MUMBAI: Discovery Asia Pacific has appointed Megha Tata as managing director – South Asia, Discovery Communications India, effective April 01.
Tata joins Discovery from Business Television India (BTVI) where she was spearheading India business. A veteran of the media & entertainment industry, Megha has received multiple industry accolades in an illustrious career spanning more than 28 years. She has held leadership positions across eminent broadcasters such as BTVI, HBO, Turner International and Star TV.
Tata, who fills a position left vacant since Karan Bajaj resigned to start his own venture, will be based here and report to Simon Robinson, managing director, Discovery Asia Pacific and chief financial officer, Discovery International.
Talking about the appointment, Robinson said, “Megha is a seasoned professional, with an extensive and proven track record of leading multiple broadcast businesses in India. We are incredibly excited to welcome Megha, and her vision, at this important juncture as we aim to actualize the potential of such a key market.”
“I look to her leadership to provide a differentiated strategic direction to Discovery India with twin objectives of – accelerating growth in the core business and strengthen the product portfolio with new offerings in line with the evolving expectations of the market,” Robinson added.
Speaking on the occasion, Tata said, “Having been a passionate superfan of Discovery myself, I am really excited to lead Discovery’s mandate in the region. I look forward to working closely with the India management team to help build an aggressive growth path for the company in this rapidly changing media landscape.”