTH operations should be allowed across the satellite footprint rather than only on Indian territory. He then spoke on the necessity of bringing the new generation distribution services under the regulatory regime, the need to control piracy through better laws and IPR and the need for laws to check overseas content coming into India via OTT or the Internet. He concluded the address by talking about the Infrastructure status requirement for the Broadcast industry.