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Dish TV CEO Sunil Khanna quits

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MUMBAI: ASC Enterprises has announced that Dish TV CEO Sunil Khanna has decided to move out of the company on completion of his two-year contract at the KU-band direct-to-home platform, promoted by Subhash Chandra.

According to an official release issued, the Dish TV board had offered Khanna a renewed contract but he has decided to pursue other interests.

Information available with Indiantelevision.com indicates that while Khanna will be "remaining in the broadcast sector, he will be taking up a new challenge".

Khanna has been with the Zee Group since its inception. He started his career with the group while driving the distribution venture Siticable. He subsequently spearheaded the pay TV business and lead Zee Turner. Before joining Dish TV as CEO, he also had a stint as president of Zee Telefilms.

At Dish TV, his contribution has been in developing and building the first addressable digital platform. During the last 15 months, Dish TV accelerated the process of subscriber acquisition and now is established as the leading digital brand with 1.3 million subscribers.

Dish TV, today offers 160 satellite channels along with other value added services and has string network of 8,000 distributors/dealers.

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