Vynsley FernandesMedia Group Chief Executive Officer, NXTDIGITAL Limited
Vynsley Fernandes is the Media Group Chief Executive Officer of NXTDIGITAL Limited with oversight of all the media businesses of the group encompassing Cable TV, HITS and Broadband. He is responsible for leading the overall business and operations of the group as it continues to expand across the media spectrum. NXTDIGITAL is the flagship media business of the global Hinduja Group; comprising digital content distribution platforms via digital cable and satellite; a broadband services provider (OneOTT iNTERTAINMENT Ltd.) and a content production and distribution arm (IN Entertainment Ltd.).
He is a veteran media executive and one of India’s foremost technocrats – with over 30 years of experience in delivering and managing assignments globally - including DTH (Direct-to-Home) & HITS (Headend-In-The-Sky) platforms; digital cable networks; and news & entertainment channels.
Prior to joining the media vertical of the Hinduja Group in August 2018, Vynsley was the Executive Director at CastleMedia; a leading technology, media & entertainment consulting-to-delivery firm which he co-founded in 2010. At CastleMedia, Vynsley led the consulting practice, focussed on pay television platforms, with a global client list. Vynsley also led the technical due diligence team – responsible for working with some of the top 500 private equity firms, looking to evaluate investments in the media technology space.
Prior to CastleMedia, Vynsley had managed high profile assignments for leading blue-chip media organisations including 21st Century Fox (then News Corporation), TATA SKY, ABP News and the 9X Network. He was the Principal Consultant at TATA Sky and part of the core team responsible for rolling out India’s leading DTH platform, prior to joining the 9X Network with responsibility for setting up the technology and operations of India’s first HD News channel.
Prior to that, he served as Operations Director – responsible for launching a 3-channel news network for STAR (now ABP News). He also spent a decade at STAR India managing key technology and operations portfolios.
With an academic background in Mass Communications and Media, Vynsley is considered a thought leader in the media & entertainment space and spearheads the Hinduja Group’s media ventures of NXTDIGITAL Ltd.