Indian Media & Entertainment Conclave (IMEC) is back for its second edition and MEAI gets ready to host 50+ buyers at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad on 4-5 February 2019.

IMEC is a focussed B2B matchmaking which pitches IP owners / sellers with buyers. Last year there were 20 buyers which resulted in 10 MOUs and 4 closed deals. Some of the discussions are still underway and they will soon materialize into deals.

IMEC is co located with ESC’s IndiaSoft which is a moving exhibition that focuses on different cities in different editions. This year IMEC is being organised in Hyderabad because Hyderabad is one of the major AVGC hubs in the country and a lot more participation and support are expected from the organizations in Hyderabad.

While the format of IMEC 2019 is similar to IMEC 2018, the buyers are obviously more than doubled. The participants are broadcast channels, OTT/VOD platforms, airline content aggregators, distributors and licensing agents. This is the first time someone from airline syndication and licensing is participating in this event which will definitely be a plus for original IP producers. There are also companies looking to coproduce with Indian studios.

A team from eTV joining will be joining this year. They are looking at procuring content for their new channel which launches in 2019 in thirteen languages.

With an enviable lineup, MEAI’s IMEC 2019 looks promising and definitely a great opportunity for Indian IP producers / sellers.

Nizamabad MP and President, Telangana Jagruthi, Kalvakuntla Kavitha, received the ‘Fame India Extraordinary Parliamentarian award 2019’ on January 31st. The award was presented to her by Union Minister Giriraj Singh at a function in Vignan Bhavan in New Delhi.

She was selected for the prestigious award as part of the ‘Shrest Sansad Survey’ conducted by the Fame India-Asia Post magazine Adarsh division. She was selected for this honour based on her presence in the Lok Sabha, her attendance, number of questions asked, participation in debates, call attention motions, utilization of MPLAD funds and her overall performance in the Parliament.

In all, 25 of the 545 MPs were selected for the Best Parliamentarians award. She got more than 90 points on a majority of the counts on which a survey was conducted. The survey acknowledged the key role she played in the fight for Telangana Statehood. The lead she had taken for showcasing the splendours of Bathukamma festival and making it familiar world over also found mention in the survey.

Kavitha was overwhelmed on receiving the prestigious award for the good works she has done for the people. She has said that people’s love and recognition has inspired her to work even harder for the community.