afaqs! news bureauPublished: 4 Oct 2019, 12:34 PM
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Uday Sodhi quits SonyLIV

Uday Sodhi, Business Head of SonyLIV, has decided to move on, after building up the digital business of Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) for almost five years. Uday will now pursue his entrepreneurial passion in the start-up space.

During his stint, Uday was responsible for the introduction of its subscription model, SonyLIV’s relaunch and the international launch of SonyLIV subscriptions, among many others. Under his leadership sport tournaments like Euro 2016, FIFA World Cup 2018 and India Australia series 2018 saw phenomenal success in terms of digital viewership.

With Uday’s movement, the mantle of SonyLIV will now be shouldered by Danish Khan as the newly appointed business head of SPN’s digital business. This will be in addition to Danish’s responsibilities as Business Head of Sony Entertainment Television (SET) and Studio NEXT.

Danish Khan
Danish Khan

In a career spanning over two decades, Danish has successfully managed teams across marketing and programming having worked with Sony MAX, SET and Star Plus in his previous avatars. Under his leadership as business head for SET, the channel has become the #1 Hindi General Entertainment Channel (GEC) in the country. He has brought marquee properties like Kaun Banega Crorepati and The Kapil Sharma Show to SET and created our own IPs with unique shows like Super Dancer and Superstar Singer, which have received widespread recognition across the industry. Danish has also been instrumental in launching and nurturing the Studio NEXT business, armed with the ambition of making SPN a content leader in the M&E industry.

Both, Danish and Uday will work on a transition plan over the next month, in consultation and partnership with relevant stakeholders. Uday’s last working day at SPN will be 15 November 2019.

On behalf of everyone at SPN, we wish Uday success in his future endeavours and continued success to Danish in his expanded responsibilities.