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Sameer Pitalwalla Quits Disney; Plans A Digital Video Startup

Sameer Pitalwalla, Director (Video & Celebrity) for Disney India, has quit Disney India. This was first reported by TechCircle. Speaking to Medianama, Pitalwalla said that Friday (June 28, 2013) will be his last day at Disney, although he will be working with the company as a consultant until Disney finds a replacement for him. Going forward, Pitalwalla plans to launch a startup in the digital video space and is partnering with Venkat P, a partner product manager at YouTube US for this venture. While Pitalwalla declined to disclose any specific information on this venture, he said that this startup will include a significant technology and content part to it. Pitalwalla has also raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a VC firm for this venture but didn't disclose any further details on this investment. Pitalwalla had joined Disney in January 2011 and was responsible for…

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