Live streaming application, nexgTv has roped in ex-Saavn Interactive CEO Abhesh Verma as its Chief Operating Officer(COO). He will spearhead the executive decision-making and long-term strategic planning for the organisation.
Speaking on the appointment, G.D. Singh, Director & CEO, Digivive Services Pvt. Ltd., said,
His in-depth practical proficiency in the digital entertainment sector is one of the prime reasons why he has been chosen to spearhead nexGTV at this critical juncture of its business journey. We are confident that his onboarding will help spur nexGTV into its next era of growth.
Abhesh was previously associated with Saavn as Chief Growth Officer and with Saavn Interactive as CEO and brings in more than 16 years of experience across several industries such as entertainment, e-commerce, SEO, advertisement, Venture Capital and Real Estate.
He was instrumental in transforming Saavn’s business approach from a B2B to B2C model and played a vital role in building up nearly 95 percent of Saavn’s revenue from scratch — which, for the record, is a huge number in the current scene of music streaming.
In addition to Saavn, Abhesh was also associated with several similar successful ventures in the digital entertainment space such as SmasHits.com, India Broadcast Live Inc, MyIndoSpace.com and IndiAds.com
Under his leadership and before merging with Saavn in January 2009, SmasHits.com was amongst the top three most visited music & entertainment websites in India with monthly visitor traffic of over 30 million. . India Broadcast Live Inc. was India’s first IPTV Company with exclusive licenses for Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio (AIR).
It was the first to live stream more than 25 Indian TV Channels across the world on broadband internet. Another of his ventures, IndiAds.com, saw monthly traffic of over 1 billion ad impressions on average and was ranked by Alexa as the ‘Number One Ethnic Marketing Website’.
Explaining his motivation behind joining nexGTV, Abhesh said that he wanted to be associated with a novel idea that can allow him to optimally leverage the insights he had gained during his career so far and nexgTv would allow him to do that.
I’ll be looking to optimally leverage my experience with internet-based entertainment and advertisement services to further the brand’s value proposition and firmly secure its position as a frontrunner in the Indian digital entertainment ecosystem.
nexGTv is the flagship entertainment app of Digivive, a group company of Media Matrix Worldwide Limited, It was established in 2010 and offers users with wholesome entertainment across multi-screen devices, be it mobile, tablets or laptop/PCs.
The application can run across 2G, EDGE, 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi networks. Compatible with most of the popular smartphone platforms including Symbian, Android, BlackBerry, Tizen and iOS, the consumers can access nexGTv irrespective of their bandwidth limitations or operating platform.
The app streams over 155 Live TV channels with movies, TV Shows and videos. NexGtv keeps you entertained to suit all your moods and what makes it more interesting is that it has a host of unique features, one of them being pause and resume, besides a host of others