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International Workshop on Convergence of Broadcast and Broadband

November 14, 2018 - November 15, 2018


Gulmohar, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

ATSC and TSDSI, jointly organised an “International Workshop on Convergence of Broadcast & Broadband” in New Delhi on 14-15 November 2018, to stimulate dialog on this topic among expert stakeholders from the Govt. Industry and technology experts.

About the Workshop:

The explosive growth of mobile and OTT video has created a need for a more efficient transmission solution to provide a high-quality user experience. One-to-many broadcasts of live news, sports, entertainment and data offers an effective means to offload high demand traffic. With the advent of new technologies in telecommunications enabling substantially high data speeds over IP based networks, convergence of IP based broadcasting and broadband will benefit network/service providers as well as consumers. For such benefit to arise, standard driven implementation is a necessity.

An IP-based open global standard should make it possible to develop a convergence of broadcast and broadband both in network and in user devices, particularly for “Direct to Mobile” (DTM) services. Broadcast and Broadband Convergence is under active consideration of the government in India and across the world. Early trials and deployments have started.

The objective of this conference was to bring together technical, business and regulatory experts from India and across the world to kick-start a discussion on “Broadcast and Broadband convergence” from an India perspective. There was special focus on understanding India’s unique requirements and challenges and a review of trends in global standards development. This would help define a strategy and approach to develop India appropriate standards and use these to influence global standards.

The conference offered the opportunity to hear from and interact with technical and business experts from India and around the world to discover how interested organizations can benefit from standard based implementation of convergence.

This conference was a collaboration activity under the MoU signed between TSDSI and ATSC.

As an immediate takeaway from the workshop, TSDSI has proposed formation of a FOCUS GROUP ON CONVERGENCE OF BROADCAST AND BROADBAND to work out an action plan to achieve convergence of Broadcast and Broadband by identifying and addressing technical and policy issues.  The Focus Group will be mentored by Mr A K Mittal, Advisor- Networks, TSDSI. It is open to non TSDSI members. Please contact akmittal@tsdsi.in to join in the activities of the Group.

PARTICIPATION: Approximately 80+ participants attended the workshop.

VENUE: The workshop was held in Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Center, Delhi, Gulmohar Hall


November 14th, 2018: 0900 to 1730 and November 15th, 2018: 0900 to 1330


For Speaker presentations visit: https://members.tsdsi.in/index.php/s/lTpOD3VBUImh9CU

Detailed Program Agenda is as below:

              TIMINGS      PROGRAM
Day 1 Wednesday, 14th November 2018
0900 – 0930 REGISTRATION

Welcome Remarks from TSDSI Director General & ATSC President

Ms Pamela Kumar & Mr Mark Richer


Opening Remarks by Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director IIT Kanpur and Former Chairman TSDSI

Special Address by Mr N Sivasailam, Special Secretary – Department of Telecom

Key Note Address by Mr R S Sharma,  Chairman- TRAI


1045 – 1115 Tea Break
1115 – 1200 SESSION: The 4G and 5G Foundational Rationale for Direct to Mobile (DTM) – ALL IP!

Mr Mark Aitken – ONE Media, USA

Ms Madeleine Noland – LG, USA

TSDSI Member Expert*

1200 – 1245 SESSION: Broadcast Offload for Wireless Carriers and OTT Providers – Opportunity for Indian IP

Mr Satish Jamadagni – Reliance JIO, India

Mr Anindya Saha – Saankhya Labs, India

1245 – 1400 Networking Lunch
1400 – 1445 SESSION: Broadcast/Broadband Convergence in the 4G and 5G Road Map

Dr Sung Ik Park & Dr Jae Young Lee – ETRI, Korea

Mr Jérôme Floch – Enensys, France

Mr T.V. Ramachandran, Broadband India Forum, India

1445 – 1515 SESSION: Regulatory Perspective

Mr S K Singhal, Advisor, TRAI

1515 – 1530 SESSION: International Adoption of Next Gen Broadcasting

Mr Jerald Fritz – ONE Media, USA

1530 – 1545 Tea Break
1545 – 1645 PANEL DISCUSSION: Global Markets – Driving Ecosystem Development by “Make in India”

Mr Amit Yadav*, Joint Secretary, DoT – Moderator

Mr Parag Naik – Saankhya Labs, India

Mr Stanley Park, SK Telecom

Mr Kingshuk Bhattacharya*, Sony India

1645 – 1700 Conclusions from deliberations of Day#1 from ATSC President

Mark Richer – ATSC, USA

1800 onwards Networking Dinner
Day 2 Thursday, 15th November 2018
0930 – 0945 Context Setting for Day#2

Mr Sesh Simha, ONE Media, USA

0945 – 1015 SESSION: Public Broadcaster Perspectives

Mr Shashi Shekhar Vempati – CEO  Prasar Bharati, India

1015 – 1115 Open Discussion on the Shifting Paradigms of Content Delivery

Mr Amitabh Kumar, Zee, India – Moderator

Workshop speakers and audience

1115 – 1130 SESSION: Spectrum Considerations

Ms Revathi, Deputy Wireless Advisor – Wireless Planning Commission, Department of Telecom

1130 – 1145 Tea Break
1145 – 1245 SESSION: Enhancing the User’s Media Experience

Mr Chandra Kotaru – Gaian Solutions, India

Mr Bel Mouhouche – Samsung, UK

Mr Sang Jin Yoon – DigiCAP, Korea

Stefan Meltzer – Fraunhofer Institute, Germany

1245 – 1315 Closing Remarks from TSDSI Director General

Ms Pamela Kumar – TSDSI, India

1315 – 1430 Networking Lunch



November 14, 2018
November 15, 2018