Viacom18 sets up Viacom18 Digital Ventures with Gaurav Gandhi as COO

13 Jul,2015

By A Correspondent


Gaurav Gandhi

Viacom18 has announced Viacom18 Digital Ventures to help converge traditional broadcasting with digital innovation. Gaurav Gandhi who is currently Group Chief Operating Officer at IndiaCast Media Distribution (a TV18 & Viacom18 venture) will be Chief Operating Officer of this venture. His new role is effective August 1, 2015.


On the announcement of Viacom18 Digital Ventures and the key appointment, Group CEO, Sudhanshu Vats commented, “The broadcast industry is growing rapidly, and digital content, delivery and access are the new green shoots. We are looking to leverage the interception between a highly digital audience and the current content offerings. Gaurav’s rich experience in media, keen understanding of digital,strong base in distribution and his entrepreneurial instinct have made him our obvious choice”.


Says Gaurav Gandhi on the new role, “I am very excited about this opportunity of building out a consumer facing digital business for Viacom 18. With the everchanging media landscape, fast growing high-speed internet access andexplosive growth in video consumption across screens, there could not be a better time to move forward in this space. We at Viacom 18 want to be the forefront of this digital convergence with our products & content offerings”


Gandhi joined Viacom18 as Chief Commercial Officer & Head of International Business in March 2010. His previous stints in leadership roles have been at NDTV Imagine (Executive Vice President – Business Operations & Content Sales), Star India (Vice President, Commercial & Business Planning), Turner International India and Madison Communications.


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