23.3 C
New York
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
HomeBusinessSony appoints Gaurav Banerjee as new India's Chief Executive

Sony appoints Gaurav Banerjee as new India’s Chief Executive

Date:

Related stories

India-made TB diagnostics tech wins acclaim at World Health Assembly

Developed by Goa-based Molbio, a point-of-care molecular diagnostics company,...

GitHub teams with Infosys to launch centre of excellence in Bengaluru

GitHub, the Microsoft-owned developer platform, has partnered with Infosys...

Musk used illegal drugs, made female staff ‘uncomfortable’: WSJ report

Concerns about Elon Musk's alleged use of illegal drugs...

Pritika Mehta outlines AI-driven future for Indian entrepreneurs

Pritika Mehta, an Indian-American entrepreneur and AI expert, stands...

Indian-origin CEO of Australian renewable energy firm plans manufacturing shift to India

A Brisbane based renewable energy technology company ZekiTek whose...

Japan’s Sony has appointed Gaurav Banerjee, a former executive at Walt Disney, as its new India chief executive. Banerjee will lead Sony’s television and other media businesses in India, according to sources.

Banerjee recently resigned from Disney’s India unit, where he was head of content for its streaming service, Hotstar, and oversaw business operations for the company’s TV channels in Hindi-speaking markets, as confirmed by one source. Another source mentioned that Banerjee is expected to join Sony in about two months.

Neither Disney nor Sony, nor Banerjee, responded immediately to requests for comments.

Last week, Sony announced it was searching for a successor to its current India chief executive, N.P. Singh, who had decided to step down. Sony operates 26 channels in India, covering general entertainment, sports, and movies, along with a streaming service.

Earlier this year, the company scrapped a planned merger with India’s Zee Entertainment, which would have created a $10 billion enterprise.

- Advertisement -

Banerjee’s departure from Disney coincides with the US company’s efforts to gain approval from Indian regulators for a merger of its Indian media assets with those of Reliance, owned by billionaire Mukesh Ambani. This merger aims to form India’s largest entertainment company.

Subscribe

- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories