This is Malhotra’s second stint. He left ZEEL in August 2013 as Business Head of Zee New Media.He is back to spearhead Zee Digital Convergence, the digital division of the broadcast network
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | June 2, 2016
Vishal Malhotra, erstwhile COO, Revive Labs LLP, has returned to ZEEL to spearhead Zee Digital Convergence, the digital division of the network. When contacted, Malhotra denied the news. However, highly placed sources confirmed the news to BestMediaInfo.com.
Malhotra has replaced Debashish Ghosh, who was heading the vertical in the capacity of CEO, Zee Digital, till a month ago.
This is Malhotra’s second stint with ZEEL. In his previous stint, he had joined ZEE Digital in April 2010. He left the organisation in August 2013 as Business Head, New Media, after a stint of three and a half years. He was then heading all the digital operations under Zee Media, including the group’s OTT platform Ditto TV.
After quitting Zee in 2013, Malhotra joined Sahara India as Chief Operating Officer of Sahara QCloud, from where he later moved to Revive Labs as COO.
It is learnt that Malhotra was working as a consultant recently. An engineer in computers, Malhotra brings with him 17 years of experience in digital media and had worked across software development and animation streams before joining Zee Digital.
Update (July 12, 2016): Sources confirmed BestMediaInfo.com that ZEEL has officially announced the appointment of Vishal Malhotra as Chief Operating Officer of Zee Digital Convergence.