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Amitabh Srivastava quits Walt Disney India

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MUMBAI: The Walt Disney Television International (India) director affiliate relations Amitabh Srivastava is quitting the company in search of news challenges.

Today, was his last day in office.

A company spokesperson confirmed the same to Indiantelevision.com, citing that no replacement had been found as yet.

As director affiliate relations, Srivastava was mandated with the task of working with Disney India's distribution partner, Star India, to manage all aspects of cable and satellite distribution and network development.

For the last couple of months however, Srivastava was working closely with Disney India director business development Shantanu Nalavadi in strategising and executing Disney's growth initiatives for India across television, licensing and merchandising, radio, on-line gaming, mobile and broadband content, studio, home video, publishing and animation.

Srivastava joined Disney in January 2005 from the TV Today Network where he was head of distribution and network development. He was an integral part of the team at TV Today, which helped in launching Aaj Tak and Headlines Today.

Prior to his stint with TV Today, Srivastava was with BBC World's Indian operation and has also held senior management positions at MTV and The Times of India.

On being queried as to where his next destination would be, Srivastava said, "I'm taking a break right now and have not yet decided where I am going."

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