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Synamedia hires Techniolor exec to lead Indian sales

Video technology outfit Synamedia has announced the appointment of Deepak Bhatia as its general manager and head of sales for India.

Bhatia joins from Technicolor where he spent 13 years. Most recently, he was the company’s vice president and business head of sales in South Asia, overseeing sales, marketing and operations in the region. He also served as general manager of business development for over 10 years at Bharti Enterprises.

At Synamedia, Bhatia will be responsible for driving the company’s business in India with responsibility for the company’s sales and pre-sales teams.

Bhatia said: “The video landscape is rapidly changing in India, with global OTT players and well-established local OTT platforms launching new disruptive technologies and setting world records for streaming services.  Synamedia, with its long history in India, next-generation technologies and cloud-based platform underpinned by the world’s most advanced security solutions, is uniquely positioned to help operators thrive in this new era.”

Sue Couto, EVP and general manager of Asia Pacific and Latin America at Synamedia said: “As an accomplished professional with tremendous experience in the pay-TV and broadcast sector, Deepak’s appointment will help drive Synamedia’s India business. India is a strategically important market for Synamedia and Deepak’s appointment will help us to further strengthen our long-term partnerships with key customers looking to transform their businesses and win in today’s fast-changing market.”