Hot 100 – System Integrators, Sushil Khanna, Global COO, MediaGuru
MediaGuru bagged the digitization project for Public Broadcaster of India- 'Doordarshan' and worked along with Spanish media asset management company, Tedial, for it. “Prasar Bharti Kolkata wanted to digitise 30,000 hours of video content, but they have over 1,00,000 hours of video content in formats like DVCAM, DVCPro, U-matic, etc, which had to be captured, archived, restored and managed,” said Sushil Khanna.
MediaGuru Wins APAC Stevie Award For Innovative Services In Audiovisual Digitization
MediaGuru, a leading provider of digitization and media asset management services announced today that the company received a bronze Stevie® award for its Innovative Services in Audiovisual Digitization in the category “Excellence in Innovation in Technology Industries.” This recognition comes on the heels of MediaGuru’s recent recognition for outstanding contribution in digitization by SCTE.
MediaGuru at #DBS2016: Monetizing archives
At this week's Digital Broadcasting Symposium, Malaysia's Deputy Minister for Communications paid a visit to the MediaGuru exhibition to check out the latest in digital archiving for broadcasters. MediaGuru, a global media services company, specializes in creating media projects from scratch or to revamp the existing ones on turnkey basis for better efficiency and profitability.
The rising Internet penetration levels in the MENA region are redefining and changing the dynamics of watching TV Media
A new report published by the Arab Advisors Group and MediaGuru analyzed the state of convergence in the MENA region and looked into the future of Digital content in 20 countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the UAE and Yemen. The report revealed that among all the countries analyzed in the study, the GCC countries are the most ready countries for convergence followed by Lebanon and Jordan.
MediaGuru appoints Ghallab Mohamed as COO for MEA
MediaGuru, a global media services company announced that Ghallab Mohamed will be joining the company as Chief Operating Officer for Middle East and Africa. With more than 17 years of extensive leadership and management experience in broadcast industry, Mohamed brings his breadth of expertise in developing systems business, system sales, project management, system integration and managing professional services.
Content is King but Distribution is King Kong: DBS 2015
Monetization won’t happen unless you put the systems in place to store and distribute the content. Content is King, but Distribution of that content is King Kong,” said Sanjay Salil.
Getting into the picture
From looking for office space to hiring staff, Mediaguru did everything for Channel 7 (now IBN7). By the end of the year, Salil was in business. Mediaguru set up in quick succession Manorama News (a part of the Malayala Manorama Group), NETV (in Assam) and Sakshi (Telugu) among 18-odd channels, largely in the news space.
Sanjay Salil at FIAT IFTA (Interview)
Today the broadcasters are generating huge volume of content which is being collected in an unorganized fashion, therefore it’s important for the content owners realize the value of lying content and hence should digitize, manage and monetize their content. This would help them create an organized repository for themselves.
The bigger picture: TV viewing undergoing a fundamental shift
As a slew of innovative online television models are being launched globally, there is a paradigm shift in viewership behavior and the way content is consumed. Traditional broadcasters are trying to re-invent their business model and looking for greener pasture to capture & retain eyeballs.
While everyone’s talking of digitizing their assets in today’s content-heavy media environment, the challenge lies in doing it right. Sanjay Salil sheds light on different models of digitization.
MediaGuru – Taking global strides
MediaGuru has been doing projects globally & has done major projects in Middle East & Africa. In India we have recently completed for Prasar Bharti (DD Kolkata) to setup complete Archiving/MAM system. (Page-44)
Indian media firm MediaGuru ties up with Guardian to hold summit
MediaGuru entered into a partnership with the Guardian to hold one of its 2012 Activate Summits. Sanjay Salil, Managing Director, said: “MediaGuru is proud to be bringing the Guardian Activate platform to India, where a gathering of technology, media, and social innovation leaders can help shape India’s technology and new media agenda, and facilitate a quantum leap in the ever-increasing business collaboration between India and the West.”
Riding to success on the media boom
When Kerala’s Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd, which has stuck to its core publishing business for 120 years, decided to venture into news broadcasting, it was Sanjay Salil, a newcomer in the television consultancy business, who helped them start up.
First 24×7 news channel of the Bangladesh
Sanjay Salil Managing Director MediaGuru was featured on CNN International while the company was setting up CSB News in Bangladesh. It was the first 24×7 news channel of the country
TV.NXT 2014: Beyond Programming – the Overseas TV Story
Is there an opportunity beyond programming overseas? Salil suggest opportunity exists not just in Africa or Central Asia but across the world, even in Europe, America and not just in TV, but in different sectors of media, in the entire media process outsourcing business.
Small towns here comes FM radio
The big media companies, however, may not be content with running radio stations in small cities. They want a national footprint and are expected to bid for radio frequencies in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and Lucknow. “Add Chandigarh, Jaipur and Ahmedabad to the list.