SINGAPORE – The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) 2019 today announced the first round
of Keynote speakers for the ATF Leaders’ Summit on 3 December 2019.
Themed “Streaming the Future”, this year’s event seeks to reflect the spirit of Asia’s dynamic content
industry and its bold step into the future, with prominent C-Level speakers shedding light on
opportunities and strategies moving forward.
China and India are the economic powerhouses of Asia. Similarly, they play a pertinent role in shaping
the region’s entertainment content market. At the forefront of the content industry in these countries
are iQIYI and Reliance Entertainment.
Founded in 2010 and under the leadership of its founder and CEO, Gong Yu, NASDAQ-listed iQIYI has
In 2017, Gong announced his aspiration for iQIYI to become “a technology-based entertainment giant
that brings fun and joy to people and their families”. Today, the company is an entertainment empire
with a wide spectrum of products and services. In late June 2019, the company further announced
that it will push harder into overseas markets such as North America and Japan after hitting a
milestone of 100 million paying subscribers.
Over in India, Reliance Entertainment has been making waves, with Group CEO, Shibasish Sarkar, at its helm. A media and entertainment industry veteran, Sakar’s experience spans across multiple verticals including gaming, films, television, animation, digital content and new media platforms. His work at Reliance has seen him establishing and scaling business operations, driving sustainable growth by forming key alliances, managing stakeholders, talent partners and cross-functional teams. Prior to his role at Reliance, he had been with Viacom18 and Disney-UTV.
Yeow Hui Leng, Group Project Director of ATF said, “We are excited to feature such influential keynote speakers to give us a glimpse into the future of the industry as ATF marks its 20th edition this year.”