UTV launches digital division; Prabhu to head

MUMBAI: UTV Software Communications has ventured into digital media with the launch of a new company United New Media Ventures Ltd. The company has appointed The Walt Disney Internet Group (India) director TN Prabhu as chief operating officer for the same.


Prabhu will report to UTV Software Communications chairman Ronnie Screwvala.


Screwvala said, “I am delighted to have Prabhu lead our responsibilities for digital media business. With his rich experience, he will be an invaluable asset to our company.”


In his new position, Prabhu will exploit the group’s content across all digital platforms, pursuing long-term tactical initiatives with technology players and developing additional revenue streams for UTV products.


Prabhu said, “I look forward to, using my experience to contribute to the development of unique initiatives that enhances the growth of the company with the trade and the consumer by exploring business opportunities for the Internet, Mobile, DTH, IPTV business within and outside the UTV group.”


Prabhu has 18 years of experience across companies like Times Internet, Rediff, Cyber Media, The Hindu.