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BBC Worldwide India strengthens senior team

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | June 18, 2013
Both Sunil Joshi and Stanley Fernandes will be based in Mumbai and will report to Myleeta Aga, senior vice-president and general manager, India and content lead, Asia.

BBC Worldwide, a British Broadcasting Corporation company, has announced some senior level appointments for its South Asia team. Sunil Joshi, who was leading distribution for North and Western India, has been promoted as head, distribution, BBC Global News, South Asia.

Sunil Joshi

Stanley Fernandes

In his expanded role, Joshi will oversee the distribution sales of BBC Global News' products across South Asia including television, online, and mobile products such as World News, BBC.com, and BBC Mobile. Joshi will head the team that includes Sirsendu Chakravarty handling the Eastern region, Hemang Pathak (West), Sethuraman Sathyanarayanan for the Southern region as well as digital, and Sandra Fernandes for corporate.

Meanwhile, Stanley Fernandes has been appointed as sales director, South Asia and in charge of programme sales. He will build and lead BBC Worldwide's TV content sales to all linear channels and digital platforms in India and the subcontinent, driving growth for content sales, revenue and brand exposure with broadcasters and digital platforms in India.

Before joining BBCW, Fernandes held various positions in the media sector, including that of senior manager at Disney Media Distribution.

Both Joshi and Fernandes will be based in Mumbai and will report to Myleeta Aga, senior vice-president and general manager, India and content lead, Asia.

"I am very pleased to have Joshi and Fernandes on the team. Joshi has a great depth of relationships in the distribution network and wealth of insights. Meanwhile, Fernandes has joined us at a very important time as we move into the new regional structure with strong market focus," says Aga, in an official communiqué.

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