OpenTV to expand India operations; appoints Shirekar


Mumbai: OpenTV is planning to step up its activities in India and has hired a new general manager for its Indian operations.

Kishore Shirekar earlier with NDS joined OpenTV as its India subcontinent general manager and sales director. He will lead OpenTV’s presence in India.

"As the leading provider of advanced television services in India, we are committed to this market and to our existing and future customers in this market. Establishing local representation will enable us to provide increased support to our customers, grow our customer base, and ensure successful digital television launches across India," said OpenTV CEO Ben Bennett.

Shirekar is based in Mumbai. He is also tasked with opening a local office that will include a support team aimed at providing local and regional support to OpenTV customers, which include Dish TV and WWIL of Essel Group, Big TV of Reliance-Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group and Sun Direct TV platforms.