2:30 - 2:35 - Welcome Note

2:35 - 2:50 - Defining the Indian OTT landscape

How the Indian market has shaped up. An indiantelevision.com presentation over the past year. And the way forward.

- Anil Wanvari, Founder, CEO & Editor In Chief -IndianTelevision.com Group

2:50 - 3:40 - International OTT Market

West Asia - The leading OTT players of the Middle Eastern market give us a picture about how it is developing there.


  1. Danny Bates, CCO & Co Founder -STARZPLAY ARABIA
  2. Zahra Zayat, Senior Vice President - OTT Business Development, Telco & Partnerships - OSN
  3. Manoj Mathew, Territory Head - MENAPT - Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited

Moderator: Nitin Michael, Founder and Managing Partner - SYNPRONIZE

3:45 - 4:35 - Emerging Video Tech Trends in New Streaming World

With experience behind them, Indian OTTs are learning fast and quick the utility of various technical tools available to better serve D2C customers? What are some of the best practices?


  1. Christopher Mueller, Chief Technology Officer- Bitmovin
  2. Lokesh Chauhan, Chief Technology Officer- EROS Now
  3. Rohit Tikmany, Head of Product & Growth- Viacom18 Digital Ventures
  4. Sathyajith Divakaran, General Manager - Digital - Malayala Manorama Television
  5. Shahabuddin Sheikh, Chief Technology Officer- ALT Balaji
  6. Sudipta Banerjee, Chief Product &Technology Officer- Airtel Xstream & Wynk Music

Moderator: Anil Wanvari, Founder, CEO & Editor In Chief -IndianTelevision.com Group

4:35- 5:00 - Making Indian OTT Platforms Hack proof

Overview from tier 1 customer on how they fight against Piracy. How content protection technology evolves to protect the revenues? Possible bottlenecks from Production & measures to contain content leakages. What are the challenges faced in implementing a 360-degree or end to end video content security?


  1. Manish Verma, Head of Technology - SonyLIV
  2. Sourjya Mohanty, COO - EPIC ON
  3. Praveen Singh, Director Technology & Platform - Viu
  4. Binu Balan, Head of Amazon Web Services Elemental (Media Services), Edge (CDN) & Security (WAF/DDoS) - India & South Asia

Moderator: Govindraj Basatwar, Global Business Head- INKA Entworks India Pvt Ltd

5:00 - 5:50 - The Transforming Indian OTTs

How the changing ecosystem is forcing changes on the Indian OTTs. What will they finally end up looking like?


  1. Ali Hussein, Chief Executive Officer - Eros Now
  2. Gourav Rakshit, Chief Operating Officer- Viacom18 Digital Ventures
  3. Karan Bedi Chief Executive Officer - MX Player
  4. Megha Tata, Managing Director - South Asia - Discovery Communications India
  5. Shibasish Sarkar, Group Chief Executive Officer - Reliance Entertainment

Moderator: Uday Sodhi, Digital Transformation & Strategy Consultant, Ex-Business Head - SonyLIV Senior Partner - Kurate Digital Consulting

6:00 - 6:50 - The Opportunities in Storytelling

  1. Anu Menon, Indian Film Director & Screenwriter - Four More Shots
  2. Ashwin Suresh, Show-runner, Little Things
  3. Karan Anshuman, Screenwriter, Director & Producer - Mirzapur & Inside Edge
  4. Suman Kumar, Screenwriter & Novelist - The Family Man
  5. Suparn Verma, Writer- Hashmukh, Co-written and Directed -Family Man Season 2
  6. Jai Mehta, Director & Writer - Scam

Moderator: Gunjan Arya, Chief Executive Officer - OML

6:50 - 7.00 - Closing Remarks

2:30 - 2:45 - Welcome Note

2:45 -3:35 - Advertising on OTT

What are brands thoughts on the budding medium? Is it still too early to add OTT in its media plans, if so, when would they see OTT as an investable property?Taking examples of Netflix & KFC partnership in USA, how do they feel about the branded content aspect of OTT in India? Do they see a bigger potential there?


  1. Balamurali S Debur, Marketing Leader - IBM India
  2. Bhavin Desai, Head-Digital Marketing & CRM, Volkswagen Passenger Cars
  3. Jahid Ahmed, Vice President and Head- Digital, Content and Social Media Marketing, HDFC Bank
  4. Sagar Boke, Head of Customer & Shopper Marketing- Tata Consumer Products
  5. Sanjay Singal, Chief Operating Officer - Dairy & Beverages, ITC Limited
  6. Saumya Singh Rathore, Co-founder- WinZO Games

Moderator: Rajeev Dhal, Chief Revenue Officer, ZEE5

03:40 - 04:20 - Advantage Production: IFTPC-PACT alliance

UK-based content production body PACT is partnering with the Indian Film & TV Producers Council for exchange on best practices in content production.

Panelists :

  1. Dawn McCarthy-Simpson, Managing Director of Global Strategy - PACT (Producers Alliance for Cinema & Television)
  2. JD Majethia, Chairman- Managing Director - Hats Off Productions Ltd
  3. Shyamashish Bhattacharrya, Chairman- Managing Director - Shakuntalam Telefilms
  4. Abhimanyu Singh, Chairman- Managing Director - Contiloe Pictures Pvt. Ltd.
  5. Nitin Vaidy, Chairman- Managing Director - Dashami Creations
  6. Anil Wanvari, Founder, CEO & Editor-in-chief - IndianTelevision.com Group

04:25 - 05:15- The Evolving D2C Consumers

How do you serve the evolving Indian customer? Is it just on mobile? Or is it more in the home through

Various connected devices? What are the OTT platforms planning?Where are the challenges?Where are the opportunities?


  1. Abhishek Joshi, Head of Marketing and Business Partnerships - MX Player
  2. Amogh Dusad, SVP & Head - Programming, Partnerships & New Initiatives, Digital Business, SonyLIV
  3. Calvin John, Director Brand & Marketing, Glance & Roposo - Inmobi Group
  4. Deepak Salvi, Co-founder & COO, Chingari
  5. Shivank Agarwal, CEO & Co-Founder- Mitron
  6. Varun Saxena, Chief Executive Officer- Bolo Indya

Moderator: Rubeena Singh, Chief Executive Officer-iProspect

05:15 - 05:25 - Virtual Fireside Chat with Gaurav Gandhi, Director & Country General Manager -Amazon Prime Video Anil Wanvari, Founder, CEO & Editor In Chief -IndianTelevision.com Group

5:25 - 6:10 - SVOD: How to raise ARPUs and rope in new subscribers?

Is India going to be a low ARPU market, just like in TV? Or can subscriptions rates be ramped up?

Where will the new consumers come from?Will bundling be crucial?


  1. Anil Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer, SITI Networks Limited
  2. N. K. Rouse, Chief Operating Officer, NXTDigital Limited
  3. Sankaranarayana G, President & COO, Asianet Satellite Communications Ltd
  4. Zubin Dubash, COO-Digital, Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd

Moderator: Vishal Maheshwari, Ex -Country Head - Viu India, Member of the Board and Selection Committee- Venture Catalysts & 9Unicorns

6:10 - 7:00 - Content: New Genres, New Stories, and New Players:

There's a whole new breed of producers for OTT popped up. After the initial euphoria with well-known film producers, OTT platforms are engaging with new kinds of producers. A peep into what's going on.


  1. Ajit Andhare, Chief Operating Officer - Viacom18 Studios
  2. Gautam Talwar, Chief Content Officer - MX Player
  3. Kranti Gada, Chief Operating Officer - Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd
  4. Puja Rajadhyaksha, Content Head - EROS Now
  5. Rucha Pathak, Producer- Excel Entertainment
  6. Saugata Mukherjee, Head of Original Content - SonyLIV
  7. Deepak Segal, Head of Content - Applause Entertainment India

Moderator: Rajnish Lall, Founder - Jigsaw Pictures & Producer - Thinkistan

7:00 PM - Closing remarks