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Dish TV ropes in Venkateish as CEO

NEW DELHI: Dish TV India has roped in ESPN Star Sports India head RC Venkateish as its chief executive officer.


Venkateish‘s contract with the sports broadcasting network recently got over, offering him an option to join a rival media company. He will be handling the direct-to-home (DTH) business of the Essel Group which also has two sports channels, Ten Sports and Zee Sports.
 
Venkateish was serving as the ESPN Star Sports managing director for India and South Asia and was responsible for business operations in these regions.
 
 
Says Dish TV India MD Jawahar Goel, “Venkateish has had an excellent track record while heading leading brands, his experience gives him a well seasoned perspective which perfectly complements Dish TV’s needs as a rapidly growing company with the highest market share. I am confident in his abilities to enable Dish TV to take the next big leap.”


Bringing with him a wealth of over 27 years’ experience, of which 12 years have been in senior international positions, Venkateish has worked with global brands like Smithkline Beecham, Nestle India, Gillette and Kellogg India.


Venkateish holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from IIT – Madras and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

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