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CEO Mariam Zamaray quits TERN International

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MUMBAI: Mariam Zamaray has quit channel operator TERN (Television Entertainment Reality Network) by mutual consent, with COO Rian Bester taking over responsibilities on an interim basis. The company's website shows Bester as CEO.

Zamaray said, “It was an exceptional challenge. I was given a lot of support and opportunities within this company, but now that Tern is active and expanding, it’s time for me to look for new challenges.”

The board of TERN International said in a statement, “Mariam established TERN and its unique position with one of the first UHD channels available in the world today, with her unparalleled creativity, passion and drive. We thank her for all her hard work and wish her all the best with her future activities.”

A a year and a half  or so ago, Mariam decided to launch Insight, a UHD or 4K channel, with the backing of General Satellite from Russia and other foreign investors.  To start with she built up a strong management team: Qunita Baars (formely of Fox International Channels), Marjolein Duermeijer (previously head of international sales and development, Tuvalu Media) and Natalie Boot (2waytraffic and Sony Pictures Television interactive manager).

Zamaray had worked with Fox International Channels in Amsterdam for a couple of years as channel manager in the previous decade. She later founded Luxury Life a life style cross media format with which she was associated for eight years. She was involved with WizCraft’s IIFA Awards which were held in Amsterdam in 2005 as its local partner.

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