Salil Dalvi was named General Manager, Wireless Platforms, NBC Universal in February 2007, reporting directly to JB Perrette, President, NBC Universal Digital Distribution.
Over the past 3 years, as Vice President of Digital Media, Wireless, Dalvi has been responsible for leading the NBCU TV Group's entry and growth in the mobile content market. He previously led the successful launch of NBC Mobile, the industry's first made-for-mobile network news offering, and the origination of NBCU's efforts with MediaFLO. Dalvi led the February 2007 launch of two new NBCU linear mobile channels on MediaFLO, NBC2Go and NBCNews2Go, and will continue to oversee these services.
Dalvi will also continue to manage the growth strategy, product development and operations for NBCU's mobile content efforts. NBCU has launched a broad slate of wireless video and other mobile and interactive content from its top news and entertainment franchises including the "Today Show," "Saturday Night Live," "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," "The Office" and "Project Runway." Chip Canter (Director) and the NBCU Mobile production group will continue to report to Dalvi.
Dalvi has an extensive background in digital media, playing key roles in several of NBC Universal's strategic technology initiatives over the past 7 years, including broadband, Internet and anti-piracy. Additionally, he made technology equity investments for NBC Digital Media and participated on the launch team for CNBC.com, where he helped to acquire content for NBC's financial website.
Prior to NBC, Dalvi worked at MTV Networks' Affiliate Sales and Marketing division, where he helped grow the distribution of MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Comedy Central and TV Land. In this capacity, he closed distribution deals and managed relationships with cable systems and multiple system operators (MSO’s) throughout the Southeast Region.
Dalvi graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University and earned his MBA from Emory University.