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Shemaroo elevates Prasanna Patil to Head of Global Telecom Business role

Patil has an experience of 20 years in the telecom industry in the content and revenue domain

Prasanna Patil

Shemaroo announced that it has expanded Prasanna Patil’s role from handling domestic telecom business to the Head of global telecom business.

Patil has an experience of 20 years in the telecom industry in the content and revenue domain.

Through this elevation, Shemaroo is looking to expand its presence in international markets through strategic partnerships with leading global telecom operators, ISPs, and OEMs.

Shemaroo Entertainment is entrenched with telcos in India as well as international markets, with an established presence in countries in South-East Asia, Middle East amongst others.

Shemaroo will not only look for last mile access through partnerships but will also widen the reach and visibility in these territories. It will specially focus on ShemarooMe OTT to expand further with telco as well as non-telco partnerships in the international market.

The growing demand for Indian content has opened newer avenues for both the global international operators as well as Shemaroo. These partnerships will allow both to reach out to a wider audience by breaking into new markets and offer a bouquet of content to the consumers as a value add.  

Kranti Gada, COO, Shemaroo Entertainment, said, “Partnerships with Global telecom businesses is an important pillar of growth for us. With Prasanna’s proven track record of devising effective strategies for augmenting business, identifying and penetrating newer regions with a keen focus on content, I am confident that we will be able to become an entrenched player on the global stage.”

Patil added, “I am excited to take up this new role and steer the company’s growth plans globally. Shemaroo has a strong brand lineage and a robust content repository that caters to the evolving taste of consumers. The last couple of years have shown the consumer’s insatiable appetite for Indian content and I am sure that through our content offering, we can tap into newer audiences who are looking for authentic Indian content globally.”

Currently Shemaroo is present in 14 countries with more than 23 international telecom operators. With this move, the company will strengthen its presence in the existing territories and expand with newer partners globally taking its Value-Add- Service (VAS) business a notch higher.

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