Endemol Shine India has announced the elevation of Abhishek Rege as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Television and Films; he currently leads the television business of the company as COO for Television.
In his new role, Rege will be responsible to nurture and further grow the company’s film business in India, in addition to overlooking Endemol Shine India’s robust Television Business. He will continue to report into Deepak Dhar, MD and CEO, Endemol Shine India.
Dhar said, “Rege has been pivotal in driving growth for the television business at Endemol Shine India by developing franchises of high performing contents/shows, implementing regional diversification and ensuring strategic presence in production across most of the key markets in India. An accomplished professional with an in-depth knowledge in all aspects of the media industry, he has a proven success record and is proficient in leveraging comprehensive markets and industry knowledge to ensure high momentum business growth, build a high performance team and forecast future business needs.
“Having worked with Abhishek closely for many years, I have great confidence in his understanding and capabilities of the business. Leading such a diverse portfolio in today's dynamic environment is a mammoth task. Under Abhishek’s able leadership our television business continues to grow and I am confident that he will also evolve our burgeoning film business.”
Rege said, “I am delighted to have the opportunity to spearhead the film business for Endemol Shine India. By venturing into films, we have embarked on an ambitious growth path, not just from a business perspective, but also as creative professionals. I look forward to working closely with Deepak to grow the business further.”
Prior to Endemol Shine, Rege was a Director of Business Operations for Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd, New Jersey, USA and was responsible for its revenues and subscriptions by spearheading strategic, multilingual and local marketing campaigns. Abhishek started his career at Star India where he played a key role in scheduling and acquisition of content for the International beams and for the premium channels for the Tata Sky DTH service in addition to handling key commercial and compliance roles for the STAR channels.