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Dish TV MD Sunil Gupta on way out

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MUMBAI: Zee's DTH service Dish TV, which will soon be demerged as part of a major overhaul to streamline Subhash Chandra's broadcasting business, is also seeing changes in its top management.

Sunil Gupta, who joined Dish last November as managing director from Coke India where he was VP external affairs, South Asia, is leaving what is currently India's only private DTH operator.
Chandra confirmed to Indiantelevision.com that Gupta, whose initial responsibilities when he came aboard included increasing Dish TV's subscriber base and penetration of the service across the country, would soon be leaving the company.

Gupta was working along with Dish TV CEO Sunil Khanna in leading New Era Entertainment Network Limited (NEENL), which manages the affairs of Dish TV. Zee Telefilms holds 20 per cent stake in the company.

Gupta has earlier worked with The Times of India as well as had a stint at Jain TV as COO.
Dish TV is close to 1 million subscribers and is signing up around 3,000 customers a day. The average revenue per user (ARPU) is reportedly running at Rs 200 per month with services subsidised through the provision of a free annual subscription after a one-time charge of Rs 4,000.

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