Gaurav Laghate

  • Signals are clear: DTH operations of Airtel, Dish TV may merge

    Signals are clear: DTH operations of Airtel, Dish TV may merge

    ET was the first to report on March 18 that Bharti chairman Sunil Mittal had initiated talks with the Essel Group promoters to merge their DTH operations. The move had come after Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio took a controlling stake in two of the country’s largest multisystem operators – DEN Networks and Hathway Cable & Datacom.

    OML re-jigs top management; elevates Gunjan Arya as CEO, Dhruv Sheth as COO

    OML re-jigs top management; elevates Gunjan Arya as CEO, Dhruv Sheth as COO

    The newly elevated leadership team — all managing partners at OML prior to these appointments — will take on their new roles with immediate effect, leading OML into its next phase of growth and expansion. Ajay Nair will continue in his role as managing director of the company, focusing on new opportunities.

    Film maker wins copyright infringement case against Google, YouTube

    Film maker wins copyright infringement case against Google, YouTube

    Suneel Darshan, the proprietor of film production company Shree Krishna International, had filed a suit for permanent injunction against Google India and YouTube, and their US parent, in 2011, in the district court of Gurgaon for infringement of his copyright.

    LinkedIn’s India user base up 24% in a year to 62 million

    LinkedIn’s India user base up 24% in a year to 62 million

    India has cemented its position as the second largest market for LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned professional-networking firm, with a 24% jump in its Indian user base in the past one year, taking the total to over 62 million users, second only to US.

    Nodwin Gaming appoints Sidharth Kedia as CEO

    Nodwin Gaming appoints Sidharth Kedia as CEO

    This is Nodwin Gaming's first senior management appointment. Kedia will be based out of Mumbai where the company will open the first regional office. “It's an exciting time for the firm as the overall e-sports scene in India is on the cusp of exponential growth,” said Akshat Rathee, founder and MD, Nodwin Gaming. “We are thrilled to have Sid joining us as the CEO at this time.

    Mobile solution firm Comviva partners Inlogic Games

    Mobile solution firm Comviva partners Inlogic Games

    Inlogic’s content and brand positioning in the mobile gaming space will allow Comviva to venture into new markets. Additionally, Comviva’s reach in emerging markets in Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa combined with its content discovery platform, Mooditt Digital Store, will help Inlogic to expand its presence globally.

    Essel Group's head of finance & strategy Himanshu Mody quits

    Essel Group's head of finance & strategy Himanshu Mody quits

    An old hand at the Essel Group, Himanshu Mody was heading the group’s finance & strategy vertical, for its businesses in Media & Entertainment, News & Information, Education, Infrastructure, Gold Refinery, Gaming, Wellness and Lifestyle. He was spearheading the entire divestment process at Essel Group.

    Sony, RIL’s TV18 may form joint venture for entertainment business

    Sony, RIL’s TV18 may form joint venture for entertainment business

    Sony will own a majority 51% stake in the proposed JV, while TV18 will own the remaining 49%. As part of the deal, the two companies will transfer 100% of SPN, 51% of TV18’s share in Viacom18 (US entertainment conglomerate Viacom Inc owns 49% in Viacom18) and 100% of Jio Studios business to the new entity, one of the sources said.

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