Top Story

e4m_logo.png

Home >> People Movement >> Article

Walt Disney appoints Venkat Ramana as Head of Affiliate Relations for India & South Asia

07-May-2008
Font Size   16
Walt Disney appoints Venkat Ramana as Head of Affiliate Relations for India & South Asia

Walt Disney Television International, India (WDTVI) has appointed Venkat Ramana as Head of Affiliate Relations for India and South Asia. Ramana would be reporting to Antoine Villeneuve, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, WDTVI, and work closely with Rob Gilby, SVP and Managing Director, Disney ABC International Television (Asia Pacific) at the regional level in Hong Kong.

Commenting on the appointment, Villeneuve said, “Venkat Ramana has been a key member of our business since the launch phase and brings with him a strong understanding of the Disney brand. We are confident that in his new leadership role, Venkat will propel our business efforts in this emerging marketplace.”

In his new role, Ramana would oversee affiliate relations across India, including analog cable, and extending to devising and implementing a strategy for digital networks. He will be instrumental in managing the distribution relationship, trade marketing on the affiliate side as well as looking after the interest of Disney channels in the South-Asias markets, including Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan. He will drive the future distribution strategy for the channels and exploring expansion opportunities in newer markets.

Ramana had joined Disney in December 2004 in Bangalore. After successfully launching and establishing Disney channels in the competitive southern region, he moved to Disney’s Mumbai office in early 2007 to spearhead the affiliate initiatives at a national level. Prior to his association with Disney, Ramana held key responsibilities for the southern markets networks development for MTV, and before that at Zee TV.

Tags

Kranti Gada joined the family business at Shemaroo in 2006 after a successful stint of over two years in marketing at Pepsi Co. She has been associated with the company for 12 years.

Exchange4media interacted with Jaspreet Chandok, Vice President and Head (Fashion) , IMG Reliance Pvt. Ltd on seamless brands integrations planned for Lakme Fashion Week, walking tall despite blazing trails like GST, demonetization and being a part of the larger cultural space

Their strategy to educate the consumers to make well informed decisions at all stages has worked out well.

Bobby Pawar, MD, CCO - South Asia, Publicis India, talks about his idea of chilling out

WhatClicks promises to be an unbiased, objective, third-party audit firm that will work with advertisers and agencies alike to help build an effective and integrated digital strategy.

V-Guard Industries, a household name for consumer electrical appliances in India, has revamped its logo in order to reflect the strength gained by the brand over the years. The company has also unveil...

The report reveals that there has been nearly 5 times more growth in video consumption in the last 12 months, with 96 percent of all usage being focused on long form video