NürnbergMesse India acquires SCaT INDIA – India’s leading show dedicated to the Cable TV, Satellite, Broadband, DTH & IPTV industry, after acquiring the Broadcast.

22-Feb-2020

NürnbergMesse India acquires SCaT INDIA – India’s leading show dedicated to the Cable TV, Satellite, Broadband, DTH & IPTV industry, after acquiring the Broadcast India Show 3 years ago. Launch of A.B.I.S - Asia’s Broadcasting & Infotainment Show - the singular platform for the production, post production, management, delivery, satellite and content industry.

NürnbergMesse is pleased to announce the acquisition of the SCaT India Tradeshow, India's largest exhibition exclusively for the Indian Satellite, Cable TV, DTH, Broadband and IPTV industry.

The Broadcast India Show, celebrating 30 years in 2020, with a substantial year-on-year growth, in terms of size and footfalls and SCaT India, currently in its 29th edition, are stalwart shows with a historic legacy. Along with first edition of Content India Show they will come together under the umbrella of A.B.I.S (Asia’s Broadcasting & Infotainment Show) to create a one-stop platform for the media & infotainment industry in India.

Speaking on the occasion, Peter Ottmann, CEO, NuernbergMesse GmbH said, “We are delighted to consolidate our infotainment portfolio in the Indian market. The acquisition of SCaT and the launch of Content India Show is part of our well rounded strategy to create an all-encompassing experience for the Exhibitors and visitors of this rapidly growing Industry.” The sentiment is also echoed by Dr. Roland Fleck, CEO, NuernbergMesse GmbH “The acquisition represents yet another chapter in the success story of NuernbergMesse India. With this latest member in our trade fair portfolio, our Indian subsidiary is once again reinforcing its position as one of the leading exhibition organizer of the Indian subcontinent.”

This cluster of shows will encapsulate the entire infotainment ecosystem – from production, post production to management, delivery and content distribution. It will



showcase new innovation and disruptive technologies in the infotainment and media sector by converging industries.

Sudeep Malhotra and Dinyar Contractor, Promoters  of the SCaT India Tradeshow and the Satellite & Cable TV magazine , are  convinced of the excellent synergy the three events derive and present, “India is the world’s 2nd largest CATV market with 197 million TV homes and over 120 Million Cable TV & DTH homes, and is growing at 6% per annum. The ScaT India Tradeshow covers an important sub-segment of the broadcast & broadband industry and by being integrated under the A.B.I.S. umbrella, the audience will have an opportunity to experience the latest in their respective sector and get a broader overview of the latest trends and innovations in the Industry at large. Furthermore we are confident that NuernbergMesse India will carry forward the legacy of the event to greater and newer heights, ” they said.

The Indian Media & Entertainment industry is projected to grow at a pace of 14% over the period of 2016 to 2021, outshining the global average of 4.2% CAGR (Compounded Annual Growth Rate). India is the second largest Internet consumer (behind China) and third largest Cable TV market (following China and USA) in the world, with advertising revenues expected to have the highest CAGR of 30.2%. With the Indian media market expected to reach USD 33.7 billion in 2020 and foreign investment in the sector at an all-time high, India is the place to be.

“The idea of A.B.I.S. took shape because of the interesting position the Indian broadcast and infotainment industry holds on the global forum. It will integrate the fragmented sectors within the broadcast, cable, satellite, content, broadband, media and infotainment industry onto a single platform, thus creating an exceptional proposition” said Sonia Prashar, Chairperson of the Management Board & Managing Director, NürnbergMesse India Pvt Ltd.

Founded in 1993, the SCaT India Tradeshow and the SATELLITE & CABLE TV magazine, both of which have grown to be industry leaders over the past 27 years. Now in its 27th year of publication, the Satellite & Cable TV magazine published bilingually, in English & Hindi, is India's most respected monthly trade magazine for the industry, whose readers are all directly connected to the cable, Broadband, iPTV  and satellite industry in India. The magazine also organises and conducts training seminars plus workshops for

satellite channels and cable operators & broadband ISPs in various cities across the country.

Products and services across categories, genres and technology would be showcased during the event, through the latest innovation in production, post-production, management, syndication, licensing, and distribution.

Expect a plethora of workshops, conferences, seminars, exhibits, product launches, live demos, networking platforms, panel discussions and knowledge exchange forums, all under one roof at the in Mumbai, from 29 – 31 October 2020.

About NürnbergMesse Group

NürnbergMesse is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world. The portfolio covers 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses and approx. 40 sponsored pavilions at the Nuremberg location and worldwide. Every year, around 30,000 exhibitors (international share: 41%) and 1.4 million visitors (international share of trade visitors: 24%) participate in the own, partner and guest events of the NürnbergMesse Group, which is present with subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil, Italy, Greece and India. The group also has a network of about 50 representatives operating in over 100 countries.

For more information on the exhibitions:

Varun Gaba: varun.gaba@nm-india.com

Pranali Raut: pranali.raut@nm-india.com

For press and media:

Abhishek Shrivastav: abhishek.shrivastav@nm-india.com



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