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

Following & #BANNER1 & # 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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