Tuesday, February 14, 2006
AIB Regional Leaders Forum
Some last minute preparation yesterday has paid off. The Association of International Broadcasters Regional Forum in Delhi today has been a great success. It is always a challenge to know what level to pitch a presentation on the future of international broadcasting. But there was plenty of discussion during and after the session - something which is not always the case at conferences. I was most impressed by the plans NOKIA have for the Indian market as well as the explosive growth of satellite television. A visit in the afternoon to TVToday was inspiring - these guys buy the technology and squeeze every last ounce out the possibilities. Commercial TV here is in sharp contrast to the public service sector which employs 20000 people and has had a recruitment stop for the last 12 years. Great to meet so many interesting new people. I am inspired by what Times of India is up to with their new media activities.