UTV hires Sameer Ganapathy as head of distribution

By , agencyfaqs! | In Media Publishing | April 12, 2007
Sameer Ganapathy has been roped in by UTV as head of distribution for the companies broadcasting initiatives


Shantonu Aditya's footsteps, Sameer Ganapathy has also moved from SaharaOne to UTV Broadcasting as head of distribution. Even at SaharaOne Media & Entertainment, Ganapathy headed the distribution function.

Shantonu Aditya, who was earlier CEO, SaharaOne has recently joined UTV Broadcasting as executive director. Prior to SaharaOne, Aditya was with Sony-Discovery distribution JV, One Alliance, where Ganapathy worked with him.

Says Aditya, "Sameer joins UTV and brings with him almost a decade of rounded experience in distribution of a broadcasting bouquet. He is a perfect fit for our future broadcasting venture as he has seen the distribution space evolve."

Sameer started his distribution career as regional manager - distribution at Discovery Communications India. He launched the western distribution operations for Discovery, a pay service. Later he moved to SET Discovery as assistant vice-president - distribution, where he was responsible for the Western Region.

UTV Broadcasting has plans to launch two TV channels - Bindass, a youth channel and Olive TV, World Cinema channel.

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