NDS appoints Jayant Changrani to head Indian operations

MUMBAI: NDS, the provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, has appointed Jayant Changrani as country head and general manager for NDS India.

Based in Gurgaon near New Delhi, Changrani will oversee strategy, business development, pre-sales and sales activities in India. His remit includes identifying and developing new business opportunities for NDS’ end-to-end pay-TV solutions in cable, satellite (DTH), IPTV and mobile TV markets. He is also responsible for internal operations at the NDS centres in Delhi and Mumbai.

Changrani has more than 22 years industry experience. Prior to joining NDS, he spent ten years as Senior Vice President, Broadband Networks and Commercial at Hathway Cable & Datacom and five years as the Head of Business Operations at GTL. He holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering (Electronics) from Mumbai University and further professional qualifications from the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship in Japan.

NDS has a long history of commitment to supporting the local market and investing in both the company’s expansion and that of its customers. NDS India is the company’s largest R&D centre, supporting local and global development to bring innovative and customised solutions to the market.

NDS Asia Pacific senior vice president and general manager Sue Taylor said,"Jayant has an excellent understanding of the Indian pay-TV industry, particularly the cable TV and DTH broadcasting sectors. His vast experience will be invaluable to NDS and its local customers as pay-TV undergoes a period of rapid transformation in India. We are confident that Jayant will be an asset to our Indian operations."

Changrani added, "This new role poses great opportunity at such an exciting time for the Indian pay-TV market. I am extremely pleased to be leading a team of professionals who are dedicated to changing the face of entertainment in India by bringing new digital and interactive services to the market. I look forward to taking NDS India operations to the next stage in its growth."

Alan Dishington, the General Manager of NDS India, will be relocating to the NDS office in Singapore at the end of October to focus on pan-Asian strategy and clients.