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Day 1 - VidNet 2019

India's entertainment business is rapidly transforming with the advent of new tech, and video streaming services are at the centre of this evolution. Digital content creators are disrupting the way entertainment is being consumed, moving beyond films and television. The 30 odd streamers, all still in the subscriber acquisition phase, have poured in a combined Rs 2,500 crore into original content this year. This investment might just be the tip of the iceberg, with India's video streaming market touted to treble in size by 2023 to Rs 11,976 crore. In a bid to seduce audiences, platforms are rushing to create mainstream original series and movies in India and to add top-notch, big-budget licensed content.

Streaming services are teaming up with the finest filmmakers and talent and recognizing stories that have the potential to resonate globally. The significant investment in films, series and talent is driving differentiation and helping deliver a diverse catalogue of content to Indians. A growing amount of what OTTs invest in content is dedicated to discovering the best stories - irrespective of language or geography - and serving them to consumers all over the world using incredible technology as a powerful vehicle. This democratization of great stories has been central to India entering a golden era of entertainment.

The current environment is bound to get more interesting with American and European media majors as well as Chinese platforms launching in the Indian market. For viewers, it is going to be raining entertainment, more than they ever imagined.

Day 2 - Vidnet Masterclasses

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Day 1

Summit | Sahara Star, Mumbai

Creators' Track

  • Unlocking a Story's Potential
  • Overview: A conversation about the importance of localization, synopses, subtitling, dubbing, and visuals in helping subscribers discover and enjoy stories they love.
  • Empowering the Creative Vision
  • Overview: Translating a creator's vision to the screen as authentically as possible is key to delivering a remarkable viewing experience to consumers. A look at how are platforms backing storytellers to accomplish this tricky task.
  • Redefining Storytelling with Technology
  • Overview: Quality of production has not leapfrogged technologically for several decades. There is a tremendous opportunity for platforms to infuse more life into their stories by changing the face of production with generation-defining tech.
  • New Breed of Creators
  • Overview: A wave of new creators is fundamentally changing the content consumption habits of Indian audiences.
  • The 20-Year-Old Challenge
  • Overview: A generation of writers Indian writers have moved through their careers either writing daily soap operas or films. With premium digital content now having taken off, does the industry have enough talent to meet the demand?

Business & Tech Track

  • Making Indian Entertainment Great
  • Overview: Streaming services have been catalysts for a new style of storytelling. In order for stories to travel from anywhere to everywhere, they need to be armed with technology and freed from constraints on artistic expression.
  • Fine-tuning models of monetisation
  • Overview : A session that assesses the challenges video-on-demand services face in pocketing a share of the consumers' wallets. A deep dive into new monetising models, sachet pricing and the potential of branded solutions.
  • Captive Audiences of the Telecom Trace
  • Overview : The telecom audience remains a largely untapped resource for the entertainment industry. Existing telco tie-ups have ensured major gains for OTTs. However, tapping into the mass audience via feature phone users could be the next big bet.
  • Competing for Consumer Engagement
  • Overview :Sustaining consumer engagement continues to remain the biggest problem faced by platforms. Shifts in consumer interests and behaviors are only making matters more challenging. A deep dive into different approaches adopted by platforms to keep their subscribers hooked.
  • The Challenge of Content Protection
  • Overview: A deliberation over all facets of content protection and tech challenges platforms face including avenues of mitigating stream piracy.


Abhishek Rege
  • Abhishek Rege
  • CEO
  • EndemolShine India
Aloke Majumder
  • Aloke Majumder
  • Head of Technology
  • Hoichoi TV
Anil Wanvari
  • Anil Wanvari
  • Founder, Editor-in-Chief, CEO
  • Indian Telelevision Dot Com Group
Ashwin Suresh
  • Ashwin Suresh
  • Founder
  • Pocket Aces
Anirban Dasgupta
  • Anirban Dasgupta
  • Afsos
  • Co-Creator
Anirudh Pandita
  • Anirudh Pandita
  • Founder
  • Pocket Aces
Akash Banerjee
  • Senior VP, Head Marketing and Partnerships
  • Voot
Abhishek Rege
  • Angshuman Ghosh
  • Director,Partner
  • BToS Production
Anuj Gandhi
  • Anuj Gandhi
  • Group CEO
  • IndiaCast
Archana Anand
  • Archana Anand
  • Chief Business Officer
  • ZEE5 Global
Ashima Avasthi
  • Ashima Avasthi
  • VP & Head
  • Zee Studio Originals
Ashvini Yardi
  • Ashvini Yardi
  • Founder
  • Viniyard Films
Amogh Dusad
  • Amogh Dusad
  • Head - Content Partnerships New Initiatives - Digital Business
  • Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)
Amogh Dusad
  • Ameya Sarda
  • Writer
Aparna Purohit
  • Aparna Purohit
  • Head of India Originals
  • Amazon Prime Video
Bilal Siddiqi
  • Bilal Siddiqi
  • Author
  • Creator - Bard of Blood
Deepak Jayaram
  • Deepak Jayaram
  • Co-Founder
  • myNK
Dibya Chatterjee
  • Dibya Chatterjee
  • Afsos
  • Co-creator
Deepak Jayaram
  • Divya Dixit
  • Senior Vice-President and Head Marketing
  • ALTBalaji
Diroshan Ratnarajah
  • Diroshan Ratnarajah
  • Product Line Management Director
Devendra Deshpande
  • Devendra Deshpande
  • Head - Digital Content & IP
  • Friday Filmworks
Esha Nagar
  • Esha Nagar
  • MD
  • Nepa India
Eitan Koter
  • Eitan Koter
  • Co-Founder and Co-CEO
  • Vimmi
Gaurav Verma
  • Gaurav Verma
  • Chief Revenue Officer
  • Red Chillies Entertainment
Gautam Talwar
  • Gautam Talwar
  • Chief Content Officer
  • MX Player
Guneet Monga
  • Guneet Monga
  • Content Advisor - MUBI India
  • Producer
Goldie Behl
  • Goldie Behl
  • Director
  • Rose Audio Visuals Pvt Ltd
Gourav Rakshit
  • Gourav Rakshit
  • COO
  • Viacom18 Digital Ventures
Kranti Gada
  • Kranti Gada
  • COO
  • Shemaroo Entertainment
Karan Bedi
  • Karan Bedi
  • CEO
  • MX Player
Karan Bedi
  • Lokesh Chauhan
  • CTO
  • Eros Now
Monisha Singh Katial
  • Monisha Singh Katial
  • VP Content & Strategy
  • BookMyShow
Manas Mati
  • Co-founder & Director
  • Bodhitree Multimedia Pvt.Ltd
Manas Mati
  • Nachiket Pantvaidya
  • CEO ALTBalaji and Group COO
  • Balaji Telefilms
Rajiv Bakshi
  • Rajiv Bakshi
  • CEO
  • Reliance Entertainment's Big Synergy
Karan Taurani
  • Karan Taurani
  • Vice President - Research Analyst (Media)
  • Elara Capital
Rajiv Raghunathan
  • Rajiv Raghunathan
  • CEO
  • Vista India
Rahul Kumar Tewary
  • Rahul Kumar Tewary
  • Producer , Managing Director
  • Swastik Productions and One Life Studios
Rahul Sarangi
  • Rahul Sarangi
  • Global Head, Content & Business
  • The Viral Fever
Raj Nayak
  • Raj Nayak
  • Founder & CEO
  • House of Cheer
Raman Kalra
  • Raman Kalra
  • Partner & Advisory Leader (Entertainment, Media & Sports)
  • PwC India
Raghu Ram
  • Raghu Ram
  • Co-Founder and CCO
  • Monozygotic
Rajiv Lakshman
  • Rajiv Lakshman
  • Co-founder and Managing Director
  • Monozygotic
Rohit Jain
  • Rohit Jain
  • MD South Asia
  • Lionsgate
Richie Mehta
  • Richie Mehta
  • Writer & Director
Richie Mehta
  • Richard Dowling
  • Senior Vice President
  • Think Analytics
Eitan Koter
  • Ru Ediriwira
  • CEO
  • Castle Media
Richie Mehta
  • Ribhu Dasgupta
  • Director
Soumini Sridhara Paul
  • Soumini Sridhara Paul
  • Vice President
  • Hungama Digital Media Entertainment pvt. Ltd.
Sampath Rengachari
  • Sampath Rengachari
  • SVP
  • Merkle Sokrati
Samabesh Das
  • Samabesh Das
  • Content & Creatives
  • Tulsea
Amogh Dusad
  • Sagar Haveli
  • Writer
Sameer Gogate
  • Sameer Gogate
  • Business Head
  • BBC Studios
Sandeep Ramesh
  • Sandeep Ramesh
  • Industry Head - Media & Entertainment
  • Google
Sanjay Reddy
  • Sanjay Reddy
  • Chairman & MD
  • Silly Monks
Siddharth Anand Kumar
  • Siddhartha Roy
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Hungama Digital Media
Siddharth Anand Kumar
  • Siddharth Anand Kumar
  • Producer - Yoodlee Films
  • VP Films and Television - Saregama India
Sidharth Jain
  • Sidharth Jain
  • Founder & Chief Storyteller
  • The Story Ink
Siddharth Anand Kumar
  • B Srinivasan (Srini)
  • Managing Director
  • Vikatan Group
Sucharita Tyagi
  • Sucharita Tyagi
  • Film Companion
Sucharita Tyagi
  • Sudip Sanyal
  • National Business Head
  • Motion Content Group India, WPP
Suhani Kanwar
  • Suhani Kanwar
  • Writer
Sunil Lulla
  • Sunil Lulla
  • Founder & Chief Evangelist
  • The Linus Adventures
Tanuj Garg
  • Tanuj Garg
  • Managing Partner
  • Ellipsis Entertainment
Tushar Vohra
  • Tushar Vohra
  • Head Technology
  • ZEE5 India
Uday Sodhi
  • Uday Sodhi
  • Business Head - Digital
  • Sony Pictures Network India
Uday Sodhi
  • Vidyut Patra
  • Vice President and Head, Content Studio
  • Worldwide Media
Vishal Maheshwari
  • Vishal Maheshwari
  • Country Head
  • Viu India
Viraj Jit Singh
  • Viraj Jit Singh
  • Head of Revenue
  • MX Player
Vivek Jain
  • Vivek Jain
  • Chief of Product, Technology & Operations
  • MX Player
Vinay Pillai
  • Vinay Pillai
  • Head
  • TVFPlay
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Apalya Technologies
Yogesh Manwani
  • Yogesh Manwani
  • Head AVOD, SEO, News and Stories
  • ZEE5 India
Zubin Jimmy Dubash
  • Zubin Jimmy Dubash
  • COO, Digital
  • Shemaroo Entertainment
Zulfiqar Khan
  • Zulfiqar Khan
  • Managing Director,India
  • HOOQ


Day 1 - Vidnet Summit

3 October 2019

Jade Ballroom - Sahara Star, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai

Vidnet Registration - 9:00 am onward

Vidnet Summit Timing - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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