Viacom18 Makes Changes to Senior Leadership

    Chanpreet Arora and Vineet Govil join the team.

    By Katerin Pantaleon - Apr 9, 2021
    Viacom18 Makes Changes to Senior Leadership

    Chanpreet Arora and Vineet Govil

    Viacom18 announced the appointment of Chanpreet Arora as Business Head – AVOD, and of Vineet Govil as Chief Technology Officer at Viacom18 Digital Ventures.

    Arora will drive the AVOD business – VOOT and will be responsible for leading AVOD led partnerships. Govil will be responsible for strengthening the product’s tech play.

    Arora has close to 2 decades of experience across strategy, revenue, partnerships, and sales operations with media and digital brands. She was responsible for successfully launching VICE Media in India as its CEO. She has also worked with The New York Times, Times Internet Limited, Buddh International Circuit – Formula One, India, and Ernst & Young.

    “We are delighted to welcome Chanpreet and Vineet to our team as we accelerate our growth to transform the digital streaming space for our users. While Chanpreet is a recognized expert in the Indian media industry with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the entire digital ecosystem, Vineet is a domain expert and is recognized for building world-class products through continuous technological innovations,” said Gourav Rakshit, COO, Viacom18 Digital Ventures.

    “Together with their, exemplary leadership and ability to innovate, we are certain of taking Viacom18 Digital Ventures to greater heights. We are confident that we will further consolidate our position through a more digital-first focused approach.”

    Arora’s and Govil’s appointments are with immediate effect.

    “It’s a pleasure to join the Viacom18 Digital Ventures Team to lead the AVOD Business,” said Arora.

    “My journey in the digital ecosystem has been enriching so far. I look forward to working with the team at Viacom18 to grow the business further and deliver significant value to our partners.”

    Govil previously headed up Sling Media Pvt Ltd’s India Development Centre as Vice President. His career spans across areas of Embedded Software, Multimedia Streaming, IoT and Wireless Telecom, Cloud, and more.

    “I am excited to be a part of a business that is young and successful with 3 distinct offerings,” said Govil. “I look forward to working with the digital team on enhancing the platforms and hope to bring in some excitement from a viewers’ perspective. Streaming is all about experience and this is something we will work closely on to accelerate growth.”


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