Cable TV Show 2024 Mega Exhibition Takes off in Kolkata

The 25th CABLE TV SHOW 2024 Kolkata – one of the largest trade shows on digital cable television, broadband and OTT in India and the Saarc region – was formally inaugurated here today at the Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan (Milan Mela), Kolkata. This is the silver jubilee year of the three-day Mega Exhibition from 9th to 11 January, 2024.

The Indian broadcast and cable TV market has been valued at USD 13.61 billion in 2023 and is projected to register a 7.85 per cent annual growth rate till 2029.

“This year the Cable TV Show 2024 would be the biggest such show in its history in Kolkata having successfully completed 25 years since 1997 when it started at the Ice Skating ring in Kolkata with a few stalls and participants. The three-day B2B mega show, expected to draw over 50,000 people from across the country and Bangladesh, would have 92 stalls, 85 pavilions and eighty plus participants at the sprawling Milon Mela Prangan in Kolkata,” said Mr Pawan Jajodia, Chairman Exhibition, CTMA.

The three-day B2B mega event, open free to the public, is organized by Kolkata-based Cable TV Equipments Traders & Manufacturers Association (CTMA) and draws all the big multi-system operators (MSOs) and brands associated with the cable television sector in the country. The latest technologies, products, solutions and services would be showcased during the three days.

“CTMA has been the voice of the cable television sector in the eastern region for the past 30 years. With the Government working towards finalising the draft Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill, 2023, to replace the three-decade-old Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act of 1995, CTMA would continue to articulate the voice and demands of the cable television network in India,” said Mr K K Binani, Secretary, CTMA.

More than 10,000 cable operators, MSOs and representatives, traders, manufacturers, channel partners, distributors, broadcasters and Multi-System Operators (MSOs) from across India and overseas are expected to visit the CABLE TV SHOW 2024.

“The Cable TV Show, over the years, has kept pace in showcasing the latest technological developments and changes in the cable television sector to the cable operators in the eastern region and has become the largest show of its kind in the Saarc region,” said Mr Rajesh Doshi, President, CTMA.

“Despite challenges from competing technologies, the CATV sector continues its growth to cover new rural areas providing internet services besides entertainment and educational content. CATV networks have overcome infrastructural challenges to expand into untapped rural areas and continue to expand its footprint as a crucial service provider in India,” said Mr Rajendra Prasad Agarwal, Vice President, CTMA.
Currently, there are more than 1500 MSOs in India. The cable television (CATV) sector in West Bengal is estimated to cover nearly 10 million cable homes providing television software and internet services across urban and rural areas.

The 25th CATV SHOW 2024 has Alliance Broadband and Meghbala Broadband as the gold sponsors; MRMPL, SG Beldon, SyRotech and WishNet as the silver sponsors; CtrlS, Digisol, Extreme, Seanet and Star as the bronze sponsors. The Show is supported by SITI Networks and GTPLKCBPL.