BIS Organises First Meeting on Standardization of Media and Entertainment Services 

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has initiated Standardization of Media and Entertainment Services. To take it further, the first meeting of the Media and Entertainment Services Sectional Committee (SSD 13) was conducted. It was chaired by Dr. Sandeep Marwah, President – Asian Academy of Film & Television (AAFT). The meeting was attended by members representing Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Prasar Bharti and other stakeholders from all across the media and entertainment industry.

The meeting also witnessed participation from Industry, Industry Organizations, Newspaper Association of India, Educational and Training Institutes like Media and Entertainments Skills Council (MESC), Star India, Yashraj Films, PVR Ltd, FICCI, CII, Airtel Digital TV, Jagaran Prakashan Ltd, Zee TV, Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) etc.

During the meeting, detailed deliberations were held on subjects to be taken up for Standardization. Considering the vast scope of the Committee, 9 sub-committees are formulated to take up the work of Standardization in the respective area. The sub-committees include Education and Skill Development Sub-Committee, Cinema Services Sub-Committee, Print Media Services Sub-Committee, Radio Services Sub-Committee, Event Management Services Sub-Committee, Television and OTT Services Sub-Committee, New Media Services Sub-Committee, Sound and Music Services Sub-Committee and Advertising Services Sub-Committee.

The Committee also formulated two panels, first for preparation of ‘Strategy and Roadmap Document’ for Standardization in Media and Entertainment Services Sector and second panel to discuss piracy issues in the Media and Entertainment Services Sector. The committee recommended that relevant Standards to combat the issue be formulated.

Sandeep Marwah Chair for M&E Committee in BIS

Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios has been nominated as the Chairperson of Media And Entertainment Service Sectional Committee of Bureau of Indian Standard, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food And Public Distribution, Government of India by official government order.

Information of the members present in the first meeting

Shri Vipin Gaur – General Secretary, Shri Vikas Sharma – Executive Secretary, Dr. B. Thomas – Executive Member from Newspapers Association of India , Shri Amanpreet Singh, SM-STB HW – Airtel Digital TV, Shri Rajesh Gohil, Accounts Officer & Administrative Officer – Children’s Film Society of India , Shri Gajendra Tijare –  Executive Vice President, Ms Rakhee Gupta – Director, Services – (CII) Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, Shri Prakash Narayanan – General Manager – Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), Ms Leena Jaisani -Assistant Secretary General , Shri Munjal Shroff – FICCI, Shri Basant Rathore – Jagran Prakashan Ltd, Shri Mohit Soni – CEO, Shri Arpanesh Mani -Vice President – Operations &Industry Alliances – MESC, Shri Tarunkumar Mazumdar, Senior Vice President  Engineering – PVR Ltd, Shri Paritosh Saha –  Vice President Star India , Shri Gaurav Chomal, Associate General Manager- Studios – Yash Raj Films, Shri Amitabh Kumar, Head- Broadcast Operations And Engineering – Zee T.V.