Alt Digital Media appoints Ekalavya Bhattacharya as the Chief Strategy Officer

15 Jan,2016

By A Correspondent


Ekalavya Bhattacharya

ALT Digital Media Entertainment Ltd. (ALT Digital), a wholly owned subsidiary of Balaji Telefilms Ltd., announced the appointment of Ekalavya Bhattacharya as the Chief Strategy Officer.ALT Digital reflects the BalajiGroup’s strategic intent to extend their creative expertise to develop on-demand, original, edgy andcontemporary content for global audiences to consume on digital platforms.


Ekalavya will work closely with the leadership team todefine the corporate strategy for ensuring wider acceptability and success of ALT’s digital initiatives.


Ekalavya joins ALT Digital from Viacom18 Media Private Ltd. where he was the AVP and Head – Digital, MTV India. Responsible for expanding the digital footprint of MTV India, Ekalavya’sstint at Viacom 18 saw him develop and execute strategies related to product, content, mobile, technology and marketing amongst other things. Ekalavya brings with him more than a decade of experience in the digital space and is well-versed with the country’s digital landscape. He has previously worked at other reputed digital firms like,, WAT Consult and


Commenting on his appointment, Sameer Nair, Group Chief Executive Officer, Balaji Telefilms Ltd. said, “Ekalavya comes with very strong pedigree having done some amazing work at MTV in building their digital business. We believe his disruptive attitude and business smarts are a wonderful addition to the eclectic diversity in the fast growing ALT Digital Team.”


Nachiket Pantvaidya, CEO, ALT Digital Media Entertainment Ltd. said,“We welcome Ekalavya to ALT – his experience and diverse skill sets will help us formulate and drive our strategy across our business operations. He will enrich the already strong team at ALT as we prepare to launch our service in India and globally.”


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