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Apalya appoints Deepa Kulshrestha & Bharat Prem as VPs

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MUMBAI: Apalya Technologies, a video delivery company, has announced the appointment of Deepa Gupta Kulshrestha as vice president and head of sales and Bharat Prem as vice president of global sales.

Kulshreshtha will lead the business development efforts and set strategic direction for sales while Prem will drive global sales of its OTT platform myplex in the telco/ broadcast/ pay TV sections of the media spectrum.

Apalya CEO Vamshi Reddy said, “I am delighted to welcome Deepa and Bharat to Apalya. Both are highly effective, accomplished leaders with proven track records of growing a business into a global leading brand. Their end-to-end understanding of the media ecosystem and adaptive approach towards new businesses will help catalyse our goals of accelerated growth.”

Prior to joining Apalya, Deepa worked with Ericsson where she headed the media vertical & media delivery and also set up the Partner Program. Her 24 years of experience encompasses various roles such as sales lead in Redback, head of sales operations for SAARC in UTStarcom and project manager in Nokia.

In a career spanning 22 years in media and broadcast, Bharat has led various global sales functions. Bharat has worked in the media & broadcast industry with the likes of France Telecom (GlobeCast) & Ericsson in the last 14 years. Prior to this, he was working in the IT & e-commerce space with the likes of Wipro & Commerce One (US).

Global online TV episode and movie revenues for 138 countries is expected to touch $83 billion in 2022, more than double the $37 recorded billion in 2016. The global OTT TV & video forecasts report estimates that $9 billion will be added in 2017 alone. 

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