UTV Entertainment Television is witnessing some changes in its senior management. Dilshad Master, COO, UTV Entertainment Television, has put in her papers and is currently serving her notice period. She would be leaving the organisation by the end of this year. She has not revealed her next destination, however, sources in the know say that Master would be starting her own new venture.
According to the sources, Pankaj Krishna, who was Associate Vice-President, has been internally promoted to Head of UTV Entertainment and takes over Master’s responsibilities. In addition to his current responsibilities, Krishna would now also look after marketing, on-air promos, programming, administration, finance and HR.
Sanjay Bhasin, Vice-President - Ad Sales, is working together with Krishna and both are reporting to Shantanu Aditya, Executive Director, UTV Global Broadcasting.
Master had been with UTV Entertainment since its conception and under her leadership they have launched the World Movies and UTV Movies channels.
She has over 17 years’ experience in television and multi-channel management. Prior to UTV, she was with NGC Network and with Star India. She began her career with Zee Cinema.
Master was unavailable for comment at the time of filing the report.