Vynsley Fernandes
Director, Ventures & Consulting
Castle Media Private Limited

Vynsley Fernandes is a veteran media professional, with over two decades of experience in the broadcast media across Asia. Specialised in broadcast management, his experience includes business planning and the build & operations of news, general entertainment & music channels; DTH platforms and postproduction studios.

As Director, Ventures & Consulting at Castle Media, Vynsley provides specialist advisory & consulting services to broadcasters, digital platform companies, and private equity & research firms.

Previously, Vynsley has been responsible for setting up the technology & operations of the INX Network channels. He held the position of Chief Operating Officer at INX News, producing India’s first HD-ready news channel, NewsX. He was also part of the core team responsible for the restructuring of the Entertainment & News businesses to meet the economic & business challenges.

Prior to INX, Vynsley spent over a decade with News Corporation in Asia. As Principal Consultant, he helped set up TATA Sky, India’s premier DTH operator and was responsible for the implementation of the state-of-the-art broadcast centre. Prior to that, as Operations Director, he built and managed the operations for the 3-channel news network for STAR News.

Vynsley has also received the News Corporation Global Award for Corporate Excellence. Prior to News Corporation, Vynsley worked with leading post-production studios and also as the Programme Head with Plus Channel, India’s first private television venture in the early nineties. An established technocrat, Vynsley has been a regular speaker at leading industry forums as well as a guest faculty.

CASTLE MEDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

Castle Media is a niche consultancy providing specialist services to the media and entertainment industry. With the immense growth, consolidation and innovation happening in the industry, companies are eagerly looking at ways to take advantage of the emerging opportunities.

Whether it is providing strategy and advice for companies wishing to enter the industry, designing emerging technology solutions, to helping companies build their own TV and radio stations, or helping companies recruit the necessary industry experts for their ventures, Castle Media has a solution to meet their needs.

The team at Castle Media comprises of experienced management executives, broadcast and information technology specialists, with an average of over 15 years in the broadcast and media industry. The team of experienced consultants and specialists has worked with some of the finest global blue-chip television and broadcast enterprises, including News Corporation, NBC, TATA Sky, Cable & Wireless and INX Network.

Besides providing services to broadcasters and leading private equity firms looking to invest in the Indian broadcast space, Castle Media’s clientele includes leading broadcasters in India, the SAARC region & the Middle East, where Castle Media is helping them re-think conventional strategies and implement more cost-effective and efficient methods for setting up and delivering their channels.

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