Sony Entertainment Television India has announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with Kunal Dasgupta for him to continue as CEO of the company. The announcement was made by Andy Kaplan, President, International Networks, Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI).
“Kunal joined SET India before the launch of SET in July 1995 and was one of its first employees,” remarked Kaplan. Giving the reasons for the decision, Kaplan explained, “The commitment he has shown in growing our businesses in India is evident and we are extremely pleased that he has agreed to remain as head of our channels in India. He has assembled a strong management team and we’re looking forward to much more success under Kunal’s leadership in the coming years.”
Dasgupta is responsible for the overall management of SET India and is also in charge of advertising sales for all of SET India’s channels. Prior to joining SET India in 1995, he held executive positions at Mattel Toys and later, the DGP group, where he was a key member of the senior management. He is a member of numerous industry boards, including the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Indian chapter of the International Advertising Association, the Confederation of Indian Industry, and several others.
SET India owns and operates SET, SET MAX, SAB and SET PIX. SET India also currently distributes 11 other channels via TheOneAlliance, a joint venture with Discovery Communications India, consisting of SPTI’s AXN and Animax channels, Discovery, Discovery Travel & Living, Animal Planet, MTV, Nickelodeon, NDTV India, NDTV Profit, NDTV 24x7 and Ten Sports.