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
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.
Here is a snapshot of some projects to date..
Games 2010 | New Delhi, India
Castle Media has the distinction of being the first Indian company to provide High-definition managed services for the International Broadcast Centre of the XIX Commonwealth Games. Internationally renowned sports Production Company – GLOBAL Television, chose Castle Media to provide critical technical support and HD specialist-resourcing services, supporting global broadcasters like BBC, TVNZ, Foxtel & Prasar Bharti, amongst others.
FoodFood TV | Astro All Asia
Networks PLC, Malaysia
Castle Media were responsible for designing the technology and setting up FoodFood TV - India’s first full HD channel, using tapeless workflows and digital delivery to broadcast & other new media platforms.
Somoy TV | Dhaka,
Castle Media were a critical part of a consortium, responsible for setting up Somoy, Bangladesh’s first 24x7 news channel. Besides providing broadcast consultancy services & end-to-end project management, Castle Media provided on-site training to the editorial and technical teams from around the country.
Castle Media has provided on-site & off-site technical reviews and audits of broadcasting companies. Clients include broadcasters and private equity firms looking to invest in the media business across the SAARC & ME region. The assignments included a review of technology, operations organizational design and an evaluation of systems to address emerging technologies in the new media space.