Television

Walt Disney forms mobile business management team

MUMBAI: The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) has announced the appointment of three executives to its new Disney Mobile business that will create the first national US wireless phone service specifically designed for families.
 
George Grobar, a 10-year Disney veteran, will lead the venture as senior vice president and general manager of Disney Mobile. Rod Egdorf and Sunir Kochhar have joined the company as Disney Mobile vice president and chief marketing officer and vice president product development and operations respectively.


Heading up the business, Grobar is responsible for all major functions including operations, business development, sales and marketing and research and development. He reports to Steve Wadsworth, president, WDIG. Egdorf, who was previously with General Motors‘ OnStar subsidiary, will oversee consumer marketing, distribution, and media and advertising strategies. Kochhar, who joins Disney from Iris Wireless, will lead product development and operations. Egdorf and Kochhar report to Grobar, stated an official release.


"We‘re very pleased with the team we are building for Disney Mobile. George has very strong operations experience and with a long history in management at Disney and its Internet Group. He is ideal to lead and grow this new segment of our business," WDIG president Steve Wadsworth said. "Rod and Sunir are true pros who bring us deep mobile industry expertise, which is clearly a tremendous asset to this new team."


Previously, Grobar served as vice president and general manager, Disney Auctions, which is part of the Walt Disney Internet Group, and as vice president and general manager for the ESPN and NASCAR Online stores.


Egdorf is a 14-year veteran of the telecommunications and mobile industries with extensive experience in business and service launches. He previously served as vice president, wireless for General Motor‘s Onstar, overseeing marketing and business development functions. Prior to that, Egdorf was the Los Angeles area vice president for Sprint PCS where he was responsible for the successful start-up and launch of this sales region. Egdorf‘s additional industry experience includes serving as president of Citizen‘s Telecom, a start-up long distance company in Connecticut, and as regional vice president, sales and marketing for McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc. He holds a master‘s of business administration degree from Golden Gate University and a bachelor‘s of science degree from Arizona State University.


Kochhar has more than 20 years experience in the mobile and telecommunications industries with expertise spanning from operations and customer relations to billing systems and partnership negotiations. He joins Disney from Iris Wireless, a developer of global messaging software solutions for wireless carriers, where he was chief operating officer. There he oversaw operations, as well as the company‘s customer service, billing and data centers.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/19/miss%20%281%29_1.jpg?itok=x_7NkjRo
Miss Universe 2016 to air on Zee Café live from Philippines

After the success of stunning events such as Miss World 2016 Live and Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Zee Café, the ultimate English GEC brings to its viewers yet another -global event, Miss Universe Live this January, 2017.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/19/naagin%20%281%29.jpg?itok=dmJsHL_0
Colors leads the BARC week 2 Hindi GEC (U+R) market

Naagin’s magic continued to make Colors the number one channel in Hindi GEC (U+R) even as Star Plus led the genre in the Urban Hindi GEC market. In Rural Hindi GEC market, Rishtey topped the chart again this week, according to the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) all India data of week 2...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/19/NP%20Singh.jpg?itok=n3sTgiT5
Sony Pictures-Ten Sports deal cleared by CCI

MUMBAI: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) yesterday tweeted its approval to the proposed acquisition of the sports broadcasting business of Ten Sports by Sony Pictures Networks India. Acquisitions beyond a threshold need approval from CCI, which keeps a check on business practices across...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/18/zindgi%20%281%29_0.jpg?itok=D5hGcSQt
Zee signs four TV-series deal with Eccho Rights

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) has signed a deal for four blockbuster television series with the international content distributor, Eccho Rights.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/18/shantanu%20%281%29.jpg?itok=amxTjuly
Shantanu Gangane leaves Times for Vuclip; will report to Vishal Maheshwari

Times Network’s Shantanu Gangane has resigned as the head of marketing and joined Vuclip as the CMO India. Gangane served his last day on 13 January in Times Network where he was heading the marketing of Times Now, ET Now and Zoom.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/18/WION%20%281%29.jpg?itok=RBo0kW2A
Zee Media's WION opts for Dalet unified news solution

Computing and creative technologies aid workflow, storage and infrastructure solutions for all aspects of the media and content creation industry. IT solutions providers help with latest computing, networking, media hardware and software to provide the best output.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/18/zee%20%281%29.jpg?itok=TkZwl1B7
Zee TV launches its first fiction show of 2017

Zee TV’s first fiction offering of 2017 - ‘Woh … Apna Sa’ is a unique concept that questions prevalent mindsets, pre-conceived notions and the over-generalizations that surround the institution of marriage, love and the eternal quest of finding one’s true soulmate.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/17/Bomanbridge.jpg?itok=-F0FYgM0
CNN, EBS & Discovery buy factual programmes from Bomanbridge

MUMBAI: Bomanbridge Media, a Singapore-based content distribution and production agency , has announced sale of several significant factual programmes in the Asian region, including deals with Discovery Asia, EBS South Korea, and CNN Southeast Asia.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/17/GRB%20Entertainment-800x800.jpg?itok=Ts-XG-1q
Discovery acquires 'Untold Stories' & 'Cleveland Hustles' from GRB

MUMBAI: GRB Entertainment has announced sale to Discovery of their Latin America and US Hispanic channels. Both picked up several seasons of long-running GRB-produced medical show Untold Stories of the E.R. and Discovery Latin America acquired the new LeBron James series, Cleveland Hustles. Untold...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories