“We are focused on what we can do”

Niran Rajbhandari

CEO, Net TV

Niran Rajbhandari started his career with Mercantile Communications, Birgunj in 1998. After working there for four years, he did an area partnership with WorldLink, an internet service provider. Later in early 2017, he shifted to the Net TV project in association with WorldLink. In 2018, they purchased all the shares of other stakeholders making Net TV a fully subsidised company of WorldLink Communications and Rajbhandari its Chief Executive Officer.

Net TV was founded in 2016 and was a new technology company that faced many challenges in its early days. “In 2018, FIFA World Cup was streamed without any glitches. It was a major event that determined our continuity. Many technical challenges were handled and our confidence got built that we could take it further ahead after this event,” shares Rajbhandari.

In recent days, Net TV has launched Android TV (ATV) and is the first Nepali operator service provider to launch the service. This was accomplished on January 17 in collaboration with a Swiss company. “We are already certified for ATV by Google as well. With this, now we can move to any country,” he states. He explains that ATV is a new concept that will make your normal TV into a Smart TV. The company is now looking to the next technology that will place it as Asia’s number one operator service provider.

In this edition of Business 360, Rajbhandari talks about some of his favourite brands and what he has learnt from them.

Top apps that you use the most

Google Premier Partner, Kindle, Podcasts, YouTube, Net TV, Netflix

3 destinations within Nepal you want to travel to

Not much interested in travelling, however, I do like to visit my hometown, Malangwa.

A startup that you think will ace

Any business that enables facility, solves problems, gives win-win situations. It could be software or any other business.

An entrepreneur who inspires you

Dileep Agrawal, Founder of WorldLink

A non-profit you want to contribute to

SOS Balgram

How do you view the digitisation of TV?

Digitisation saves time and cost, is convenient, and takes less space. It is easy for children and empowers people.

How do you want your brand to be known?

We would want our brand to be known as innovative and customer oriented. To be honest we are not focused on what others do. Rather we are focused on what we can do.

The best work advice you have received…

To make your work and management simple. Management with empathy is important, emotional connection should be there, and always value your team.

Nepali startups you think deserve the spotlight

E-sewa and Khalti

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