Zee's Sujay Kutty joins ETV

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | April 23, 2014
Kutty joins as channel head of ETV Bangla and ETV Odiya. He will report to Ravish Kumar, EVP and business head, regional channels, ETV.

Sujay Kutty

Ravish Kumar

ETV, a regional general entertainment network, has appointed Sujay Raghavan Kutty as channel head for ETV Bangla and ETV Odiya.

Kutty moves to ETV from Zee Network where he was business head for Zee Bangla and Zee Bangla Cinema.

He will continue to be based in Kolkata.

According to the ETV network, Kutty's appointment is in the direction of strengthening the channels in the eastern region. The move aims to bring in a concentrated effort towards building both the channels in the space.

In his new role, Kutty will report to Ravish Kumar, EVP and business head, regional channels ETV Odiya, ETV Bangla and ETV Kannada.

Kumar says, "It gives me great pleasure to welcome Sujay to the ETV family. It's exciting times for us at ETV as we grow swiftly. The appointment of Sujay will just help us take this growth to the next level. His in-depth understanding and experience in the eastern markets will truly help us transform the Bengali and Odiya GEC landscape via innovative, intriguing and incredible content that will entertain and enthral viewers."

Kutty adds, "ETV has always led from the front and I have always been in awe of the work they do. I am delighted to be joining a brand so iconic."

Kutty brings with him more than 15 years of experience. He has worked extensively in the media and entertainment industry with a keen focus on regional general entertainment channels. He had joined ZEEL in 2001 and since then has been working with the company in various capacities including SVP and business head, Zee Studio/Zee Café; SVP, sales and EVP, business head, Zee Bangla.

Before joining ZEEL, he was with Sony Entertainment Television as zonal manager.

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