webinar explores what makes UGC platforms tick

  •  June 12,2020 By IndianTelevision Team

MUMBAI: When Chad Hurley. Steve Chen and Jawed Karim created YouTube in 2005, little did they know their brainchild would spawn the phenomenon of user-generated video content. Today, more than 300 hours of video are uploaded by users on Youtube every minute resulting in billions of views per year. Ditto with social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, Twitter and hundreds of new entrants such as TikTok, Firework, Roposo etc.

What is the technical architecture that goes into making a successful UGC video service? What is their business model? How have they fared during the pandemic and what kind of challenges are they continuing to face?  What are the practices business executives and tech professionals have put in place to optimise and provide a best in class service? 

These and many other such questions will be answered by a stellar panel of executives who will be coming together for a virtual round table “The rise and rise of user-generated content and the tech that enabled the rise” organised by in partnership with CDN and security provider Akamai Technologies. 

Under The Content Hub Tech Series umbrella, it will feature industry’s top practitioners such as  Firework head of content & strategic partnerships Sudarshan Kadam, Roposo co-founder and VP product management Glance Avinash Saxena, Samoso Lab founder and ex-CEO Abilash Inumella, Bolo Indya cofounder and CEO Varun Saxena, Akamai Technologies director of products – APJ Media Rishi Varma, Zee5 business head expansion projects and head of products Rajneel Kumar. The virtual roundtable which is taking place on zoom and streamlined lined on social outlets will be moderated by founder, CEO and editor in chief Anil Wanvari.

Users can log onto’s  Facebook page (@ITVNewz)  today at noon to watch the interesting chat live as Wanvari gets the senior professionals to get as candid as they can get about this burgeoning vertical. has over the past year  initiated and pioneered a series of virtual round tables in partnership with leading video tech suppliers and video content industry practitioners to help in spreading an understanding of tech and business challenges and solutions around them.

Today’s session is a continuation of that initiative.

Session:’s The ContentHub Tech Series Virtual Rountable powered by Akamai Technologies. “The rise and rise of user-generated content and the tech that enabled the rise.”

Date and Time:12 June 12 noon IST

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Simulcast live on Zoom and Facebook