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TS Panesar joins Hathway

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MUMBAI: TS Panesar, who recently quit Star India as EVP distribution has joined Hathway Cable & Datacom as head-video business.  



Confirming the news to indiantelevision.com, Panesar, who had a few options to choose from, says, “Distribution has a long way to go and with Hathway leading the way, I think it’s a sector with a bright future.”



As for the plans for the multi system operator (MSO) Panesar, who joined the company on 8 December, says it’s too early to comment.



Hathway which has two verticals: broadband and video, created the new portfolio for head-video starting today. “Yes, Panesar has joined Hathway to head the video segment. In his new role he will look after carriage, subscription and placement,” informs Hathway Cable & Datacom MD and CEO Jagdish Kumar.   



“He will help us grow the video business,” adds Kumar.



Panesar had been entrusted with the responsibility of handling distribution for national DTH and digital addressable systems (DAS) earlier this year when the JV between Star and Zee- MediaPro was broken. He was earlier ESPN Software India VP for affiliate sales.

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