Conference Theme:
"Wake Up Call for News Television"

10.00 - 10.30
Government Perspective

Zohra Chatterjee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

10.30 - 11.00
Industry Perspective

B.S. Lalli, CEO, Prasar Bharati

11.00 - 11.15
Coffee Break

11.15 - 12.20
Reality dawns in the News Business

Falling revenues due to competition, increased costs, a slowing down ad market and a tough economy are forcing news channels to impose fiscal discipline. Where are the areas they can cut cost? What impact will this have on their business models?

Ashok Venkatramani, Star News
Barun Das, Zee News
G. Krishnan, TV Today
Jyoti Narian, P 7 News
L.V. Krishnan, TAM
MKVN Murthy,Tv 9
Narayan Rao, NDTV
Sanjeev Srivastava, Sahara Media
S.N. Sharma, DEN

12.20 - 12.30
Technology Session

12.30 - 13.30
The Telugu News Titans

The Telugu News market is estimated at Rs 100 crore. TV9 is the news leader accounting for about 40-50 of these revenues. TV5 is an aggressive No 2, but, it, along with another 13 news channels is fighting for a piece of the remainder Rs 50 crore. On the content front too, the players are willing to go the distance to capture eyeballs.

Dinesh Akula, Tv9
Ramachandra Murthy, HMTV
Rani Reddy, Sakshi TV
Shailesh Reddy, Zee 24 Ghantalu

13.30 - 14.30

14.30 - 14.40
Technology Session

14.40 - 15.40
Content Story

26/11 came as a wake up call to the news industry and government. Self regulation is a route industry has being tom tomming. What has been achieved so far? Is it sufficient? What more needs to be done?

Barkha Dutt, NDTV
Nalin Mehta, South Asian History and Culture (Routledge)
Q. Naqvi, Aaj Tak
Rajdeep Sardesai, CNNIBN
Sanjeev Srivastava, Sahara Media
Shazi Zaman, Star News

19.30 Onwards
NT Awards 2010