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OpenTV expands in India with new hire

OpenTV has hired a new General Manager for its Indian operations. Kishore Shirekar, who joins from NDS, recently joined OpenTV as its General Manager, India and Sales Director, Subcontinent and will be responsible for leading the company's growing 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," said Ben Bennett, OpenTV's Chief Executive Officer. "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."

From his base in Mumbai Shirekar will be responsible for managing the relationship with OpenTV's existing customers and growing its customer base in India. 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.