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Focus on India

Wednesday 6th July 2016, 14:10 - 15:00

HUBS Common Room

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The Indian Entertainment & Media Sector is an £11billion plus industry (2013) displaying rapid growth. Within that the largest segment is Television, forecast to grow from over £4billion in 2013 to nearly £9billion by 2018. Reflecting global trends, digital currently accounts for around 22% revenues but internet driven business segments (i.e. online advertising) are forecast to grow at rates well above the sector norm (all figures PwC).

On the services side of the creative industries, production processes and organisational structures are increasingly internationally distributed with strong evidence of an existing UK / India axis, both in finance and content flows.

Additionally, the emergence of new platforms (online, mobile and social) creates new market opportunity and direct consumer relationships for creative businesses in both countries.

We want to explore current connections and how Indian and British companies can collaborate to take advantage of rapid market changes to generate new commercial potential.

We will hear from speakers actively working between India and the UK to gain their insight and experience on producing content across territories. They will highlight thoughts on where the next generation of India / UK connections might lie, and where future trends in global media might lead this relationship.

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