R.C. Venkateish has been appointed CEO of Dish TV; he was previously the MD (India and South Asia) for ESPN STAR Sports, and has also worked with companies like Smithkline Beecham, Nestle India, Gillette and Kellogg India. Venkatesh had quit ESPN STAR earlier this month after seven years with the company. Dish TV, with Jawahar Goel at the helm as MD has been without a CEO for over a year: Vinay Agarwal had resigned as CEO of Dish TV in March last year, to join TVS Interconnect Systems.

Competitor Tata Sky had recently announced that former Vodafone Group Marketing Director Harit Nagpal is going to take over as MD of that company from Vikram Kaushik.