All India Digital Cable Federation (AIDCF), the apex body of digital cable television players, has appointed Rajan Gupta, MD – Hathway Cable & Datacom, Chairman & Non-Executive Director –GTPL Hathway, as its new President with immediate effect. This change comes into effect after outgoing President TS Panesar put in his papers as CEO, Video Business, Hathway Digital.
Panesar, said, “During my short stint at AIDCF, the Federation has added new members, all of whom are regional leaders in their respective markets. Their presence will certainly help the Federation in raising regional issues. I also hope that TRAIs new regulations will become a reality soon.”
Commenting on his appointment, Gupta said, “Digitalization journey for Cable TV is almost over and focus will now shift to monetizing STBs seeded in last few years. Next phase of growth in Cable TV industry will come through convergence and innovative value-added services. I look forward to collaborating with all national and regional MSOs for maximizing industry revenue and profitability.”
AIDCF Secretary General Saharsh Damani said, “With Digitization almost over, I am certain that under Gupta’s leadership, AIDCF members will chalk-out a robust path in giving dual and triple play services to the end consumers.”